Reading up a storm

On Tuesday 16th May we welcomed Robert Welton, librarian of the Jane Austen College. Robert regaled us with the journey that led him where he was today – how he started in Borders as a children’s specialist book seller.  He was the first ever national children’s book seller.  When Borders closed down, Robert moved to … Continue reading

Summer Times

As per usual throughout the summer members will be able to meet at the Greenhouse Cafe. 42-46 Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1NR from around 1pm. These are simply informal get togethers over a light lunch or simply a coffee, for as little or as long as you like. We try and be sure that at … Continue reading

End Of Season Part II

Thanks to those who attended the AGM last week. It was an excellent night, enhanced by a raffle and post business dinner downstairs in the café. This year sees a couple of big changes to the Committee: Séan Hindle is after more than ten years in various roles, stepping back as Vice Chairman & Webmaster … Continue reading

End Of Season

5th July:  Yes it’s that time again, your Annual General Meeting. As is policy on these occasions there will be no door fee to pay. Nevertheless you may still like to bring some spending money along for additional raffle prizes. Just as we did for the Summer Social, tickets we be available at £1 a … Continue reading

A Busy Week

21st June kicked the week off with a well attended and varied, entertaining Club Night. Notices came first , particularly St. Peter Mancroft Church requesting contributions from Circle members to its glossy magazine. But it wasn’t long we were listening to a fair old mix of pieces from the members. Anne Funnel explained her contribution … Continue reading

Closer Ties

7th June’s meeting was a very relaxed affair in Alice Kent’s company. There to share with us the aims and work of the Writers’ Centre Norwich, and tell us something of Dragon’s Hall. Beginning in 2003 as a joint enterprise between the UEA, Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council and the Arts Council England, the WCN … 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

Speed Dating

3rd May: Returning this week by popular demand is the manuscript evening with a spin. Bring along any work in progress or a short piece you’d like feedback on, or simply your ideas for a plot. We’ll begin with a brief workshop. Then, modelling the rest of the evening on the traditional speed dating procedure, … Continue reading

Different Perspectives

Tuesday March 1st:  Hosted by children’s author and creative writing tutor, Benjamin Scott aka Max Chase, members are looking forward to another entertaining workshop. This Tuesday is Benjamin’s return visit, and he is all set with a series of exercises sure to inspire and unleash our hidden potential. We all know how good it is … Continue reading

Escaping Hitler

Exciting news about another member in the spotlight. This time it’s Phyllida Scrivens, our recently elected chairman with her biography of Joe Stirling. Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Boy’s Quest for Freedom and His Future has its official launch event at Jarrolds Department Store in the centre of Norwich on Thursday 4th February from 6.00pm.  Both … Continue reading

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