Our Quay Words Wellbeing season draws to an end with two final events: a last chance to see our writer-in-residence Patrick Gale as he showcases new talent and, in our final showing for 2020, we talk poetry, community and football. There’s also a sneak peek of what’s coming up in 2021…

The final month of Quay Words 2020

Quay Voices with Patrick Gale Wednesday 2nd December 6.30pm

Across his residency Patrick has worked with a group of developing writers that will be showcasing their work at this Quay Voices event. Come along and enjoy writing works-in-progress from new voices, alongside a reading from Patrick’s own work-in-progress Mother’s Boy, a novel about Charles Causley and his mother. Book your free place, here.

The Quay Voices strand will continue throughout the Quay Words programme and aims to develop local and regional writing talent. Throughout the two years there will be opportunities for the emerging Quay Voices to read their work alongside established writers, so keep an eye out future call outs.

Why Football is Good for Exeter, Wednesday 9th December 6.30pm

Quay Words is joined by Exeter City Supporters Trust and sports writer David Goldblatt to discuss the importance of Exeter City FC being a supporter owned football club. Join us for a discussion on the importance of democratic ownership in sport, how communities can be involved with their club and how football supports the wellbeing of Exeter. We will also be joined by Rob Casey, Bard of Exeter FC to share his poetry on the beautiful game. Book your free place here.

Quay Words in 2021

We’re getting ready to reveal even more brilliant literature events in 2021. We’ll be celebrating National Storytelling Week, World Book Day and International Women’s Day with the best live literature. We’ll be casting our eyes to the horizon for an Exploration themed Spring season and we’ll be welcoming some fantastic writers to the Custom House for readings and masterclasses such as Richard Skelton and Nikesh Shukla.