Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Click Here

Due to an ever-increasing demand, our revamped website now features several downloadable PDFs.

The PDFs currently available to download are:
For more information on each download, please visit the relevant section within

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Kick-Start 2010 With Benjamin Scott

Norwich Writers' Circle's 2010 was kick-started this evening with a workshop, held by Benjamin Scott, in a packed Sexton Room at The Assembly House.

The freelance writer's fun workshop was designed to stimulate and encourage our writing ideas. The main focus of the workshop were several exercises involving the flipping of a 1p coin to randomly create a pair of unrelated characters, their environment, plus a story to fit all our creations together.

During the evening, Benjamin also set our In-House Competition Three and advised us of what he was expecting to see in our entries. Competiton Three is for the Cooper Prize and involves writing a Children's Adventure Story of around 2,000 words. Ben stated that he would like our stories to focus on a boy under 10 who goes on a journey, either literally or emotionally, and that he wanted the reader to be gripped from the first paragraph onwards.

Our next meeting sees the return of Esther Morgan, who, on 2nd February, will adjudicate our competition to write a poem of no longer than 40 lines on the theme of 'Encounters'.

We hope to see you next time.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Open Poetry Competition Update

Our Annual Open Poetry Competition's closing date is now only a month away. This year's competition closes on the 16th February, and will be judged by local poet Hilary Mellon.

Following the adjudication, a prizegiving evening will then take place on the 20th April at The Assembly House.

The 20th April meeting also sees the launch of the Competition's Anthology, incuding all the winning entries, which will be able to be purchased from the night onwards.

For information on the prizes and categories in our current competition, please go here.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Walk On The Wild Side

Norwich Writers' Circle member Lyn Fountain has had her short story The Last Big Cat accepted for inclusion in a forthcoming anthology called Gentle Footprints.

The wildlife story collection, due to be published in June this year, on behalf of the Born Free Foundation, by Bridge House, also features a new short story from Richard Adams and a foreward written by the charity's patron, Virginia McKenna.

For read more about this exciting forthcoming publication, please visit

Saturday, 9 January 2010

New Year New Look

We are proud to announce the launch of our new look website.

The revamped Norwich Writers' Circle website now features an easy-to-use navigation system, along with committee member contact details, programme information, plus an area dedicated to our popular Annual Open Poetry Competition.

To discover more, simply visit

Monday, 4 January 2010

Good English Gone Bad

In readiness for her workshop on presentation and punctuation on 1st June, our Chair Anne Funnell has an appeal.

If you have any examples of the following:
  • sentences wrongly constructed so that they are the opposite of what is intended, and are therefore very funny.
  • misplaced commas also giving the wrong meaning, eg. 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves'.
  • other malapropisms, not just intrusive apostrophes.
Please can you e-mail your examples to Anne by the end of April.

Alternatively, please can you also contact Anne, should you have any hard copies of examples, such as photos, that can be used in the interactive workshop. Thank you.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year
from everyone at Norwich Writers' Circle.

We look forward to seeing you at The Assembly House
on 19th January, for our first meeting of 2010.