News & Blog


Get in the mood for writing at Quay Words

Get into writing this season with Quay Words – from top tips to a writing course and masterclass – there’s something for everyone.


Celebrating words and music on the Quay – Anthony Joseph comes to Quay Words

Join us as we collaborate with Speaking Volumes to host an evening of spoken word and music in the Transit Shed on Exeter Quay


Exploring Heritage – Quay Words Autumn 2021

Quay Words Autumn 2021 explore ‘Heritage’ in all its many definitions.


Celebrate National Poetry Day with Quay Words and Caleb Parkin

We’ll be celebrating National Poetry Day a little early this year with a workshop and Poetry Cabaret featuring poet Caleb Parkin.


Announcing the Quay Words Anthology celebrating new and established voices alongside the Trading Places young writers’ competition winner

We’re pleased to share the details of our first Quay Words anthology, Quay Voices #1 and the very special prize giving event with Michael Morpurgo and Paddleboat Theatre.


Summer 2021 programme highlights and dates for your diary

Check out the highlights of our summer programme.


Quay Words Summer – book now!

We’re pleased to announce our Summer ‘Nature’ season for Quay Words 2021


Second Quay Words/ Poetry Africa Development Day for Women Writers

We’re thrilled to continue our collaboration with Poetry Africa in Durban South Africa to bring together women writers from the UK and South Africa at our second development day on 18th June.


Learn from Cornish Writers at Quay Words this Spring Season

We’re thrilled to be joined by two leading Cornish writers in April-May who will be passing on their skills in our online writing short course and masterclass this season.

Writer-in-residence blog

Writing and Travelling Sideways Through Time – a blog post by 2021 Quay Words and English PEN international writer-in-residence, Efemia Chela

Quay Words and English PEN international writer-in-residence, Efemia Chela tells us about the transportive power of writing to help us explore new places and how she approached her digital residency.

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