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Another Country: an evening with novelists Amanda Craig and Vesna Goldsworthy

In the past three years, national events have made us question what it is to be British as never before. Are we all strangers in a strange land, hopelessly alienated from each other? Is the country at war with the city, and is this country embattled by the rest of Europe?Adultery, murder, poverty, trust and…

Thursday 4 July 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free Event

Meet the writer-in-residence: Louisa Adjoa Parker at Exeter Custom House

Louisa will be at the Custom House from 1-3 pm on Thursday afternoons throughout July, available to meet with members of the public and talk about the work she is developing there. This event is drop in.

Thursday 4 July 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Writer event

Namwali Serpell in conversation with the University of Exeter’s Lara Choksey

This event is in partnership with Africa Writes – Bristol and the University of Exeter’s World and Postcolonial Cultures Research Group. Described by Salman Rushdie as a ‘dazzling debut’, award-winning writer Namwali Serpell reads from and discusses her new genre-bending epic novel with University of Exeter’s Lara Choksey. The Old Drift traces three Zambian families across centuries and…

Tuesday 2 July 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free Event


Routes in to Playwriting

This event is a partnership with Papatango. Join Papatango for a breakdown of how to build a playwriting career, from training to showcasing to making connections and pitching for opportunities. The multi-award-winning Papatango run free opportunities to launch new playwrights, who have gone on to win BAFTA, OffWestEnd, Royal National Theatre and Alfred Fagon awards….

Saturday 29 June 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free Event

Meet our Quay Words writer-in-residence this National Writing Day

Louisa Adjoa Parker, our first writer-in-residence at Exeter Custom House, will kick off her six-week residency this National Writing Day. On Wednesday 26th June from 1-3pm, Louisa will hold her first ever ‘Meet the Writer’ session at Exeter Custom House. She will be available to talk about her work as writer-in-residence and to chat about writing in…

Wednesday 26 June 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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