An Evening with Heidi Williamson

Members of Norwich Writers’ Circle were delighted to welcome award-winning poet and mentor Heidi Williamson to our meeting on Tuesday 16th January.  Heidi led an instructive and entertaining workshop on how the use of poetic techniques can improve both our prose and poetry. The group was challenged to join a number of free-writing exercises, demonstrating … Continue reading

Don’t Be A Stranger To Your Voice

It’s official!  On Tuesday 18th April, we officially launched this year’s Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition.  We were joined by Ralph Jackman, our adjudicator, Frank Meeres, author of Strangers: A history of Norwich’s incomers, and Charles Wilde, marketing and development manager for Norfolk Museums Service, who have kindly agreed to assist us with the … Continue reading

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

Manuscript Evening

We’re having a manuscript evening on Tuesday 21st February.  Attendees will be able to read their work in small groups and receive constructive feedback. You can bring poetry, fiction, non-fiction – whatever you’re working on, we’d love to read it! If you are interested in joining us, please bring a sample of no more than … 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 After a thorough … 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

Debut Novel by Christopher Woodall

Congratulations to NWC member Christopher Woodall on his debut novel launch of 30TH November. Norwich Writers’ Circle would like to congratulate member Christopher Woodall on the launch of his debut novel November, held in Jarrolds Book Department. Over sixty people, including family and friends, filled the space enjoying wine and nibbles before hearing a presentation … Continue reading


  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

Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition 2016 Anthology

During the prize giving gala for the Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition 2016, not only did we announce the winners, but we also revealed our plans to release an anthology. It will contain: The winning entries of the Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition 2016. The shortlisted entries for the Olga Sinclair Open Short … Continue reading

Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition Gala

The wait is over … On Tuesday 18th October, we will be announcing the winners of the Olga Sinclair Short Story Competition at Anteros Arts Foundation. To celebrate, a light buffet will be served, and a raffle with some fantastic prizes to be won will be held. The doors open at 7pm with the main … Continue reading

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