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Thursday 15 April

Emerging Literary Translators Showcase 2021

Join us to celebrate ten years of the Emerging Literary Translators Mentorship programme, championing new literary translators into English, and experience fresh work from the finest new literary translators working today. Established in 2010 by Daniel Hahn, the Emerging Literary Translators programme aims to develop successive new cohorts of literary translators into English, particularly for […]

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April 15, 2021 4:00 pm April 15, 2021 4:00 pm Europe/London Emerging Literary Translators Showcase 2021 Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us to celebrate ten years of the Emerging Literary Translators Mentorship programme, championing new literary translators into English, and experience fresh work from the finest new literary translators working today. Established in 2010 by Daniel Hahn, the Emerging Literary Translators programme aims to develop successive new cohorts of literary translators into English, particularly for […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 15 April
Online

4 - 5pm BST

Free - please register in advance

Event
Tuesday 20 April

Meet the World: Coastlines and waterways

With Lynn Buckle (Dublin, Ireland), Vahni Capildeo (Edinburgh, Scotland), Valur Gunnarsson (Reykjavik, Iceland) and Patrick Barkham (Norwich, England). Join us to hear more about how three of our UNESCO writers have spent their virtual residency exploring waterways and coastlands, creating connections between Norwich and their own UNESCO cities of literature. Lynn Buckle is interested in […]

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April 20, 2021 7:00 pm April 20, 2021 7:00 pm Europe/London Meet the World: Coastlines and waterways Writers' Centre Norwich –

With Lynn Buckle (Dublin, Ireland), Vahni Capildeo (Edinburgh, Scotland), Valur Gunnarsson (Reykjavik, Iceland) and Patrick Barkham (Norwich, England). Join us to hear more about how three of our UNESCO writers have spent their virtual residency exploring waterways and coastlands, creating connections between Norwich and their own UNESCO cities of literature. Lynn Buckle is interested in […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 20 April
Online

7 - 8pm BST

Free - booking required

Abi Daré
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Sunday 25 April

Derek Owusu, Abi Daré, Okechukwu Nzelu

Cúirt International Festival of Literature. In partnership with the Desmond Elliott Prize and the National Centre for Writing. This event showcases the shortlisted writers for the 2020 Desmond Elliott prize for new fiction, featuring some of the most exciting and challenging writing talent from across the UK and Ireland. Crossing all manner of borders and […]

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April 25, 2021 11:00 am April 25, 2021 11:00 am Europe/London Derek Owusu, Abi Daré, Okechukwu Nzelu Writers' Centre Norwich –

Cúirt International Festival of Literature. In partnership with the Desmond Elliott Prize and the National Centre for Writing. This event showcases the shortlisted writers for the 2020 Desmond Elliott prize for new fiction, featuring some of the most exciting and challenging writing talent from across the UK and Ireland. Crossing all manner of borders and […]

Online (YouTube) Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 25 April
Online (YouTube)

11am - 12pm

Pay what you can

Online Course
Tuesday 4 May

Start Writing Crime Fiction

    12-week online writing course begins Tuesday 4 May. 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 or Femi Kayode to explore the genre’s themes and appeal, looking at creating credible worlds and characters, developing […]

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May 4, 2021 9:00 am May 4, 2021 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Crime Fiction Writers' Centre Norwich –

    12-week online writing course begins Tuesday 4 May. 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 or Femi Kayode to explore the genre’s themes and appeal, looking at creating credible worlds and characters, developing […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 4 May

12 weeks

Online

£475

Online Course
Tuesday 4 May

Writing Fiction: Next Steps – limited availability

24-week course begins Tuesday 4 May. Join Megan Bradbury (‘an extraordinary talent’ – John Boyne) for a six-month, in-depth online writing course. Designed in partnership with the University of East Anglia, you will receive one-to-one feedback on your writing and complete practical exercises in plot, character, dialogue, description and editing – all working towards a […]

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May 4, 2021 9:00 am May 4, 2021 9:00 am Europe/London Writing Fiction: Next Steps – limited availability Writers' Centre Norwich –

24-week course begins Tuesday 4 May. Join Megan Bradbury (‘an extraordinary talent’ – John Boyne) for a six-month, in-depth online writing course. Designed in partnership with the University of East Anglia, you will receive one-to-one feedback on your writing and complete practical exercises in plot, character, dialogue, description and editing – all working towards a […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 4 May

24 weeks

Online

£945

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Online Course
Tuesday 4 May

Start Writing Fiction – limited availability

  12-week online writing course begins Tuesday 4 May. 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 […]

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May 4, 2021 9:00 am May 4, 2021 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Fiction – limited availability Writers' Centre Norwich –

  12-week online writing course begins Tuesday 4 May. 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 […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 4 May

12 weeks

Online

£475

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Online Course
Tuesday 4 May

Start Writing Poetry – limited availability

  12-week online writing course begins Tuesday 4 May. Join us 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 friendly supportive group. Classes are capped at 15 places to ensure a high-quality experience. Book […]

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May 4, 2021 9:00 am May 4, 2021 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Poetry – limited availability Writers' Centre Norwich –

  12-week online writing course begins Tuesday 4 May. Join us 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 friendly supportive group. Classes are capped at 15 places to ensure a high-quality experience. Book […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 4 May

12 weeks

Online

£475

Online Course
Tuesday 4 May

An Introduction to the Memoir

  12-week online writing course begins Tuesday 4 May. Do you want to tell your own story? Life stories have resonance for others and are a gift to be shared. In this course, led by award-winning writer Lucy Hughes-Hallett, you’ll gain the confidence to write your own story, develop an understanding of how memoirs are […]

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May 4, 2021 9:00 am May 4, 2021 9:00 am Europe/London An Introduction to the Memoir Writers' Centre Norwich –

  12-week online writing course begins Tuesday 4 May. Do you want to tell your own story? Life stories have resonance for others and are a gift to be shared. In this course, led by award-winning writer Lucy Hughes-Hallett, you’ll gain the confidence to write your own story, develop an understanding of how memoirs are […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 4 May

12 weeks

Online

£475

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Online Course
Tuesday 4 May

Start Writing Creative Non-Fiction

.  12-week online writing course begins Tuesday 4 May. 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 […]

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May 4, 2021 9:00 am May 4, 2021 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Creative Non-Fiction Writers' Centre Norwich –

.  12-week online writing course begins Tuesday 4 May. 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 […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 4 May

12 weeks

Online

£475

Online Course
Tuesday 4 May

An Introduction to Scriptwriting – limited availability

.   12-week online writing course begins Tuesday 4 May. 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 […]

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May 4, 2021 9:00 am May 4, 2021 9:00 am Europe/London An Introduction to Scriptwriting – limited availability Writers' Centre Norwich –

.   12-week online writing course begins Tuesday 4 May. 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 […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 4 May

12 weeks

Online

£475

Event
Friday 21 May

Provenance

Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. In this vivid and emotional immersive play, acclaimed novelist Ayòbámi Adébáyò tells the compelling story of twins separated by death. Follow the journey of the sacred ibeji artefact […]

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May 21, 2021 3:00 pm May 21, 2021 3:00 pm Europe/London Provenance Writers' Centre Norwich –

Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. In this vivid and emotional immersive play, acclaimed novelist Ayòbámi Adébáyò tells the compelling story of twins separated by death. Follow the journey of the sacred ibeji artefact […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 21 May
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

21 - 21 May, various times

Free - please register in advance

Event
Friday 21 May

Virtual Book Club Discussion: A Rising Man

Join us and share your passion for reading! Every two months we will meet virtually 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 […]

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May 21, 2021 5:30 pm May 21, 2021 5:30 pm Europe/London Virtual Book Club Discussion: A Rising Man Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us and share your passion for reading! Every two months we will meet virtually 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 […]

Online (Zoom) Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 21 May
Online (Zoom)

5.30 - 7pm BST

Free - booking required

Jay Bernard
Event
Saturday 22 May

Tombland – Jay Bernard and Mwen

Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. Tune in for an immersive and unusual online experience which blurs the boundaries between words, music and place.  At the end of 2020, Sunday Times Award-winning […]

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May 22, 2021 11:00 am May 22, 2021 11:00 am Europe/London Tombland – Jay Bernard and Mwen Writers' Centre Norwich –

Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. Tune in for an immersive and unusual online experience which blurs the boundaries between words, music and place.  At the end of 2020, Sunday Times Award-winning […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 22 May
Online

Experience any time

Free - please register in advance

Event
Monday 24 May

Weather With You – Kerri ní Dochartaigh, Abir Mukherjee, Derek Owusu

Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. Three writers reflect on the atmospheric pressure of the year they’ve just had in Weather With You – a series of written commissions and podcasts that […]

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May 24, 2021 10:00 am May 24, 2021 10:00 am Europe/London Weather With You – Kerri ní Dochartaigh, Abir Mukherjee, Derek Owusu Writers' Centre Norwich –

Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. Three writers reflect on the atmospheric pressure of the year they’ve just had in Weather With You – a series of written commissions and podcasts that […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 24 May
Online

24 - 26 May (one commission each day)

Free - please register in advance

Event
Tuesday 25 May

Virtual Book Club Discussion: A Rising Man

Join us and share your passion for reading! Every two months we will meet virtually 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 […]

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May 25, 2021 5:30 pm May 25, 2021 5:30 pm Europe/London Virtual Book Club Discussion: A Rising Man Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us and share your passion for reading! Every two months we will meet virtually 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 […]

Online (Zoom) Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 25 May
Online (Zoom)

5.30 - 7pm BST

Free - booking required

Event
Friday 28 May

Looking, Large and Small

Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. Explore the magic of the natural world, up close, with Looking, Large and Small: an online seasonal pack of observations, illustrations and exercises brought to you by nature […]

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May 28, 2021 1:00 pm May 28, 2021 1:00 pm Europe/London Looking, Large and Small Writers' Centre Norwich –

Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. Explore the magic of the natural world, up close, with Looking, Large and Small: an online seasonal pack of observations, illustrations and exercises brought to you by nature […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 28 May
Online

Experience any time

Free - please register in advance

Event
Friday 28 May

Behind ‘Weather With You’ – event with Abir Mukherjee & Derek Owusu

Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. Abir Mukherjee and Derek Owusu reflect on the atmospheric pressure of the year they’ve just had in Weather With You: a discussion which takes stock of our unique […]

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May 28, 2021 6:00 pm May 28, 2021 6:00 pm Europe/London Behind ‘Weather With You’ – event with Abir Mukherjee & Derek Owusu Writers' Centre Norwich –

Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. Abir Mukherjee and Derek Owusu reflect on the atmospheric pressure of the year they’ve just had in Weather With You: a discussion which takes stock of our unique […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 28 May
Online

6 - 7pm BST

Free - please register in advance

Event
Friday 28 May

The Group

Taking place on Friday 28, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 Mat at 9pm BST each evening (20-30 mins per act)   Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. What’s real? Who’s there? What do you […]

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May 28, 2021 9:00 pm May 28, 2021 9:00 pm Europe/London The Group Writers' Centre Norwich –

Taking place on Friday 28, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 Mat at 9pm BST each evening (20-30 mins per act)   Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. What’s real? Who’s there? What do you […]

Whatsapp Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 28 May
Whatsapp

60-90 mins (20-30 mins per act)

Free - please register in advance

Book and flowers
Event
Saturday 29 May

Page Against the Machine

Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. Join us for a special virtual Page Against the Machine, in partnership with The Book Hive! Pick a book, grab a cool drink and turn off your phone for […]

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May 29, 2021 1:00 pm May 29, 2021 1:00 pm Europe/London Page Against the Machine Writers' Centre Norwich –

Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. Join us for a special virtual Page Against the Machine, in partnership with The Book Hive! Pick a book, grab a cool drink and turn off your phone for […]

The Plantation Gardens Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 29 May
The Plantation Gardens

12noon - 1.30pm BST

£2 (donation made to The Plantation Garden on arrival)

Event
Saturday 29 May

Behind ‘Tombland’ – event with Jay Bernard and Mwen

Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. Discover the process behind Tombland: a fragmentary digital soundscape which blurs the boundaries between words, music and place.  At the end of 2020, Sunday Times Award-winning […]

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May 29, 2021 5:00 pm May 29, 2021 5:00 pm Europe/London Behind ‘Tombland’ – event with Jay Bernard and Mwen Writers' Centre Norwich –

Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. Discover the process behind Tombland: a fragmentary digital soundscape which blurs the boundaries between words, music and place.  At the end of 2020, Sunday Times Award-winning […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 29 May
Online

5 - 6pm BST

Free - please register in advance

Event
Saturday 29 May

Behind ‘Provenance’ – with Ayòbámi Adébáyò

Booking will open shortly for NCW Supporters’ Circle members. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. Discover the journey behind the making of Provenance: a vivid and immersive play involving live acting, digital screens and the fabulous storytelling skills of acclaimed novelist Ayòbámi Adébáyò. Part of Future & Form. Produced by Mutiny […]

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May 29, 2021 7:00 pm May 29, 2021 7:00 pm Europe/London Behind ‘Provenance’ – with Ayòbámi Adébáyò Writers' Centre Norwich –

Booking will open shortly for NCW Supporters’ Circle members. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. Discover the journey behind the making of Provenance: a vivid and immersive play involving live acting, digital screens and the fabulous storytelling skills of acclaimed novelist Ayòbámi Adébáyò. Part of Future & Form. Produced by Mutiny […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 29 May
Online

7 - 8pm BST

Free - please register in advance

Event
Sunday 30 May

Behind ‘Looking, Large and Small’ – event with Rowan Hisayo Buchanan & Jessica J. Lee

Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. Join nature writer and environmental historian Jessica J. Lee and novelist and illustrator Rowan Hisayo Buchanan for a peek behind the hedge at the process of creating Looking, […]

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May 30, 2021 11:00 am May 30, 2021 11:00 am Europe/London Behind ‘Looking, Large and Small’ – event with Rowan Hisayo Buchanan & Jessica J. Lee Writers' Centre Norwich –

Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. Join nature writer and environmental historian Jessica J. Lee and novelist and illustrator Rowan Hisayo Buchanan for a peek behind the hedge at the process of creating Looking, […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 30 May
Online

11am - 12noon BST

Free - please register in advance

Ellah P Wakatama
Event
Sunday 30 May

Harriet Martineau Lecture – Ellah P. Wakatama & Julian Knox

Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. 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 […]

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May 30, 2021 7:00 pm May 30, 2021 7:00 pm Europe/London Harriet Martineau Lecture – Ellah P. Wakatama & Julian Knox Writers' Centre Norwich –

Priority Booking for this event is now open for NCW Supporters’ Circle – click here to find out more. Public and online booking will open on Thursday 15 April. 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 […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 30 May
Online

7 - 8pm BST

Free - please register in advance

Event
Monday 19 July

BCLT Summer School (19 – 24 July 2021)

Delivered by the British Centre for Literary Translation in partnership with the National Centre for Writing The renowned Literary Translation Summer School (19 – 24 July 2021) brings together writers and translators from around the world for a unique and intensive one-week programme of hands-on literary translation and creative writing practice. The programme also includes panel […]

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July 19, 2021 9:30 am July 19, 2021 9:30 am Europe/London BCLT Summer School (19 – 24 July 2021) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Delivered by the British Centre for Literary Translation in partnership with the National Centre for Writing The renowned Literary Translation Summer School (19 – 24 July 2021) brings together writers and translators from around the world for a unique and intensive one-week programme of hands-on literary translation and creative writing practice. The programme also includes panel […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 19 July
Online

9.30am - 5.30pm BST

£275 (bursaries available)

Online Course
Saturday 22 January

Writing Poetry: Next Steps – returns in 2022

  Be the first to know This course will return in the future. To join the notification list for this course please email info@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk 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 […]

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January 22, 2022 9:00 am January 22, 2022 9:00 am Europe/London Writing Poetry: Next Steps – returns in 2022 Writers' Centre Norwich –

  Be the first to know This course will return in the future. To join the notification list for this course please email info@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk 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 […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 22 January

24 weeks

Online

£900