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Young person's workshop
Course
Thursday 29 August

Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 11 – 13-Year-Olds

Poetry with Claire Reiderman This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 11 – 13 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 […]

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August 29, 2019 10:00 am August 29, 2019 10:00 am Europe/London Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 11 – 13-Year-Olds Writers' Centre Norwich –

Poetry with Claire Reiderman This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 11 – 13 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 […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 29 August

10 - 11.30am

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Free - booking required

Young persons' workshop
Event
Friday 30 August

Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 14 – 17-Year-Olds

Poetry with Claire Reiderman This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 14 – 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 […]

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August 30, 2019 11:00 am August 30, 2019 11:00 am Europe/London Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 14 – 17-Year-Olds Writers' Centre Norwich –

Poetry with Claire Reiderman This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 14 – 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 […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 30 August
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

11am-1.30pm

Free - please book in advance

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

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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September 2, 2019 2:00 pm September 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 September
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free (suggested donation £5)

Event
Wednesday 4 September

Noirwich presents… James Ellroy

Celebrate September as Norwich’s ‘month of crime’ and the impending launch of Noirwich Crime Writing Festival with this exclusive event. James Ellroy, aka the ‘Demon Dog of American Literature’, is best-known for books such as The Black Dahlia, LA Confidential and American Tabloid. His new novel, This Storm, is set in the wake of the […]

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September 4, 2019 7:30 pm September 4, 2019 7:30 pm Europe/London Noirwich presents… James Ellroy Writers' Centre Norwich –

Celebrate September as Norwich’s ‘month of crime’ and the impending launch of Noirwich Crime Writing Festival with this exclusive event. James Ellroy, aka the ‘Demon Dog of American Literature’, is best-known for books such as The Black Dahlia, LA Confidential and American Tabloid. His new novel, This Storm, is set in the wake of the […]

The Enterprise Centre, UEA Writers Centre Norwich
Wednesday 4 September
The Enterprise Centre, UEA

7.30pm

£11/£10 conc/£8 student

Dragon Hall Salon
Event
Tuesday 10 September

Dragon Hall Salon

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 Salon 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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September 10, 2019 6:30 pm September 10, 2019 6:30 pm Europe/London Dragon Hall Salon 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 Salon 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 September
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

6.30-8.30pm

Free - let us know you're coming!

Noirwich Season Pass
Event
Thursday 12 September

Noirwich Season Pass

The Noirwich Season Pass is the best way to experience the festival, giving you access to every panel, reading and discussion across the four days of the festival and saving you 20% off the ticket price. Your Season Pass Includes: Thursday launch event Friday evening triple-bill All weekend events Complimentary Bloody Mary as part of […]

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September 12, 2019 6:00 pm September 12, 2019 6:00 pm Europe/London Noirwich Season Pass Writers' Centre Norwich –

The Noirwich Season Pass is the best way to experience the festival, giving you access to every panel, reading and discussion across the four days of the festival and saving you 20% off the ticket price. Your Season Pass Includes: Thursday launch event Friday evening triple-bill All weekend events Complimentary Bloody Mary as part of […]

Jarrold, UEA and the National Centre for Writing Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 12 September
Jarrold, UEA and the National Centre for Writing

Thursday 12 - Sunday 15 September

£90 / £80 conc / £68 student

James Runcie
Event
Thursday 12 September

James Runcie: The Road to Grantchester

Join us for the 2019 Festival launch with James Runcie, the acclaimed writer and director whose much-loved Grantchester Mysteries series has captured the nation’s imagination. The Road to Grantchester is the enthralling prequel to the crime series, revealing how a young Sidney Chambers, living in post-war London, came to be a full-time priest and part-time detective. The […]

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September 12, 2019 7:00 pm September 12, 2019 7:00 pm Europe/London James Runcie: The Road to Grantchester Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us for the 2019 Festival launch with James Runcie, the acclaimed writer and director whose much-loved Grantchester Mysteries series has captured the nation’s imagination. The Road to Grantchester is the enthralling prequel to the crime series, revealing how a young Sidney Chambers, living in post-war London, came to be a full-time priest and part-time detective. The […]

The Pantry, Jarrold Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 12 September
The Pantry, Jarrold

7 - 8pm

£11 / £10 conc / £8 student

Front cover of the Postmortem anthology
Event
Thursday 12 September

Postmorterm

Launch of the UEA Creative Writing MA Crime Fiction Anthology 2019 Come and meet future stars of the genre at the launch of Postmortem, a gripping anthology of crime fiction from this year’s UEA Creative Writing MA graduates, with a foreword by Mick Herron. The launch will be attended by agents and publishers, with short readings […]

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September 12, 2019 8:30 pm September 12, 2019 8:30 pm Europe/London Postmorterm Writers' Centre Norwich –

Launch of the UEA Creative Writing MA Crime Fiction Anthology 2019 Come and meet future stars of the genre at the launch of Postmortem, a gripping anthology of crime fiction from this year’s UEA Creative Writing MA graduates, with a foreword by Mick Herron. The launch will be attended by agents and publishers, with short readings […]

The Birdcage Pub Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 12 September
The Birdcage Pub

8.30 - 9.30pm

Free - booking required

Claire McGowan
Workshop
Friday 13 September

Making a Murderer

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

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

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

The Enterprise Centre, UEA Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 13 September

11am - 1pm or 2 - 4pm

The Enterprise Centre, UEA

£40 / £35 conc

Mick Herron
Workshop
Friday 13 September

How to Craft a Gripping Spy Thriller

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

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

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

The Enterprise Centre, UEA Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 13 September

11am - 1pm or 2 - 4pm

The Enterprise Centre, UEA

£40 / £35 conc

Ben Smith
Event
Friday 13 September

Crimes Against Nature

with Corinne Le Quéré CBE and Ben Smith Focusing on the facts behind the threat of climate change and how they have been used to inspire fascinating crime fiction, our expert panel features Corinne Le Quéré CBE, Royal Society Research Professor of Climate Change Science , and Dr Ben Smith, lecturer in Creative Writing at the […]

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September 13, 2019 5:00 pm September 13, 2019 5:00 pm Europe/London Crimes Against Nature Writers' Centre Norwich –

with Corinne Le Quéré CBE and Ben Smith Focusing on the facts behind the threat of climate change and how they have been used to inspire fascinating crime fiction, our expert panel features Corinne Le Quéré CBE, Royal Society Research Professor of Climate Change Science , and Dr Ben Smith, lecturer in Creative Writing at the […]

The Enterprise Centre, UEA Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 13 September
The Enterprise Centre, UEA

5 - 6pm

£9 / £8 conc / £6 student

Event
Friday 13 September

A Birder Murder

with Steve Burrows and James Henry Bird watching and detective work share a similar set of skills: methodical planning, close observation, and an acceptance that you may always be on the outside looking in. Our fascinating evening of ‘eco crime’ continues with Steve Burrows and James Henry, two acclaimed crime writers with a passion for […]

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September 13, 2019 6:30 pm September 13, 2019 6:30 pm Europe/London A Birder Murder Writers' Centre Norwich –

with Steve Burrows and James Henry Bird watching and detective work share a similar set of skills: methodical planning, close observation, and an acceptance that you may always be on the outside looking in. Our fascinating evening of ‘eco crime’ continues with Steve Burrows and James Henry, two acclaimed crime writers with a passion for […]

The Enterprise Centre, UEA Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 13 September
The Enterprise Centre, UEA

6.30 - 7.30pm

£9 / £8 conc / £6 student

George Alagiah
Event
Friday 13 September

The Noirwich Lecture: George Alagiah

We are delighted to welcome George Alagiah for the annual Noirwich Lecture, in which he will explore violence, greed and corruption in relation to his highly anticipated crime novel The Burning Land. Reflecting on the urgent, real-life impact of environmental change on some of the world’s poorest countries and the fight for resources, he will […]

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September 13, 2019 8:00 pm September 13, 2019 8:00 pm Europe/London The Noirwich Lecture: George Alagiah Writers' Centre Norwich –

We are delighted to welcome George Alagiah for the annual Noirwich Lecture, in which he will explore violence, greed and corruption in relation to his highly anticipated crime novel The Burning Land. Reflecting on the urgent, real-life impact of environmental change on some of the world’s poorest countries and the fight for resources, he will […]

The Enterprise Centre, UEA Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 13 September
The Enterprise Centre, UEA

8 - 9pm

£11 / £10 conc / £8 student

Sara Collins
Event
Saturday 14 September

First Offenders

with Sara Collins, Nicola Rayner and Kate Weinberg A Gothic murder mystery set in Georgian London, a charming TV personality with a suspicious past and a shocking tragedy at a university campus…discover your next favourite book from our selection of the best debut novels in crime writing. Emerging crime superstars Sara Collins, Nicola Rayner and […]

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September 14, 2019 10:30 am September 14, 2019 10:30 am Europe/London First Offenders Writers' Centre Norwich –

with Sara Collins, Nicola Rayner and Kate Weinberg A Gothic murder mystery set in Georgian London, a charming TV personality with a suspicious past and a shocking tragedy at a university campus…discover your next favourite book from our selection of the best debut novels in crime writing. Emerging crime superstars Sara Collins, Nicola Rayner and […]

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

10.30 - 11.30am

£9 / £8 conc / £6 student

Lisa Jewell
Event
Saturday 14 September

The Next Twist

with Julia Crouch, Lisa Jewell and Erin Kelly Limited availability Family secrets, illicit passions and dark psychological torment…where is the suspense novel heading next? Three pioneers of Domestic Noir – Julia Crouch (Cuckoo, Her Husband’s Lover), Lisa Jewell (The Girls, Then She Was Gone) and Erin Kelly (He Said/She Said) – take us on a […]

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September 14, 2019 12:00 pm September 14, 2019 12:00 pm Europe/London The Next Twist Writers' Centre Norwich –

with Julia Crouch, Lisa Jewell and Erin Kelly Limited availability Family secrets, illicit passions and dark psychological torment…where is the suspense novel heading next? Three pioneers of Domestic Noir – Julia Crouch (Cuckoo, Her Husband’s Lover), Lisa Jewell (The Girls, Then She Was Gone) and Erin Kelly (He Said/She Said) – take us on a […]

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

Noon - 1pm

£9 / £8 conc / £6 student

Louise Doughty
Event
Saturday 14 September

Louise Doughty: Platform Seven

Limited availability! Louise Doughty is the author of the smash-hit Apple Tree Yard, a Sunday Times Top 10 bestselling novel and flagship BBC One four-part series starring Emily Watson. The multi award-winning writer and UEA alumna returns to Norwich for the launch of her latest book Platform Seven; a gripping, brilliant, original and eerily-timely story set at night in […]

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September 14, 2019 2:00 pm September 14, 2019 2:00 pm Europe/London Louise Doughty: Platform Seven Writers' Centre Norwich –

Limited availability! Louise Doughty is the author of the smash-hit Apple Tree Yard, a Sunday Times Top 10 bestselling novel and flagship BBC One four-part series starring Emily Watson. The multi award-winning writer and UEA alumna returns to Norwich for the launch of her latest book Platform Seven; a gripping, brilliant, original and eerily-timely story set at night in […]

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

2 - 3pm

£9 / £8 conc / £6 student

Leye Adenle
Event
Saturday 14 September

Scandal in the City

with Leye Adenle, Sarah Hilary and Vaseem Khan Beneath the sparkling facades of the world’s greatest cities there lies a web of secrecy, duality and social tension fit for any fictional crime scene. Join Leye Adenle (Easy Motion Tourist, When Trouble Sleeps), Sarah Hilary (Someone’s Else’s Skin) and Vaseem Khan (Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series) […]

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September 14, 2019 3:30 pm September 14, 2019 3:30 pm Europe/London Scandal in the City Writers' Centre Norwich –

with Leye Adenle, Sarah Hilary and Vaseem Khan Beneath the sparkling facades of the world’s greatest cities there lies a web of secrecy, duality and social tension fit for any fictional crime scene. Join Leye Adenle (Easy Motion Tourist, When Trouble Sleeps), Sarah Hilary (Someone’s Else’s Skin) and Vaseem Khan (Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series) […]

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

3.30 - 4.30pm

£9 / £8 conc / £6 student

Simone Buccholz
Event
Saturday 14 September

Dissecting Euro Noir

with Simone Buchholz and Antti Tuomainen Simone Buchholz and Antti Tuomainen are two pillars of the Euro Noir community, penning some of the darkest, grittiest and most riveting crime thrillers of recent years. We are delighted to welcome Simone from Germany and Antti from Finland to dissect their latest novels in translation, their use of grisly […]

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September 14, 2019 5:00 pm September 14, 2019 5:00 pm Europe/London Dissecting Euro Noir Writers' Centre Norwich –

with Simone Buchholz and Antti Tuomainen Simone Buchholz and Antti Tuomainen are two pillars of the Euro Noir community, penning some of the darkest, grittiest and most riveting crime thrillers of recent years. We are delighted to welcome Simone from Germany and Antti from Finland to dissect their latest novels in translation, their use of grisly […]

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

5 - 6pm

£9 / £8 conc / £6 student

Denise Mina
Event
Saturday 14 September

Denise Mina: Conviction

Denise Mina has been described as ‘one of the most talented, most daring, most humane writers of the past 20 years’. Twice the winner of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, she is best known for her popular Detective Alex Morrow series and The Long Drop, a true crime story about Glaswegian […]

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September 14, 2019 7:00 pm September 14, 2019 7:00 pm Europe/London Denise Mina: Conviction Writers' Centre Norwich –

Denise Mina has been described as ‘one of the most talented, most daring, most humane writers of the past 20 years’. Twice the winner of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, she is best known for her popular Detective Alex Morrow series and The Long Drop, a true crime story about Glaswegian […]

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

7 - 8pm

£9 / £8 conc / £6 student

Exterior of Dragon Hall at night
Event
Saturday 14 September

Noirwich Live

Join us after hours at Dragon Hall for some drinks, micro readings, and crime fiction-flavoured chat. An ideal chance to meet and mingle with the writers, readers and fans who all make Noirwich such a special festival. Entry is free – please book in advance. Part of Noirwich Crime Writing Festival  

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September 14, 2019 8:00 pm September 14, 2019 8:00 pm Europe/London Noirwich Live Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us after hours at Dragon Hall for some drinks, micro readings, and crime fiction-flavoured chat. An ideal chance to meet and mingle with the writers, readers and fans who all make Noirwich such a special festival. Entry is free – please book in advance. Part of Noirwich Crime Writing Festival  

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

8 - 9.30pm

Free - please book in advance

Event
Sunday 15 September

The Bloody Brunch

Presented by the Times and Sunday Times Crime Club The Bloody Brunch returns! Celebrate the weekend in style with a ticket to both Sunday morning events at the Festival, and a complimentary Bloody Mary from Big Tom and Ghost Vodka. A combo ticket will give you access to: Dark Pasts: Historical crime fiction with E […]

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September 15, 2019 10:30 am September 15, 2019 10:30 am Europe/London The Bloody Brunch Writers' Centre Norwich –

Presented by the Times and Sunday Times Crime Club The Bloody Brunch returns! Celebrate the weekend in style with a ticket to both Sunday morning events at the Festival, and a complimentary Bloody Mary from Big Tom and Ghost Vodka. A combo ticket will give you access to: Dark Pasts: Historical crime fiction with E […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 15 September
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

10.30am - 1pm

£18 / £16 conc / £12 student

EC Fremantle
Event
Sunday 15 September

Dark Pasts

with E C Fremantle, Alex Reeve and Laura Shepherd-Robinson Why do some historical periods attract particularly high body counts? If time is said to heal all wounds, what draws so many writers towards novels set in the past? Join E C Fremantle, Alex Reeve and Laura Shepherd-Robinson for a discussion on what drew them to […]

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September 15, 2019 10:30 am September 15, 2019 10:30 am Europe/London Dark Pasts Writers' Centre Norwich –

with E C Fremantle, Alex Reeve and Laura Shepherd-Robinson Why do some historical periods attract particularly high body counts? If time is said to heal all wounds, what draws so many writers towards novels set in the past? Join E C Fremantle, Alex Reeve and Laura Shepherd-Robinson for a discussion on what drew them to […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 15 September
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

10.30 - 11.30am

£9 / £8 conc / £6 student

Miranda Carter
Event
Sunday 15 September

A Taste of Murder

with MJ Carter and Martin Walker From Agatha Christie’s deadly champagne cyanide to the grotesque culinary proclivities of Hannibal Lecter, food and crime have always been a popular pairing in fiction. Take a seat at the chef’s table as M. J. Carter and Martin Walker embark on a palatable journey through crime fiction with a […]

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September 15, 2019 12:00 pm September 15, 2019 12:00 pm Europe/London A Taste of Murder Writers' Centre Norwich –

with MJ Carter and Martin Walker From Agatha Christie’s deadly champagne cyanide to the grotesque culinary proclivities of Hannibal Lecter, food and crime have always been a popular pairing in fiction. Take a seat at the chef’s table as M. J. Carter and Martin Walker embark on a palatable journey through crime fiction with a […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 15 September
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Noon - 1pm

£9 / £8 conc / £6 student

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Event
Sunday 15 September

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is an international writing sensation and ‘Iceland’s crime queen’ (The Scotsman). Author of the bestselling Thora Gudmundsdottir crime series and several stand-alone thrillers, she is a master of atmosphere who suffuses addictive procedural stories with the isolation and desolateness of her native country. We are delighted to welcome Yrsa to Norwich for the […]

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September 15, 2019 2:00 pm September 15, 2019 2:00 pm Europe/London Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Writers' Centre Norwich –

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is an international writing sensation and ‘Iceland’s crime queen’ (The Scotsman). Author of the bestselling Thora Gudmundsdottir crime series and several stand-alone thrillers, she is a master of atmosphere who suffuses addictive procedural stories with the isolation and desolateness of her native country. We are delighted to welcome Yrsa to Norwich for the […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 15 September
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

2 - 3pm

£9 / £8 conc / £6 student

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

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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September 16, 2019 2:00 pm September 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 September
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free (suggested donation £5)

Online Course
Monday 23 September

Start Writing Crime Fiction with Nicola Upson

From the creators of the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival 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. You will explore the genre’s themes and […]

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September 23, 2019 9:00 am September 23, 2019 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Crime Fiction with Nicola Upson Writers' Centre Norwich –

From the creators of the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival 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. You will explore the genre’s themes and […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 23 September

12 weeks

Online

£450

Books and glasses
Online Course
Monday 23 September

Writing Fiction: Next Steps with Anjali Joseph

Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine. Commences on Monday 23 September for 24 weeks. This course builds on the expertise acquired at introductory level, and introduces more depth and a wider range of reading and approaches to fiction. At this level you will acquire and […]

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September 23, 2019 9:00 am September 23, 2019 9:00 am Europe/London Writing Fiction: Next Steps with Anjali Joseph Writers' Centre Norwich –

Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine. Commences on Monday 23 September for 24 weeks. This course builds on the expertise acquired at introductory level, and introduces more depth and a wider range of reading and approaches to fiction. At this level you will acquire and […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 23 September

24 weeks

Online

£900

Online Course
Monday 23 September

Start Writing Fiction with Mark McNay or Anjali Joseph

Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine! You will learn the components of strong short fiction with the guidance and feedback of a published author. Together, you will explore how to build credible characters, develop a narrative and plot, read like a writer and edit your […]

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September 23, 2019 9:00 am September 23, 2019 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Fiction with Mark McNay or Anjali Joseph Writers' Centre Norwich –

Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine! You will learn the components of strong short fiction with the guidance and feedback of a published author. Together, you will explore how to build credible characters, develop a narrative and plot, read like a writer and edit your […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 23 September

12 weeks

Online

£450

Laptop, book and coffee mug
Online Course
Monday 23 September

Start Writing Poetry with Helen Ivory

Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine! Where do poems begin? How can we make language sing? Whether you’re new to writing poems or have dabbled in the past, join Helen Ivory on a journey into the transformative world of poetry. You’ll read inspiring poets, explore […]

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September 23, 2019 9:00 am September 23, 2019 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Poetry with Helen Ivory Writers' Centre Norwich –

Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine! Where do poems begin? How can we make language sing? Whether you’re new to writing poems or have dabbled in the past, join Helen Ivory on a journey into the transformative world of poetry. You’ll read inspiring poets, explore […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 23 September

12 weeks

Online

£450

Black and white photographs
Online Course
Monday 23 September

Start Writing Creative Non-Fiction with Dan Richards

Fully booked! To join the waiting list for this course, please email learning@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine. This course will help aspiring authors develop the skills and techniques required to write a non-fiction book, be it a biography, a memoir, reportage or another […]

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September 23, 2019 9:00 am September 23, 2019 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Creative Non-Fiction with Dan Richards Writers' Centre Norwich –

Fully booked! To join the waiting list for this course, please email learning@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk Special offer: All creative writing online courses include a free 12-week digital subscription to Granta Magazine. This course will help aspiring authors develop the skills and techniques required to write a non-fiction book, be it a biography, a memoir, reportage or another […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 23 September

12 weeks

Online

£450

Clapperboard and laptop
Online Course
Monday 23 September

An Introduction to Scriptwriting with Molly Naylor

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

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September 23, 2019 9:00 am September 23, 2019 9:00 am Europe/London An Introduction to Scriptwriting with Molly Naylor Writers' Centre Norwich –

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

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 23 September

12 weeks

Online

£450

Event
Monday 23 September

Dragon Hall Debates: Exhaustion

Are we working too hard? Is burnout a phenomenon just for millennials, or have we always been pushed to our limits? There’s no doubt that we’re all feeling exhausted, but what is that lack of sleep actually doing to our bodies? In this debate, writer and journalist Dawn Foster will critique the notion of millennial […]

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September 23, 2019 7:00 pm September 23, 2019 7:00 pm Europe/London Dragon Hall Debates: Exhaustion Writers' Centre Norwich –

Are we working too hard? Is burnout a phenomenon just for millennials, or have we always been pushed to our limits? There’s no doubt that we’re all feeling exhausted, but what is that lack of sleep actually doing to our bodies? In this debate, writer and journalist Dawn Foster will critique the notion of millennial […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 23 September
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

7pm (doors 6.30pm)

Free - please book in advance

Shona Lewis
Workshop
Thursday 26 September

Writing for Wellbeing with Shona Lowes

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

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

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

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

2 - 4pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£35 / £25 conc

Event
Thursday 26 September

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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September 26, 2019 5:30 pm September 26, 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 26 September
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

5.30 - 7pm

Free (suggested donation £2)

Event
Thursday 26 September

Banned Books

As part of Banned Books Week, this event will explore the restrictions facing authors in Indonesia. Nuril Basri and John Waromi write on the fringe of society about subjects deemed controversial in their country. Although neither author has had their books banned, it is difficult to get controversial work published and authors often find themselves […]

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September 26, 2019 7:30 pm September 26, 2019 7:30 pm Europe/London Banned Books Writers' Centre Norwich –

As part of Banned Books Week, this event will explore the restrictions facing authors in Indonesia. Nuril Basri and John Waromi write on the fringe of society about subjects deemed controversial in their country. Although neither author has had their books banned, it is difficult to get controversial work published and authors often find themselves […]

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

7.30 - 8.30pm

£5 - includes glass of wine

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Workshop
Friday 27 September

Funding Insights with Arts Council England

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

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

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

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

11am - 1pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Free - booking required

Ian Nettleton
Workshop
Monday 30 September

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

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

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

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

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

Mondays, 7 - 9pm for ten weeks

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£225 / conc £200

Ian Nettleton
Workshop
Tuesday 1 October

Intermediate Fiction with Ian Nettleton (ten-week course)

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays, 7 - 9pm for ten weeks

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£225 / conc £200

Cat Woodward
Event
Thursday 3 October

UEA Live: Cat Woodward

Cat Woodward is a feminist modern lyric poet. Cat studied at the University of East Anglia; her PhD is in robot and lyric voice, her doctoral research was funded through a CHASE studentship. Her first collection, Sphinx, was published by Norwich-based Salò, Press in 2017. In 2018 she won the Ivan Juritz Prize for creative […]

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October 3, 2019 6:30 pm October 3, 2019 6:30 pm Europe/London UEA Live: Cat Woodward Writers' Centre Norwich –

Cat Woodward is a feminist modern lyric poet. Cat studied at the University of East Anglia; her PhD is in robot and lyric voice, her doctoral research was funded through a CHASE studentship. Her first collection, Sphinx, was published by Norwich-based Salò, Press in 2017. In 2018 she won the Ivan Juritz Prize for creative […]

Great Hall, National Centre for Writing Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 3 October
Great Hall, National Centre for Writing

6.30 - 9pm

Free

Mandy Stanley
Workshop
Friday 4 October

Self-publishing Insights with Mandy Stanley

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

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

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

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

2 - 4pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£45 / £35 conc

Ian Nettleton
Workshop
Saturday 5 October

Advanced Fiction with Ian Nettleton (three-month course)

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

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

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

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

10am - 4pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£225 / conc £200

South Wing of the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
Event
Monday 7 October

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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October 7, 2019 2:00 pm October 7, 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 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 7 October
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free (suggested donation £5)

Event
Wednesday 9 October

A Celebration of New Dutch Writing

An evening in the company of Dutch writers Eva Meijer and Bregje Hofstede, in conversation with Daniel Hahn. Eva Meijer is an artist, writer, philosopher and singer-songwriter. She is the prize-winning author of three novels, which have been translated around the world. Bregje Hofstede is a novelist, journalist and art historian from Amsterdam. She is chair […]

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October 9, 2019 6:30 pm October 9, 2019 6:30 pm Europe/London A Celebration of New Dutch Writing Writers' Centre Norwich –

An evening in the company of Dutch writers Eva Meijer and Bregje Hofstede, in conversation with Daniel Hahn. Eva Meijer is an artist, writer, philosopher and singer-songwriter. She is the prize-winning author of three novels, which have been translated around the world. Bregje Hofstede is a novelist, journalist and art historian from Amsterdam. She is chair […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Wednesday 9 October
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

6.30 - 7.30pm

£5 - includes glass of wine

Morten Langeland
Event
Monday 14 October

Norwich Nordic Camarade

A selection of the Nordic region’s most innovative and dynamic poets present brand new collaborations with local and other British poets. Expect a series of new literary and experimental performances celebrating the best of 21st-century Nordic and British poetry. Featuring: Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl & Doug Jones Morten Søndergaard & SJ Fowler Endre Ruset & George […]

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October 14, 2019 7:30 pm October 14, 2019 7:30 pm Europe/London Norwich Nordic Camarade Writers' Centre Norwich –

A selection of the Nordic region’s most innovative and dynamic poets present brand new collaborations with local and other British poets. Expect a series of new literary and experimental performances celebrating the best of 21st-century Nordic and British poetry. Featuring: Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl & Doug Jones Morten Søndergaard & SJ Fowler Endre Ruset & George […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 14 October
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

7.30 - 8.30pm

Free - please book in advance

Megan Bradbury
Workshop
Thursday 17 October

Read Like a Writer with Megan Bradbury

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

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

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

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

6 - 8pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£15 / £12 conc

Jackie Kay
Event
Sunday 20 October

Jackie Kay presents…

Exceptional times call for exceptional writers. Scottish Makar, poet, and novelist Jackie Kay introduces her selection of ten of the most exciting Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) writers working in the UK today. Experience incredible writing and find out why Jackie feels these are the writers who are influencing and shaping the UK’s poetry […]

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October 20, 2019 7:00 pm October 20, 2019 7:00 pm Europe/London Jackie Kay presents… Writers' Centre Norwich –

Exceptional times call for exceptional writers. Scottish Makar, poet, and novelist Jackie Kay introduces her selection of ten of the most exciting Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) writers working in the UK today. Experience incredible writing and find out why Jackie feels these are the writers who are influencing and shaping the UK’s poetry […]

Central Library, Manchester, M2 5PD Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 20 October
Central Library, Manchester, M2 5PD

7 - 8.15pm

£8 / £6 conc

South Wing of the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
Event
Monday 21 October

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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October 21, 2019 2:00 pm October 21, 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 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 21 October
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free (suggested donation £5)

Event
Monday 21 October

Dragon Hall Debates: Guts

Presented as part of the Norwich Science Festival ‘Can you stomach it?’ ‘Do you have the guts?’ Our digestive organs are inserted into colloquial phrases to explain a variety of cultural symptoms – but what is really churning in our bellies, and how does it affect us? In this debate, journalist and broadcaster Tim Hayward […]

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October 21, 2019 7:00 pm October 21, 2019 7:00 pm Europe/London Dragon Hall Debates: Guts Writers' Centre Norwich –

Presented as part of the Norwich Science Festival ‘Can you stomach it?’ ‘Do you have the guts?’ Our digestive organs are inserted into colloquial phrases to explain a variety of cultural symptoms – but what is really churning in our bellies, and how does it affect us? In this debate, journalist and broadcaster Tim Hayward […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 21 October
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

7pm (doors 6.30pm)

Free - please book in advance

Event
Thursday 24 October

UEA Live: Ashley Hickson-Lovence (Black History Month)

In celebration of Black History Month Ashley Hickson-Lovence is a poet and writer from Hackney, London. While working as a secondary school English teacher, he completed his MA in Creative Writing and Publishing from City, University of London and is currently in his second year at the University of East Anglia completing his PhD in […]

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October 24, 2019 6:30 pm October 24, 2019 6:30 pm Europe/London UEA Live: Ashley Hickson-Lovence (Black History Month) Writers' Centre Norwich –

In celebration of Black History Month Ashley Hickson-Lovence is a poet and writer from Hackney, London. While working as a secondary school English teacher, he completed his MA in Creative Writing and Publishing from City, University of London and is currently in his second year at the University of East Anglia completing his PhD in […]

Great Hall, National Centre for Writing Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 24 October
Great Hall, National Centre for Writing

6.30 - 9pm

Free

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Workshop
Wednesday 30 October

Poetry Pulse with Anna Cathenka (four-week course)

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

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

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

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

7 - 9pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£75 / £65 conc

Event
Thursday 31 October

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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October 31, 2019 5:30 pm October 31, 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 31 October
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

5.30 - 7pm

Free (suggested donation £2)

Ashley Stokes
Workshop
Friday 1 November

Meet the Editor with Ashley Stokes

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

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

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

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

2 - 4pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Free - please book in advance

Event
Friday 1 November

Tim Clare – Death of 1000 Cuts Live

Want to write more, better and be happier while you do it? Tim Clare’s podcast for writers, Death Of 1000 Cuts, will help you do just that. In this live special, Tim will be taking the first pages of audience members’ novels, breaking them down line by line and looking for ways to make them […]

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November 1, 2019 7:00 pm November 1, 2019 7:00 pm Europe/London Tim Clare – Death of 1000 Cuts Live Writers' Centre Norwich –

Want to write more, better and be happier while you do it? Tim Clare’s podcast for writers, Death Of 1000 Cuts, will help you do just that. In this live special, Tim will be taking the first pages of audience members’ novels, breaking them down line by line and looking for ways to make them […]

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

7 - 8.30pm

£6 / £5 conc

Event
Monday 4 November

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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November 4, 2019 2:00 pm November 4, 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 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 4 November
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free (suggested donation £5)

Front cover of the 'Writing Places' anthology
Event
Thursday 7 November

Writing Places book launch

Celebrating the launch of the Writing Places anthology and chapbook Join us for the launch of two very special publications exploring the connections between writing and place in Kolkata and Norwich: Writing Places, edited by Arunava Sinha and published by Seagull Books; and the Writing Places chapbook, published by the UEA Publishing Project. Writing Places […]

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November 7, 2019 7:30 pm November 7, 2019 7:30 pm Europe/London Writing Places book launch Writers' Centre Norwich –

Celebrating the launch of the Writing Places anthology and chapbook Join us for the launch of two very special publications exploring the connections between writing and place in Kolkata and Norwich: Writing Places, edited by Arunava Sinha and published by Seagull Books; and the Writing Places chapbook, published by the UEA Publishing Project. Writing Places […]

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

7.30 - 8.30pm

£5 - includes glass of wine

Workshop
Wednesday 13 November

Read Like a Writer with Feby Indirani

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

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

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

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

6 - 8pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£15 / £12 conc

Workshop
Saturday 16 November

Memory & Taboo: An Introduction to Memoir with Monique Roffey

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

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

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

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

10am - 3pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£55 / £45 conc

South Wing of the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
Event
Monday 18 November

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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November 18, 2019 2:00 pm November 18, 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 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 18 November
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free (suggested donation £5)

Ed Wilson
Workshop
Friday 22 November

Agent Insights with Ed Wilson, Johnson & Alcock Literary Agency

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

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

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

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

2 - 4pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£45 / £35 conc

Event
Monday 25 November

Dragon Hall Debates: Surveillance

Are we being watched? From Facebook, to China, to the FBI and MI5, the ways in which we’re watched – and the question of who is watching us – seem to be omnipresent in the news cycle. What problems – and what benefits – can be found in this world of constant surveillance? In this […]

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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 –

Are we being watched? From Facebook, to China, to the FBI and MI5, the ways in which we’re watched – and the question of who is watching us – seem to be omnipresent in the news cycle. What problems – and what benefits – can be found in this world of constant surveillance? In this […]

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

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

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

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

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

10am - 4pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£55/ £45 conc

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

'Ghostland' by Ed Parnell
Event
Thursday 12 December

UEA Live: Edward Parnell

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, and was the winner of the Rethink New Novels Prize. His new book […]

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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 –

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, and was the winner of the Rethink New Novels Prize. His new book […]

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)