Events: Residency

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
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Immersive listening event

premiering writer-in-residence Ellen Wiles’ new Sound Walk commission

FREE 11 am – 4 pm. Drop in to the Exeter Custom House to be immersed in Ellen’s new piece, taking you on a journey down the river Exe, and investigating scientific themes around ecology, climate change and the potential impact of beavers. With sound and projections, you can experience this immersive literary soundwalk, lying…

Saturday 30 April 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Climate Science and Creativity

with Quay Words writer-in-residence Ellen Wiles

Join us at Custom House for a lively conversation event between a team of three creative writers and a team of three scientists, all based in Devon, and all actively working to address the climate crisis in different ways through their work. Ellen Wiles, Quay Words’ Spring Writer in Residence, on a theme of ‘Science’,…

Wednesday 27 April 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Creative Writing-Walking Workshop for families

with Quay Words writer-in-residence Ellen Wiles

Writer-in-Residence and creative writing lecturer Ellen Wiles will lead you on a walk from Custom House along the River Exe, taking breaks for fun and varied creative writing exercises that engage with the experience of nature in this unique riverscape. Suitable for children aged 6+. No previous creative writing experience necessary! At booking, you will…

Thursday 14 April 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Quay Voices with Louisa Adjoa Parker

Louisa Adjoa Parker will be celebrating her Quay Words residencies by sharing her commissions with us. Louisa will read from her poem ‘Let the river sing’ and a brand now commission following her Autumn 2021 residency.  Louisa will be joined by some of the Quay Voices she worked with across her residency. All the work performed will…

Wednesday 30 March 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Residency

Quay Words writer-in-residence workshop

Louisa Adjoa Parker

Our Autumn 2021 writer-in-residence Louisa Adjoa-Parker is running two FREE poetry workshops. This second workshop will look at how to shape ideas into written pieces, poetry and prose, redrafting/editing, and performance. Louisa wrote a very special narrative poem as a result of her pilot residency at Quay Words.  Called ‘Let the river sing’, we will…

Thursday 2 December 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Residency

Quay Words writer-in-residence workshop

Louisa Adjoa Parker

Our Autumn 2021 writer-in-residence Louisa Adjoa-Parker is running two FREE poetry workshops. This first workshop will provide a space for discussion as well as tools and ideas for participants to take away and choose stories to focus on. Louisa wrote a very special narrative poem as a result of her pilot residency at Quay Words….

Wednesday 24 November 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Nature Writing for Performance Workshop with Writer-in-Residence Naomi Westerman

Over the course of two sessions (Thursday 15th and  Tuesday 27th July), Quay Words writer-in-residence and playwright Naomi Westerman teaches a friendly and inclusive workshop on nature writing for performance. This workshop will involve taking a short walk in nature (the walk will be fully disabled accessible), followed by a discussion of various techniques to…

Thursday 15 July 2:00 pm - Tuesday 27 July 4:00 pm
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Quay Voices: Nature Writing for Performance with Naomi Westerman

Emerging writers will perform their nature writing for performance works-in-progress alongside Quay Words Summer writer-in-residence Naomi Westerman. All the work performed will have been developed in workshops with Naomi exploring the nature of Exeter Quayside. Come along and support emerging talent through our Quay Voices strand. This event will be live-streamed from Exeter Custom House….

Wednesday 20 October 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Residency

Quay Voices

Quay Words Spring 2021 writer-in-residence Monique Roffey introduces new voices

Quay Words Spring 2021 writer-in-residence Monique Roffey introduces five new voices who participated in her ‘hot-house flowers’ intensive writing course. Monique will also read alongside them. You can purchase a copy of The Mermaid of Black Conch from Crediton Community Bookshop’s website. This event is live-streaming via Crowdcast to you at home. **** Monique Roffey is an award…

Sunday 2 May 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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