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The Trance of Nature: a Poetry Course – run by Pascale Petit

Exeter Custom House, with its setting on the quayside by the River Exe, overlooked by the wild landscape of Dartmoor, is the perfect place to discover real and imagined natural worlds.On this course spread over five weeks, you will embark on outer and inner journeys, finding fresh ways to write about the places and themes…

Saturday 7 May 11:00 am - Saturday 4 June 1:00 pm

The Poetry Machine at Exeter Custom House

 Saturday 21st, Wednesday 26th May 2- 5 pm and 28th May*, 11 am-3 pm  The Poetry Machine: Heart-fizzing poetry inventions made especially for you!  Poet, Beth Calverley, will be joining us at Quay Words with her word-whirring Poetry Machine. This is your chance to experience poetry, created in response to your thoughts, feelings, ideas, and…

Thursday 26 May 11:00 am - Saturday 28 May 3:00 pm

Quay Words short writing course: Writing Children’s Fiction with Jane Elson

Online via Zoom Saturdays 4th June – 2nd July, 11 am-1 pm £100 full/ £50 concession Write your own brand of middle-grade fiction with children’s author Jane Elson. In this five-week course, Jane will lead you through creative games and exercises to feed your imagination. The course will explore how to build characters, ways of…

Saturday 4 June 11:00 am - Saturday 2 July 1:00 pm

Quay Words, Arvon and Mothership Writers present Writing Motherhood: Inspiration Session

Bring some creative inspiration to your summer, with a special writing workshop for mums with babies under one run by Emylia Hall. Through lively and thought-provoking exercises, you’ll explore your experience of new motherhood, gain confidence in writing, and harness the power of your own voice. With a maximum of ten participants – and babies!…

Saturday 2 July 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Quay Words Community Writing

At Quay Words we’ve been developing a model with self-expression through creative writing at its heart, for use as a tool in community building and supporting marginalised groups. We’ve been reaching out to groups that work with all kinds of communities in the Exeter area, to join us for free creative writing courses. The communities…