Time to Write: Saturday Series

Digital showcase 2021

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About Time to Write

Do you love writing? Looking for a creative way to spend your weekends? Aged 9-17 and living and/or studying in Norfolk? Join us for Time to Write!

In this free nine-week workshop series, you will:

Time to Write: Saturday Series is a space where your story is important. You can bring along the project you’ve been working on for months or start a brand new piece every week – the choice is yours!

The final week of the programme is a performance masterclass where you’ll practice reading your work out loud, ready to record it for a digital showcase.

All workshops will take place online via Zoom and start Saturday 23 January 2021. 

To sign up for Time to Write, you must live or go to school in Norfolk.

How to apply

Applications have now closed.

Meet the course leaders

9-12 years: Cara Marks is a writer, editor and educator. She earned her MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, and is currently studying at Queen’s University Belfast for her creative-critical PhD on Food, Literature and Empathy. Her fiction has been long-listed for the 2019 Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Competition, the 2017 Australian Book Review’s Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, and the 2016 Mogford Food and Drink Writing Prize. Her work has also appeared in the Commonwealth Writers’ literary journal adda, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing workshops, lessons and courses for adults and young people.

13-17 years: Lewis Buxton is a poet, performer and arts producer. His poems have appeared in The Rialto, Magma, Ambit and Oxford Poetry. In 2018 he received the UEA Literary Festival Bursary and was named one of The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press’ Primers poets. In 2020 he won the Winchester Poetry Prize. He has made live theatre shows for The Garage and The Norfolk & Norwich Festival. His first collection Boy in Various Poses will be published by Nine Arches Press in 2021. He currently lives in Norfolk.



You can take part in the Time to Write workshops free of charge. We also have bursaries available towards costs to enable participation in this project for those who would not otherwise be able to do so – whether this is toward technology or to support loss of earnings due to a Saturday job. To discuss further please contact Victoria Maitland, Programme Officer by email victoria@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk or call 01603 877177.


Supported by The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust