Saturday, 30 July 2011

Refrigerator 1957

Our Summer Poetry Season belatedly begins today with Refrigerator 1957 by Thomas Lux.

Please go here to watch the video poem.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Skylight Press

A new small press is looking for talented British writers to publish.

Skylight Press publish literary fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fictions titles, and our looking for submissions via e-mail.

To discover more about Skylight, please visit them online.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Make An eBook

One of Norwich Writers' Circle's online friends Michael Boxwell has recently published Make An eBook.

The book, aptly described as the complete handbook for creating, marketing and selling eBooks successfully, is available from here.

We whole-heartily recommend this book for all NWC members, and Blog readers, who are looking to sell their books online.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Summer Poetry

In conjunction with our recently launched Open Poetry Competition, this Summer sees our own online poem celebration.

Every weekend, for the next 7 weeks, we will be uploading some of the best comtemporary poetry to our popular YouTube channel for you to experience and enjoy.

For more information on how to enter our OPC please go here.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Open Poetry 2012

Our 2012 Open Poetry Competition has been launched.

The competition - Norwich Writers' Circle's 41st - has the following prizes in the Open Category:




In addition to the main prizes, we also have sponsored ones for Minimalist and Humorous poetry, plus another on The Family.

The competition closes on the 21st February 2012, and this year, as previously announced, will be judged by Helen Ivory.

A prizegiving evening, featuring adjudications and readings, will then take place on the 17th April 2012 at The Assembly House. This evening also sees the launch of the Competition's Anthology, which will be able to be purchased from the night onwards.

To read the Competition rules and much more, please visit the dedicated section of our main website by going here.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Assembly House Twitter

Norwich Writers' Circle's regular city centre meeting venue, The Assembly House, is now tweeting.

To hear all the latest news from the popular Grade I listed Georgian building, please go here.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Forthcoming Attractions

Norwich Writers' Circle is currently on its annual Summer break. Our writing group will meet again in September, when our 2011/12 programme starts.

In the meantime, this Blog will be updated and include information on forthcoming meetings, along with all our regular member news, and the launch of our annual Open Poetry Competition. The OPC launch will also be complimented by Norwich Writers' first online poetry season.

Watch this space for all the latest NWC news.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Anne Thanks

Last Tuesday's AGM & Prize-Giving Evening saw our long-standing Chairman, Anne Funnell, step down from her role.

Anne has now sent the below message to us:

Dear All

I was overwhelmed by the magnificent bouquet presented to me on the occasion of my resignation from the post of Chairman of the Norwich Writers' Circle. There were so many that the flowers filled two vases.

The card signed by various members of the Circle was very touching and even more wonderful was the Waterstone's voucher which was totally unexpected and will be carefully preserved until the right book is chosen.

Thank you all very much
Anne Funnell

Friday, 8 July 2011

Summer In The City

A video featuring a selection of images from our recent Summer Social is now available to watch on our popular YouTube channel.

To watch the short film please go here.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

AGM And More

Norwich Writers' Circle's AGM took place this evening.

This well-attended meeting also included our annual prizegiving, which acknowledges Circle members' successes in the various group competitions held throughout the year.

The prizes awarded tonight were:

The Ivy Ferrari Trophy
Maureen Nisbet

Sally Newton
Phyllida Scrivens

The Competition Cup
Mickie Dann

Sally Newton
Maureen Nisbet

The Colin Sutton Cup for Humour
Sally Newton

Joanne Amos
Anne Sanderson

Sadly this evening's meeting also saw Anne Funnell, our Chairman, step down after several years in the role. Anne's efforts were recognised by all Norwich Writers' Circle members in a presentation of a gift, along with some flowers.

We next meet in September, following our annual Summer break.

Details of our new programme, including competitions and visiting writers, will be announced on this Blog in the weeks ahead.

We hope to see you later on in the year.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Flash Mob

Following the Flash Mob which descended on The Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library on 5th June, a video of the event is now available to watch online.

Please go here to watch the mob in action, including Norwich Writers' Circle member Anne Sanderson.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Agnes & Walter

Norwich Writers' Circle committee member Elizabeth Taylor can currently be seen on stage in Smith dancetheatre's Agnes & Walter

The show, inspired by The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, is currently being performed in Norfolk this July, before heading to the Edinburgh Festival during the Summer.

More about the theatre production can be found on the show's official website here.