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Quay Words: Workshops for Teachers and Writers at Exeter Custom House with Wyl Menmuir and The Writers' Block
Wed 25 Nov 2020 to Wed 3 Mar 2021
Announcing more dates for FREE Quay Words teacher and writer creative CPD with Wyl Menmuir and The Writers' Block. These workshops offer the opportunity to explore the use of place to inspire creative writing for young writers. New dates in February and March 2021.

Quay Words has teamed up with Cornwall-based The Writers’ Block to explore how the historic Exeter Custom House can inspire and act as a catalyst for creative writing by young people and schools.

We’re kicking this off with some free training workshops, offering CPD for teachers and writers. Participants will be given training in The Writers’ Block method of immersive creative writing workshops, aimed at unlocking children’s creativity and extending that into their writing. The Writers’ Block encourages a joy and playfulness with language, a passion for narrative and a curiosity to seek out stories.

The workshops will be delivered by Wyl Menmuir. He is a Booker long-listed novelist and inspiring teacher. His session will give participants the opportunity to explore the building, its history and how place can be used to encourage creative writing. A chance to delve into your own imagination as well as gathering lots of ideas to use back in the classroom or in your writing practice.

The workshops are aimed at KS2 teachers, who will have the opportunity if they wish to bring pupils on a workshop or visit in the future, although this is not compulsory.

They are also aimed at writers in and around Exeter who are interested in developing writing workshops for school children and, although attendance does not guarantee subsequent work, delivering future workshops at the Custom House.

Dates:
Wednesday 25th November 2020, 9.30 am – 3.00 pm (extension to 4pm for writers)
Wednesday 24th February 2021, 9.30 am – 3.00 pm (extension to 4pm for writers)
Wednesday 3rd March 2021,9.30 am – 3.00 pm (extension to 4pm for writers)
Location: Exeter Custom House
Cost: Free

Book your free place here

 

Additional Information:
Location:
Exeter
Region(s):
South West England
Price:
Free

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