Mark Bond Webster


On 21st May Norwich Writers’ Circle welcomed Mark Bond Webster.

The interesting and entertaining evening started by Mark discussing his career to date, and how he fell into reviewing books for both Future Radio and the Eastern Daily Press by a series of chance meetings.

Mark then went onto discuss his love of literature, and how, when preparing reviews, he is conscious of the craft of writing and the variety of linguistic skills involved.

Our visitor then highlighted that he is more concerned with the use of language, emphasising the mood and character of the story, rather than plot. Mark also said that he felt humbled to have his job, and he is always looking for the positives in the work he is asked to review.

We were then asked to write our own 150 word review of the short story, Swimming To The North Pole by Merriam Jones. A set of reviews were read aloud, which in turn lead to lively discussion and Q&A session amongst our writing group.

NWC next meet on 4th June when local poet and former BBC broadcaster Maggie Secker will be adjudicating our Humour competition.


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