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

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

Competition 1 Winners

On Tuesday 6th December, Norwich Writers’ Circle welcomed back Dr. Susan Burton to adjudicate our first competition of the 2016-17 season.  The competition was to write a personal profile or non-fiction character study and the winner would be awarded the Annual Past Search Prize for Non-Fiction sponsored by Gill Blanchard of http://www.pastsearch.co.uk. After a thorough … Continue reading

Poppyland

  On Tuesday 15th November the NWC welcomed Peter Stibbons, owner of Poppyland Publishing. The group was then treated to a highly informative presentation following Peter’s career as well as some invaluable insider-secrets. The NWC would like to thank Peter very much for his talk – especially for the props.  Seeing a laser disc was … Continue reading

L’esprit de l’escalier

On Tuesday 4th October we launched our first competition of the season – The Past Search Prize for Non-Fiction.  We were joined by Susan Burton, UEA PhD researcher, for a talk on creative non-fiction. Susan started by sharing her harrowing yet light-hearted account of the Tōhoku earthquake and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster that followed.  … 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

Alison Bruce

On 1st October Norwich Writers’ Circle welcomed crime writer Alison Bruce, as our 2013/14 programme continued. During the meeting, which was well attended by members and visitors alike, Alison described her life as a crime writer, from both a creative and commercial point of view. The fascinating and fun-filled evening saw the DC Goodhew series author inform us … Continue reading

D J Taylor Returns

Norwich Writers’ Circle’s 2013/14 programme begun on 17th September with the return of D J Taylor. At a very well-attended meeting, and following a short introduction, David wittily went onto discuss the practicalities of being a writer in the present age. with reference to his varied and successful career to date. Our former Vice-Chairman went … Continue reading

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