Quay Voices with Louisa Adjoa Parker

  • Exeter Custom House
  • March 30
  • 18:30 - 19:30
  • 4/ £3 concessions/ FREE live stream
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Louisa Adjoa Parker will be celebrating her Quay Words residencies by sharing her commissions with us. Louisa will read from her poem ‘Let the river sing’ and a brand now commission following her Autumn 2021 residency.  Louisa will be joined by some of the Quay Voices she worked with across her residency. All the work performed will have been developed in workshops with Louisa during her residency ‘Re-imagining Heritage’ at Exeter Quayside. Come along and support emerging talent through our Quay Voices strand.


This event will be in-person at Exeter Custom House. We have increased capacity at Quay Words events, so you may be sitting next to someone who is not in your household. We are still taking precautions to ensure our audiences are protected from Covid 19. For this reason we ask that you please consider wearing a mask when not seated and moving around the building. We will be keeping windows open to ensure good ventilation in the building so you may want to bring an extra layer. Please do not attend Quay Words events if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or are feeling unwell.

You can also ‘save a seat’ at the free live-stream here to watch from home.

Louisa Adjoa Parker is a writer of English-Ghanaian heritage who lives in South West England. Her first poetry collection, Salt-sweat and Tears, and pamphlet were published by Cinnamon Press, and her third poetry collection, How to wear a skin, was published by Indigo Dreams, and her debut short story collection, Stay with me, was published by Colenso Books in 2020.

 Louisa’s poetry and prose has been widely published. She has been highly commended by the Forward Prize; twice shortlisted by the Bridport Prize; and her grief poem, Kindness, was commended by the National Poetry Competition 2019. She has performed her work in the South West and beyond, and delivered many writing workshops.  Louisa has written extensively on ethnically diverse history, and set up the Where are you really from? project. Louisa also works as an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion consultant, and, along with Louise Boston-Mammah, is co-director of The Inclusion Agency. She is a sought-after speaker on rural racism, black history, mental health and marginalisation.  Her fourth poetry collection, a pamphlet entitled, She can still sing, is published by Flipped Eye in June 2021. Find out more about the collection and order your copy here.

Louisa is currently writing a coastal memoir, to be published by Little Toller Books in 2022.


This event is going to be filmed for live broadcast on Crowdcast. You may appear on screen. Please only book if you are happy with this.

Tickets are limited and available on a first come-first served basis. Please only book if you intend to be part of the invited audience on 30th March . Please provide your full name, email address and phone number when booking. We can accommodate free tickets for carers or personal assistants if needed. Please email us on customhouse@literatureworks.org.uk after booking to let us know if you would like to book one of these tickets.

Book with confidence, any changes in guidance that prevent the event from going ahead in person will result in a refund of the ticket price and the event will take place digitally.