In 1943, and at the height of World War II, a small group of dedicated writers, amateur and professional, joined together and established Norwich Writers’ Circle.

The aim of the founders was “to encourage the art and craft of writing and promote good fellowship amongst Norfolk and Norwich writers generally”.

Our founders’ aim remains unchanged, and it is with that spirit that our Circle continues to flourish today.

We hold a yearly Programme of meetings from September through to July, meeting every first and third Tuesday at The Chantry Hall, Chantry Road, Norwich, NR2 1QZ, which is behind Chapelfield shopping centre, to the left of MAP, behind Wagamama restaurant.



Our programme features a wide variety of visiting writers, many of whom set our in-house competitions, following a talk or workshop. We also regularly hold manuscript critique evenings where we work in small groups offering feedback on each other’s work. The Circle also holds popular socials at Christmas, and during the Summer.