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

Results Of The Ivy Ferari Cup

Tuesday 2nd May saw S.E Craythorne return to announce the winners of our fourth and last competition of the season – the Ivy Ferrari Cup.  The theme was ‘motherhood’. The winners were: 1st place Iain Andrews with Judgement of Solomon. 2nd Kim Lewis with The Sparrow. 3rd Phyllida Scrivens with Especially When You Dance. Congratulations … Continue reading

Olga Sinclair

Norwich Writers’ Circle is sad to announce the death of one of its longest serving members and President: Olga Ellen Sinclair, JP. Olga passed away peacefully, aged 91 on 28th April 2014, at Acle Old Rectory Care Home. The funeral is to be held at St Faith’s Crematorium on Monday 19th May at 2.00 pm. … Continue reading

Manuscript Evening

Norwich Writers’ Circle’s successful 2013/14 programme continued with a Manuscript Evening at The Assembly House on 15th April. The meeting, designed to give both members and visitors an opportunity to read out their work out aloud and receive feedback, featured a selection of scripts. The range of work read aloud varied from a magical children’s … Continue reading

Alexander Gordon Smith

On 1st April Norwich Writers’ Circle welcomed best-selling young adult author Alexander Gordon Smith to another one of its well-attended meeting. During a fun and humour-filled evening the Norwich-based writer discussed his literary career to date, covering the 21 lessons he has learnt as a writer. Gordon also went on to reference his experience working with … Continue reading

The Moving Cliff

Norwich Writers’ Circle member Thelma Macfarlane has been featured in the Eastern Daily Press promoting her story The Moving Cliff. The story, written from a child’s point-of-view, centres on a girl called Flo who lived on the coast with her grandma. After the grandma’s house is claimed by the sea the duo then go on … Continue reading

And The Winner Is…

Following the recent announcement of the highlights of our forthcoming 2013/14 programme, we can now bring you news of our annual writing competitions. Norwich Writers’ Circle’s popular in-house competitions for the year ahead include writing a crime story, a fictionalised historical account based on ancestor’s life, the opening chapter of a novel for children/young adults, and … Continue reading

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