News & Blog


Explore climate science and creativity with our writer-in-residence, Ellen Wiles

Discover more about our Spring writer-in-residence’s exciting science themed events on Exeter Quayside.


Announcing the Quay Words Spring 2022 programme

We’re pleased to announce the full programme of Quay Words Spring

New Voices

Writing about personal heritage – Lynne Maclean shares her poetry

Over five weeks in the Autumn of 2021, we were delighted to host Jojo Spinks of Interwoven Productions CIC at Quay Words. Jojo ran her ‘People of the West Quarter’ creative writing workshops with people from the local community. These workshops were designed to explore the personal heritage of the participants and to encourage them…

New Voices

The importance of sharing stories – a blog by Abby Crawford

We’re pleased to share a blog post by Exeter writer Abby Crawford

Writer-in-residence blog

Love and Death on the Exe by Quay Words summer 2021 writer-in-residence Naomi Westerman

Naomi Westerman, Quay Words summer 2021 writer-in-residence writes about her time at Exeter Custom House.


Quay Words and Poetry Africa: our final collaborative events

Join us for the final events in our collaboration with Poetry Africa.


Celebrating National Poetry Day with the launch of Quay Words and Libraries Unlimited writer-in-residence Tolu Agbelusi’s poem ‘The Women As Usual Were the Beginners of the Disturbance’.

On National Poetry Day 2021, we’re pleased to launch ‘The Women As Usual Were the Beginners of the Disturbance’ by Quay Words and Libraries Unlimited writer-in-residence, Tolu Agbelusi.


Quay Words Autumn highlights

Check out the highlights of our Autumn ‘Heritage’ programme.


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

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