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Teacher and Writer CPD – Teaching creative writing to Key Stage Two pupils

Workshop for Writers at Exeter Custom House with Wyl Menmuir and The Writer’s Block. Are you looking for new ways to engage young learners with creative writing and composition? Quay Words has teamed up with Cornwall-based The Writers’ Block to explore ways that Exeter Custom House can be a catalyst for young people and schools….

Thursday 28 April 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Immersive listening event – – premiering writer-in-residence Ellen Wiles’ new Sound Walk commission.

11am-4pm Free Drop in to the Exeter Custom House to be immersed in Ellen’s new piece, taking you on a journey down the river Exe, and investigating scientific themes around ecology, climate change and the potential impact of beavers. With sound and projections, you can experience this immersive literary soundwalk, lying down on a mat,…

Saturday 30 April 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Trance of Nature: a Poetry Course – run by Pascale Petit

Exeter Custom House, with its setting on the quayside by the River Exe, overlooked by the wild landscape of Dartmoor, is the perfect place to discover real and imagined natural worlds.On this course spread over five weeks, you will embark on outer and inner journeys, finding fresh ways to write about the places and themes…

Saturday 7 May 11:00 am - Saturday 4 June 1:00 pm
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The Poetry Machine at Exeter Custom House

 Saturday 21st, Thursday  26th May 2- 5 pm and 28th May*, 11 am-3 pm  The Poetry Machine: Heart-fizzing poetry inventions made especially for you!  Poet, Beth Calverley, will be joining us at Quay Words with her word-whirring Poetry Machine. This is your chance to experience poetry, created in response to your thoughts, feelings, ideas, and…

Thursday 26 May 2:00 pm - Saturday 28 May 3:00 pm
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Quay Words short writing course : Writing Crime Fiction with Martyn Waites

Are you a budding crime fiction author? Maybe you fancy giving it a go. Maybe you’re well on the way to finishing your first novel. Whatever stage you’re at, this is the course for you. Taking place once a week over five evenings and covering narrative structure, characterisation, themes, dialogue, atmosphere this course will explore…

Thursday 7 July 6:30 pm - Thursday 11 August 8:30 pm

Quay Words short writing course: Writing Children’s Fiction with Jane Elson

Online via Zoom Saturdays 29th October – 26th November, 11.30 am-1.30 pm £100 full/ £50 concession Write your own brand of middle-grade fiction with children’s author Jane Elson. In this five-week course, Jane will lead you through creative games and exercises to feed your imagination. The course will explore how to build characters, ways of…

Saturday 29 October 11:00 am - Saturday 26 November 1:00 pm
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We’re seeking a Quay Words Summer 2022 writer-in-residence

We are seeking to appoint a writer, storyteller, spoken word artist or other wordsmith to be in residence for the calendar month of July 2022 for the equivalent of at least one day per week during that time. The writer-in-residence will deliver two public facing events or workshops as well as creating a short piece…

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Quay Words and Poetry Africa Workshop with Kemi Ogusanwo

Masterclass on Getting Publish with Literary Agent Kemi Ogunsanwo Kemi will be giving tips on how you prepare your work for submission to agents or publishers and discussing ways to address under-representation in publishing. ***** This workshop is for a small group of emerging women writers from the UK and South Africa. If you would…

Friday 10 December 12:00 pm UK time - 1: 00 pm
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Quay Words and Poetry Africa Workshop with Dr Kate Wallis: Building Audiences & Literary Communities: Live Literature Events & Publishing

In this workshop Kate Wallis shares insights into her work as a literary producer working with the Africa Writes festival and as an editor for Huza Press and Kwani Trust. The first part of the session focuses on how programming and publishing decisions get made, and the role of different kinds of literary exchanges in…

Thursday 25 November 1:00 pm UK time - 3:00 pm UK time
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Quay Words and Poetry Africa Workshop with Siphokazi Jonas: Innovating poetry performance in different mediums – on adapting work between page, stage, and screen.

In this workshop Siphokazi will share insights into the ways we can extend and explore form across different mediums by re-thinking the relationship between the writer/reader and performer/audience. As the world keeps changing, so do the means through which people are able to access our work. Siphokazi will share insights from her practice, and other…

Thursday 25 November 10:00 am UK time - 12:00 pm UK time
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