Following the success of our very first Quay Words writer-in-residence at the historic Exeter Custom House in summer 2019, Literature Works is delighted to announce a second writer-in-residence opportunity for Quay Words Winter.

We are looking for a writer, storyteller, spoken word artist or other artist working with words. They will be in residence or actively applying their creative practice to the residency for the equivalent of at least two days per week during a four-week period during Quay Words Winter from 10th February to 8th March 2020. The selected writer will be engaged on a contractor/ freelance basis as writer-in-residence for the term.

This second residency will be a partnership with the Met Office Informatics Lab. The writer will be based at Exeter Custom House, but our selected resident will have supervised access to theMet Office Informatics Lab for discussion about their climate-science work and its cultural crossover. This, we hope, will inspire creative writing about nature and the environment.

The nature theme covers a wide range of writing, from traditional poetry, prose and creative non-fiction inspired by nature, to socially engaged environmental writing and nature poetry. We are looking for creative responses to this brief. We seek to appoint a writer-in-residence who will be inspired to explore, connect and create within this setting.

If this sounds like you then we want to hear from you.

Please send applications to

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 5pm on Monday 4th November 2019

Candidates selected for interview will be notified on or before Friday 15th November

Interviews will take place at Exeter Custom House on Wednesday 27th November