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

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

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

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

Anthology Cover Revealed!

Back in October, we announced we would be launching an anthology.  We had hoped to release it mid-November but there have been several delays on the way.  The good news is we are almost there and would like to reveal the cover: We are now in the final stages.  Copies should, all being well, be … Continue reading

31st July 2015

The second and final deadline for our inaugural Short Fiction Competition will be soon. We will be accepting competition entries online up to and including 31st July. Simply send us a story – 2,000 words maximum – that references ‘mustard‘ somewhere within the text, to the e-mail address quoted here. Ashley Stokes of Unthank Books will be … Continue reading

The Big Launch

Lots has been going on in the build-up to this week’s launch of the Olga Sinclair Open Short Fiction Competition. Our guest for the evening will be prize winning short story writer (and “fledgling” novelist) Lynsey White. Lynsey will be giving members and visitors her winning formula for their entries. Not that all can be … Continue reading

Andrew Cowan

Following the recently announced change in our current programme, on 20th May we welcomed Andrew Cowan to Norwich Writers’ Circle. Andrew is the Director of the Creative Writing Programme at the UEA. In addition to his role at the University Of East Anglia, our latest visiting writer’s novel, Worthless Man, was shortlisted for the EDP East Anglian Book … 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

Meet The Ancestors

On 6th May, during our latest well-attended meeting, committee member Gill Blanchard adjudicated Norwich Writers’ Circle’s Writing Family History competition. The professional historian, who set the competition earlier in the year, commented that not all 12 entries had meet her criteria. Gill added that some of the entrants had mixed fact and fiction, which she … Continue reading

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