Quay Words is an ongoing live literature programme at the historic Exeter Custom House on Exeter Quayside.
It showcases literature as a diverse and flexible art form, with something for everyone and is a core project of Exeter as a UNESCO City of Literature. Quay Words provides direct access to new voices and exciting, diverse writing from around the country and the world; Quay Words offers performance, community and opportunities to take part; it is structured around themed seasons and writer residencies. It celebrates creative expression through words in all its many forms, from fiction, to page poetry, storytelling to spoken word and life writing.
Working with a strong coalition of Exeter partners, we based our plans for Quay Words on what audiences and participants told us during consultations and our pilot phase.
Literature Works programmes and delivers Quay Words on behalf of Exeter Canal and Quay Trust, with support from Arts Council England.