Congratulations To Gill!

NWC member Gill Blachard has recently had not one but TWO books published. First is I Therefore Post Him as a Coward: An anatomy of a Norfolk scandal, which documents a disagreement between a clergyman and a knight in 1836 and how it affected to small Norfolk town it took place in Next is Lawson … Continue reading

The Anthology Is Ready

We are pleased to announce that Stepping Out, our new anthology, is finally ready.  Anyone who filled in our interest form should be contacted shortly. We can confirm the cost is £7.00 plus postage (where applicable). Books will now be available to buy at our meetings.  Alternatively, you can order them online: http://www.lulu.com/shop/various-authors/norwich-writers-circle-anthology-2017-stepping-out/paperback/product-23019691.html

Club Night

June 21st “If you’d like constructive comment on your writing, join our…” Yes, it’s that time again. Whether you’ve an on-going work-in-progress, a completed piece of fiction or factual account, come share and shine with us. Constructive critisism works in all directions, give and take. If it looks like we may have time for one, we … Continue reading

Marks For The Plaques

17th May: Nick Williams’ return for his adjudication of the entries to this year’s Past Search Competition. This competition is for  non-fiction  with an historical theme, sponsored by Gill Blachard’s Past Search business. The task this time was to suggest a new 40th blue plaque for the city. Nick is the award winning author of Strangers … Continue reading

Inner Voice

3rd May‘s turnout was affected by all sorts of factors, but those that did make it to the meeting had a very enjoyable, relaxing evening. Yes, there were fewer of us, but we still had much to exchange in way of thoughts and ideas. Vice Chairman, Sean Hindle drawing on his psychotherapist training, got everyone … Continue reading

Prize Performances

6th April’s meeting was another enjoyable evening. Ejike Ndaji is sad he was unable to be there to convey his appraisals and announce the winners in person, but our Competition secretary, Ana Pope, did a sterling job in his stead. This competition stands as one of the most popular of the current programme, receiving a large … Continue reading

Nick Williams Reveals Research Techniques

On Tuesday 15th March, Norwich historian and writer Nick Williams gave a presentation to Norwich Writers Circle, detailing his research techniques whilst preparing a number of publications. These included a series of heritage walks, The Blue Plaques of Norwich, a Guide to Rosary Cemetery and Trades and Industries of Norwich. A former Volunteer Co-ordinator for … Continue reading

Meeting Report

An emotive evening is how one might best describe that of the 16th February. Phyllida Scrivens, as billed, presented us with background to her research trip through the life of WWII survivor and former Sheriff of Norwich, Joe Stirling. It certainly made a difference to see Phyllida’s snapshots of the various locations in which Joe’s … Continue reading

Phyllida And The Kindertransport

Tuesday 16th February is sure to astound in more ways than one as Circle member, Phyllida Scrivens takes us back along the twisted tracks of Nazi Germany, and the journey made by Joe Sterling and the Kindertransport. Phyllida’s presentation is inside story of her bestselling debut biography, Escaping Hitler. Please be reminded also that, if you’ve … Continue reading

Must Be Mustard

There is still plenty of time to enter Norwich Writers’ Circle’s inaugural Short Fiction Competition. Run in conjunction with Unthank Books, the competition has a first prize of £500.00. All entries must be a maximum of 2,000 words long, and reference ‘mustard‘ somewhere within the text. The prize-winning stories, adjudicated by Ashley Stokes, will also … Continue reading

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