Saturday, 26 February 2011


St Gregory's Centre For The Arts, in Pottergate, is holding a Book Festival on 23rd April - St George's Day - called G'Day.

The festival, which runs between 9.00am and 4.00pm, features books signings, creative writing, readings, story telling and even a human library.

To read more about this exciting literary event please go here.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Changing Channels

The success of our YouTube channel continues.

Since its launch last year, Norwich Writers' Circle's online video channel has now been viewed over 1,500 times.

Check out for more.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

A Big Thank You

A big Thank You to everyone who has entered this year's Open Poetry Competition - our 40th.

All the competition entries are currently being adjudicated by Martin Figura, in readiness of the winners being announced at a special event on the 19th April at The Assembly House.

Please return to this Blog for the latest OPC updates.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Andrew's Radio Times

Congratulations to Norwich Writers' Circle member Andrew Stephenson, who has had a letter published in the 12-18 February 2011 edition of Radio Times.

Andrew's letter reads as follows:

I am enjoying Episodes (Mondays BBC2) greatly. This, in the face of criticisms - from RT amongst others - that it is not funny, or has not got moving, or otherwise has not the critics's fire. If its creators sold it on that pretext, they were wrong. It is satire.

Comedy tries for laughs. Satire sticks sharp things into deserving targets. Whilst straight-facedly exploring what's wrong with the world, as a natural corollary it commonly manages to be hilarious in ways comedians struggle to fathom.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

New York Norwich

Our fine city was recently featured in The New York Times.

The favourable article which describes Norwich as a book-lover's paradise can be read by going here.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Stumpy Sanderson's Scrapbook

Friend of Norwich Writers' Circle Andrew Brammer is performing in the city on Friday 11th March.

Andrew's new show, Stumpy Sanderson's Scrapbook - The New Wave Years, is a humorous collection of slightly tall tales about growing up in the 1970s. The evening promises to be a fun-filled and relaxing one, full of cheer, chuckles and chortles - and definitely some surprises!

The local and national award-winning storyteller's latest show will be performed at The Assembly House, 11th March at 8.00pm.

For further information, and box office details, please visit

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

February Manuscript Evening

Norwich Writers' Circle's 2010/11 programme continued tonight with one of our regular Manuscript Evenings.

The evening proved popular, as ever, giving both Circle members and visitors read their work aloud in front of our welcoming group. Amongst the reading discussed were a selection of short stories, plus some poetry and an excerpt from a sci-fi novel.

We next meet on 1st March when Neil Storey will be returning to NWC to adjudicate our Ghost Story Competition.

Hope to see you next time.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Twitter 100

Norwich Writers' Circle now has over 100 followers on Twitter.

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

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Midwinter Murders Mix

The complete Midwinter Murders series, featuring NWC members and their work, can now be listened to in one easy online mix.

Please go here to enjoy the complete Midwinter Murders.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

World Book Night

Congratulations to Norwich Writers' Circle member Phyllida Scrivens who is one of 20,000 passionate readers who has been chosen to distribute a million free books across the UK and Ireland on 5th March.

On World Book Night Phyllida will be distributing 48 copies of her chosen book - Philip Pullman's Northern Lights - to the Maddermarket and The Garage's Youth Theatre Companies.

All the best from everyone at NWC.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

One Week To Go

There is only one week to enter our popular annual Open Poetry Competition.

This year's competition has a top prize in the Open Category of £300.00, and will be adjudicated by Martin Figura.

To view the Competition's online trailer, please go here. Allternatively, to download an Information Pack, and for more information, please go to

Saturday, 5 February 2011


Norwich Writers' Circle is currently looking for additional members to join its committee.

If you think you have got what it takes, and wish to help run our increasingly popular writing group, please feel free to Contact Us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Mystery Solved

The concluding part of our Midwinter Murders series is now available to listen to online.

Please go here to listen to the final part of the BBC Radio Norfolk broadcast which featured competition winners Phyllida Scrivens and Mickie Dann, alongside Norwich Writers' Circle committee member Lyn Fountain.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Lucy McCarraher Adjudication

Tonight saw Lucy McCarraher return to Norwich Writers' Circle once more, this time to adjudicate our Novel Outline Competition.

The competition was set by the author and tutor when she last visited us in November 2010.

Lucy commended all 10 competition entries, commenting on the eclectic nature and wide-ranging stories entered.

Following a short adjudication, we were given a chance to hear the winning competition entries, plus a few addition ones.

The winning entries were:

1st - The Ivy Ferrari Trophy
Spices And Sunset
by Maureen Nisbet

The Lady Of Lion Mountain
by Sally Newton

No So Marvellous City
by Phyllida Scrivens

Our 2010/2011 programme continues on 15th February when she shall be holding one of our regular Manuscript Evenings.

We hope to see you soon.