Sunday, 27 March 2011

NWC Venue Celebration

A film celebrating Norwich Writers' Circle's historic meeting venue is now available to watch on our YouTube channel.

The video gives you the opportunity to explore The Assembly House, as well highlighting our popular writing group's use of the Grade I listed building.

Please go here to watch the short film.

Monday, 21 March 2011

New NWC Trailer

Our ever-popular YouTube channel has now been updated to feature another short film.

To watch our latest Norwich Writers' Circle trailer, please go here.

Friday, 18 March 2011


Congratulations to Norwich Writers' Circle member Phyllida Scrivens who was one of 20,000 readers that distributed a million free books across the UK and Ireland on 5th March.

Phyllida's World Book Night efforts have been featured in the EDP.

Please go here to read the Eastern Daily Press article.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Jean Fullerton's POV

This evening Norwich Writers' Circle's 2010/11 programme continued with a visit from Jean Fullerton.

The successful saga writer, who first visited us in December 2009, returned to give us a workshop on Characterisation & Viewpoint.

During the evening the visiting writer discussed the importance of characters within our chosen narrative. Jean also highlighted to us that it is vital to give each of our characters their own distinctive voice for our stories to have an impact.

The meeting proved popular with a lot of members as we were regularly given opportunities to offer our feedback, along with being able to discuss with Jean Fullerton any points of interest.

We next meet on the 5th April when Laurence Mitchell will be giving us a talk on Travel Writing.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

No Mean City

To celebrate author and screenwriter Glenn Chandler's visits to Norwich Writers' Circle in October and December 2010, our YouTube channel has been updated.

Our latest upload features a selection of images from Glenn's visits, along with the opportunity to listen to the original theme tune to ITV1's long running police drama Taggart, which was created by the BAFTA award-winning writer.

Please go here to watch the short film.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Jarrolds Literary Lunch

On Monday 4th April at 12.30pm Jarrolds will be holding a Literary Lunch, at Norwich City Football Club.

This lunchtime event, which takes place at The Top Of The Terrace Restaurant, features a chance to meet popular authors M R Hall, Elly Girffiths and Wilbur Smith, who will be discussing their writing and promoting their latest books.

To purchase your tickets, which also includes a 2 course meal, please call 01603 660661, or visit the store.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Review News

Congratulations to NWC member Sally Newton, whose debut novel The Mouthy Prince is gaining positive reviews online.

Since its publication last year, the adventure story which is available to buy in Jarrolds, as well as on Amazon, has proved to be very popular.

To read an excerpt of The Mouthy Prince please go here.

Sally's story is a Norwich Writers' Circle recommended read.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Tonight's The Night

Tonight is World Book Night.

As part of the celebrations BBC Two, from 7.30pm onwards, will be broadcasting a whole evening of book-related programmes.

Congratulations to Norwich Writers' Circle member Phyllida Scrivens, who is one of 20,000 passionate readers selected to distribute copies of their chosen book this evening.

Check out the official WBN website for more information.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Books For Busy People

During March, Norfolk Library & Information Service is promoting Books For Busy People.

The scheme, which features a whole load of great books detailed in a handy credit card sized leaflet featuring reviews and further reading selections, is available from libraries across the county.

This month also will also see the libraries promoting World Book Night, which takes place on the 5th March.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Neil Storey's Ghost Stories

Following his visit to us in October last year, Neil Storey returned to Norwich Writers' Circle this evening to adjudicate our Ghost Story Competition.

The popular author and historian commended all 16 entries in the competition, citing that he was impressed with the humanity of the characters featured and some of the descriptive passages featured in the short stories.

The winners were then announced as:

Going Home
by Mickie Dann

Local Hero
by Paul Taylor

The Ghostly Badger
by Barré Funnell

We then heard all 3 winning entries, plus a spooky short story selection, featuring some of the runners-up.

At our next meeting we will be welcoming back Jean Fullerton who will be giving us a workshop on Characterisation & Viewpoint. We hope to see you then.