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UNESCO City of Literature

  1. Exeter Literary Itinerary
    There's a good reason why Exeter was awarded UNESCO City of Literature status in 2019. Follow our literary itinerary to see the key places of interest.
  2. Exeter Literary Map
    Uncover Exeter's literary heritage and culture with the Exeter Literary Map, featuring famous figures, picturesque reading spots, independent bookshops, and literary landmarks.
  3. Guest blog: Introducing Exeter St David's book vending machine

    A Penguin Books vending machine has been installed at Exeter St Davids train station!

  4. Book Cycle, Exeter

    2024 is the 5th anniversary of Exeter receiving its UNESCO recognition as a City of Literature, becoming part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

  5. Literary Exeter by Train
    Exeter is a UNESCO City of Literature and its literary history is reflected in fascinating attractions around the city and beyond, easily reachable from Exeter by rail with GWR.

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  1. Add The Book Market 2024 to your Itinerary

    The Book Market 2024

    Cathedral Close, Exeter

    Sunday 9th June, your favourite smorgasbord of local literary loveliness will be returning to Exeter Cathedral, with more bookshops and activities than ever before!

    Over the coming weeks we'll be revealing which beautiful bookshops from right…

  2. Add Quay Words presents Katrina Naomi: Battery Rocks launch to your Itinerary

    Quay Words presents Katrina Naomi: Battery Rocks launch


    We’re delighted to welcome Katrina Naomi to Exeter Custom House for the launch of Battery Rocks .

    Battery Rocks is Katrina's first full poetry collection since the critically acclaimed Wild Persistence (Seren) in 2020. Battery Rocks is a…

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  3. Add Tales of the Land and Songs of the Sea to your Itinerary

    Tales of the Land and Songs of the Sea


    Join Jon Bell and The Custom House Crew to learn about Exeter's maritime history through a stories, songs, music and pictures.

    This talk gives a lively introduction to Exeter's maritime history.

    Archive photographs, music and song accompany…

  4. Add Harry Baker to your Itinerary

    Harry Baker


    World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker's heart and humour has been watched by millions online and allowed him to perform all over the world, until suddenly he couldn't. From reviewing toilet seats online to writing falafel-based diss tracks for…

  5. Add Word Kitchen Prose Night to your Itinerary

    Word Kitchen Prose Night


    Were bringing Word Kitchen open mics for prose and memoir writers to the Exeter Phoenix. It's also a chance to network and meet up with other writers and readers.

    Our first event features special guests and debut novelists Orlando Murrin ( Knife…

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  6. Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

    Add Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival to your Itinerary

    Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

    Budleigh Salterton

    Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on East Devon’s World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, Budleigh Salterton hosts the most outstanding literary festival in South West England.

    As a registered charity, our mission is to celebrate…