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Quay Words and Penned in the Margins present

In Transit by Belinda Zhawi

Experience a new site-specific performance by poet and musician Belinda Zhawi. In Transit will share stories and histories from the River Exe, probing themes of colonialism, migration, industry and the environment. Tracing the movement of tides, and the movement of people, animals and goods, this mesmerising spoken word performance by Zimbabwean-born, London-based Zhawi will blend…

Saturday 17 September 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free Event

Found Poetry Workshop

with Quay Words Summer writer-in-residence Sophie Dumont

Join our summer writer-in-residence Sophie Dumont in a guided outdoor workshop.  Seek out words and phrases hidden along the Quayside, and use them to create your own poetry. More information to follow. ****** Sophie Dumont is a poet, copywriter and ex-canoe coach living in Bristol. She is an alumna of Exeter University and her poetry has…

Thursday 21 July 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free Event

The Poetry Machine at Exeter Custom House

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 discoveries.  Pop by the Custom House between 11 am and 3 pm to co-create…

Saturday 28 May 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free Event

The Poetry Machine at Exeter Custom House

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 discoveries.  Pop by the Custom House between 11 am and 3 pm to co-create…

Saturday 21 May 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free Event

The Poetry Machine at Exeter Custom House

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 discoveries.  Pop by the Custom House between 2 pm and 5 pm to co-create…

Thursday 26 May 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free Event

Teacher and Writer CPD - Teaching creative writing to Key Stage Two pupils

Workshop for Writers at Exeter Custom House with Wyl Menmuir and The Writer’s Block

Are you looking for new ways to engage young learners with creative writing and composition? Quay Words has teamed up with Cornwall-based The Writers’ Block to explore ways that Exeter Custom House can be a catalyst for young people and schools. In addition to our programme of schools visits, we are offering CPD training workshops…

Thursday 28 April 10:00 am - 3: 00 pm
Free Event

Quay Words and Poetry Africa present a reading with Tolu Agbelusi and Thando Fuze

Quay Words has been privileged this year to work with Poetry Africa in Durban South Africa on a programme of development days to showcase and bring together women writers from the UK and South Africa. This event is our final collaboration for the programme and we’re thrilled to be be presenting two fantastic poets to…

Friday 10 December 6:30 pm UK time - 7:30 pm UK time
Free Event

Quay Words and Poetry Africa Final Day Celebration and Networking

with Tolu Agbelusi

Quay Words and Poetry Africa Final Day Celebration and Networking with Tolu Agbelusi Throughout 2021 we’ve been thrilled to work with Poetry Africa to curate 5 days of work celebrating, showcasing and developing women writers from the UK and South Africa, funded by the British Council. On this final day, we invite women writers from…

Friday 10 December 15:00 - 16:00
Free Event

Quay Words National Poetry Day Cabaret and Open Mic with Caleb Parkin

We will be ushering in National Poetry Day with Poetry Cabaret celebration. Caleb will share poems on this year’s theme of Choice, read from his new collection, This Fruiting Body and invite you to share your own poems or favourite poems you admire. Poems on the theme – however broadly interpreted – are welcomed, or any of…

Wednesday 6 October 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free Event

Quay Words National Poetry Day Workshop with Bristol City Poet, Caleb Parkin

Choice, Lack of

Poet Caleb Parkin will lead you through approaches which – on the surface – remove choice (this year’s National Poetry Day theme). Using decks of cards, dice, random word generators and more, we’ll be inspired by a selection of poems on the theme of Choice. Writing in response, we’ll using these tools and toys to…

Wednesday 6 October 3;30 pm - 5;30 pm
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