Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Rate My Story

A new website has been launched giving authors and writers the opportunity to gain quick easy feedback on their work.

Check out for more information.

Monday, 27 June 2011

David Underdown

Congratulations to one of our previous Open Poetry Competition winners, David Underdown, who has recently had his first full collection published.

Copies of the Time Lines are now available from the publishers, Cinnamon Press, or via Inpress Books.

To discover more about David please visit his official website.

Our latest poetry competition will be launched this Summer. Watch our websites for more information in the coming months.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Summer Fun

Norwich Writers' Circle held its annual Summer Social today.

The afternoon/evening event proved popular with many in our growing writing group attending, and then enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of St Anne's Church Hall. The social also saw the opportunity for members to informally catch up with one another before our forthcoming Summer break.

We next meet on the 5th July, for our final meeting of our current programme. We will back at The Assembly House for our AGM and Prize-Giving Evening. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Webmaster Wanted

Following James Dimelow's surprise decision earlier this week to step down from being our webmaster, we are currently looking for someone to maintain our internet presence.

During James' tenure he has not only revamped our main website, he has also introduced this Blog, along with our Twitter and YouTube services. He has decided to no longer hold his webmaster position in order to concentrate on his own writing and the forthcoming relaunch of his website - - due this Summer.

If you are interested in becoming our new webmaster, please feel free to contact us online.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Writing The Image

This evening Norwich Writers' Circle welcomed Claire Hamburger, who gave us a workshop on Writing The Image.

During the meeting  the writer, tutor and visual artist gave us a several tasks to inspire us including writing a piece of prose or poem based on a random she had brought along. We also played The Metaphor Game which was designed to spark of ideas in our heads. The tasks were given to do by Claire then lead to various discussions within our group.

We next meet on Saturday 25th June in St Anne's Church Hall on Colman Road, for our annual Summer Social.

Hope to see you then.

Sunday, 19 June 2011


Following the recent announcement of the show's demise, our YouTube video featuring the theme tune of police drama Taggart has now been viewed over 1,000 times.

This video was created to celebrate Glenn Chandler's - the creator of long-running programme - visits to Norwich Writers' Circle in October and December 2010.

To view the video please go here.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Anthology Anniversary

Our Open Poetry Competition Anthology is still available to buy.

A new trailer for the book is now available to view on our popular YouTube channel. Please go here to watch the short film.

The book is available to buy by sending £7.00 per copy to our PayPal account. Please note, if you are purchasing the book outside Europe, the retail price is £10.00 a copy.

PayPal reference -

The Winner's Anthology can also be purchased by sending a £7.00 cheque made payable to Norwich Writers' Circle to:

Mrs M Nisbet
1 Stannard Road
Norwich NR4 7JD

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Elizabeth Taylor

See Norwich Writers' Circle committee member Elizabeth Taylor perform on stage in the coming months.

Elizabeth will be peforming in Smith dancetheatre's Agnes & Walter - a show inspired by The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty - all over Norfolk this July, before heading to the Edinburgh Festival later on this Summer.

To read more about this exciting theatre production please go to the show's official website which can be found here.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Twitter 200

Norwich Writers' Circle now has over 200 followers on Twitter.

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

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Follow Phyllida

One of Norwich Writers' Circle's most popular members Phyllida Scrivens has a Blog following her French adventures this Summer.

To follow Phyllida please go here.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Laurence Mitchell

This evening Norwich Writers' Circle welcomed back Laurence Mitchell to adjudicate our Travel Article Competition.

The travel writer commented that he was impressed by the high standard of 12 competition entries, and that he found the winner extremely hard to choose.

Laurence also commended all the entries for following his suggestions as outlined to us on his previous visit to us.

The competition winners were then announced as:

1st - The Colin Sutton Cup for Humour
Kalimera Strumphita
by Sally Newton

The Magical Mystery Tour
by Jo Amos

Sand Covered Nudists & German Wanderlust
by Anne Sanderson

We then heard a selection of the humorous competition entries, including all 3 winners, before chatting to the visiting writer.

Our next meeting is on 21st June, when writer, tutor and visual artist Clare Hamburger will be holding a workshop entitled Writing The Image.

We hope to see you then.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Mob Rule

Yesterday, at roughly 2.00pm, a Flash Mob descended on The Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library.

For the next 30 minutes the mob alternated between silence, indvidual reading and collectively reading aloud an extract from the Simon Armitage poem The Christening. Included in the mob was Norwich Writers' Circle member Anne Sanderson.

The event was organised by Writers' Centre Norwich to celebrate reading and to show their love of libraries. The flash mob was also designed to promote WCN's current Summer Reads scheme.

To read an extract of The Christening please go here.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Helen Ivory

The adjudicator for our 2012 Open Poetry Competition has been announced as Helen Ivory.

In 1999 Helen won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors. She has had 3 collections of poetry with Bloodaxe Books: The Double Life of Clocks (2002), The Dog in the Sky (2006) and The Breakfast Machine (2010).

Helen Ivory edits the webzine Ink Sweat and Tears. She is an Editor for The Poetry Archive and programmes the Creative Writing courses for Continuing Education at UEA. She teaches for the Poetry School, the Arvon Foundation and for various organizations in Norwich. She is also an artist and regularly posts new work on her website - - which is about to be archived by the British Library.

Our websites will be updated all our latest Open Poetry Competition news, including information on its official launch. Watch this space for more details this Summer.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Summer Reads

Our writing friends at Writers' Centre Norwich have recently launched the Summer Reads scheme.

The scheme starts with 6 great books, which you can read one or all of, whether alone or in a book group. You can get further involved ny reading information on the books online, meeting the authors in special events and much more.

For further information please go here.