The home for creative writers in the South West

We are a charity in South West England using words and stories to support creativity and wellbeing. We connect people and communities, we nurture talent and we break down barriers. We champion the power of storytelling, writing and reading in all forms.

Our Mission
Exeter Custom House at night / Kim Squirrel leading a Quay Words workshop

Quay Words

Our live literature programme at Exeter Custom House

‘That pen is so powerful when it gets to paper.’

Participant, TARGET Community Writing project in Torbay

‘Wonderful, positive talk about inclusivity & imagination. You could see the children were engaged and inspired. Well done.’

Attendee, after school Word Live In Libraries event with Patrice Lawrence MBE