• Norwich Writers’ Circle

    Welcome to Norwich Writers' Circle online.

    Our program runs from September to the Summer.

    We meet every first and third Tuesday at 7.30pm at Anteros Arts Foundation on Fye Bridge Street in Norwich, opposite The Mischief Pub.

    Membership: £36 (Full), or £18 (Postal/Concessions)

    New members are always welcome to join us in our varied yearly programme of guest speakers, workshops, in-house competitions and social events.

    There is a door fee for each meeting:
    £3 (Members), or £5 (Visitors)

    E-mail: norwichwriters@hotmail.co.uk

The Results – 2017

The results of the Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition are as follows:

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Informed Speculation

“Part of being an historical writer is to reflect on sources and their accuracy.  Sometimes part of the evidence you find is contradictory and you have to find a way of writing that in.” – Gill Blanchard, speaking to Norwich Writers’ Circle. On the evening of 3rd October members and guests at Norwich Writers’ Circle … Continue reading

17/18 Programme now up!

The wait is over. Our new programme for the new season is now up on the website and details all the fun we have planned from September! Our first meeting is at 7:30pm on Tuesday 19th of September where we welcome Elly Griffiths, popular crime writer, alongside Alison Bruce a fellow crime writer who will … Continue reading

Congratulations To Gill!

NWC member Gill Blachard has recently had not one but TWO books published. First is I Therefore Post Him as a Coward: An anatomy of a Norfolk scandal, which documents a disagreement between a clergyman and a knight in 1836 and how it affected to small Norfolk town it took place in Next is Lawson … Continue reading

Reading Up A Storm

On Tuesday 16th May we welcomed Robert Welton, librarian of the Jane Austen College. Robert regaled us with the journey that led him where he was today – how he started in Borders as a children’s specialist book seller.  He was the first ever national children’s book seller.  When Borders closed down, Robert moved to … Continue reading

Results Of The Ivy Ferari Cup

Tuesday 2nd May saw S.E Craythorne return to announce the winners of our fourth and last competition of the season – the Ivy Ferrari Cup.  The theme was ‘motherhood’. The winners were: 1st place Iain Andrews with Judgement of Solomon. 2nd Kim Lewis with The Sparrow. 3rd Phyllida Scrivens with Especially When You Dance. Congratulations … Continue reading

Don’t Be A Stranger To Your Voice

It’s official!  On Tuesday 18th April, we officially launched this year’s Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition.  We were joined by Ralph Jackman, our adjudicator, Frank Meeres, author of Strangers: A history of Norwich’s incomers, and Charles Wilde, marketing and development manager for Norfolk Museums Service, who have kindly agreed to assist us with the … Continue reading

Meet Ralph Jackman

On Tuesday 4th April, Ralph Jackman, author of Actium’s Wake, is coming to give a talk to the NWC. Ralph will be talking about his career and answering any questions. If you would like to meet him, and chat and with other writers at the group, please come along to our meeting at Anteros Arts … Continue reading

Slanting The Truth

On Tuesday 7th March we welcomed Sally Craythorne (S. E. Craythorne), author of How You See Me, to give a talk on reliable narrators. Her talk was informative and fun and everyone learned that no narrator can truly be trusted. “We want things to make sense.  So if something doesn’t make sense we kind of … Continue reading

A Productive Evening

Our manuscript evening on Tuesday 21st February was a success.  We welcomed three visitors and one new member. We tried a slightly different format than usual, breaking off into smaller groups.  Those who brought work waited for each member of the group to read it and then received feedback.  Overall, the evening was productive, enjoyable … Continue reading

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