Literature and Public Readings in Exeter


At the University of Exeter, literature is a very important field of study and research. The English department is first in the UK for world-leading research with a wide range of expertise. The College of Humanities holds regular public events which have included book readings and talks by acclaimed writers such as Paul Muldoon and Hilary Mantel.

Riptide literary journal is another literary triumph at the University. Published bi-annually it accepts new short fiction by both established and emerging writers.

Members of the public, staff and students alike are welcome to access the unique Special Collections that the library has in its rich archive. From Ted Hughes to Daphne De Maurier, there is a vast range of rare archival material available at your fingertips.

The University hosts a range of literary events throughout the year.  Keep a lookout on the What's On Calendar for this website to discover some  fascinating forthcoming literary events.


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 WCCEH Launch: The Living Library with special guest Alice Oswald 

WCCEH Launch: The Living Library with special guest Alice Oswald

2nd February 2018 from 7pm to 9.30pm

free - please register

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