Norwich Writers' Circle

First Of The Season

1st December: We eagerly await Charles Christian‘s adjudication of Competition One. This you will remember was an invitation for short or flash fiction stories featuring a strong male character with a hidden and surprising side to him.

The winning entrant will at the end of year A.G.M. get to lift and have custody of the prestiCharles Christian1geous Cooper Prize. Additionally, points are awarded throughout the year not only for winners but runners-up too. The over-all winner is awarded the Competition Cup. So you see, even if you were unlucky to get your entry in on time for this competition it’s not too late to set your sights on the long game.

And it’s never a bad idea to attempt untried genres now and again, is it?

This year we are also accepting competition entries from non-members. Please note that as entries receive constructive comments non-members must pay £3 entry fee.

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Norwich Writers' Circle

Club Night

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17th November: A gentle reminder for those seeking an honest and helpful appraisal of their work to bring it along  this coming Tuesday. Formerly known as a “Manuscript Evening”, we are promised a brief workshop to get out creative minds warmed up. So in addition to scripts, poems, short stories, entries to previous competitions and any writing of any other description we may even have time to share what we’ve produced on the night.

Usual rules regarding door and other fees apply, to whit, details are given in the right hand column of our Home page, Competition page and Membership page. Club Night dress code  is optional.

Norwich Writers' Circle

Exit, Stage Left

A big thank you to James Dimelow for his well-received workshop at our last meeting on Tuesday 3rd November. James’ workshop was entitled “Play Time” – and it certainly was! The playwright had members reading parts from a TV sketch or two, which had us laughing out loud. Ice truly broken, the work began.

Firstly, a workshop on character(s), for which James supplied us each with a “Simpsons” Top Trumps playing card for inspiration as we worked alone. A photograph shared then sparked inspiration in two workshops on settings: the composition of a monologue spoken by our creations, followed by a dialogue with our partners.

Punctuated by readings out, the whole evening was both productive and entertaining. And if that wasn’t enough, James also brought along handouts comprising tips, competition guidelines and suggestions, recommended reading as well as examples of script writing formats. So attendees can consider themselves well informed.