Mick Herron
Workshop
Friday 13 September

How to Craft a Gripping Spy Thriller

The art of espionage with Mick Herron Learn from one of the great spy thriller writers of our time – a master of sardonic wit and edge-of-your-seat storytelling who is often compared to John le Carré and Len Deighton. Mick Herron, author of the Jackson Lamb series, will share his incomparable insights into crafting a […]

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September 13, 2019 11:00 am September 13, 2019 11:00 am Europe/London How to Craft a Gripping Spy Thriller Writers' Centre Norwich –

The art of espionage with Mick Herron Learn from one of the great spy thriller writers of our time – a master of sardonic wit and edge-of-your-seat storytelling who is often compared to John le Carré and Len Deighton. Mick Herron, author of the Jackson Lamb series, will share his incomparable insights into crafting a […]

The Enterprise Centre, UEA Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 13 September

11am - 1pm or 2 - 4pm

The Enterprise Centre, UEA

£40 / £35 conc

Claire McGowan
Workshop
Friday 13 September

Making a Murderer

Creating memorable characters with Claire McGowan Learn how to develop a compelling lead character for your crime fiction – with the potential to carry a series – in this bitesize writing workshop from Claire McGowan. Delve deep into the psyche of your heroes and villains, and gain practical advice on how to construct scenes with […]

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September 13, 2019 11:00 am September 13, 2019 11:00 am Europe/London Making a Murderer Writers' Centre Norwich –

Creating memorable characters with Claire McGowan Learn how to develop a compelling lead character for your crime fiction – with the potential to carry a series – in this bitesize writing workshop from Claire McGowan. Delve deep into the psyche of your heroes and villains, and gain practical advice on how to construct scenes with […]

The Enterprise Centre, UEA Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 13 September

11am - 1pm or 2 - 4pm

The Enterprise Centre, UEA

£40 / £35 conc

Shona Lewis
Workshop
Thursday 26 September

Writing for Wellbeing with Shona Lowes

‘Writing about important things in our lives can often provide clarity and understanding that helps us to move on to something different.’ Curious about how writing can support your physical and mental wellbeing? This introductory session with writer and clinical psychologist Shona Lowers will provide you with an understanding of writing as a reflective process, […]

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September 26, 2019 2:00 pm September 26, 2019 2:00 pm Europe/London Writing for Wellbeing with Shona Lowes Writers' Centre Norwich –

‘Writing about important things in our lives can often provide clarity and understanding that helps us to move on to something different.’ Curious about how writing can support your physical and mental wellbeing? This introductory session with writer and clinical psychologist Shona Lowers will provide you with an understanding of writing as a reflective process, […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 26 September

2 - 4pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£35 / £25 conc

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Workshop
Friday 27 September

Funding Insights with Arts Council England

In partnership with Arts Council England Fully booked! To join the waiting list for this session please email info@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk Arts Council England (ACE) support writers and new writing in many different ways. In this session, which features a presentation by an ACE representative and an extended Q&A time, you’ll have the chance to find out […]

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September 27, 2019 11:00 am September 27, 2019 11:00 am Europe/London Funding Insights with Arts Council England Writers' Centre Norwich –

In partnership with Arts Council England Fully booked! To join the waiting list for this session please email info@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk Arts Council England (ACE) support writers and new writing in many different ways. In this session, which features a presentation by an ACE representative and an extended Q&A time, you’ll have the chance to find out […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 27 September

11am - 1pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Free - booking required

Ian Nettleton
Workshop
Monday 30 September

Beginners’ Fiction with Ian Nettleton (ten-week course)

Take those exciting first steps into fiction writing with this friendly, supportive ten-week course led by expert tutor and published writer, Ian Nettleton. Ian has been leading sold-out ‘beginners fiction’ courses at NCW for a number of years. Through a combination of group discussion and one-to-one feedback, he will equip you with the necessary tools […]

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September 30, 2019 7:00 pm September 30, 2019 7:00 pm Europe/London Beginners’ Fiction with Ian Nettleton (ten-week course) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Take those exciting first steps into fiction writing with this friendly, supportive ten-week course led by expert tutor and published writer, Ian Nettleton. Ian has been leading sold-out ‘beginners fiction’ courses at NCW for a number of years. Through a combination of group discussion and one-to-one feedback, he will equip you with the necessary tools […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 30 September

Mondays, 7 - 9pm for ten weeks

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£225 / conc £200

Ian Nettleton
Workshop
Tuesday 1 October

Intermediate Fiction with Ian Nettleton (ten-week course)

Take your writing to the next level and discover ways to make your novel or short stories stand out with this friendly, supportive, ten-week intermediate course led by expert tutor and published writer Ian Nettleton. Ian has been leading sold-out fiction courses at NCW for a number of years. Through a combination of group discussion […]

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October 1, 2019 7:00 pm October 1, 2019 7:00 pm Europe/London Intermediate Fiction with Ian Nettleton (ten-week course) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Take your writing to the next level and discover ways to make your novel or short stories stand out with this friendly, supportive, ten-week intermediate course led by expert tutor and published writer Ian Nettleton. Ian has been leading sold-out fiction courses at NCW for a number of years. Through a combination of group discussion […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 1 October

Tuesdays, 7 - 9pm for ten weeks

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£225 / conc £200

Mandy Stanley
Workshop
Friday 4 October

Self-publishing Insights with Mandy Stanley

Join Mandy Stanley, an award-winning illustrator, author and designer and explore the exciting world of self-publishing. Having published with traditional publishing houses such as HarperCollins, Mandy decided to experiment with self-publishing for the next instalment in her popular children’s series. She’ll share with us all she has learned along the way, from the business of […]

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October 4, 2019 2:00 pm October 4, 2019 2:00 pm Europe/London Self-publishing Insights with Mandy Stanley Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join Mandy Stanley, an award-winning illustrator, author and designer and explore the exciting world of self-publishing. Having published with traditional publishing houses such as HarperCollins, Mandy decided to experiment with self-publishing for the next instalment in her popular children’s series. She’ll share with us all she has learned along the way, from the business of […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 4 October

2 - 4pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£45 / £35 conc

Ian Nettleton
Workshop
Saturday 5 October

Advanced Fiction with Ian Nettleton (three-month course)

Looking for advice on how to finalise, edit and polish your work? Ready to take your writing to a more sophisticated level? Our Advanced Fiction sessions with Ian Nettleton are the ideal choice for more experienced writers with a project in mind, or for anyone seeking a new and exciting creative challenge. Ian has been […]

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October 5, 2019 10:00 am October 5, 2019 10:00 am Europe/London Advanced Fiction with Ian Nettleton (three-month course) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Looking for advice on how to finalise, edit and polish your work? Ready to take your writing to a more sophisticated level? Our Advanced Fiction sessions with Ian Nettleton are the ideal choice for more experienced writers with a project in mind, or for anyone seeking a new and exciting creative challenge. Ian has been […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 5 October

10am - 4pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£225 / conc £200

Megan Bradbury
Workshop
Thursday 17 October

Read Like a Writer with Megan Bradbury

Megan Bradbury, author of Everyone Is Watching, shares a passage from a book that helped to inspire her writing. Find out how Megan used creative reading as a tool in writing her own first novel, and, crucially, how she whittled down her reading and research into a form where her fiction could really take flight. […]

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October 17, 2019 6:00 pm October 17, 2019 6:00 pm Europe/London Read Like a Writer with Megan Bradbury Writers' Centre Norwich –

Megan Bradbury, author of Everyone Is Watching, shares a passage from a book that helped to inspire her writing. Find out how Megan used creative reading as a tool in writing her own first novel, and, crucially, how she whittled down her reading and research into a form where her fiction could really take flight. […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 17 October

6 - 8pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£15 / £12 conc

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Workshop
Wednesday 30 October

Poetry Pulse with Anna Cathenka (four-week course)

Our ‘back to basics’ pulse courses are perfect for both first-time writers and more practised writers who wish to refresh their technique. Using a mixture of discussion, writing exercises and (optional) individual feedback, you’ll gain confidence in handling three fundamental elements of your chosen form. In ‘Poetry Pulse’ published poet and experienced tutor Anna Cathenka […]

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October 30, 2019 7:00 pm October 30, 2019 7:00 pm Europe/London Poetry Pulse with Anna Cathenka (four-week course) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Our ‘back to basics’ pulse courses are perfect for both first-time writers and more practised writers who wish to refresh their technique. Using a mixture of discussion, writing exercises and (optional) individual feedback, you’ll gain confidence in handling three fundamental elements of your chosen form. In ‘Poetry Pulse’ published poet and experienced tutor Anna Cathenka […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Wednesday 30 October

7 - 9pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£75 / £65 conc

Ashley Stokes
Workshop
Friday 1 November

Meet the Editor with Ashley Stokes

In partnership with The Literary Consultancy In this free session, held in association with The Literary Consultancy, meet professional editor Ashley Stokes. Ashley will be talking about the role of the editor, how critical feedback can help develop your writing, and will be workshopping specific editing questions to help you get to grips with your […]

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November 1, 2019 2:00 pm November 1, 2019 2:00 pm Europe/London Meet the Editor with Ashley Stokes Writers' Centre Norwich –

In partnership with The Literary Consultancy In this free session, held in association with The Literary Consultancy, meet professional editor Ashley Stokes. Ashley will be talking about the role of the editor, how critical feedback can help develop your writing, and will be workshopping specific editing questions to help you get to grips with your […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 1 November

2 - 4pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Free - please book in advance

Workshop
Wednesday 13 November

Read Like a Writer with Feby Indirani

Author and journalist Feby Indirani shares a passage from a book that helped to inspire her writing. Find out how Feby uses reading to inform her own work as a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, in which she tackles subjects ranging from feminism to religion and spirituality. Creative and sensitive reading is a must-have […]

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November 13, 2019 6:00 pm November 13, 2019 6:00 pm Europe/London Read Like a Writer with Feby Indirani Writers' Centre Norwich –

Author and journalist Feby Indirani shares a passage from a book that helped to inspire her writing. Find out how Feby uses reading to inform her own work as a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, in which she tackles subjects ranging from feminism to religion and spirituality. Creative and sensitive reading is a must-have […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Wednesday 13 November

6 - 8pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£15 / £12 conc

Workshop
Saturday 16 November

Memory & Taboo: An Introduction to Memoir with Monique Roffey

Limited availability! Discover the tools for approaching hard-to-write subjects with novel and memoirist Monique Roffey. Through a mixture of discussion, reading and writing you will explore: memory, and slowing down events, especially ones which feel hard to write about five things all good memories have in common the problem of shame and taboo finding the […]

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November 16, 2019 10:00 am November 16, 2019 10:00 am Europe/London Memory & Taboo: An Introduction to Memoir with Monique Roffey Writers' Centre Norwich –

Limited availability! Discover the tools for approaching hard-to-write subjects with novel and memoirist Monique Roffey. Through a mixture of discussion, reading and writing you will explore: memory, and slowing down events, especially ones which feel hard to write about five things all good memories have in common the problem of shame and taboo finding the […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 16 November

10am - 3pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£55 / £45 conc

Ed Wilson
Workshop
Friday 22 November

Agent Insights with Ed Wilson, Johnson & Alcock Literary Agency

Ed Wilson from the Johnson & Alcock Literary Agency represents writers across fiction and non-fiction, including crime, sci-fi and fantasy, and YA fiction. In this two-hour session, he will share his insights into what agents do, how they find and work with their authors, as well as his top tips for submitting your manuscript to […]

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November 22, 2019 2:00 pm November 22, 2019 2:00 pm Europe/London Agent Insights with Ed Wilson, Johnson & Alcock Literary Agency Writers' Centre Norwich –

Ed Wilson from the Johnson & Alcock Literary Agency represents writers across fiction and non-fiction, including crime, sci-fi and fantasy, and YA fiction. In this two-hour session, he will share his insights into what agents do, how they find and work with their authors, as well as his top tips for submitting your manuscript to […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 22 November

2 - 4pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£45 / £35 conc

Map, laptop and writing tools
Workshop
Saturday 30 November

The Writer’s Roadmap

with Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Molly Naylor and Edward Parnell A day packed full of inspiration, practical advice and insider knowledge to help you set your goals and fulfil your writing ambitions. Hear from award-winning poet, writer and filmmaker Victoria Adukwei Bulley; scriptwriter, poet and theatre-maker Molly Naylor (‘Brave, tough, funny and beautiful writing’ – Guardian); […]

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November 30, 2019 10:00 am November 30, 2019 10:00 am Europe/London The Writer’s Roadmap Writers' Centre Norwich –

with Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Molly Naylor and Edward Parnell A day packed full of inspiration, practical advice and insider knowledge to help you set your goals and fulfil your writing ambitions. Hear from award-winning poet, writer and filmmaker Victoria Adukwei Bulley; scriptwriter, poet and theatre-maker Molly Naylor (‘Brave, tough, funny and beautiful writing’ – Guardian); […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 30 November

10am - 4pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£55/ £45 conc

Jane Yeh
Workshop
Saturday 7 December

Approaches to Contemporary Poetry with Jane Yeh

In this workshop, Jane Yeh, author of Discipline (named by the Guardian as a Book of the Year 2019), will guide you through her approach to crafting resonant, powerful poems. Exploring such elements of craft as voice, structure, and imagery, you’ll read a range of contemporary poems before writing your own in class under Jane’s expert […]

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December 7, 2019 10:00 am December 7, 2019 10:00 am Europe/London Approaches to Contemporary Poetry with Jane Yeh Writers' Centre Norwich –

In this workshop, Jane Yeh, author of Discipline (named by the Guardian as a Book of the Year 2019), will guide you through her approach to crafting resonant, powerful poems. Exploring such elements of craft as voice, structure, and imagery, you’ll read a range of contemporary poems before writing your own in class under Jane’s expert […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 7 December

10am - 3pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£55 / £45 conc