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Quay Words, Arvon and Mothership Writers present Writing Motherhood: Inspiration Session

Bring some creative inspiration to your summer, with a special writing workshop for mums with babies under one run by Emylia Hall. Through lively and thought-provoking exercises, you’ll explore your experience of new motherhood, gain confidence in writing, and harness the power of your own voice. With a maximum of ten participants – and babies!…

Saturday 2 July 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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

Bookable Writers’ Room

Thank you for your interest in our writers’ room at Exeter Custom House. This is a free, bookable dedicated room for anyone who needs an inspirational environment to work on their creative writing, whether alone or in a small group. The space is equipped with a large writer’s desk with a view over the Quayside….


Quay Words Community Writing

At Quay Words we’ve been developing a model with self-expression through creative writing at its heart, for use as a tool in community building and supporting marginalised groups. We’ve been reaching out to groups that work with all kinds of communities in the Exeter area, to join us for free creative writing courses. The communities…