Thursday, 30 December 2010

You Have Been Watching

The success of NWC's YouTube channel continues.

Since its Summer launch, the channel has now been viewed over 1,000 times.

Amongst the most popular videos included on the site include a trailer for our current Open Poetry Competition and another highlighting our Writing Circle's varied yearly activities.

Check out for more.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

NWC Christmas Mix

Norwich Writers' Circle's festivities continue, as we now give you the chance to watch all our Christmas videos in one YouTube mix.

Please go here to watch the short films, or alternatively, go to to see our other videos.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Midwinter Murders

Join us next month for our online Midwinter Murders season.

Please return to this Blog during January 2011 for more info.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas
from everyone at Norwich Writers' Circle.

Plesse go here to see our season's greetings video.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

On Your Toes!

Congratulations to Norwich Writers' Circle member Anne Sanderson who has completed a 50,000 word within a month.

Anne, who heard about the NaNaWriMo event via this Blog and our Twitter account, completed a book called On Your Toes!, which is best described as a time travelling tale about ballet.

This Writers' Circle member really enjoyed her experience, and at the same time, recommended it to others within our popular writing group to take this opportunity up next year.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Poetry Please

Entries are flooding in for our 2011 Open Poetry Competition, which was launched earlier this year.

This year's competition is being adjudicated by Martin Figura and features top prizes in the Open Category of £300.00, £200.00 and £100.00.

The competition closing date is 15th February 2011.

To downland an Information Pack, simply visit

Alternatively, to watch the competition trailer, please go here.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Festive Frolics

A video featuring a selection of images from this year's Christmas Celebration is now available to watch online.

Please go here to see the short film.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Box Office Now Open

The box office is now open for recent visiting writer Glenn Chandler's new musical Cleveland Street.

The show which has been described as a wicked and bawdy Victorian tale of sex, lies, hypocrisy and cover-ups that threatened to bring down the Government.

To purchase your tickets for this interesting new show, which runs from 26th April to 29th May 2011 at London's The Above The Stag Theatre, please ring 020 8932 4747.

Check out for more info.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

For Women Who Write

The deadine for the Mslexia's annual Short Story Competition is the 24th January 2011.

The competition, which this year will be judged by Jackie Kay, has a first prize of £2,000.00, plus a day with an editor at Virago, and a week-long writing retreat at Chawton House Library, home to early English women's writing.

Five other winners will share prizes totalling £1,050.00. All six competition winners will then published in the New Writing section of the magazine.

Get writing this festive season!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Celebrating Christmas

Tonight at The Assembly House, Norwich Writers' Circle held its annual Christmas Celebration in The Pierce Room.

The festive flavoured evening proved popular as many members, families and friends, enjoyed a night of food, drink, fun and games.

The night also featured some entertainment, which gave members a chance to listen to the BBC broadcast of our Radio Script Competition winners, which aired last Sunday.

In addition to listening to the recent radio broadcast, we were also lucky enough to see another competition entry performed live, which proved to be immensely popular.

We will you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Views News

Congratulations to Norwich Writers' Circle committee member James Dimelow whose YouTube channel has now been viewed over 1,000 times.

For more, please check out

Friday, 10 December 2010

Radio Times

The winners of our Radio Script Competition will be broadcast this weekend on the BBC.

The competition winners were announced by adjudicator and famed scriptwriter Glenn Chandler on Tuesday evening, in what turned out to be another packed Norwich Writers' Circle meeting.

Tune into Maggie Secker on BBC Radio Norfolk between 5.00pm and 5.40pm this Sunday - the 12th - to hear the competition winners' entries, and to the authors themselves, who will be discussing their work.

Don't forget our next meeting is on the 14th December. The final NWC meeting of 2010 is our annual Christmas Celebration in The Pierce Room - see you there!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Glenn Chandler's Crime Time

Following his visit to us earlier in the year, author and screenwriter Glenn Chandler returned to Norwich Writers' Circle this evening to adjudicate our Radio Script Competition.

Glenn, who is best known for creating the long-running ITV1 police drama Taggart, commented to a packed Sexton Room, that he was immensely impressed with all 17 competition entries.

The BAFTA award-winner also noted that he was also impressed with the inventive of our scripts, plus the variety of murder methods featured within them. Glenn also said that due to the quality of our writing, he would feature 3 commended entries, along with a joint 3rd place.

The winning entries were:

Safe Hands
by Mickie Dann

Switch Over Beethoven
by Phyllida Scrivens

Joint 3rd
A Bit Of A Shock
by Doreen Rosser

Joint 3rd
The Female Searcher
by Diana Wilson

Brute Force
by Lyn Fountain

Serial Killer
by Andrew Heron

by Cathy Rushbrook

The top two prize-winning entries will be broadcast as part of Maggie Secker's popular Sunday afternoon BBC Radio Norfolk show. Watch this space for more information.

We next meet on the 14th December, in The Assembly House's Pierce Room, for our annual Christmas Celebration.

We hope to you can celebrate Christmas with us.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Twitter 50

Norwich Writers' Circle now has over 50 followers on Twitter.

To discover how to join us online, please go here.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Guideline Time

Following a recent request, we have been asked to clarify where you can find the Guidelines for Norwich Writers' Circle's In-House Competitions online. is the webpage with all the information you need included within it.

Details of what the visiting writers have said to us when setting the competitions can be found on this Blog. The same information can also be easily accessed via our main website's Competition and/or current Programme pages.

Please feel free to contact us for an extra help needed.