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

E-Course In Writing Your Family History

Gill Blanchard, one of our members, and owner of Past Search, is repeating the first module of her E-Course in Writing Your Family History in May 2017. It is a practical writing course that guides participants through the process of bringing their ancestors to life in an entertaining manner. It will enable students to choose … Continue reading

Ghost Stories

Congratulations to Norwich Writers’ Circle member James Dimelow, who can be seen in Thursday 18th August’s Evening News and Eastern Daily Press ‘Event’ section. In the article James is discussing his forthcoming ‘Ghosts Of Gressenhall‘ play. The family-friendly half-hour drama, which has been written on behalf of Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, is an extension of the … 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

Everyone’s A Winner!

At the meeting of Norwich Writers’ Circle on 17th May we received the adjudication of entries for the Past Search Trophy for Non-Fiction, as sponsored by writer and NWC member Gill Blanchard. Local writer, historian and former Sheriff, Nick Williams had taken time to read and carefully analyse the 2,000 word essays, proposing people, places or events … 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

Feeling Animated

Norwich Writers’ Circle member James Dimelow is looking for an animator – or a group of animators – to work with on an exciting local history project for Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse and Norfolk Museums Service. To discover more about the animation(s), tentatively titled ‘Ghosts Of Gressenhall’, please go here. We wish James every success … Continue reading

We Have Lift Off!

Thank you to everyone who made the Launch Night of the Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition a success. One member who deserves a mention is Anne Funnel who kindly brought along her collection of porcelain Van-Dal shoes for our interest, including a large and decorative, shop window display piece. With guests and presentations, food … Continue reading

19th April 2016

Everyone is welcome to joins us on Tuesday 19th April when we will be launching our second Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition. This time our popular competition has the theme of shoes. The launch will feature a whole handful of speakers, including Rachel Hore, who is judging this year’s entries. Other speakers on the … Continue reading

New E-Course In Writing Your Family History

Author of ‘Writing Your Family History: A Guide for Genealogists’ and other books, Tutor and Professional Genealogist, Circle member and sponsor of the Past Search in-house competition, Gill Blanchard is delighted to announce she has launched a new E-Course in Writing Your Family History for those who cannot attend her popular face to face courses. … Continue reading

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