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Workshop
Friday 28 February

The Language of Food with Cara Marks

Exercise your senses and unlock the powerful potential of memory in this half-day workshop which focuses on writing about that most evocative of topics – food. Whether you’re a budding food critic, or delight in sprinkling culinary detail into your fiction, Cara Marks will share approaches and techniques to help you get started in food […]

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February 28, 2020 2:00 pm February 28, 2020 2:00 pm Europe/London The Language of Food with Cara Marks Writers' Centre Norwich –

Exercise your senses and unlock the powerful potential of memory in this half-day workshop which focuses on writing about that most evocative of topics – food. Whether you’re a budding food critic, or delight in sprinkling culinary detail into your fiction, Cara Marks will share approaches and techniques to help you get started in food […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 28 February

2 - 5pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£45 / £35 conc

Jade Cuttle
Workshop
Saturday 29 February

Read Like a Writer with Jade Cuttle

The most engaging writers are often the most attentive readers. This Saturday morning spend some time in the excellent company of Costa Book Award judge and Ambit editor Jade Cuttle, as she explores how you can find inspiration from and enhance your writing technique through reading the writers that you love. Through quick, practical examples […]

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February 29, 2020 11:00 am February 29, 2020 11:00 am Europe/London Read Like a Writer with Jade Cuttle Writers' Centre Norwich –

The most engaging writers are often the most attentive readers. This Saturday morning spend some time in the excellent company of Costa Book Award judge and Ambit editor Jade Cuttle, as she explores how you can find inspiration from and enhance your writing technique through reading the writers that you love. Through quick, practical examples […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 29 February

11am - 1.30pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£15 / £12 conc

South Wing of the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
Event
Monday 2 March

Guided Tour of Dragon Hall

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

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March 2, 2020 2:00 pm March 2, 2020 2:00 pm Europe/London Guided Tour of Dragon Hall Writers' Centre Norwich –

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 2 March
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free

Shona Lewis
Workshop
Tuesday 3 March

Writing for Wellbeing with Shona Lowes (four-week course)

Curious about how writing can support your physical and mental wellbeing? Following her sold-out workshop last year, writer and clinical psychologist Shona Lowes returns with a four-week course (every Tuesday from 3 March) which will provide you with the tools to help you examine your life and experiences through creative writing. Each week Shona will […]

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March 3, 2020 7:00 pm March 3, 2020 7:00 pm Europe/London Writing for Wellbeing with Shona Lowes (four-week course) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Curious about how writing can support your physical and mental wellbeing? Following her sold-out workshop last year, writer and clinical psychologist Shona Lowes returns with a four-week course (every Tuesday from 3 March) which will provide you with the tools to help you examine your life and experiences through creative writing. Each week Shona will […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 3 March

7 - 9pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£75 / £65 conc

Abi Daré
Event
Thursday 12 March

UEA Live: Abi Daré (Women’s History Month)

Featuring Claire Hynes, Julianne Pachico & Sandy Pool Join us for UEA Live – a season of free literature events where we showcase the very best of UEA’s past, present and future literary talent. Our headline authors are supported by writers from across the current UEA Creative Writing programmes. Grab a drink from the bar, […]

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March 12, 2020 7:00 pm March 12, 2020 7:00 pm Europe/London UEA Live: Abi Daré (Women’s History Month) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Featuring Claire Hynes, Julianne Pachico & Sandy Pool Join us for UEA Live – a season of free literature events where we showcase the very best of UEA’s past, present and future literary talent. Our headline authors are supported by writers from across the current UEA Creative Writing programmes. Grab a drink from the bar, […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 12 March
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

7 - 9pm (doors 6.30pm)

Free

Colin Grant
Workshop
Saturday 14 March

Life Writing with Colin Grant

Join Colin Grant, author of Homecoming (BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week; a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year) and A Smell of Burning, for this day-long workshop exploring life writing. Through a mixture of discussion and writing exercises, you’ll discover techniques for researching and writing the lives of others, whether they’re admired cultural […]

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March 14, 2020 10:00 am March 14, 2020 10:00 am Europe/London Life Writing with Colin Grant Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join Colin Grant, author of Homecoming (BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week; a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year) and A Smell of Burning, for this day-long workshop exploring life writing. Through a mixture of discussion and writing exercises, you’ll discover techniques for researching and writing the lives of others, whether they’re admired cultural […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 14 March

10am - 3pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£55 / £45 conc

South Wing of the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
Event
Monday 16 March

Guided Tour of Dragon Hall

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

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March 16, 2020 2:00 pm March 16, 2020 2:00 pm Europe/London Guided Tour of Dragon Hall Writers' Centre Norwich –

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 16 March
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free (suggested donation £5)

Event
Monday 16 March

Dragon Hall Debates: Death

It happens every day, and all of us have been affected by it. But why is death and dying a taboo topic? Is there hope beyond the grief? Rachel Clarke, writer and clinical specialist in palliative medicine will be giving a personal and moving account of her experiences in end of life care; UEA’s Dr […]

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March 16, 2020 7:00 pm March 16, 2020 7:00 pm Europe/London Dragon Hall Debates: Death Writers' Centre Norwich –

It happens every day, and all of us have been affected by it. But why is death and dying a taboo topic? Is there hope beyond the grief? Rachel Clarke, writer and clinical specialist in palliative medicine will be giving a personal and moving account of her experiences in end of life care; UEA’s Dr […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 16 March
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

7pm (doors 6.30pm)

Free - booking required

Event
Tuesday 17 March

Creative Future workshop – Snapshots

National Centre for Writing has partnered with Creative Future to host free creative writing workshops for people who might otherwise not have access due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstance. Come to as many as you wish – all offer something different. There will be six workshops in Norwich running from […]

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March 17, 2020 10:30 am March 17, 2020 10:30 am Europe/London Creative Future workshop – Snapshots Writers' Centre Norwich –

National Centre for Writing has partnered with Creative Future to host free creative writing workshops for people who might otherwise not have access due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstance. Come to as many as you wish – all offer something different. There will be six workshops in Norwich running from […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 17 March
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

10:30am - 12pm

Free - suggested donation

Dragon Hall Salon
Event
Tuesday 17 March

Dragon Hall Social

Each month, we open our doors for an informal, friendly drop-in evening of conversation, ideas and support. Open to anyone who makes, reads and works with words, the Dragon Hall Social is an opportunity to grab a drink from the bar, meet people, cook up plans and compare notes, to talk books, and to hear […]

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March 17, 2020 6:00 pm March 17, 2020 6:00 pm Europe/London Dragon Hall Social Writers' Centre Norwich –

Each month, we open our doors for an informal, friendly drop-in evening of conversation, ideas and support. Open to anyone who makes, reads and works with words, the Dragon Hall Social is an opportunity to grab a drink from the bar, meet people, cook up plans and compare notes, to talk books, and to hear […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 17 March
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

6pm (doors at 5.30pm)

Free - let us know you're coming!

Jenny Offill
Event
Thursday 19 March

Jenny Offill – Weather

Appearing in Norwich as part of a limited run of UK events. Jenny Offill is the author of Dept. of Speculation (which was shortlisted for the Folio Prize and the International Dublin Award) and Last Things (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the L.A. Times First Book Award). […]

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March 19, 2020 7:00 pm March 19, 2020 7:00 pm Europe/London Jenny Offill – Weather Writers' Centre Norwich –

Appearing in Norwich as part of a limited run of UK events. Jenny Offill is the author of Dept. of Speculation (which was shortlisted for the Folio Prize and the International Dublin Award) and Last Things (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the L.A. Times First Book Award). […]

The Octagon Chapel, Norwich Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 19 March
The Octagon Chapel, Norwich

7 - 8pm

£5

Emma Paterson
Workshop
Friday 20 March

Agent Insights with Emma Paterson

Emma Paterson from Aitken Alexander Associates represents writers across literary fiction, non-fiction and poetry – including Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo, short story writer and Guardian columnist Chris Power, and Sunday Times bestseller Otegha Uwagba. In this two-hour session, Emma will share her insights into what agents do, how they find and work with their […]

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March 20, 2020 2:00 pm March 20, 2020 2:00 pm Europe/London Agent Insights with Emma Paterson Writers' Centre Norwich –

Emma Paterson from Aitken Alexander Associates represents writers across literary fiction, non-fiction and poetry – including Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo, short story writer and Guardian columnist Chris Power, and Sunday Times bestseller Otegha Uwagba. In this two-hour session, Emma will share her insights into what agents do, how they find and work with their […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 20 March

2 - 4pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£45 / £35 conc

Event
Tuesday 24 March

Meet the World: A Focus on Estonia

Meet Estonian novelist, poet and musician Vahur Afanasjev, who will be our writer in residence in March as part of our residency exchange with Tartu UNESCO City of Literature. Vahur is the author of the award-winning ‘Serafima and Bogdan’, a bloody, funny and surreal family saga about the Russian Old Believer minority in Estonia. In […]

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March 24, 2020 7:00 pm March 24, 2020 7:00 pm Europe/London Meet the World: A Focus on Estonia Writers' Centre Norwich –

Meet Estonian novelist, poet and musician Vahur Afanasjev, who will be our writer in residence in March as part of our residency exchange with Tartu UNESCO City of Literature. Vahur is the author of the award-winning ‘Serafima and Bogdan’, a bloody, funny and surreal family saga about the Russian Old Believer minority in Estonia. In […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 24 March
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

7 - 8.30pm

£5 - includes glass of wine

Event
Thursday 26 March

Drop-in writing time

The biggest gift you can give your writing is time. Join us after work each month for a free drop-in writing session! We’ll start off with a prompted 10-minute free-write, before 50 minutes uninterrupted writing time, followed by a final half-hour of mingling. Bring your favourite notebook or your laptop, and we’ll bring the tea […]

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March 26, 2020 5:30 pm March 26, 2020 5:30 pm Europe/London Drop-in writing time Writers' Centre Norwich –

The biggest gift you can give your writing is time. Join us after work each month for a free drop-in writing session! We’ll start off with a prompted 10-minute free-write, before 50 minutes uninterrupted writing time, followed by a final half-hour of mingling. Bring your favourite notebook or your laptop, and we’ll bring the tea […]

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

5.30 - 7pm

Free (suggested donation £2)

Nirmalendu Goon
Workshop
Saturday 28 March

Translating Poetry

Try your hand at the craft of poetry translation with this two-hour workshop led by British bilingual poet, storyteller and writer Shamim Azad, and poet, translator and environmental activist Jamie Osborn. Perfect for poets interested in translation and translators interested in poetry. Through practical exercises and informal group discussion, Shamim and Jamie will guide you […]

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March 28, 2020 2:00 pm March 28, 2020 2:00 pm Europe/London Translating Poetry Writers' Centre Norwich –

Try your hand at the craft of poetry translation with this two-hour workshop led by British bilingual poet, storyteller and writer Shamim Azad, and poet, translator and environmental activist Jamie Osborn. Perfect for poets interested in translation and translators interested in poetry. Through practical exercises and informal group discussion, Shamim and Jamie will guide you […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 28 March

2 - 4pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£7 / £4 conc

South Wing of the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
Event
Monday 6 April

Guided Tour of Dragon Hall

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

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April 6, 2020 2:00 pm April 6, 2020 2:00 pm Europe/London Guided Tour of Dragon Hall Writers' Centre Norwich –

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 6 April
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free (suggested donation £5)

Course
Tuesday 7 April

Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 13 – 17-Year-Olds

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 13 – 17 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support […]

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April 7, 2020 11:00 am April 7, 2020 11:00 am Europe/London Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 13 – 17-Year-Olds Writers' Centre Norwich –

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 13 – 17 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 7 April

11 – 1.30pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£5

Young person's workshop
Event
Wednesday 8 April

Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 9 – 12-Year-Olds

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 9 – 12 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support […]

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April 8, 2020 10:00 am April 8, 2020 10:00 am Europe/London Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 9 – 12-Year-Olds Writers' Centre Norwich –

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 9 – 12 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Wednesday 8 April
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

10am – 12pm

£5

Young persons' workshop
Course
Wednesday 15 April

Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 13 – 17-Year-Olds

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 13 – 17 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support […]

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April 15, 2020 11:00 am April 15, 2020 11:00 am Europe/London Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 13 – 17-Year-Olds Writers' Centre Norwich –

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 13 – 17 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Wednesday 15 April

11 - 1.30pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£5

Event
Wednesday 15 April

Meet the World: European Camarade

The European Poetry Festival returns to Norwich! An event celebrating literary poetry, avant-garde performance and the potentials of collaboration, pairing some of the finest poets of the thriving Norwich poetry scene with writers visiting from nations across Europe. New works made for the night spanning languages, literatures and the European continent. George Szirtes and Helen […]

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April 15, 2020 7:00 pm April 15, 2020 7:00 pm Europe/London Meet the World: European Camarade Writers' Centre Norwich –

The European Poetry Festival returns to Norwich! An event celebrating literary poetry, avant-garde performance and the potentials of collaboration, pairing some of the finest poets of the thriving Norwich poetry scene with writers visiting from nations across Europe. New works made for the night spanning languages, literatures and the European continent. George Szirtes and Helen […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Wednesday 15 April
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

7 - 8.30pm

Free - booking required

Young person's workshop
Course
Thursday 16 April

Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 9 – 12-Year-Olds

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 9 – 12 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support […]

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April 16, 2020 10:00 am April 16, 2020 10:00 am Europe/London Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 9 – 12-Year-Olds Writers' Centre Norwich –

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 9 – 12 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 16 April

10am-12pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£5

South Wing of the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
Event
Monday 20 April

Guided Tour of Dragon Hall

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

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April 20, 2020 2:00 pm April 20, 2020 2:00 pm Europe/London Guided Tour of Dragon Hall Writers' Centre Norwich –

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 20 April
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free (suggested donation £5)

Irenosen Okojie
Workshop
Saturday 25 April

Writing Short Stories with Irenosen Okojie

Famed for her ‘surreal, brave, ambitious, extraordinary’ (Sunny Singh, Jhalak Prize Judge) style of writing, Irenosen Okojie is a modern master of the short story. Join her in this day-long workshop to learn how she creates rich, multi-layered worlds packed with imagery and imagination – all within a taut and contained form. Through a mix […]

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April 25, 2020 10:00 am April 25, 2020 10:00 am Europe/London Writing Short Stories with Irenosen Okojie Writers' Centre Norwich –

Famed for her ‘surreal, brave, ambitious, extraordinary’ (Sunny Singh, Jhalak Prize Judge) style of writing, Irenosen Okojie is a modern master of the short story. Join her in this day-long workshop to learn how she creates rich, multi-layered worlds packed with imagery and imagination – all within a taut and contained form. Through a mix […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 25 April

10am - 3pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£55 / £45 conc

Event
Tuesday 28 April

Meet the World: Els Beerten in Conversation

Meet one of Belgium’s leading young adult novelists, Els Beerten, who will be in Norwich as part of our exchange with Passa Porta International House of Literature in Brussels. Els Beerten has been widely translated and has received several awards. Her most successful novel is We All Want Heaven. During her time in Norwich, Els […]

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April 28, 2020 7:00 pm April 28, 2020 7:00 pm Europe/London Meet the World: Els Beerten in Conversation Writers' Centre Norwich –

Meet one of Belgium’s leading young adult novelists, Els Beerten, who will be in Norwich as part of our exchange with Passa Porta International House of Literature in Brussels. Els Beerten has been widely translated and has received several awards. Her most successful novel is We All Want Heaven. During her time in Norwich, Els […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 28 April
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

7 - 8.30pm

£5 - includes glass of wine

Event
Thursday 30 April

Drop-in writing time

The biggest gift you can give your writing is time. Join us after work each month for a free drop-in writing session! We’ll start off with a prompted 10-minute free-write, before 50 minutes uninterrupted writing time, followed by a final half-hour of mingling. Bring your favourite notebook or your laptop, and we’ll bring the tea […]

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April 30, 2020 5:30 pm April 30, 2020 5:30 pm Europe/London Drop-in writing time Writers' Centre Norwich –

The biggest gift you can give your writing is time. Join us after work each month for a free drop-in writing session! We’ll start off with a prompted 10-minute free-write, before 50 minutes uninterrupted writing time, followed by a final half-hour of mingling. Bring your favourite notebook or your laptop, and we’ll bring the tea […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 30 April
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

5.30 - 7pm

Free (suggested donation £2)

Sue Hubbard
Event
Thursday 30 April

UEA Live: Sue Hubbard

Featuring Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ & Molly Naylor Join us for UEA Live – a season of free literature events where we showcase the very best of UEA’s past, present and future literary talent. Our headline authors are supported by writers from across the current UEA Creative Writing programmes. Grab a drink from the bar, browse books and settle in […]

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April 30, 2020 7:00 pm April 30, 2020 7:00 pm Europe/London UEA Live: Sue Hubbard Writers' Centre Norwich –

Featuring Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ & Molly Naylor Join us for UEA Live – a season of free literature events where we showcase the very best of UEA’s past, present and future literary talent. Our headline authors are supported by writers from across the current UEA Creative Writing programmes. Grab a drink from the bar, browse books and settle in […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 30 April
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

7 - 9pm (doors 6.30pm)

Free

Sarah Bower
Workshop
Friday 1 May

The Alchemy of Research with Sarah Bower

Join novelist and short story writer Sarah Bower for our afternoon session which focuses on the power of research when developing your fiction. Combining writing exercises with informal group discussion, Sarah will share research strategies and writing techniques to help you get under the skin of your characters and create accurate settings that bring your […]

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May 1, 2020 2:00 pm May 1, 2020 2:00 pm Europe/London The Alchemy of Research with Sarah Bower Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join novelist and short story writer Sarah Bower for our afternoon session which focuses on the power of research when developing your fiction. Combining writing exercises with informal group discussion, Sarah will share research strategies and writing techniques to help you get under the skin of your characters and create accurate settings that bring your […]

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

2 - 5pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£45 / £35 conc

Laura Scott
Workshop
Saturday 2 May

Exploring Voices in your Poetry with Laura Scott

How can we draw inspiration from the work of other artists we admire, and what does this do to our own poetic voice? Join Laura Scott, author of So Many Rooms, as she shares techniques and approaches for crafting original poems which inhabit new voices, characters and spaces. Through informal group discussion and writing exercises, […]

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May 2, 2020 10:00 am May 2, 2020 10:00 am Europe/London Exploring Voices in your Poetry with Laura Scott Writers' Centre Norwich –

How can we draw inspiration from the work of other artists we admire, and what does this do to our own poetic voice? Join Laura Scott, author of So Many Rooms, as she shares techniques and approaches for crafting original poems which inhabit new voices, characters and spaces. Through informal group discussion and writing exercises, […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 2 May

10am - 3pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£55 / £45 conc

Laptop, book and coffee mug
Online Course
Monday 4 May

Writing Poetry: Next Steps with Helen Ivory

Award-winning poet Helen Ivory will be your guide through this next level course, designed for poets keen to push themselves further. Through experimentation, challenge and feedback, you will produce new work and have a better sense of how to assess your poetry objectively. Over 24 weeks, you will be guided through the landscape of contemporary […]

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May 4, 2020 12:00 am May 4, 2020 12:00 am Europe/London Writing Poetry: Next Steps with Helen Ivory Writers' Centre Norwich –

Award-winning poet Helen Ivory will be your guide through this next level course, designed for poets keen to push themselves further. Through experimentation, challenge and feedback, you will produce new work and have a better sense of how to assess your poetry objectively. Over 24 weeks, you will be guided through the landscape of contemporary […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 4 May

24 weeks

Online

£900

Online Course
Monday 4 May

Start Writing Crime Fiction with Nicola Upson

Crime fiction is the biggest-selling genre in the UK and this course will help you to incorporate its building blocks into your own writing. Join Nicola Upson, author of the Josephine Tey books, to explore the genre’s themes and appeal, looking at creating credible worlds and characters, developing and structuring story and building page-turning, tension-filled […]

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May 4, 2020 9:00 am May 4, 2020 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Crime Fiction with Nicola Upson Writers' Centre Norwich –

Crime fiction is the biggest-selling genre in the UK and this course will help you to incorporate its building blocks into your own writing. Join Nicola Upson, author of the Josephine Tey books, to explore the genre’s themes and appeal, looking at creating credible worlds and characters, developing and structuring story and building page-turning, tension-filled […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 4 May

12 weeks

Online

£450

Books and glasses
Online Course
Monday 4 May

Writing Fiction: Next Steps with Monique Roffey

Award-winning writer Monique Roffey teaches creative writing on this six-month advanced course. You can study the course from anywhere and Monique will be on hand to provide feedback on your writing, including one-to-one tutorial sessions. The course focuses on the short story, but the techniques we look at are equally relevant to the novel. Classes […]

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May 4, 2020 9:00 am May 4, 2020 9:00 am Europe/London Writing Fiction: Next Steps with Monique Roffey Writers' Centre Norwich –

Award-winning writer Monique Roffey teaches creative writing on this six-month advanced course. You can study the course from anywhere and Monique will be on hand to provide feedback on your writing, including one-to-one tutorial sessions. The course focuses on the short story, but the techniques we look at are equally relevant to the novel. Classes […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 4 May

24 weeks

Online

£900

Online Course
Monday 4 May

Start Writing Fiction

The course is the perfect introduction to writing fiction for new writers and anyone wanting to write more regularly. Over 12 weeks of inspirational teaching, exercises and assignments you will receive personalised feedback on your work and learn how to write short stories. Classes are capped at 15 places to ensure a high-quality experience. Book […]

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May 4, 2020 9:00 am May 4, 2020 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Fiction Writers' Centre Norwich –

The course is the perfect introduction to writing fiction for new writers and anyone wanting to write more regularly. Over 12 weeks of inspirational teaching, exercises and assignments you will receive personalised feedback on your work and learn how to write short stories. Classes are capped at 15 places to ensure a high-quality experience. Book […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 4 May

12 weeks

Online

£450

Black and white photographs
Online Course
Monday 4 May

Start Writing Creative Non-Fiction

Discover the core techniques for writing a non-fiction book, be it a biography, a memoir, reportage or another of the many flourishing forms within this exciting field of writing. Whether you have started to write and would like help moving forward or simply have an idea you’d like to explore, this course will give you […]

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May 4, 2020 9:00 am May 4, 2020 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Creative Non-Fiction Writers' Centre Norwich –

Discover the core techniques for writing a non-fiction book, be it a biography, a memoir, reportage or another of the many flourishing forms within this exciting field of writing. Whether you have started to write and would like help moving forward or simply have an idea you’d like to explore, this course will give you […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 4 May

12 weeks

Online

£450

Clapperboard and laptop
Online Course
Monday 4 May

An Introduction to Scriptwriting with Molly Naylor

This course is an all-encompassing introduction to scriptwriting and is designed for writers who are just starting to explore scripts. You will learn the mechanisms of working across a variety of script forms: TV, film, theatre and radio. You’ll discover ways to generate ideas and turn them into stories, how to write dialogue and how […]

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May 4, 2020 9:00 am May 4, 2020 9:00 am Europe/London An Introduction to Scriptwriting with Molly Naylor Writers' Centre Norwich –

This course is an all-encompassing introduction to scriptwriting and is designed for writers who are just starting to explore scripts. You will learn the mechanisms of working across a variety of script forms: TV, film, theatre and radio. You’ll discover ways to generate ideas and turn them into stories, how to write dialogue and how […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 4 May

12 weeks

Online

£450

'A LIne Made By Walking' book cover
Event
Thursday 7 May

NCW Book Club: A Line Made By Walking

Join us and share your passion for reading! Every three months we will meet over tea and biscuits to discuss some of the best works in contemporary literature. We’ll explore short stories, novels, non-fiction, poetry, and works in translation, making these informal and friendly sessions the perfect way to meet like-minded readers and to discover […]

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May 7, 2020 5:30 pm May 7, 2020 5:30 pm Europe/London NCW Book Club: A Line Made By Walking Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us and share your passion for reading! Every three months we will meet over tea and biscuits to discuss some of the best works in contemporary literature. We’ll explore short stories, novels, non-fiction, poetry, and works in translation, making these informal and friendly sessions the perfect way to meet like-minded readers and to discover […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 7 May
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

5.30 - 7.30pm

Free - suggested donation £2

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Event
Monday 18 May

A Delicate Sight: a participatory installation

Monday 18 – Sunday 24 May A creative, interactive experience not to be missed – A Delicate Sight includes a film, exhibition and guided creative activity. This unique experiential event invites you to engage with what happens beyond the visible and place darkness at the centre of your perception. Enter the dark room installation and […]

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May 18, 2020 10:00 am May 18, 2020 10:00 am Europe/London A Delicate Sight: a participatory installation Writers' Centre Norwich –

Monday 18 – Sunday 24 May A creative, interactive experience not to be missed – A Delicate Sight includes a film, exhibition and guided creative activity. This unique experiential event invites you to engage with what happens beyond the visible and place darkness at the centre of your perception. Enter the dark room installation and […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 18 May
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Various times

£15 / £13.50 conc / £7.50 under 26s

Max Porter
Event
Wednesday 20 May

A Delicate Sight: Artist to Artist with Max Porter

A special behind-the-scenes look at the creation of ‘A Delicate Sight’ and the relationship between visual art and words. With artist and producer Sam Winston, and Max Porter, the award-winning author of Grief is the Thing With Feathers and Lanny. ‘A Delicate Sight’ will run from Monday 18 – Sunday 24 May. Book your tickets […]

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May 20, 2020 7:00 pm May 20, 2020 7:00 pm Europe/London A Delicate Sight: Artist to Artist with Max Porter Writers' Centre Norwich –

A special behind-the-scenes look at the creation of ‘A Delicate Sight’ and the relationship between visual art and words. With artist and producer Sam Winston, and Max Porter, the award-winning author of Grief is the Thing With Feathers and Lanny. ‘A Delicate Sight’ will run from Monday 18 – Sunday 24 May. Book your tickets […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Wednesday 20 May
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

7 - 8pm

£7.50

iPhone, headphones and a cup of coffee
Event
Friday 22 May

The Poetry Exchange

Friday 22 & Saturday 23 May Do you have a poem that has been a friend to you? Come along to Dragon Hall for a friendly, individual chat about your chosen poem and a cup of tea with The Poetry Exchange podcast team. In exchange, you’ll receive a gift: a special recording of your chosen […]

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May 22, 2020 10:00 am May 22, 2020 10:00 am Europe/London The Poetry Exchange Writers' Centre Norwich –

Friday 22 & Saturday 23 May Do you have a poem that has been a friend to you? Come along to Dragon Hall for a friendly, individual chat about your chosen poem and a cup of tea with The Poetry Exchange podcast team. In exchange, you’ll receive a gift: a special recording of your chosen […]

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

Slots throughout the day

Free - booking required

Mitch Johnson
Workshop
Friday 22 May

Writing Children’s Fiction with Mitch Johnson

Children’s literature is a diverse, exciting and popular genre. Join Mitch Johnson, the award-winning debut writer of Kick, as he offers his expert advice on how to write bold, authentic stories for adventurous young readers aged 8 – 12 years.  Our workshops are friendly, constructive and informal; offering techniques on how to kick-start your creativity, […]

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May 22, 2020 10:00 am May 22, 2020 10:00 am Europe/London Writing Children’s Fiction with Mitch Johnson Writers' Centre Norwich –

Children’s literature is a diverse, exciting and popular genre. Join Mitch Johnson, the award-winning debut writer of Kick, as he offers his expert advice on how to write bold, authentic stories for adventurous young readers aged 8 – 12 years.  Our workshops are friendly, constructive and informal; offering techniques on how to kick-start your creativity, […]

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

10am - 12pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£35 / £25 conc

Melanie Challenger
Event
Friday 22 May

How to Be Animal – Melanie Challenger

Humans are the most inquisitive, emotional, imaginative, aggressive and baffling animals on the planet, but how well do we really know ourselves? Through a blend of natural and environmental history and philosophy, award-winning researcher and writer Melanie Challenger argues that at the heart of human psychology is a profound struggle with being animal. A remarkable […]

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May 22, 2020 10:30 am May 22, 2020 10:30 am Europe/London How to Be Animal – Melanie Challenger Writers' Centre Norwich –

Humans are the most inquisitive, emotional, imaginative, aggressive and baffling animals on the planet, but how well do we really know ourselves? Through a blend of natural and environmental history and philosophy, award-winning researcher and writer Melanie Challenger argues that at the heart of human psychology is a profound struggle with being animal. A remarkable […]

The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 22 May
The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens

10.30 - 11.30am

£8.50

Owen Sheers
Event
Friday 22 May

Owen Sheers presents…

Exceptional times call for exceptional writers. Award-winning poet, novelist and playwright Owen Sheers (‘a prodigiously talented writer’ – New York Times) reveals his selection of ten incredible, socially engaged writers who write to reflect on and hopefully change our times. Owen will be joined on stage by three of these writers as he explores what […]

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May 22, 2020 12:00 pm May 22, 2020 12:00 pm Europe/London Owen Sheers presents… Writers' Centre Norwich –

Exceptional times call for exceptional writers. Award-winning poet, novelist and playwright Owen Sheers (‘a prodigiously talented writer’ – New York Times) reveals his selection of ten incredible, socially engaged writers who write to reflect on and hopefully change our times. Owen will be joined on stage by three of these writers as he explores what […]

The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 22 May
The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens

12 - 1pm

£8.50

Keiron Pim
Event
Friday 22 May

The City Wall to Fye Bridge

A UNESCO City of Literature walking tour with Keiron Pim Experience Norwich with fresh eyes and uncover the layers of stories embedded within its walls by taking a literary walking tour of the city, led by biographer and journalist Keiron Pim (Jumpin’ Jack Flash – a Guardian Book of the Year). Includes a free copy […]

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May 22, 2020 12:30 pm May 22, 2020 12:30 pm Europe/London The City Wall to Fye Bridge Writers' Centre Norwich –

A UNESCO City of Literature walking tour with Keiron Pim Experience Norwich with fresh eyes and uncover the layers of stories embedded within its walls by taking a literary walking tour of the city, led by biographer and journalist Keiron Pim (Jumpin’ Jack Flash – a Guardian Book of the Year). Includes a free copy […]

Across the city Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 22 May
Across the city

12.30 - 1.15pm

£10 (includes copy of the Walking Norwich book)

A.C. Grayling
Event
Friday 22 May

The Good State – A.C. Grayling

The foundations upon which our democracies stand are inherently flawed, vulnerable to corrosion from within. What is the remedy? Join internationally renowned philosopher A. C. Grayling as he makes a powerful case for a clear, consistent, principled and written constitution, and sets out the reforms necessary – among them addressing the imbalance of power between […]

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May 22, 2020 2:00 pm May 22, 2020 2:00 pm Europe/London The Good State – A.C. Grayling Writers' Centre Norwich –

The foundations upon which our democracies stand are inherently flawed, vulnerable to corrosion from within. What is the remedy? Join internationally renowned philosopher A. C. Grayling as he makes a powerful case for a clear, consistent, principled and written constitution, and sets out the reforms necessary – among them addressing the imbalance of power between […]

The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 22 May
The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens

2 - 3pm

£12 / £10.20 conc / £7.50 under 26

Sara Baume
Event
Friday 22 May

Portrait of the Artist and Writer

What does it mean to create and live as an artist? A fascinating glimpse into the daily process of making and writing from Sara Baume (Spill Simmer Falter Wither) and Elizabeth Macneal (The Doll Factory). Through writing, sculpture and ceramics, they will offer reflections on isolation, motivation, nature and beauty. Sara is a sculptor and […]

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May 22, 2020 5:30 pm May 22, 2020 5:30 pm Europe/London Portrait of the Artist and Writer Writers' Centre Norwich –

What does it mean to create and live as an artist? A fascinating glimpse into the daily process of making and writing from Sara Baume (Spill Simmer Falter Wither) and Elizabeth Macneal (The Doll Factory). Through writing, sculpture and ceramics, they will offer reflections on isolation, motivation, nature and beauty. Sara is a sculptor and […]

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

5.30 - 6.30pm

£7.50

Ali Smith CBE
Event
Friday 22 May

Summer – Ali Smith

The Baileys and Goldsmiths prize-winning, Man-Booker shortlisted author returns to Norwich with the unmissable finale to her dazzling literary tour de force, the Seasonal Quartet. Summer is a bold and brilliant novel that captures the state of our nation with burning immediacy. Ali will be in conversation with Chris Gribble, Chief Executive of the National […]

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May 22, 2020 7:00 pm May 22, 2020 7:00 pm Europe/London Summer – Ali Smith Writers' Centre Norwich –

The Baileys and Goldsmiths prize-winning, Man-Booker shortlisted author returns to Norwich with the unmissable finale to her dazzling literary tour de force, the Seasonal Quartet. Summer is a bold and brilliant novel that captures the state of our nation with burning immediacy. Ali will be in conversation with Chris Gribble, Chief Executive of the National […]

The Halls, Norwich Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 22 May
The Halls, Norwich

7 - 8pm

£12 / £10.20 conc / £7.50 under 26

New Dutch Writing
Event
Friday 22 May

New Dutch Writing

Join us for a celebration of Norfolk’s close relationship to the Low Countries – both geographically and through our history of trade and arts – through the work of some of the most exciting Dutch writers working today. Supported by the Dutch Foundation for Literature and New Dutch Writing Get £1.00 off each ticket This […]

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May 22, 2020 8:30 pm May 22, 2020 8:30 pm Europe/London New Dutch Writing Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us for a celebration of Norfolk’s close relationship to the Low Countries – both geographically and through our history of trade and arts – through the work of some of the most exciting Dutch writers working today. Supported by the Dutch Foundation for Literature and New Dutch Writing Get £1.00 off each ticket This […]

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

8.30 - 9.30pm

£5

Cathy Rentzenbrink
Workshop
Saturday 23 May

Life Writing Workshop with Cathy Rentzenbrink

Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of the Sunday Times-bestselling memoir The Last Act of Love (shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize), will share her top tips and techniques for writing about personal memories and experience. A friendly, informal session featuring discussion and writing exercises. To view more workshops, click here. Cathy Rentzenbrink was born in Cornwall, grew […]

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May 23, 2020 10:00 am May 23, 2020 10:00 am Europe/London Life Writing Workshop with Cathy Rentzenbrink Writers' Centre Norwich –

Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of the Sunday Times-bestselling memoir The Last Act of Love (shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize), will share her top tips and techniques for writing about personal memories and experience. A friendly, informal session featuring discussion and writing exercises. To view more workshops, click here. Cathy Rentzenbrink was born in Cornwall, grew […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 23 May

10am - 12pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£35 / £25 conc

Royal Society of Literature logo
Event
Saturday 23 May

On the Same Page

A unique event in which the Royal Society of Literature will present two of the most exciting writers working in the UK today, who would not normally share a stage, to discuss the role of the writer in uncertain political times. Expect lively discussion and fascinating insight into the pressures and pleasures of the writing […]

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May 23, 2020 10:30 am May 23, 2020 10:30 am Europe/London On the Same Page Writers' Centre Norwich –

A unique event in which the Royal Society of Literature will present two of the most exciting writers working in the UK today, who would not normally share a stage, to discuss the role of the writer in uncertain political times. Expect lively discussion and fascinating insight into the pressures and pleasures of the writing […]

The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 23 May
The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens

10.30 - 11.30am

£8.50

Olivia Laing
Event
Saturday 23 May

Art in an Emergency – Olivia Laing

Acclaimed writer and critic Olivia Laing makes a brilliant case for why art matters, especially in the turbulent political weather of the twenty-first century. Through her latest book, Funny Weather, Laing brings together a career’s worth of writing about art and culture, examining its role in our political and emotional lives. She profiles Jean-Michel Basquiat […]

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May 23, 2020 12:00 pm May 23, 2020 12:00 pm Europe/London Art in an Emergency – Olivia Laing Writers' Centre Norwich –

Acclaimed writer and critic Olivia Laing makes a brilliant case for why art matters, especially in the turbulent political weather of the twenty-first century. Through her latest book, Funny Weather, Laing brings together a career’s worth of writing about art and culture, examining its role in our political and emotional lives. She profiles Jean-Michel Basquiat […]

The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 23 May
The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens

12 - 1pm

£8.50

View of the roofs at Dragon Hall
Event
Saturday 23 May

Guided Tour of Dragon Hall

Home to the National Centre for Writing Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of one of Norwich’s most iconic buildings with historical novelist Sarah Bower. Starting life as a medieval trading hall, it has a fascinating architectural and social history – […]

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May 23, 2020 12:00 pm May 23, 2020 12:00 pm Europe/London Guided Tour of Dragon Hall Writers' Centre Norwich –

Home to the National Centre for Writing Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of one of Norwich’s most iconic buildings with historical novelist Sarah Bower. Starting life as a medieval trading hall, it has a fascinating architectural and social history – […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 23 May
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

12 - 1pm

Free (suggested donation £5) - booking essential

Ellah P Wakatama
Event
Saturday 23 May

Harriet Martineau Lecture – Ellah P. Wakatama

The Harriet Martineau Lecture celebrates the legacy of a remarkable, world-changing woman by inviting globally-renowned radical speakers to respond to her life and work. This year we welcome Ellah P. Wakatama, literary critic and Editor-at-large for Canongate fiction. The first Harriet Martineau Lecture was delivered by Ali Smith in May 2013 and featured a call […]

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May 23, 2020 2:00 pm May 23, 2020 2:00 pm Europe/London Harriet Martineau Lecture – Ellah P. Wakatama Writers' Centre Norwich –

The Harriet Martineau Lecture celebrates the legacy of a remarkable, world-changing woman by inviting globally-renowned radical speakers to respond to her life and work. This year we welcome Ellah P. Wakatama, literary critic and Editor-at-large for Canongate fiction. The first Harriet Martineau Lecture was delivered by Ali Smith in May 2013 and featured a call […]

The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 23 May
The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens

2 - 3pm

£12 / £10.20 conc / £7.50 under 26

Book and flowers
Event
Saturday 23 May

Page Against the Machine

When was the last time you sat in the sun and enjoyed a good book? Join us for a special outdoor Page Against the Machine, in partnership with The Book Hive. BYOB (Bring your own book), grab a cool drink and turn off your phone for a well-deserved detox read in the secluded surroundings of […]

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May 23, 2020 3:00 pm May 23, 2020 3:00 pm Europe/London Page Against the Machine Writers' Centre Norwich –

When was the last time you sat in the sun and enjoyed a good book? Join us for a special outdoor Page Against the Machine, in partnership with The Book Hive. BYOB (Bring your own book), grab a cool drink and turn off your phone for a well-deserved detox read in the secluded surroundings of […]

The Plantation Garden Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 23 May
The Plantation Garden

3 - 4.30pm

£2 donation to the Garden on entry - please book in advance

Kenny Knight
Event
Saturday 23 May

Common People

with Jenny Knight, Eva Verde & Cathy Rentzenbrink Jenny Knight and Eva Verde both featured in the celebrated anthology Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers, edited by Kit de Waal. Together, they will explore common themes of loss and love in their writing, and the process of working towards their full-length debuts. Jenny […]

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May 23, 2020 4:30 pm May 23, 2020 4:30 pm Europe/London Common People Writers' Centre Norwich –

with Jenny Knight, Eva Verde & Cathy Rentzenbrink Jenny Knight and Eva Verde both featured in the celebrated anthology Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers, edited by Kit de Waal. Together, they will explore common themes of loss and love in their writing, and the process of working towards their full-length debuts. Jenny […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 23 May
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

4.30 - 5.30pm

£7.50

Statue of Sir Thomas Browne
Event
Saturday 23 May

The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne

A UNESCO City of Literature walking tour with Hugh Aldersey-Williams Experience Norwich with fresh eyes and discover the extraordinary life of one of its greatest residents, the polymath Thomas Browne. A literary walking tour led by writer and creator Hugh Aldersey-Williams (The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century). Includes a free copy […]

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May 23, 2020 5:00 pm May 23, 2020 5:00 pm Europe/London The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne Writers' Centre Norwich –

A UNESCO City of Literature walking tour with Hugh Aldersey-Williams Experience Norwich with fresh eyes and discover the extraordinary life of one of its greatest residents, the polymath Thomas Browne. A literary walking tour led by writer and creator Hugh Aldersey-Williams (The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century). Includes a free copy […]

Across the city Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 23 May
Across the city

5 - 5.45pm

£10 (includes copy of the Walking Norwich book)

Preti Taneja
Event
Saturday 23 May

Small But Mighty: Galley Beggar Press

with Sam Jordison, Eloise Millar, Alex Pheby & Preti Taneja Galley Beggar Press is the ‘revolutionary’ (Telegraph) Norwich-based independent publisher taking the literary awards circuit by storm. Co-founders Sam Jordison and Eloise Millar are joined by prize-winning Alex Pheby, author of Lucia (2019 Republic of Consciousness Prize) and Preti Taneja, author of We That Are […]

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May 23, 2020 6:00 pm May 23, 2020 6:00 pm Europe/London Small But Mighty: Galley Beggar Press Writers' Centre Norwich –

with Sam Jordison, Eloise Millar, Alex Pheby & Preti Taneja Galley Beggar Press is the ‘revolutionary’ (Telegraph) Norwich-based independent publisher taking the literary awards circuit by storm. Co-founders Sam Jordison and Eloise Millar are joined by prize-winning Alex Pheby, author of Lucia (2019 Republic of Consciousness Prize) and Preti Taneja, author of We That Are […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 23 May
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

6 - 7pm

£7.50

Front cover of the 'Writing Places' anthology
Event
Saturday 23 May

From Norwich to Kolkata

Celebrating the launch of the Writing Places anthology and chapbook An examination of two very different cities that are both home to radical re-thinkers of the literary arts. Our guest speakers will explore writing and place through the lens of two new publications; Writing Places (edited by Arunava Sinha, published by Seagull Books in Kolkata); […]

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May 23, 2020 7:30 pm May 23, 2020 7:30 pm Europe/London From Norwich to Kolkata Writers' Centre Norwich –

Celebrating the launch of the Writing Places anthology and chapbook An examination of two very different cities that are both home to radical re-thinkers of the literary arts. Our guest speakers will explore writing and place through the lens of two new publications; Writing Places (edited by Arunava Sinha, published by Seagull Books in Kolkata); […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 23 May
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

7.30 - 9pm

£5

Evie Wyld
Event
Sunday 24 May

The Winner Takes it All?

with Anjali Joseph, Preti Taneja & Evie Wyld Who decides what is prize-worthy, and how does prize culture fit within the state of society today? We’re joined by Anjali Joseph, Preti Taneja and Evie Wyld to discuss and debate whether the current prize model is working, and how judges may need to adapt in order […]

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May 24, 2020 10:30 am May 24, 2020 10:30 am Europe/London The Winner Takes it All? Writers' Centre Norwich –

with Anjali Joseph, Preti Taneja & Evie Wyld Who decides what is prize-worthy, and how does prize culture fit within the state of society today? We’re joined by Anjali Joseph, Preti Taneja and Evie Wyld to discuss and debate whether the current prize model is working, and how judges may need to adapt in order […]

The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 24 May
The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens

10.30 - 11.30am

£8.50

Front cover of 'Greenery' by Tim Dee
Event
Sunday 24 May

Journeys in Springtime – Tim Dee

Tim Dee, BBC producer, nature writer and birdwatcher, makes a remarkable journey in step with the Spring season and its migratory birds. After South Africa, we follow European migrants staging in Chad and Ethiopia, and on across the colossal and incomprehensible Sahara. We accompany storks venturing the Straits of Gibraltar, honey buzzards dodging Sicilian hunters, […]

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May 24, 2020 12:00 pm May 24, 2020 12:00 pm Europe/London Journeys in Springtime – Tim Dee Writers' Centre Norwich –

Tim Dee, BBC producer, nature writer and birdwatcher, makes a remarkable journey in step with the Spring season and its migratory birds. After South Africa, we follow European migrants staging in Chad and Ethiopia, and on across the colossal and incomprehensible Sahara. We accompany storks venturing the Straits of Gibraltar, honey buzzards dodging Sicilian hunters, […]

The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 24 May
The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens

12 - 1pm

£8.50

Front cover of 'Wild Child' by Patrick Barkham
Event
Sunday 24 May

Wild Child – Patrick Barkham

Celebrated nature writer and Guardian columnist Patrick Barkham draws on his own experience as a parent and a forest school volunteer to explore the relationship between children and nature. Unfolding over the course of a year of snowsuits, muddy wellies, and sunhats, his book Wild Child: Coming Home to Nature is both an intimate story […]

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May 24, 2020 1:30 pm May 24, 2020 1:30 pm Europe/London Wild Child – Patrick Barkham Writers' Centre Norwich –

Celebrated nature writer and Guardian columnist Patrick Barkham draws on his own experience as a parent and a forest school volunteer to explore the relationship between children and nature. Unfolding over the course of a year of snowsuits, muddy wellies, and sunhats, his book Wild Child: Coming Home to Nature is both an intimate story […]

The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 24 May
The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens

1.30 - 2.30pm

£8.50

Mieko Kawakami
Event
Sunday 24 May

Contemporary Japanese Writers

with Mieko Kawakami and Sayaka Murata Two of the most celebrated writers in Japan today discuss their writing and the portrayal of womanhood and the female body in contemporary Japan. Murata’s Convenience Store Woman was one of the hottest Japanese fiction releases of 2018, and Kawakami has been singled out as a favourite of Haruki […]

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May 24, 2020 4:00 pm May 24, 2020 4:00 pm Europe/London Contemporary Japanese Writers Writers' Centre Norwich –

with Mieko Kawakami and Sayaka Murata Two of the most celebrated writers in Japan today discuss their writing and the portrayal of womanhood and the female body in contemporary Japan. Murata’s Convenience Store Woman was one of the hottest Japanese fiction releases of 2018, and Kawakami has been singled out as a favourite of Haruki […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 24 May
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

4 - 5pm

£5

Event
Thursday 28 May

Drop-in writing time

The biggest gift you can give your writing is time. Join us after work each month for a free drop-in writing session! We’ll start off with a prompted 10-minute free-write, before 50 minutes uninterrupted writing time, followed by a final half-hour of mingling. Bring your favourite notebook or your laptop, and we’ll bring the tea […]

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May 28, 2020 5:30 pm May 28, 2020 5:30 pm Europe/London Drop-in writing time Writers' Centre Norwich –

The biggest gift you can give your writing is time. Join us after work each month for a free drop-in writing session! We’ll start off with a prompted 10-minute free-write, before 50 minutes uninterrupted writing time, followed by a final half-hour of mingling. Bring your favourite notebook or your laptop, and we’ll bring the tea […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 28 May
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

5.30 - 7pm

Free (suggested donation £2)