Quay Words

Writers' Salon Saturday 6th July.


This summer, Literature Works is exploring the potential for the Exeter Customs House to become a literary hub with their Quay Words programme of events.

Are you free between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 6th July?

Would you like the opportunity to meet lots of other South West writers?

As part of this summers' Quay Words events, in association with Literature Works, Exeter Writers and Exeter Literary Festival are co-hosting a free evening of conversation, networking and idea sharing.

We would love to meet you. Don't miss this opportunity to old and new writing friends!

(nb: This event is FREE but ticketed, please remember to book your space!)

 

Short Story Competition Winners!


The winning entries

1. The Woman in Pieces by Jenny Pierpoint, Torquay, Devon
2. Wave after Wave by Brigid McConville, Pilton, Somerset
3.  The Real Thing by Tracy Fells, Ashington, West Sussex.

The winning entry from Devon is: Seeing to Mrs Hickmott by David Bonnett, Exeter, Devon

Click on the stories' names to read the winning entries!

The Short List

Wave after Wave by Brigid McConville, Pilchon, Somerset
The Nimrod Variation by Evan Guilford-Blake, Stone Mountain, USA
The Real Thing by Tracy Fells, Ashington, West Sussex
Demolition by Yvonne Sampson, Bushey, Hertfordshire
The End by  Tabitha Dylan, Exeter, Devon
The Woman in Pieces by Jenny Pierpoint, Torquay, Devon
Home Schooling by Shannon Savvas,  Nicosia, Cyprus
Anonymous by Hannah Persuad, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Seeing to Mrs Hickmott by David Bonnet, Exeter, Devon.
The Entertainer by Kate O’Grady, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Me Foot is a Foot is a Foot by Nick Petty, Utrecht
The Netherlands


The Long List

Woman in a Chair by Natalie Smith, Bristol
The Nimrod Variation by Evan Guilford-Blake, Stone Mountain, USA
Anesu and Andrei by Tristan Marajh, Ontario, Canada
The Balance of Things by Hannah Persaud, Stroud, Gloucester
The Entertainer by Kate O’Grady, Stroud, Gloucester
Me foot is a Foot is a Foot by Nick Petty, , Utrecht
The Netherlands
The Holiday by Cath Barton, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
 Bon Bon And Marguerite by Clare Palmer, London
Seven Dandelions by Jayne Buxton, London
Note of Respect by Alan Bryant, Swansea, Wales
Peace Offerings by Elizabeth Pratt, Swansea
The Assassination of a President by Richard Hooton, Ashton-under-Lyne,  Lancashire
Home Schooling by Shannon Savvas, Nicosia, Cyprus
Wave after Wave by Brigid McConville, Pilchon, Somerset
Terry Toast by Rob Schofield, Sherborne.
Dorset
Choosing Another Goodbye by Taria Karillion, Mickle Trafford, Chester
The Real Thing by Tracy Fells, Ashington, West Sussex.
 Demolition by Yvonne Sampsom Bushey, Hertfordshire
The End by Tabitha Dylan, Exeter, Devon
The Woman in Pieces by Jenny Pierpoint, Torquay, Devon
Seeing to Mrs Hickmott by David Bonnett, Exeter, Devon
Veronika by Minnie Day, Newton Abbot, Devon






Dare you face the Chudleigh Dragons?

On Wednesday 10th July, Chudleigh will be invaded by Dragons!

DragonBack by popular demand after its successful first appearance in 2018, Face the Chudleigh Dragons will be part of the Chudleigh Literary Festival again this year. 

It will be the chance for authors to pitch their latest novels to a panel of industry experts in front of a live, but very supportive audience. And the prize for the winning pitch? A manuscript assessment by those wonderful people at Creative Writing Matters, the folks behind the Exeter Novel Prize.

SophieOne of the judges returning from last year is our very own Exeter Writer, Sophie Duffy. A prize-winning novelist who also runs workshops for Creative Writing Matters and appraises manuscripts for emergent novelists. She  offers a mentoring scheme for writers who want to change course or who need a push in the right direction. Several of her clients have gone on to secure publishing deals.

IH 2.jpgAlso returning to practice his fire-breathing will be Ian Hobbs, an avid reader and founder of Devon Book Club, a network of over 3500 book lovers from across the county (and beyond) who get together on Twitter, Facebook and/or Goodreads to discuss all things book-related. Ian regularly reviews books for the network and facilitates events to bring readers and writers together.

LA 1The third dragon, and new recruit this year, is multilingual fiction and children’s books writer, Loreley Amiti, who used her experience in journalism and marketing to found her own publishing label; Littwitz Press. Loreley’s books have been translated into various languages and reached #1 in Italy as well as the top 3 in the German Amazon bestseller charts.

You can read more about the competition and entry details here! The competition is now open and there is no fee to take part.  

You have until 16th June to get your entries in!