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Exeter is a new UNESCO City of Literature

New website launch for Exeter City of Literature

‘Exeter City of Literature: Made of our stories’ is a new online hub for information, projects and events supporting Exeter’s status as a UNESCO ‘Creative City’.

Exeter was awarded UNESCO City of Literature status in 2019 following a successful collaborative bid from Exeter City Council, Exeter Culture, University of Exeter, Devon County Council, Libraries Unlimited, Literature Works, Exeter Cathedral and Exeter Canal and Quay Trust. The website has now been launched to act as a hub of information, as well as providing opportunities for ways the community can get involved through workshops and events.

There will be plenty on offer for literary enthusiasts and budding writers, starting with a collection of online events to support digital connectivity in the current climate. Upcoming events through August and September focus on the Quay Words programme, including an ‘in conversation’ session with digital writer-in-residence Tjawangwa Dema, a short writing course with Lily Dunn and opportunities for one-to-ones with both Tjawangwa and Colin Grant. Full details and booking information are available on the website.

Quay Words is also providing exciting opportunities for young writers, including the chance for 12 writers aged 14-18 to take part in developing their own Zine over the summer. Themed around nature, the writers will take part in workshops and learn how to develop a concept into a final written piece, with lots of encouragement and support along the way. Find out more here.

You can also keep up to date with Exeter City of Literature activities by following:

Twitter: @ExeterCityofLit

Date: 13 August 2020

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