The Power of Words – Expect the Unexpected

Wednesday 27th October 2021 - Thursday 28th October 2021

Power of Words – Expect the Unexpected I

A free creative writing programme for young people aged 13 – 16

Wednesday, 27th October 13:30 – 15:30 and Thursday, 28th October 10:30 – 15:30

The Power of Words is inspired by the Anglo-Saxon Riddles in the Exeter Book, the oldest book in the English language…probably. Written in the 10th century, the book contains musings on travel, wildlife and rude veg. Join us to use riddles for a fun and fascinating exploration of the power of words.


Matt Harvey, a poet and performer with much experience of wordplay and riddles, will be your guide. Matt’s way with words has taken him from Totnes to the Edinburgh Festival and beyond. He is the creator of the superhero Empath Man, and author of Where Earwigs Dare https://mattharvey.co.uk/.

Riddles are a wonderful way of getting into enjoyable, interesting writing. This is a chance to surprise yourself, muck about a bit, dip into the trick top hat of your imagination.


How to Book

This workshop will run over two sessions:

  • Session One: Wednesday, 27th October 13:30 – 15:30
  • Session Two: Thursday, 28th October 10:30 – 15:30

By booking this workshop, you will be signing up for both sessions.

Recommended Age: 13 to 16

Both sessions will take place in the Pearson Room at the Cathedral. We will meet you outside the main entrance to the cathedral on the first day. There will be biscuits and drinks provided. On the Thursday there will be a break for lunch so please bring some food with you.

For more information, please contact Library & Archives on: 01392 421423


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