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

PRIZE GIVING EVENING IS A SUCCESS!

Yes, it certainly was entertaining. First Prize: £500. ‘Escargot Africains’ by Sarah Isaacs. Sarah lives on the north-east coast of Scotland and was unable to attend the Award Ceremony. A prolific competition entrant, Sarah has suffered from ill health and considers her writing and creativity to be important in her recovery. Mr Stokes said of … Continue reading

GALA PRIZE GIVING at ANTEROS

Important Note: 20th October 2015 sees a change of venue to our usual home. We will be welcoming members and visitors in the historical Fishergate Room at Anteros Art Foundation, 11 – 15 Fye Bridge Street, Norwich.  7:30 start. Everything is gearing up for the big night of our Olga Sinclair Open Short Fiction Competition. … Continue reading

6th October 2015 Report

Tuesday 6th saw another good turn-out with a mix of members and visitors enjoying an informative and engaging talk by Charles Christian. Charles’ central focus were on suspension of disbelief, both within one’s fictional world and with characterisation. Fantasy worlds possess rules that should not be ignored. More than mere syphors, good characters have warts … Continue reading

Creating Imaginary Worlds

October 6th: Barrister, Reuters correspondent, journalist for among others, The Law Society Gazette and Computer Weekly, blogger, poetry publisher, author of the best selling Amazon ebook Writing Genre Fiction – The 12 Rules, Charles Christian, will be setting us this season’s first in-house competition. Though much of his writing career is rooted in the Law … Continue reading

Words & Women Competition

Words And Women’s annual prose competition is now open for entries, and we’re proud to announce that this year’s guest judge is the Sunday Times best-selling novelist Emma Healey, author of Elizabeth Is Missing. The competition offers a first prize of £600 and publication for the winner and twenty commended in our anthology Words and Women: Three.  Entry is … Continue reading

Start of the New Term

15th September saw a well attended first gathering of our 2015 – 2016 programme. In fact it was a whole evening of firsts. Phyllida Scrivens gave her first opening speech as our new Chair’. Sean Hindle as head of the subcommitttee responsible for the first Olga Sinclair Open Fiction Competition was happy to announce its … Continue reading

Nature Writing and Other Passions

15th September: We welcome Patrick Barkham,  Guardian journalist and author of the best-seller, Badgerlands. Born in 1975 in Norfolk and educated at Cambridge University, Patrick is a Natural History Writer. He has manned his post at The Guardian for ten years, reporting on everything from the Iraq War to climate change. His first book, The … Continue reading

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