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Dragon Hall Salon

Writers at a Salon in 2015 (c) Martin Figura
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Tuesday 17 July

Dragon Hall Salon

Our monthly Salon is back! Join Norwich’s writing community for a free evening of conversation, ideas and support each month. 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, […]

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July 17, 2018 6:30 pm July 17, 2018 6:30 pm Europe/London Dragon Hall Salon Writers' Centre Norwich –

Our monthly Salon is back! Join Norwich’s writing community for a free evening of conversation, ideas and support each month. 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, […]

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

6.30 - 8.30pm

Free

Translating Comics: It's Not Just in the Bubble
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Wednesday 25 July

Translating Comics: It’s Not Just in the Bubble

It was at a comics festival in Algeria that Canan first learned about the Paris massacre of 17 October 1961 against Algerians. It took the few pages of a comic to connect a total stranger to an event that seemed to have been forgotten across Europe and to create empathy. As a medium, comics allow the most difficult stories […]

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July 25, 2018 2:00 pm July 25, 2018 2:00 pm Europe/London Translating Comics: It’s Not Just in the Bubble Writers' Centre Norwich –

It was at a comics festival in Algeria that Canan first learned about the Paris massacre of 17 October 1961 against Algerians. It took the few pages of a comic to connect a total stranger to an event that seemed to have been forgotten across Europe and to create empathy. As a medium, comics allow the most difficult stories […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Wednesday 25 July
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

2 - 3pm

Free - booking required

Creative workshop for young people
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Thursday 2 August

Explore your imagination! Free workshop for young people

Explore your imagination with a creative workshop exploring the books you love, and see where your inspiration can take you! Refreshments available. Led by the National Centre for Writing, this workshop is suitable for 11 – 16 year olds and is free to attend. All you need to do is contact the library on 01603 774703, email millennium.lib@norfolk.gov.uk […]

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August 2, 2018 2:00 pm August 2, 2018 2:00 pm Europe/London Explore your imagination! Free workshop for young people Writers' Centre Norwich –

Explore your imagination with a creative workshop exploring the books you love, and see where your inspiration can take you! Refreshments available. Led by the National Centre for Writing, this workshop is suitable for 11 – 16 year olds and is free to attend. All you need to do is contact the library on 01603 774703, email millennium.lib@norfolk.gov.uk […]

Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 2 August
Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library

2 - 4pm

Free - booking required

South Wing of the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
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Saturday 4 August

National Centre for Writing Open House

Curious about what’s been going on at Dragon Hall for the past few months? Wondering what happens at a National Centre for Writing? Come on in and meet us! Our Open House is the perfect opportunity to take a look around our new home, learn more about our work, and entertain the family on a […]

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August 4, 2018 11:00 am August 4, 2018 11:00 am Europe/London National Centre for Writing Open House Writers' Centre Norwich –

Curious about what’s been going on at Dragon Hall for the past few months? Wondering what happens at a National Centre for Writing? Come on in and meet us! Our Open House is the perfect opportunity to take a look around our new home, learn more about our work, and entertain the family on a […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 4 August
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

11am - 4pm

Free

Creative workshop for young people
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Thursday 9 August

Explore your imagination! Free workshop for young people

Explore your imagination with a creative workshop exploring the books you love, and see where your inspiration can take you! Refreshments available. Led by the National Centre for Writing, this workshop is suitable for 11 – 16 year olds and is free to attend. All you need to do is contact the library on 01553 768498 or […]

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August 9, 2018 2:00 pm August 9, 2018 2:00 pm Europe/London Explore your imagination! Free workshop for young people Writers' Centre Norwich –

Explore your imagination with a creative workshop exploring the books you love, and see where your inspiration can take you! Refreshments available. Led by the National Centre for Writing, this workshop is suitable for 11 – 16 year olds and is free to attend. All you need to do is contact the library on 01553 768498 or […]

Gaywood Library Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 9 August
Gaywood Library

2 - 4pm

Free - booking required

Peggy Hughes, Programme Director
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Saturday 11 August

Meet the National Centre for Writing (Edinburgh International Literature Festival)

Norwich was England’s first UNESCO City of Literature and its National Centre for Writing spends today at the Book Festival. Drop by to learn about their work and discover how you can get involved. Also, share your stories and ideas about what a home for words should, and could, be. Part of the Edinburgh International […]

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August 11, 2018 10:00 am August 11, 2018 10:00 am Europe/London Meet the National Centre for Writing (Edinburgh International Literature Festival) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Norwich was England’s first UNESCO City of Literature and its National Centre for Writing spends today at the Book Festival. Drop by to learn about their work and discover how you can get involved. Also, share your stories and ideas about what a home for words should, and could, be. Part of the Edinburgh International […]

The Bookshop on George Street, Edinburgh Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 11 August
The Bookshop on George Street, Edinburgh

10am - 6pm

Free & Drop-in

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Saturday 11 August

Freedom to Write (Edinburgh International Book Festival)

Being a writer can be a precarious business. With threats to funding and publishers struggling, the networks and communities that support writers have become increasingly important to their creative life. Bringing together a panel from Publishing Scotland, the new National Centre for Writing in Norwich and the RLS Fellowship in France, this discussion explores how […]

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August 11, 2018 4:00 pm August 11, 2018 4:00 pm Europe/London Freedom to Write (Edinburgh International Book Festival) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Being a writer can be a precarious business. With threats to funding and publishers struggling, the networks and communities that support writers have become increasingly important to their creative life. Bringing together a panel from Publishing Scotland, the new National Centre for Writing in Norwich and the RLS Fellowship in France, this discussion explores how […]

Garden Theatre, Edinburgh International Book Festival Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 11 August
Garden Theatre, Edinburgh International Book Festival

4 - 5pm

£12 / £10 conc

Noirwich Crime Writing Festival
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Thursday 13 September

Noirwich Crime Writing Festival – Season Pass 2018

Join us in Norwich UNESCO City of Literature for a four-day spectacular at three city venues: the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall, the University of East Anglia and Jarrold. Purchase a season pass for access to*: Nicci French – Day of the Dead Witnessing the Experts The Noirwich Lecture: Val McDermid John Banville […]

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September 13, 2018 6:30 pm September 13, 2018 6:30 pm Europe/London Noirwich Crime Writing Festival – Season Pass 2018 Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us in Norwich UNESCO City of Literature for a four-day spectacular at three city venues: the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall, the University of East Anglia and Jarrold. Purchase a season pass for access to*: Nicci French – Day of the Dead Witnessing the Experts The Noirwich Lecture: Val McDermid John Banville […]

Norwich Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 13 September
Norwich

13 - 16 September

£87 (save 15%) / conc £77 / full-time student £67

Nicci French
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Thursday 13 September

Nicci French – Day of the Dead

It’s the 21st anniversary of Nicci French, the hugely successful writing partnership created by married couple Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. Noirwich is thrilled to welcome them back, to celebrate their successes and the much-anticipated Day of the Dead, the stunning finale to their Frieda Klein series – it will leave you breathless. Our opening […]

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September 13, 2018 7:00 pm September 13, 2018 7:00 pm Europe/London Nicci French – Day of the Dead Writers' Centre Norwich –

It’s the 21st anniversary of Nicci French, the hugely successful writing partnership created by married couple Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. Noirwich is thrilled to welcome them back, to celebrate their successes and the much-anticipated Day of the Dead, the stunning finale to their Frieda Klein series – it will leave you breathless. Our opening […]

The Pantry, Jarrold Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 13 September
The Pantry, Jarrold

7 - 8pm

£10 / £9 conc / £8 student

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Thursday 13 September

Postmortem

Launch of the UEA Creative Writing MA Crime Fiction Anthology 2018. ‘Make no mistake, these are the stars of the future – and you’re reading them here first.’ – Ian Rankin Come and meet future stars of the genre at the launch of Postmortem, an exciting anthology of work from this year’s UEA Creative Writing Crime […]

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September 13, 2018 8:30 pm September 13, 2018 8:30 pm Europe/London Postmortem Writers' Centre Norwich –

Launch of the UEA Creative Writing MA Crime Fiction Anthology 2018. ‘Make no mistake, these are the stars of the future – and you’re reading them here first.’ – Ian Rankin Come and meet future stars of the genre at the launch of Postmortem, an exciting anthology of work from this year’s UEA Creative Writing Crime […]

The Murderers' Pub, Norwich Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 13 September
The Murderers' Pub, Norwich

8.30 - 9.30pm

Free - booking required

Nicola Upson
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Friday 14 September

Writing Detectives and Historical Fiction Workshop with Nicola Upson

Transport your reader back to the Golden Age of crime writing and the likes of Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie with this bite-size writing workshop led by award-winning British novelist, Nicola Upson. Nicola is the author of An Expert in Murder, the first in a series of crime novels to feature legendary 1930s mystery […]

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September 14, 2018 2:00 pm September 14, 2018 2:00 pm Europe/London Writing Detectives and Historical Fiction Workshop with Nicola Upson Writers' Centre Norwich –

Transport your reader back to the Golden Age of crime writing and the likes of Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie with this bite-size writing workshop led by award-winning British novelist, Nicola Upson. Nicola is the author of An Expert in Murder, the first in a series of crime novels to feature legendary 1930s mystery […]

The Enterprise Centre, UEA Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 14 September

Choose between 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm

The Enterprise Centre, UEA

£35 / £30 conc / £60 package deal

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Friday 14 September

Witnessing the Experts

With Fiona Barton, Kristina Garner, Professor David Russell and Professor Mark Wilkinson. Fingerprints, forensics and postmortem evidence. Uncover the fascinating facts that inspire the best crime fiction, and use them to authenticate your own writing, with our panel of experts from the University of East Anglia. Kristina Garner from the Law School, Professor David Russell […]

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September 14, 2018 5:00 pm September 14, 2018 5:00 pm Europe/London Witnessing the Experts Writers' Centre Norwich –

With Fiona Barton, Kristina Garner, Professor David Russell and Professor Mark Wilkinson. Fingerprints, forensics and postmortem evidence. Uncover the fascinating facts that inspire the best crime fiction, and use them to authenticate your own writing, with our panel of experts from the University of East Anglia. Kristina Garner from the Law School, Professor David Russell […]

The Enterprise Centre, UEA Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 14 September
The Enterprise Centre, UEA

5 - 6pm

£8 / £7 conc / £6 student

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Friday 14 September

The Noirwich Lecture: Val McDermid

Presented by The Times and The Sunday Times Crime Club Val McDermid is an international, bestselling, award-winning crime writer and commentator. Over the years she has explored the themes of violence and gender within the genre. This year she’s also a Man Booker Prize judge. Noirwich warmly invites you to her keynote address; a riveting, […]

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September 14, 2018 6:00 pm September 14, 2018 6:00 pm Europe/London The Noirwich Lecture: Val McDermid Writers' Centre Norwich –

Presented by The Times and The Sunday Times Crime Club Val McDermid is an international, bestselling, award-winning crime writer and commentator. Over the years she has explored the themes of violence and gender within the genre. This year she’s also a Man Booker Prize judge. Noirwich warmly invites you to her keynote address; a riveting, […]

The Enterprise Centre, UEA Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 14 September
The Enterprise Centre, UEA

6.30 - 7.30pm

£10 / £9 conc / £8 student

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Friday 14 September

John Banville meets Benjamin Black

This writer leads a double life. He is John Banville, acclaimed literary novelist, winner of multiple awards including the Man Booker Prize for The Sea. He is also Benjamin Black, the crime writer behind the Quirke series set in 1950s Dublin, a recreation of Philip Marlowe in The Black-Eyed Blonde, and historical crime novel Prague […]

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September 14, 2018 8:00 pm September 14, 2018 8:00 pm Europe/London John Banville meets Benjamin Black Writers' Centre Norwich –

This writer leads a double life. He is John Banville, acclaimed literary novelist, winner of multiple awards including the Man Booker Prize for The Sea. He is also Benjamin Black, the crime writer behind the Quirke series set in 1950s Dublin, a recreation of Philip Marlowe in The Black-Eyed Blonde, and historical crime novel Prague […]

The Enterprise Centre, UEA Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 14 September
The Enterprise Centre, UEA

8 - 9pm

£10 / £9 conc / £8 student

Winnie M Li
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Saturday 15 September

Writing Wrongs

with Eva Dolan, Mari Hannah and Winnie M Li. Begin your weekend in the company of three acclaimed writers, who turn painful truths into compelling stories. Eva Dolan, Mari Hannah and Winnie M Li show how crime fiction can help us make sense of today’s world; from surviving personal trauma, to tackling injustice, or investigating […]

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September 15, 2018 10:00 am September 15, 2018 10:00 am Europe/London Writing Wrongs Writers' Centre Norwich –

with Eva Dolan, Mari Hannah and Winnie M Li. Begin your weekend in the company of three acclaimed writers, who turn painful truths into compelling stories. Eva Dolan, Mari Hannah and Winnie M Li show how crime fiction can help us make sense of today’s world; from surviving personal trauma, to tackling injustice, or investigating […]

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

10 - 11am

£8 / £7 conc / £6 student

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Saturday 15 September

Killer Debuts

with Amer Anwar, Claire Askew and Stuart Turton. A sizzling London thriller, the poignant portrayal of a college shooting, and a postmodern murder mystery set in a crumbling mansion…discover your next favourite book from our selection of the best debut voices in crime writing. Claire Askew is an award-winning poet and her first novel, All the Hidden […]

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September 15, 2018 11:30 am September 15, 2018 11:30 am Europe/London Killer Debuts Writers' Centre Norwich –

with Amer Anwar, Claire Askew and Stuart Turton. A sizzling London thriller, the poignant portrayal of a college shooting, and a postmodern murder mystery set in a crumbling mansion…discover your next favourite book from our selection of the best debut voices in crime writing. Claire Askew is an award-winning poet and her first novel, All the Hidden […]

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

11.30am - 12.30pm

£8 / £7 conc / £6 student

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Saturday 15 September

At the Cutting Edge

With Leo Benedictus, Jacob Ross and Louise Welsh. In such a well-established genre, how do you create something exciting and cutting edge? Meet Leo Benedictus, Jacob Ross and Louise Welsh, writers who are breaking rules and pushing the boundaries in stories that range from post-apocalyptic Britain, to the chilling world of a stalker, to the […]

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September 15, 2018 1:30 pm September 15, 2018 1:30 pm Europe/London At the Cutting Edge Writers' Centre Norwich –

With Leo Benedictus, Jacob Ross and Louise Welsh. In such a well-established genre, how do you create something exciting and cutting edge? Meet Leo Benedictus, Jacob Ross and Louise Welsh, writers who are breaking rules and pushing the boundaries in stories that range from post-apocalyptic Britain, to the chilling world of a stalker, to the […]

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

1.30 - 2.30pm

£8 / £7 conc / £6 student

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Saturday 15 September

Paula Hawkins and Ruth Ware

Appearing at Noirwich for the very first time is Paula Hawkins, author of the global phenomenon The Girl on the Train and the chart-topping Into the Water. She is joined by Ruth Ware, the internationally bestselling author of twisting psychological thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, and most recently The Death of […]

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September 15, 2018 3:00 pm September 15, 2018 3:00 pm Europe/London Paula Hawkins and Ruth Ware Writers' Centre Norwich –

Appearing at Noirwich for the very first time is Paula Hawkins, author of the global phenomenon The Girl on the Train and the chart-topping Into the Water. She is joined by Ruth Ware, the internationally bestselling author of twisting psychological thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, and most recently The Death of […]

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

3 - 4pm

£8 / £7 conc / £6 student

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Saturday 15 September

The Witching Hour

With Syd Moore, Cathi Unsworth and Roz Watkins. Here in the medieval splendour of Dragon Hall, a short walk from the witches’ ducking stool on Fye Bridge, we have the perfect setting for this spellbinding panel. Join Cathi Unsworth, Syd Moore and Roz Watkins as they delve into the dark art of writing crime laced […]

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September 15, 2018 4:30 pm September 15, 2018 4:30 pm Europe/London The Witching Hour Writers' Centre Norwich –

With Syd Moore, Cathi Unsworth and Roz Watkins. Here in the medieval splendour of Dragon Hall, a short walk from the witches’ ducking stool on Fye Bridge, we have the perfect setting for this spellbinding panel. Join Cathi Unsworth, Syd Moore and Roz Watkins as they delve into the dark art of writing crime laced […]

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

4.30 - 5.30pm

£8 / £7 conc / £6 student

The Generalist poster
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Saturday 15 September

The Generalist

Join us for an original murder-mystery musical that is suitable for the whole family! Created by Sophie Hannah, the bestselling crime writer and author of the new Hercule Poirot novels, in collaboration with composer Annette Armitage, The Generalist contains an intriguing puzzle and thirteen original songs with brilliantly catchy tunes. The performance will be a […]

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September 15, 2018 7:30 pm September 15, 2018 7:30 pm Europe/London The Generalist Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us for an original murder-mystery musical that is suitable for the whole family! Created by Sophie Hannah, the bestselling crime writer and author of the new Hercule Poirot novels, in collaboration with composer Annette Armitage, The Generalist contains an intriguing puzzle and thirteen original songs with brilliantly catchy tunes. The performance will be a […]

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

7 - 8pm

£8 / £7 conc / £6 student

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Sunday 16 September

Norfolk Noir

With Harry Brett, Graeme Cameron, Elly Griffiths and Elodie Harper. Noirwich is proud to present a quartet of crime writers inspired by Norfolk, the land of big skies and buried secrets. From stone circles to seaside criminality, with Elly Griffiths and Harry Brett, and from serial killers to online hate, with Graeme Cameron and Elodie […]

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September 16, 2018 10:30 am September 16, 2018 10:30 am Europe/London Norfolk Noir Writers' Centre Norwich –

With Harry Brett, Graeme Cameron, Elly Griffiths and Elodie Harper. Noirwich is proud to present a quartet of crime writers inspired by Norfolk, the land of big skies and buried secrets. From stone circles to seaside criminality, with Elly Griffiths and Harry Brett, and from serial killers to online hate, with Graeme Cameron and Elodie […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 16 September
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

10.30 - 11.30am

£8 / £7 conc / £6 student

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Sunday 16 September

Books, Box Sets, Big Screens

With Jane Lythell, Sarah Pinborough and Matt Wesolowski. Crime stories shape what we read, what we watch, who we are. We look forward to hearing from Jane Lythell (author of Behind Her Back and The Lie of You, currently in film production), Sarah Pinborough (Behind Her Eyes)  and Matt Wesolowski (Hydra) about Hollywood deals, the […]

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September 16, 2018 12:00 pm September 16, 2018 12:00 pm Europe/London Books, Box Sets, Big Screens Writers' Centre Norwich –

With Jane Lythell, Sarah Pinborough and Matt Wesolowski. Crime stories shape what we read, what we watch, who we are. We look forward to hearing from Jane Lythell (author of Behind Her Back and The Lie of You, currently in film production), Sarah Pinborough (Behind Her Eyes)  and Matt Wesolowski (Hydra) about Hollywood deals, the […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 16 September
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Noon - 1pm

£8 / £7 conc / £6 student

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Sunday 16 September

Death in Paradise

With Robert Thorogood. BBC One’s Death in Paradise ­– the award-winning drama set on an idyllic Caribbean island – is one of the top three most popular programmes on British television. We invite you to meet its creator, the screenwriter and novelist Robert Thorogood. We anticipate a fascinating discussion, and answers to those elusive questions – how do you […]

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September 16, 2018 2:00 pm September 16, 2018 2:00 pm Europe/London Death in Paradise Writers' Centre Norwich –

With Robert Thorogood. BBC One’s Death in Paradise ­– the award-winning drama set on an idyllic Caribbean island – is one of the top three most popular programmes on British television. We invite you to meet its creator, the screenwriter and novelist Robert Thorogood. We anticipate a fascinating discussion, and answers to those elusive questions – how do you […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 16 September
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

2 - 3pm

£8 / £7 conc / £6 student

Elizabeth Haynes
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Sunday 16 September

Noirwich Live

Special guest Elizabeth Haynes Join us for the finale of the festival and help celebrate our fifth birthday in a fun hour of readings and crime-fiction-flavoured chat with local authors. Topping the bill is international bestselling Norfolk crime writer Elizabeth Haynes, with an exclusive look at her new book The Murder of Harriet Monckton. This is […]

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September 16, 2018 3:30 pm September 16, 2018 3:30 pm Europe/London Noirwich Live Writers' Centre Norwich –

Special guest Elizabeth Haynes Join us for the finale of the festival and help celebrate our fifth birthday in a fun hour of readings and crime-fiction-flavoured chat with local authors. Topping the bill is international bestselling Norfolk crime writer Elizabeth Haynes, with an exclusive look at her new book The Murder of Harriet Monckton. This is […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 16 September
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

3.30 - 4.30pm

£8 / £7 conc / £6 student