Thank you for your interest in our writers' room at Exeter Custom House. This is a free, bookable dedicated room for anyone who needs an inspirational environment to work on their creative writing, whether alone or in a small group.

The space is equipped with a large writer’s desk with a view over the Quayside. Chairs and more tables can be added if needed. You are also free to browse our library of works by the fantastic writers who have been part of the Quay Words programme.

Exeter Custom House is the venue for our Quay Words writer events throughout the year. We run on a seasonal rotation throughout the year. As such, the writers’ room is only available at specific times:


July 11 am- 4.45 pm everyday

Oct 11 am- 4.45 pm everyday

Nov 11 am- 3.45 pm on Thursday to Sunday

This space is available to book via customhouse@literatureworks.org.uk, please email your booking with a contact name and number, time and date requested, group size, and let us know what you’re working on!

Literature Works is the South West Regional Literature development agency, supporting readers and writers. We nurture creative writing talent, commission work, create development opportunities and cultivate creative communities, and we can’t wait to be working with you too.