Introducing our 'Lit Insiders'

The National Centre for Writing is delighted to welcome 18 new faces to our brand new ‘Lit from the Inside’ professional development programme.

The ‘Lit Insiders’ share a love of reading, writing and books in their schools and local communities, and will spend the next 12 months helping spread the word of Norwich as England’s first UNESCO City of Literature while gaining valuable experience for a future career in the creative industries.

  • Casper Rhodes-Leeder, Jane Austen College
  • Shae Maroney, Notre Dame High School
  • Ruby Cross, City of Norwich School
  • Felix Platt, Litcham School
  • Poppy Nash, Hellesdon High School
  • Matthew Spalding, Norwich School
  • Antonia Rogers, home educated
  • Freya Cushing, Thorpe St. Andrews School and Sixth Form
  • Anneke Jarrald, City of Norwich School
  • Ella Bishop, The Thetford Academy
  • Sophie Sargant, City of Norwich School
  • Kamil Sharpe, Attleborough Academy
  • Reuben Andrews, Framingham Earl High School
  • Amelia Stephen, Hobart High School
  • Oyinkansola Annabelle Olabode, Wymondham College
  • Alastair Wyllie, Norwich School
  • Harriet Fletcher, Aylsham High School
  • Amelia Platt, Reepham College

Through a range of creative and professional development opportunities, the ‘Lit Insiders’ will explore how an arts organisation works from the inside; judging the Young Norfolk Writing Competition and planning the finalists showcase; interviewing authors, translators and international writers; and developing their own creative writing. Participants will also have the opportunity to complete their Bronze or Silver Arts Award – a nationally recognised qualification.

We look forward to seeing their news, reviews and interviews over the coming months!