Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Anniversary Anthology

Our popular Open Poetry Competition Anthology is now available to buy, following its recent launch at the Prize-Giving Evening.

To purchase the book, please go here.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Easter 2011

Wishing you a Happy Easter
from everyone at Norwich Writers' Circle.

Please go here to watch
our Easter greetings video.

Friday, 22 April 2011

G'Day Sally

In addition to Phyllida Scrivens, who has been previously announced, you can also join Norwich Writers' Circle committee member Sally Newton this Saturday - 23rd April - at the first G'Day Book Festival.

The festival, which runs between 9.00am and 4.00pm, at St Gregory's Centre For The Arts on Pottergate will feature books signings, creative writing, readings and a human library.

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

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Poetry Prize-Giving

At The Assembly House this evening we held the prize giving for our Annual Open Poetry Competition.

This year's competition, which had over 500 entries, was adjudicated by Martin Figura. The Joy Of Six member commented on the variety of the poems entered, plus also how much he enjoyed judging the competition.

After the compeition prize-winners were announced, a selection of poems from the Anthology were read aloud by the poets to a packed, and very appreciative, Kent Room.

The main competiton winners were:

1st - £300.00
The Explosion
by Howard Wright

2nd - £200.00
Growing Hippastrum
by Gill McEvoy

3rd - £100.00
The Yare At Rockland
by Melissa Collin

In additon to the above, the OPC's sponsored prizes were also announced. The winners in these catergories were as follows:

Family - H G Powell - £35.00
Just Jacaranda
by Wendy Klein

Humorous - John Coleridge - £15.00
For The Good Of Her Health
by Bob Sheed

Minimalist - John Lewis (token) - £10.00
Early Snow
by Tim Lenton

All the winning poems are now featured in our competition's 40th Anniversary Anthology, which was also launched this evening.

The popular Winners' Anthology is also now available to purchase via our website, by going here.

Please visit to see the full list of winners.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Trailer Park

Congratulations to Norwich Writers' Circle committee member James Dimelow whose teaser trailer for his latest play has been viewed over 500 times on YouTube.

To view the trailer please go here.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Room For Poetry

Please remember that our Open Poetry Competition adjudication, which takes on 19th April, will be held in The Assembly House's Kent Room, rather than in our regular meeting place.

Be certain to get to the 7.30pm event, hosted by competition adjudicator Martin Figura, in good time, as it is promises to be one of the most popular meetings in our calender.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Twitter 150

Norwich Writers' Circle now has over 150 followers on Twitter.

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

Friday, 8 April 2011


Congratulations to NWC member Elspeth Rushbrook who has another article published in Fine City Magazine.

Elspeth's most recent article examines the world of undercrofts beneath our familar city streets.

Issue 10 of the free lifestyle publication is now widely available throughout Norwich.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Traveller's Tales

This evening Norwich Writers' Circle welcomed Laurence Mitchell.

The local author and travel writer discussed his career to date, and well as launching our In-House Competition Five.

During the evening Laurence discussed his travels to date, and how his keen interest to see the world resulted in a career. We were also some photos from a recent trip to Calcutta and given information on writing for the travel market.

Laurence also informed us what he would be looking for in our witty competition entries. The visiting writers main points were:
  • Show don't tell
  • Have a beginning, middle and end
  • Have an opionion
  • Use culturally relevant metaphors
  • Feature (a) local character(s)
We next meet on 19th April, for the Open Poetry Competition Adjudication and Prize-Giving Meeting. This evening will be hosted by the Competition adjudicator Martin Figura.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

G'Day Phyllida

Join Norwich Writers' Circle member Phyllida Scrivens on 23rd April at St Gregory's Centre For The Arts in Pottergate, when she will be a stallholder at the G'Day Book Festival.

The festival, which runs between 9.00am and 4.00pm, features books signings, creative writing, readings and much more.

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