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Monday 25 November

Dragon Hall Debates: Surveillance

Postponed Owing to an industrial dispute between Universities UK and the University and College Union, the Dragon Hall Debate on ‘Surveillance’ has been postponed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and will make every effort to communicate further information about this event as it becomes available. Are we being watched? From Facebook, […]

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November 25, 2019 7:00 pm November 25, 2019 7:00 pm Europe/London Dragon Hall Debates: Surveillance Writers' Centre Norwich –

Postponed Owing to an industrial dispute between Universities UK and the University and College Union, the Dragon Hall Debate on ‘Surveillance’ has been postponed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and will make every effort to communicate further information about this event as it becomes available. Are we being watched? From Facebook, […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 25 November
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

7pm (doors 6.30pm)

Free - please book in advance

Kang Youngsook
Event
Tuesday 26 November

Korean Writing Today

Join us in welcoming our two Korean writers in residence, Kang Youngsook and Kim Haeyeon, as they discuss their books and life as a writer in Korea today. Kang Youngsook is an important feminist South Korean author. She often writes about the female grotesque, delving into varying genres as urban noir, fantasy, and climate fiction. Since her debut in 1998, […]

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November 26, 2019 7:30 pm November 26, 2019 7:30 pm Europe/London Korean Writing Today Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us in welcoming our two Korean writers in residence, Kang Youngsook and Kim Haeyeon, as they discuss their books and life as a writer in Korea today. Kang Youngsook is an important feminist South Korean author. She often writes about the female grotesque, delving into varying genres as urban noir, fantasy, and climate fiction. Since her debut in 1998, […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 26 November
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

7.30 - 8.30pm

£5 - includes glass of wine

Event
Thursday 28 November

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 […]

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November 28, 2019 5:30 pm November 28, 2019 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 […]

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

5.30 - 7pm

Free (suggested donation £2)

Map, laptop and writing tools
Workshop
Saturday 30 November

The Writer’s Roadmap

A day packed full of inspiration, practical advice and insider knowledge to help you set your goals and fulfil your writing ambitions. Gain tips on how to: Pursue publication Make a living from writing Create opportunities through residences and commissions Plot your exciting and fulfilling journey as a writer Our speakers are award-winning poet, writer […]

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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 –

A day packed full of inspiration, practical advice and insider knowledge to help you set your goals and fulfil your writing ambitions. Gain tips on how to: Pursue publication Make a living from writing Create opportunities through residences and commissions Plot your exciting and fulfilling journey as a writer Our speakers are award-winning poet, writer […]

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

10am - 4pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£55/ £45 conc

Event
Monday 2 December

Guided Tour of Dragon Hall

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a full 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 […]

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December 2, 2019 2:00 pm December 2, 2019 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 full 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 […]

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

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free (suggested donation £5)

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

Dragon Hall Salon
Event
Tuesday 10 December

Dragon Hall Social

Join Norwich’s writing community for a free 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 what’s happening in Norwich. […]

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December 10, 2019 6:30 pm December 10, 2019 6:30 pm Europe/London Dragon Hall Social Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join Norwich’s writing community for a free 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 what’s happening in Norwich. […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 10 December
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

6.30-8.30pm

Free - let us know you're coming!

'Ghostland' by Ed Parnell
Event
Thursday 12 December

UEA Live: Edward Parnell

Faculty guest readers: James Wood and Ema Vyroubalova on behalf of Jermyn Pratt Edward Parnell lives near Norwich and has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA. He has been the recipient of an Escalator Award from the National Centre for Writing and a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship. The Listeners (2014) was his first novel, […]

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December 12, 2019 6:30 pm December 12, 2019 6:30 pm Europe/London UEA Live: Edward Parnell Writers' Centre Norwich –

Faculty guest readers: James Wood and Ema Vyroubalova on behalf of Jermyn Pratt Edward Parnell lives near Norwich and has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA. He has been the recipient of an Escalator Award from the National Centre for Writing and a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship. The Listeners (2014) was his first novel, […]

Great Hall, National Centre for Writing Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 12 December
Great Hall, National Centre for Writing

6.30 - 9pm

Free

Event
Monday 16 December

Guided Tour of Dragon Hall

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a full 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 […]

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December 16, 2019 2:00 pm December 16, 2019 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 full 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 […]

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

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free (suggested donation £5)

Carcanet book cover
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Saturday 25 January

Carcanet at 50 (panels and evening event)

Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Carcanet, one of the outstanding independent literary publishers of our time. We’re delighted to host a day of presentations, discussions and poetry readings, to explore the relationship between publisher and poet over the years; the development of an indie poetry press that has survived half a century, […]

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January 25, 2020 7:30 pm January 25, 2020 7:30 pm Europe/London Carcanet at 50 (panels and evening event) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Carcanet, one of the outstanding independent literary publishers of our time. We’re delighted to host a day of presentations, discussions and poetry readings, to explore the relationship between publisher and poet over the years; the development of an indie poetry press that has survived half a century, […]

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

1 - 9.30pm

Free - please book in advance

Event
Saturday 25 January

Readings from Carcanet poets (Carcanet at 50)

Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Carcanet, one of the outstanding independent literary publishers of our time. This evening event will feature readings from poets Sasha Dugdale, Julia Blackburn, Sophie Hannah and Miles Burrows. Registration is free but essential. All are welcome to join us for the full day (for the full-day ticket, […]

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January 25, 2020 7:30 pm January 25, 2020 7:30 pm Europe/London Readings from Carcanet poets (Carcanet at 50) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Carcanet, one of the outstanding independent literary publishers of our time. This evening event will feature readings from poets Sasha Dugdale, Julia Blackburn, Sophie Hannah and Miles Burrows. Registration is free but essential. All are welcome to join us for the full day (for the full-day ticket, […]

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

7.30 - 9.30pm

Free - booking required

A heap of rubbish
Event
Monday 27 January

Dragon Hall Debates: Rubbish

Control. Alt. Delete? We know that our planet faces serious waste issues, but what if we redefined rubbish? UEA’s Dr Lorna Richardson will explore the value of preserving our digital heritage; poet Dr John Wedgwood Clarke will take us down to the poetic landfill; Norfolk County Council’s Alun Housago will argue that solutions lie in […]

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January 27, 2020 7:00 pm January 27, 2020 7:00 pm Europe/London Dragon Hall Debates: Rubbish Writers' Centre Norwich –

Control. Alt. Delete? We know that our planet faces serious waste issues, but what if we redefined rubbish? UEA’s Dr Lorna Richardson will explore the value of preserving our digital heritage; poet Dr John Wedgwood Clarke will take us down to the poetic landfill; Norfolk County Council’s Alun Housago will argue that solutions lie in […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 27 January
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

7pm (doors 6.30pm)

Free - booking required

Laptop, book and coffee mug
Online Course
Monday 3 February

Writing Poetry: Next Steps with Helen Ivory

<< Browse all online courses Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine. 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 […]

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February 3, 2020 12:00 am February 3, 2020 12:00 am Europe/London Writing Poetry: Next Steps with Helen Ivory Writers' Centre Norwich –

<< Browse all online courses Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine. 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 […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 3 February

24 weeks

Online

£900

Online Course
Monday 3 February

Start Writing Crime Fiction with Nicola Upson

<< Browse all online courses Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine. 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 […]

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February 3, 2020 9:00 am February 3, 2020 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Crime Fiction with Nicola Upson Writers' Centre Norwich –

<< Browse all online courses Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine. 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 […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 3 February

12 weeks

Online

£450 (Early Bird Discount: £405)

Books and glasses
Online Course
Monday 3 February

Writing Fiction: Next Steps with Monique Roffey

<< Browse all online courses Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine. 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 […]

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February 3, 2020 9:00 am February 3, 2020 9:00 am Europe/London Writing Fiction: Next Steps with Monique Roffey Writers' Centre Norwich –

<< Browse all online courses Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine. 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 […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 3 February

24 weeks

Online

£900

Online Course
Monday 3 February

Start Writing Fiction

<< Browse all online courses Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine! 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 […]

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February 3, 2020 9:00 am February 3, 2020 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Fiction Writers' Centre Norwich –

<< Browse all online courses Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine! 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 […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 3 February

12 weeks

Online

£450 (Early Bird Discount: £405)

Black and white photographs
Online Course
Monday 3 February

Start Writing Creative Non-Fiction

<< Browse all online courses Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine. 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 […]

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February 3, 2020 9:00 am February 3, 2020 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Creative Non-Fiction Writers' Centre Norwich –

<< Browse all online courses Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine. 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 […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 3 February

12 weeks

Online

£450 (Early Bird Discount: £405)

Laptop, book and coffee mug
Online Course
Monday 10 February

Start Writing Poetry with Rebecca Goss

<< Browse all online courses Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine! Join award-winning poet Rebecca Goss on a journey into the transformative world of poetry. You’ll read inspiring poets, explore how poems take shape, and begin to create and share your own work with a […]

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February 10, 2020 9:00 am February 10, 2020 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Poetry with Rebecca Goss Writers' Centre Norwich –

<< Browse all online courses Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine! Join award-winning poet Rebecca Goss on a journey into the transformative world of poetry. You’ll read inspiring poets, explore how poems take shape, and begin to create and share your own work with a […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 10 February

12 weeks

Online

£450 (Early Bird Discount: £405)

Pair of Converse shoes
Event
Monday 24 February

Dragon Hall Debates: Adolescence

The kids are alright… right? Societal rules for our adolescents mutate quicker than you can say Tik Tok. UEA’s Dr Victoria Cann will explore how gender is articulated in our contemporary culture, the University of Cambridge’s Dr David Bainbridge will explain the strange and wonderful science of our teenage years and local youth activist Taryn […]

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February 24, 2020 7:00 pm February 24, 2020 7:00 pm Europe/London Dragon Hall Debates: Adolescence Writers' Centre Norwich –

The kids are alright… right? Societal rules for our adolescents mutate quicker than you can say Tik Tok. UEA’s Dr Victoria Cann will explore how gender is articulated in our contemporary culture, the University of Cambridge’s Dr David Bainbridge will explain the strange and wonderful science of our teenage years and local youth activist Taryn […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 24 February
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

7pm (doors 6.30pm)

Free - booking required

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? UEA’s Dr Guy Peryer will argue for the necessity of improvements to palliative care, and Norwich Castle Museum’s Faye Kalloniatis will explore historical practices through the lens […]

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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? UEA’s Dr Guy Peryer will argue for the necessity of improvements to palliative care, and Norwich Castle Museum’s Faye Kalloniatis will explore historical practices through the lens […]

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

Clapperboard and laptop
Online Course
Monday 4 May

An Introduction to Scriptwriting with Molly Naylor

<< Browse all online courses Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine! To join the waiting list for this course, please email learning@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk 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 […]

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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 –

<< Browse all online courses Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine! To join the waiting list for this course, please email learning@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk 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 […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 4 May

12 weeks

Online

£450