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Online Course
Monday 20 September

Start Writing Crime Fiction – fully booked!

    12-week online writing course begins Monday 20 September 2021. 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 Femi Kayode to explore the genre’s themes and appeal, looking at creating credible worlds and characters, developing and structuring […]

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September 20, 2021 9:00 am September 20, 2021 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Crime Fiction – fully booked! Writers' Centre Norwich –

    12-week online writing course begins Monday 20 September 2021. 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 Femi Kayode to explore the genre’s themes and appeal, looking at creating credible worlds and characters, developing and structuring […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 20 September

12 weeks

Online

£475

Online Course
Monday 20 September

Writing Fiction: Next Steps

24-week course begins on Monday 20 September 2021. Join acclaimed short story writer Lynne Bryan 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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September 20, 2021 9:00 am September 20, 2021 9:00 am Europe/London Writing Fiction: Next Steps Writers' Centre Norwich –

24-week course begins on Monday 20 September 2021. Join acclaimed short story writer Lynne Bryan 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
Monday 20 September

24 weeks

Online

£945

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Online Course
Monday 20 September

Start Writing Fiction – one place left!

  12-week online writing course begins Monday 20 September 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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September 20, 2021 9:00 am September 20, 2021 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Fiction – one place left! Writers' Centre Norwich –

  12-week online writing course begins Monday 20 September 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
Monday 20 September

12 weeks

Online

£475

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Online Course
Monday 20 September

Start Writing Poetry – fully booked!

  12-week online writing course begins Monday 20 September 2021. 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. […]

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September 20, 2021 9:00 am September 20, 2021 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Poetry – fully booked! Writers' Centre Norwich –

  12-week online writing course begins Monday 20 September 2021. 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. […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 20 September

12 weeks

Online

£475

Online Course
Monday 20 September

An Introduction to the Memoir – fully booked!

  12-week online writing course begins Monday 20 September 2021. 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 Jenn Ashworth, author of Notes Made While Falling (New Statesman Book of the Year) and Ghosted: A Love Story, […]

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September 20, 2021 9:00 am September 20, 2021 9:00 am Europe/London An Introduction to the Memoir – fully booked! Writers' Centre Norwich –

  12-week online writing course begins Monday 20 September 2021. 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 Jenn Ashworth, author of Notes Made While Falling (New Statesman Book of the Year) and Ghosted: A Love Story, […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 20 September

12 weeks

Online

£475

Online Course
Monday 20 September

An Introduction to Scriptwriting – limited places left

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

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September 20, 2021 9:00 am September 20, 2021 9:00 am Europe/London An Introduction to Scriptwriting – limited places left Writers' Centre Norwich –

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

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 20 September

12 weeks

Online

£475

Online Course
Monday 20 September

Start Writing Historical Fiction – fully booked!

    12-week online writing course begins Monday 20 September 2021. Historical fiction is one of the most popular literary forms and one of the most varied. A historical novel can be a war-story, a romance, a whodunit, a tense socio-political drama, a quest or a pursuit. It can be a tightly focussed personal confession.  […]

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September 20, 2021 9:00 am September 20, 2021 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Historical Fiction – fully booked! Writers' Centre Norwich –

    12-week online writing course begins Monday 20 September 2021. Historical fiction is one of the most popular literary forms and one of the most varied. A historical novel can be a war-story, a romance, a whodunit, a tense socio-political drama, a quest or a pursuit. It can be a tightly focussed personal confession.  […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 20 September

12 weeks

Online

£475

Event
Wednesday 22 September

NCW Book Club Discussion: Sudden Traveller

Join us and share your passion for reading! We’re delighted to welcome you to the grounds of the beautiful Dragon Hall in Norwich for a socially distanced, in-person book club discussion. Every two months the NCW Book Club meets online and in person to discuss some of the best works in contemporary literature. We explore […]

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September 22, 2021 5:30 pm September 22, 2021 5:30 pm Europe/London NCW Book Club Discussion: Sudden Traveller Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us and share your passion for reading! We’re delighted to welcome you to the grounds of the beautiful Dragon Hall in Norwich for a socially distanced, in-person book club discussion. Every two months the NCW Book Club meets online and in person to discuss some of the best works in contemporary literature. We explore […]

Dragon Hall garden Writers Centre Norwich
Wednesday 22 September
Dragon Hall garden

6 - 7.30pm

Free - please register in advance

Workshop
Saturday 25 September

Read like a Writer with Vahni Capildeo

Creative and sensitive reading is a must-have addition to any writer’s toolkit. Learn how Forward Prize-winning poet Vahni Capildeo draws inspiration and technique from the books that they love. This friendly online session is perfect for anyone who writes poetry or is interested as a reader in how the process works – especially if you […]

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September 25, 2021 10:00 am September 25, 2021 10:00 am Europe/London Read like a Writer with Vahni Capildeo Writers' Centre Norwich –

Creative and sensitive reading is a must-have addition to any writer’s toolkit. Learn how Forward Prize-winning poet Vahni Capildeo draws inspiration and technique from the books that they love. This friendly online session is perfect for anyone who writes poetry or is interested as a reader in how the process works – especially if you […]

Online (Zoom) Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 25 September

10am - 12noon BST

Online (Zoom)

£35 / £25 conc

Ian Nettleton
Workshop
Monday 27 September

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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September 27, 2021 7:00 pm September 27, 2021 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 […]

Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 27 September

Mondays, 7 - 9pm BST for ten weeks

Dragon Hall

£225 / conc £200

Ian Nettleton
Workshop
Tuesday 28 September

Advanced Fiction with Ian Nettleton (ten-week course) – fully booked!

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 online 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 […]

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September 28, 2021 7:00 pm September 28, 2021 7:00 pm Europe/London Advanced Fiction with Ian Nettleton (ten-week course) – fully booked! 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 online 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 […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 28 September

Tuesday, 7 - 9pm GMT for ten weeks

Online

£225 / conc £200

Event
Tuesday 28 September

International Translation Day: Out in the World

This event to celebrate International Translation Day 2021 will explore the political and practical challenges of literary translation from the perspective of translators from three countries: Argentina, Vietnam and Nepal. Our three panellists – Sebastián Gutiérrez, Nguyễn An Lý and Rabi Thapa – will share their thoughts on the importance of both literary and theatre […]

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September 28, 2021 7:00 pm September 28, 2021 7:00 pm Europe/London International Translation Day: Out in the World Writers' Centre Norwich –

This event to celebrate International Translation Day 2021 will explore the political and practical challenges of literary translation from the perspective of translators from three countries: Argentina, Vietnam and Nepal. Our three panellists – Sebastián Gutiérrez, Nguyễn An Lý and Rabi Thapa – will share their thoughts on the importance of both literary and theatre […]

Online (YouTube) Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 28 September
Online (YouTube)

7 - 8pm BST

Free - please register in advance

Workshop
Thursday 30 September

A Life Written with Sarah Passingham (6-week life writing course) – fully booked!

Are you age 70+ (or know someone who is) and would like to develop the skills to tell your life story? ‘A Life Written’ is a course of six weekly life writing workshops in which participants are guided through decisions, spark points and themes to help consider their own lives, acknowledge their own interesting experiences, […]

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September 30, 2021 10:00 am September 30, 2021 10:00 am Europe/London A Life Written with Sarah Passingham (6-week life writing course) – fully booked! Writers' Centre Norwich –

Are you age 70+ (or know someone who is) and would like to develop the skills to tell your life story? ‘A Life Written’ is a course of six weekly life writing workshops in which participants are guided through decisions, spark points and themes to help consider their own lives, acknowledge their own interesting experiences, […]

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

10am - 12.30pm, each Thursday for six weeks

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£30 for the full six weeks (bursaries available)

Event
Friday 1 October

Virtual Book Club discussion: Sudden Traveller

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

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October 1, 2021 5:30 pm October 1, 2021 5:30 pm Europe/London Virtual Book Club discussion: Sudden Traveller Writers' Centre Norwich –

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

Online (Zoom) Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 1 October
Online (Zoom)

5.30 - 7pm BST

Free - please register in advance

Workshop
Saturday 9 October

Exploring voice in fiction with Olumide Popoola

Voice and point of view are a crucial aspect of writing memorable characters and compelling stories that spark the reader’s imagination. In this friendly online workshop multi-talented writer, speaker and performer Olumide Popoola will share techniques for honing narrative voice in your fiction.  Through a mixture of informal whole group and small group discussion, along […]

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October 9, 2021 10:00 am October 9, 2021 10:00 am Europe/London Exploring voice in fiction with Olumide Popoola Writers' Centre Norwich –

Voice and point of view are a crucial aspect of writing memorable characters and compelling stories that spark the reader’s imagination. In this friendly online workshop multi-talented writer, speaker and performer Olumide Popoola will share techniques for honing narrative voice in your fiction.  Through a mixture of informal whole group and small group discussion, along […]

Online (Zoom) Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 9 October

10am - 1pm BST

Online (Zoom)

£45 / £35 conc

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Online Course
Monday 11 October

Start Writing Creative Non-Fiction – fully booked!

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

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October 11, 2021 9:00 am October 11, 2021 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Creative Non-Fiction – fully booked! Writers' Centre Norwich –

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

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 11 October

12 weeks

Online

£475

Event
Tuesday 12 October

Meet the World: Crossing Boundaries

What does it mean to be an ‘outsider writer’? The correlation between access and privilege in our societies means that certain narratives get more airtime than others and that whole segments of society—migrant communities, minority groups, working class writers, for example—have to cross boundaries to express and share their experiences. In this event, three writers […]

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October 12, 2021 7:00 pm October 12, 2021 7:00 pm Europe/London Meet the World: Crossing Boundaries Writers' Centre Norwich –

What does it mean to be an ‘outsider writer’? The correlation between access and privilege in our societies means that certain narratives get more airtime than others and that whole segments of society—migrant communities, minority groups, working class writers, for example—have to cross boundaries to express and share their experiences. In this event, three writers […]

Online (YouTube) Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 12 October
Online (YouTube)

7 - 8pm BST

Free - please register in advance

Event
Tuesday 19 October

Arts in the Community Training Day

Are you an early-career community arts practitioner, or is your support service looking to embed arts provision into their practice? This day-long training session led by experienced arts practitioner Ruth Collins will provide you with the basics in community arts project facilitation. It includes: Access to case studies Advice on funding, partnership working and project […]

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October 19, 2021 10:00 am October 19, 2021 10:00 am Europe/London Arts in the Community Training Day Writers' Centre Norwich –

Are you an early-career community arts practitioner, or is your support service looking to embed arts provision into their practice? This day-long training session led by experienced arts practitioner Ruth Collins will provide you with the basics in community arts project facilitation. It includes: Access to case studies Advice on funding, partnership working and project […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 19 October
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

10am - 3pm

£20

Workshop
Saturday 23 October

How to write about climate change with Lynn Buckle

Join Lynn Buckle, experienced tutor and author of What Willow Says and The Groundsmen (époque press), for an online workshop exploring how to integrate positive climate solutions into your writing. Lynn teaches regular creative climate writing courses for youth and adult writers and facilitates the climate writers’ group at the Irish Writers Centre, gathering writers […]

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October 23, 2021 10:00 am October 23, 2021 10:00 am Europe/London How to write about climate change with Lynn Buckle Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join Lynn Buckle, experienced tutor and author of What Willow Says and The Groundsmen (époque press), for an online workshop exploring how to integrate positive climate solutions into your writing. Lynn teaches regular creative climate writing courses for youth and adult writers and facilitates the climate writers’ group at the Irish Writers Centre, gathering writers […]

Online (Zoom) Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 23 October

10am - 1pm BST

Online (Zoom)

£45 / £35 conc

Event
Saturday 23 October

Sarah Hall in conversation with Sarah Perry

We are delighted to welcome you back to the magnificent grounds of Dragon Hall for our first book event of 2021! Join us for a celebration marking the publication of Burntcoat — a remarkable novel of passion, connection and transformation from award-winning novelist and short story writer Sarah Hall. We believe it’s her finest work […]

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October 23, 2021 6:30 pm October 23, 2021 6:30 pm Europe/London Sarah Hall in conversation with Sarah Perry Writers' Centre Norwich –

We are delighted to welcome you back to the magnificent grounds of Dragon Hall for our first book event of 2021! Join us for a celebration marking the publication of Burntcoat — a remarkable novel of passion, connection and transformation from award-winning novelist and short story writer Sarah Hall. We believe it’s her finest work […]

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

6.30 - 7.30pm

£5

Event
Tuesday 26 October

Meet the World: Stitching Stories

Lorina Bulwer, embroidery and literary experimentation Join us as we explore how art and craft inform the way we can write and tell stories in a more tactile way. Lorina Bulwer was a Victorian woman who spent her time in the Great Yarmouth workhouse embroidering angry letters to the world. Ruth Battersby Tooke, Curator of […]

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October 26, 2021 7:00 pm October 26, 2021 7:00 pm Europe/London Meet the World: Stitching Stories Writers' Centre Norwich –

Lorina Bulwer, embroidery and literary experimentation Join us as we explore how art and craft inform the way we can write and tell stories in a more tactile way. Lorina Bulwer was a Victorian woman who spent her time in the Great Yarmouth workhouse embroidering angry letters to the world. Ruth Battersby Tooke, Curator of […]

Online (YouTube) Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 26 October
Online (YouTube)

7 - 8pm BST

Free - please register in advance

Workshop
Saturday 4 December

Writing Through Movement

Writing and movement can seem like polar opposites: one begins with language and the head, the other direct from the body. Join YA author Sally-Anne Lomas and multi-disciplinary arts producer Sam Ruddock for an online workshop which will help you bring mind and body together. Through writing activities and simple exercises (accessible to all) will explore […]

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December 4, 2021 10:00 am December 4, 2021 10:00 am Europe/London Writing Through Movement Writers' Centre Norwich –

Writing and movement can seem like polar opposites: one begins with language and the head, the other direct from the body. Join YA author Sally-Anne Lomas and multi-disciplinary arts producer Sam Ruddock for an online workshop which will help you bring mind and body together. Through writing activities and simple exercises (accessible to all) will explore […]

Online (Zoom) Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 4 December

10am - 12.30pm GMT

Online (Zoom)

£45 / £35 conc

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 learning@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 […]

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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 learning@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 […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 22 January

24 weeks

Online

£900