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

Manuscript Evening

We’re having a manuscript evening on Tuesday 21st February.  Attendees will be able to read their work in small groups and receive constructive feedback. You can bring poetry, fiction, non-fiction – whatever you’re working on, we’d love to read it! If you are interested in joining us, please bring a sample of no more than … Continue reading

A Promising Proposition

On Tuesday 17th January we had our first meeting of 2017.  We kicked the new year off with a bang when our very own Phyllida Scrivens and Gill Blanchard launched the third competition of the year: Impressing the Publisher. To begin, Gill and Phyllida offered some excellent advice on how to create a proposal with … Continue reading

The Christmas Party

Saturday 17th of December was our annual group Christmas party and it was wonderful to see so many faces.  There was food and drink aplenty, and everyone had great fun.   After tucking into some delicious food, the group played a few rounds of ‘The Connecting Wall’, which was organised by Paul Tayor.  The game … Continue reading

Competition 1 Winners

On Tuesday 6th December, Norwich Writers’ Circle welcomed back Dr. Susan Burton to adjudicate our first competition of the 2016-17 season.  The competition was to write a personal profile or non-fiction character study and the winner would be awarded the Annual Past Search Prize for Non-Fiction sponsored by Gill Blanchard of http://www.pastsearch.co.uk. After a thorough … Continue reading

Poppyland

  On Tuesday 15th November the NWC welcomed Peter Stibbons, owner of Poppyland Publishing. The group was then treated to a highly informative presentation following Peter’s career as well as some invaluable insider-secrets. The NWC would like to thank Peter very much for his talk – especially for the props.  Seeing a laser disc was … Continue reading

A ‘Sprited’ Evening

On Tuesday 1st November we had the immense pleasure of welcoming Sheridan Winn, author of the Sprite Sister books, to our meeting. As part of her talk, Sheridan regaled us with the story of how she came to write The Sprite Sisters.  After a tale fraught with twists and turns, we moved on to discuss … Continue reading

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