Tuesday, 27 July 2010

New Tube

Get a different perspective on Norwich Writers' Circle with our new YouTube channel.

Simply visit youtube.com/norwichwriters to subscribe and hear about our latest videos.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Face To Face

NWC committee member James Dimelow has recently launched his own Facebook page.

The new online page, which is to be used in conjunction with newplays.org.uk, will promote James’ plays and writings to date.

Please visit facebook.com/newplaysuk for more.

Monday, 19 July 2010

A Princely Sum

A signed copy of Sally Newton's debut novel The Mouthy Prince is currently being sold on eBay in a charity auction.

This exciting 25AD set adventure story is centred on Caradoc, the youngest son of the king and a trainee druid, who faces numerous trials growing up in Celtic Britain.

The Mouthy Prince is the first part of a propsed trilogy, and is already gathering positive reviews.

The Woodland Trust will be receiving 10% of the winning bid.

To place your bid, please visit Sally's eBay page. Happy bidding!

Thursday, 15 July 2010


Congratulations to our Chair, Anne Funnell, who has had a letter published in the Eastern Daily Press today.

Anne's EDP letter commented on the recent demise of the Wensum Lodge Creative Writing Group, and at the same time drew attention to Norwich Writers' Circle.

The letter went on to highlight our new season ahead, which begins on 21st September with an Open Evening, so that any former Wensum Lodge writers looking for another group to attend were aware of what NWC has to offer.

To read Anne's published letter, please see below:

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

2010/11 Programme

We are proud to announce our 2010/11 programme.

Highlights of our new programme include visits from Taggart creator Glenn Chandler, travel writer Laurence Mitchell and children's author Paeony Lewis. We will also be welcoming back Lucy McCarraher and Jean Fullerton, both of whom proved immensely popular on their previous Circle visits.

The visiting writers in the year ahead will be giving talks, holding workshops and adjudicating our in-house competitions. We will also be holding our regular Manuscript Evenings, which give the oppourtunity for visitors and members to read their work aloud and hear feedback from our welcoming group.

Everyone is more than welcome to come along to our free Open Evening on 21st September - the first meeting of the new season.

Full programme details can be found at norwichwriters.org.uk.

We look forward to seeing you in September.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

OPC 2011 Launched

Our 2011 Open Poetry Competition has been launched.

The competition - Norwich Writers' Circle's 40th - has the following prizes in the Open Category:




In addition to the main prizes, we also have sponsored ones for Minimalist and Humorous poetry, plus another on The Family.

The competition closes on the 15th February 2011, and this year, as previously announced, will be judged by Martin Figura.

A prizegiving evening, featuring adjudications and readings, will then take place on the 19th April 2011 at The Assembly House. This evening also sees the launch of the Competition's Anthology, which will be able to be purchased from the night onwards.

To read the Competition rules and much more, please visit the dedicated section of our main website by going here.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Loads Of Downloads

Get interactive on our main website by visiting its new dedicated Downloads section.

Our new online area gives you the chance to download short stories written by Norwich Writers' Circle members, along with a group welcome letter and membership form.

Within this new website section, you can also listen to one of our Circle member's recent BBC radio appearance, where they discuss their latest publication on air.

In addition to the above, an Information Pack for our current Open Poetry Competition is also available to download.

Please visit norwichwriters.org.uk/downloads for more.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Prizegiving Evening & AGM

Norwich Writers' Circle's AGM took place this evening, following our popular Summer Social held a couple of weeks ago.

This well-attended meeting also included our annual prizegiving, which acknowledges Circle members' successes in the various group competitions held throughout the year.

The prizes awarded tonight were:

The Colin Sutton Cup for Humour
Sally Newton

The Competition Cup
Sally Newton

The Cooper Prize
Sally Newton

To celebrate Sally's successful year, we rounded off the evening by hearing her highly praised, competition winning opening chapter to The Apothecary's Niece. This story extract won our Historical Novel Introduction Competition in December 2009, and was read aloud to a very appreciative audience.

We next meet in September, following our annual Summer break.

Details of our 2010/11 programme, including competitions and visiting writers, will be announced on this Blog in the weeks ahead.

We hope to see you later on in the year.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

NWC Archives Open

As part of an ongoing series of online improvements, our main website now includes an Archive area.

This new website section gives you the opportunity to explore the online archives of our writing group. Our archives include details of previous annual programmes, in-house competitions, plus our ever-popular Open Poetry Competition.

Check out norwichwriters.org.uk/archive for more information.