Quay Words is seeking a writer-in-residence for Autumn 2024

12th June 2024

Literature Works is delighted to announce a writer-in-residence opportunity at Exeter Custom House as part of the Quay Words ongoing live literature programme.

Exeter Custom House is a historic building on Exeter Quayside owned by the charity Exeter Canal and Quay Trust (ECQT).   It is our pleasure to deliver the year-round Quay Words programme of live literature at Exeter Custom House over the period 2023-26. Quay Words is a partnership between ECQT and Literature Works, the literature development charity for South West England.  It showcases literature as an accessible and diverse art form and is central to Exeter’s offer as a UNESCO City of Literature status.

We have an opportunity for a writer, storyteller or spoken word artist to be in residence for a four week period during the calendar months of October and November 2024 for the equivalent of at least one day per week during that time.  The selected writer will be engaged by Literature Works on a contractor/freelance basis as writer-in-residence for the term.

The theme for the Quay Words Autumn 2024 season is ‘Routes’ – find out more and download an application pack here.

Key dates:

Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Sunday 7th July

Candidates selected for interview will be notified by Thursday 18th July

Interviews will take place at Exeter Custom House on Tuesday 30th July