Friday 30 April 10:00 - Monday 3 May 6:00 pm


Spring time, early May 2021, a good time to make fresh work and or examine current and ongoing fiction work. 


Join Costa Book of the Year, 2020 winner, Monique Roffey in a ‘hot house’ workshop over four days at the Exeter Custom House.  Mornings we will be sitting together in a round table open surgery, giving and receiving constructive feedback on work-in-progress. Afternoons will be given over to walks and talks on the subject of exploration. Evenings we will be reading to each other. This intensive course is open to experienced and emerging writers preparing a manuscript for publication or wanting feedback on ongoing creative work. It will be an 11 person bubble of creativity and excellence over a short time, the first May bank holiday of 2021. 


Booking a place on this course will allow you access to the full range of activities across the four days, including an invitation to an online reading given by Monique on Friday 30th April at the Custom House. You will also be invited to read alongside Monique at a Quay Voices event on either Sunday 2nd or Monday 3rd May.

This course is for emerging and established writers who are preparing their work for publication. As places are limited, there will be a selection process in place before booking links are made available.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an expression of interest in this course, you will be notified by the end of the day on Wednesday 14th April if you have been selected for a place and will be emailed booking information.


Costs, include all four days: 

£150 full price

£75 concessions. You can read more about our concessionary categories here.

We have a limited number of bursary places available for this course. Bursary places are by application only (to They are awarded on the basis of financial need not writing ability. You can find out about how to apply for a bursary, here.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to ongoing Coronavirus restrictions, this course will now take place online. More details to follow.