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Workshop
Saturday 9 April

Using Folklore and Fables in Fiction with Sangu Mandanna

Old stories are all around us. Explore how your favourite folklore, fables and mythology can be used to develop original fiction in this three-hour workshop for writers of all levels, writing for any audience. Through a mixture of informal group discussion and short practical exercises, experienced novelist Sangu Mandanna will help you to: Find inspiration […]

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April 9, 2022 10:00 am April 9, 2022 10:00 am Europe/London Using Folklore and Fables in Fiction with Sangu Mandanna Writers' Centre Norwich –

Old stories are all around us. Explore how your favourite folklore, fables and mythology can be used to develop original fiction in this three-hour workshop for writers of all levels, writing for any audience. Through a mixture of informal group discussion and short practical exercises, experienced novelist Sangu Mandanna will help you to: Find inspiration […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 9 April

10am - 1pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£45 / £35 conc

Event
Monday 11 April

Let’s Write a Script! (11-13 years)

Have you ever wanted to write your own TV show, film script or play? Do you have a great idea for a story that you’d love to share with the world? Join Belona Greenwood for a creative writing workshop where you’ll get the chance to write the opening scene of your very own script. Maybe […]

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April 11, 2022 10:00 am April 11, 2022 10:00 am Europe/London Let’s Write a Script! (11-13 years) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Have you ever wanted to write your own TV show, film script or play? Do you have a great idea for a story that you’d love to share with the world? Join Belona Greenwood for a creative writing workshop where you’ll get the chance to write the opening scene of your very own script. Maybe […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 11 April
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

10am - 12noon

Pay what you can

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Monday 11 April

Write a Script for TV, Film or Stage (14-17 years)

Have you ever wanted to write your own TV show, film script or play, but don’t know where to start? Whether you want to write purely for yourself or for a career on the big screen, this workshop will give you the tools to explore your ideas. Through group discussions and creative writing exercises led […]

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April 11, 2022 1:30 pm April 11, 2022 1:30 pm Europe/London Write a Script for TV, Film or Stage (14-17 years) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Have you ever wanted to write your own TV show, film script or play, but don’t know where to start? Whether you want to write purely for yourself or for a career on the big screen, this workshop will give you the tools to explore your ideas. Through group discussions and creative writing exercises led […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 11 April
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

1.30pm - 3.30pm

Pay what you can

South Wing of the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
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Monday 11 April

Guided Tour of Dragon Hall

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a full guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life […]

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April 11, 2022 2:00 pm April 11, 2022 2:00 pm Europe/London Guided Tour of Dragon Hall Writers' Centre Norwich –

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a full guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 11 April
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free (suggested donation £5)

Event
Tuesday 12 April

Let’s Write a Story! (11-13 years)

From the pharaohs of ancient Egypt to the Great Fire of London, history has many stories to expand and explore. In this workshop designed for budding writers, you’ll explore past worlds, learn the skills you need to turn historical fact into fiction, and write the opening of your own story. Designed for young people aged […]

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April 12, 2022 10:00 am April 12, 2022 10:00 am Europe/London Let’s Write a Story! (11-13 years) Writers' Centre Norwich –

From the pharaohs of ancient Egypt to the Great Fire of London, history has many stories to expand and explore. In this workshop designed for budding writers, you’ll explore past worlds, learn the skills you need to turn historical fact into fiction, and write the opening of your own story. Designed for young people aged […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 12 April
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

10am - 12noon

Pay what you can

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Tuesday 12 April

Write a Novel Inspired By History (14-17 years)

Do you enjoy reading and writing about ancient civilisations, or important moments in history? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend the day with history’s heroes, or to face its villains? In this workshop designed for budding writers, you’ll explore past worlds, learn the skills you need to turn historical fact […]

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April 12, 2022 1:30 pm April 12, 2022 1:30 pm Europe/London Write a Novel Inspired By History (14-17 years) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Do you enjoy reading and writing about ancient civilisations, or important moments in history? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend the day with history’s heroes, or to face its villains? In this workshop designed for budding writers, you’ll explore past worlds, learn the skills you need to turn historical fact […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 12 April
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

1.30pm - 3.30pm

Pay what you can

Dragon Hall Salon
Event
Wednesday 20 April

Dragon Hall Social

Each month, we open our doors for an informal, friendly drop-in evening of conversation, ideas and support. Open to anyone who makes, reads and works with words, the Dragon Hall Social is an opportunity to grab a drink from the bar, meet people, cook up plans and compare notes, to talk books, and to hear […]

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April 20, 2022 6:00 pm April 20, 2022 6:00 pm Europe/London Dragon Hall Social Writers' Centre Norwich –

Each month, we open our doors for an informal, friendly drop-in evening of conversation, ideas and support. Open to anyone who makes, reads and works with words, the Dragon Hall Social is an opportunity to grab a drink from the bar, meet people, cook up plans and compare notes, to talk books, and to hear […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Wednesday 20 April
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

6pm (doors at 5.30pm)

Free - let us know you're coming!

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Friday 22 April

Paperchains Live

Join Story Machines at Dragon Hall for a powerful one-man show, led by emerging actor Gary Lee, that explores the stories that are rarely heard and the experiences from inside the storm of the pandemic. Based on Paperchains – an anthology of 30 stories of lockdown, from people with experience of prison, homelessness, addiction, and […]

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April 22, 2022 7:00 pm April 22, 2022 7:00 pm Europe/London Paperchains Live Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join Story Machines at Dragon Hall for a powerful one-man show, led by emerging actor Gary Lee, that explores the stories that are rarely heard and the experiences from inside the storm of the pandemic. Based on Paperchains – an anthology of 30 stories of lockdown, from people with experience of prison, homelessness, addiction, and […]

Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 22 April
Dragon Hall

7-8pm

£2, £4, £6 - pay what you can!

Online Course
Tuesday 3 May

Writing Fiction: Next Steps

  24-week online creative writing course begins Tuesday 3 May 2022. Join Megan Bradbury, author of Everyone is Watching, for a six-month, in-depth online creative writing course. This intermediate course builds on the expertise acquired at introductory level, providing more depth and a wider range of reading and approaches to fiction. At this level you […]

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May 3, 2022 9:00 am May 3, 2022 9:00 am Europe/London Writing Fiction: Next Steps Writers' Centre Norwich –

  24-week online creative writing course begins Tuesday 3 May 2022. Join Megan Bradbury, author of Everyone is Watching, for a six-month, in-depth online creative writing course. This intermediate course builds on the expertise acquired at introductory level, providing more depth and a wider range of reading and approaches to fiction. At this level you […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 3 May

24 weeks

Online

£945

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Online Course
Tuesday 3 May

Start Writing Fiction

12-week online creative writing course begins Tuesday 3 May 2022. The online creative writing course is the perfect introduction to writing fiction for new writers and anyone wanting to write more regularly. Over 12 weeks of inspirational teaching, exercises and assignments you will receive personalised feedback on your work and learn how to write a […]

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May 3, 2022 9:00 am May 3, 2022 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Fiction Writers' Centre Norwich –

12-week online creative writing course begins Tuesday 3 May 2022. The online creative writing course is the perfect introduction to writing fiction for new writers and anyone wanting to write more regularly. Over 12 weeks of inspirational teaching, exercises and assignments you will receive personalised feedback on your work and learn how to write a […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 3 May

12 weeks

Online

£475

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Online Course
Tuesday 3 May

Start Writing Poetry

  12-week online creative writing course begins Tuesday 4 May 2022 Join us on a journey into the transformative world of writing poetry. On this 12-week online creative writing course you’ll read inspiring poets, explore how poems take shape, and begin to write poems and share your own work with a friendly supportive group. What […]

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May 3, 2022 9:00 am May 3, 2022 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Poetry Writers' Centre Norwich –

  12-week online creative writing course begins Tuesday 4 May 2022 Join us on a journey into the transformative world of writing poetry. On this 12-week online creative writing course you’ll read inspiring poets, explore how poems take shape, and begin to write poems and share your own work with a friendly supportive group. What […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 3 May

12 weeks

Online

£475

Online Course
Tuesday 3 May

An Introduction to the Memoir

12-week online creative writing course begins Tuesday 3 May 2022. Do you want to tell your own story? Life stories have resonance for others and are a gift to be shared. In this online creative writing course led by Monique Roffey, winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2020 for The Mermaid of Black […]

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May 3, 2022 9:00 am May 3, 2022 9:00 am Europe/London An Introduction to the Memoir Writers' Centre Norwich –

12-week online creative writing course begins Tuesday 3 May 2022. Do you want to tell your own story? Life stories have resonance for others and are a gift to be shared. In this online creative writing course led by Monique Roffey, winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2020 for The Mermaid of Black […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 3 May

12 weeks

Online

£475

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Online Course
Tuesday 3 May

Start Writing Creative Non-Fiction

12-week online creative writing course begins Tuesday 3 May 2022. Discover the core techniques for writing creative non-fiction, be it a biography, reportage, nature writing or another of the many flourishing forms within the genre, on this 12-week online creative writing course. Whether you have started to write and would like help moving forward or […]

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May 3, 2022 9:00 am May 3, 2022 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Creative Non-Fiction Writers' Centre Norwich –

12-week online creative writing course begins Tuesday 3 May 2022. Discover the core techniques for writing creative non-fiction, be it a biography, reportage, nature writing or another of the many flourishing forms within the genre, on this 12-week online creative writing course. Whether you have started to write and would like help moving forward or […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 3 May

12 weeks

Online

£475

Online Course
Tuesday 3 May

An Introduction to Scriptwriting

12-week online writing course begins Tuesday 3 May 2022. This course is an all-encompassing introduction to scriptwriting and is designed for writers who are just starting to explore scripts. You will learn the mechanisms of working across a variety of script forms: TV, film, theatre and radio. You’ll discover ways to generate ideas and turn […]

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May 3, 2022 9:00 am May 3, 2022 9:00 am Europe/London An Introduction to Scriptwriting Writers' Centre Norwich –

12-week online writing course begins Tuesday 3 May 2022. This course is an all-encompassing introduction to scriptwriting and is designed for writers who are just starting to explore scripts. You will learn the mechanisms of working across a variety of script forms: TV, film, theatre and radio. You’ll discover ways to generate ideas and turn […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 3 May

12 weeks

Online

£475

Online Course
Tuesday 3 May

Start Writing Historical Fiction

12-week online creative writing course begins Tuesday 3 May 2022. Historical fiction is one of the most popular literary forms and one of the most varied. A historical novel can be a war-story, a romance, a whodunit, a tense socio-political drama, a quest or a pursuit. It can be a tightly focussed personal confession. It […]

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May 3, 2022 9:00 am May 3, 2022 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Historical Fiction Writers' Centre Norwich –

12-week online creative writing course begins Tuesday 3 May 2022. Historical fiction is one of the most popular literary forms and one of the most varied. A historical novel can be a war-story, a romance, a whodunit, a tense socio-political drama, a quest or a pursuit. It can be a tightly focussed personal confession. It […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 3 May

12 weeks

Online

£475

Workshop
Saturday 7 May

Traces of the Past: Historical Fiction with Imogen Hermes Gowar

How can you use your experience of historic places today to enrich your historical fiction? Dedicate a day to writing with a hands on, sensory workshop led by Imogen Hermes Gower, author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock. Through group discussions and writing exercises which draw from the medieval fabric of Dragon Hall (home to […]

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May 7, 2022 12:00 am May 7, 2022 12:00 am Europe/London Traces of the Past: Historical Fiction with Imogen Hermes Gowar Writers' Centre Norwich –

How can you use your experience of historic places today to enrich your historical fiction? Dedicate a day to writing with a hands on, sensory workshop led by Imogen Hermes Gower, author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock. Through group discussions and writing exercises which draw from the medieval fabric of Dragon Hall (home to […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 7 May

10am - 3pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£65 / £50 conc

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Friday 13 May

Wandering Words – a self-guided walking tour

Pick up a walking trail map from the Festival Box Office, any time between 13-29 May. Discover Norwich of the past, present and future through newly commissioned stories from five brilliant writers with ties to the city: Andy Bennett, Hannah Levene, Victoria Adukwei-Bulley, Piers Harrison-Reid and Jessica Streeting. Grab a map from the Box Office […]

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May 13, 2022 9:00 am May 13, 2022 9:00 am Europe/London Wandering Words – a self-guided walking tour Writers' Centre Norwich –

Pick up a walking trail map from the Festival Box Office, any time between 13-29 May. Discover Norwich of the past, present and future through newly commissioned stories from five brilliant writers with ties to the city: Andy Bennett, Hannah Levene, Victoria Adukwei-Bulley, Piers Harrison-Reid and Jessica Streeting. Grab a map from the Box Office […]

City centre Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 13 May
City centre

Until 29 May

Free

Event
Monday 16 May

Guided Tour of Dragon Hall

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a full guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life […]

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May 16, 2022 2:00 pm May 16, 2022 2:00 pm Europe/London Guided Tour of Dragon Hall Writers' Centre Norwich –

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a full guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 16 May
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free (suggested donation £5)

Event
Monday 16 May

Workout!

Workout! is a poetry-theatre show about exercise and anxiety. Funny, inventive and heart wrenching, Lewis Buxton tells the story of a life through obsessions and exercise routines – a story drenched in the sweat on t-shirts, a poem that weighs as heavy as dumbbells. From sit ups in his bedroom to being hungover in changing […]

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May 16, 2022 7:30 pm May 16, 2022 7:30 pm Europe/London Workout! Writers' Centre Norwich –

Workout! is a poetry-theatre show about exercise and anxiety. Funny, inventive and heart wrenching, Lewis Buxton tells the story of a life through obsessions and exercise routines – a story drenched in the sweat on t-shirts, a poem that weighs as heavy as dumbbells. From sit ups in his bedroom to being hungover in changing […]

Norwich Arts Centre Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 16 May
Norwich Arts Centre

7.30 - 8.30pm

Pay what you can

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Wednesday 25 May

Deception Island

Deception Island runs Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 May, on the hour every hour between 12noon – 9pm Step inside an exact replica of an Antarctic hut and be transported to Deception Island, a tiny caldera in the Antarctic Ocean, battered by the fiercest seas in the world and shaken by volcanic activity. Here the […]

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May 25, 2022 9:00 pm May 25, 2022 9:00 pm Europe/London Deception Island Writers' Centre Norwich –

Deception Island runs Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 May, on the hour every hour between 12noon – 9pm Step inside an exact replica of an Antarctic hut and be transported to Deception Island, a tiny caldera in the Antarctic Ocean, battered by the fiercest seas in the world and shaken by volcanic activity. Here the […]

Chapelfield Gardens Writers Centre Norwich
Wednesday 25 May
Chapelfield Gardens

On the hour every hour between 12noon - 9pm

£5

Workshop
Friday 27 May

Finding the Words: Poetry Workshop with Ko Ko Thett

Poetry can be a powerful way to write about memories, real life, and the issues you feel passionately about. In this two-hour poetry workshop, poet Ko Ko Thett will help you find the words to express your truth in poetry. Ko Ko Thett is known for his inventive use of language that allows him to […]

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May 27, 2022 10:00 am May 27, 2022 10:00 am Europe/London Finding the Words: Poetry Workshop with Ko Ko Thett Writers' Centre Norwich –

Poetry can be a powerful way to write about memories, real life, and the issues you feel passionately about. In this two-hour poetry workshop, poet Ko Ko Thett will help you find the words to express your truth in poetry. Ko Ko Thett is known for his inventive use of language that allows him to […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 27 May

10am - 12noon

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£35 / £25 conc

Workshop
Friday 27 May

Adventures in Fiction: Workshop with Yan Ge

Join award-winning novelist and short story writer Yan Ge for a friendly fiction workshop suitable for writers of all levels. Known for her sharply observed yet dreamlike stories that delight in the strangeness of human relationships, Yan is an expert in sharing techniques that will help you to hone your stories and surprise your readers.  […]

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May 27, 2022 10:00 am May 27, 2022 10:00 am Europe/London Adventures in Fiction: Workshop with Yan Ge Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join award-winning novelist and short story writer Yan Ge for a friendly fiction workshop suitable for writers of all levels. Known for her sharply observed yet dreamlike stories that delight in the strangeness of human relationships, Yan is an expert in sharing techniques that will help you to hone your stories and surprise your readers.  […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 27 May

10am - 12noon

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£35 / £25 conc

Event
Friday 27 May

Wandering Words – a guided walking tour

Discover Norwich of the past, present and future through newly commissioned poems from five brilliant writers with ties to the city: Andy Bennett, Hannah Levene, Victoria Adukwei-Bulley, Piers Harrison-Reid and Jessica Streeting. On this guided walk you’ll experience Norwich with fresh eyes and encounter the people and locations that inspired each writers’ work. Featuring pop-up […]

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May 27, 2022 2:00 pm May 27, 2022 2:00 pm Europe/London Wandering Words – a guided walking tour Writers' Centre Norwich –

Discover Norwich of the past, present and future through newly commissioned poems from five brilliant writers with ties to the city: Andy Bennett, Hannah Levene, Victoria Adukwei-Bulley, Piers Harrison-Reid and Jessica Streeting. On this guided walk you’ll experience Norwich with fresh eyes and encounter the people and locations that inspired each writers’ work. Featuring pop-up […]

City centre Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 27 May
City centre

2 - 3.30pm

£5

Workshop
Friday 27 May

Finding the Words: Poetry Workshop with Ko Ko Thett

Poetry can be a powerful way to write about memories, real life, and the issues you feel passionately about. In this two-hour poetry workshop, poet Ko Ko Thett will help you find the words to express your truth in poetry. Ko Ko Thett is known for his inventive use of language that allows him to […]

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May 27, 2022 2:00 pm May 27, 2022 2:00 pm Europe/London Finding the Words: Poetry Workshop with Ko Ko Thett Writers' Centre Norwich –

Poetry can be a powerful way to write about memories, real life, and the issues you feel passionately about. In this two-hour poetry workshop, poet Ko Ko Thett will help you find the words to express your truth in poetry. Ko Ko Thett is known for his inventive use of language that allows him to […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 27 May

2 - 4pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£35 / £25 conc

Workshop
Friday 27 May

Adventures in Fiction: Workshop with Yan Ge

Join award-winning novelist and short story writer Yan Ge for a friendly fiction workshop suitable for writers of all levels. Known for her sharply observed yet dreamlike stories that delight in the strangeness of human relationships, Yan is an expert in sharing techniques that will help you to hone your stories and surprise your readers.  […]

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May 27, 2022 2:00 pm May 27, 2022 2:00 pm Europe/London Adventures in Fiction: Workshop with Yan Ge Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join award-winning novelist and short story writer Yan Ge for a friendly fiction workshop suitable for writers of all levels. Known for her sharply observed yet dreamlike stories that delight in the strangeness of human relationships, Yan is an expert in sharing techniques that will help you to hone your stories and surprise your readers.  […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 27 May

2 - 4pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£35 / £25 conc

Event
Friday 27 May

NCW Book Club: The Manningtree Witches

Join us for a discussion of A.K. Blakemore’s ‘riveting, unsettling’ debut novel The Manningtree Witches; winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2021, Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month (November 2021) and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2021. At this informal session you’ll meet like-minded readers and discuss the themes, characters and structure of […]

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May 27, 2022 6:00 pm May 27, 2022 6:00 pm Europe/London NCW Book Club: The Manningtree Witches Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us for a discussion of A.K. Blakemore’s ‘riveting, unsettling’ debut novel The Manningtree Witches; winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2021, Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month (November 2021) and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2021. At this informal session you’ll meet like-minded readers and discuss the themes, characters and structure of […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 27 May
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

6 - 7.30pm

Free - please register in advance

Event
Saturday 28 May

All the Lovers in the Night — Mieko Kawakami

Internationally bestselling author Mieko Kawakami returns to Norwich to discuss her pulsing, poetic and shocking third novel, All the Lovers in the Night (translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd). Mieko is one of an exciting new generation of Japanese authors and her novels Breasts and Eggs and Heaven were both cult hits. About Mieko […]

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May 28, 2022 10:00 am May 28, 2022 10:00 am Europe/London All the Lovers in the Night — Mieko Kawakami Writers' Centre Norwich –

Internationally bestselling author Mieko Kawakami returns to Norwich to discuss her pulsing, poetic and shocking third novel, All the Lovers in the Night (translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd). Mieko is one of an exciting new generation of Japanese authors and her novels Breasts and Eggs and Heaven were both cult hits. About Mieko […]

Adnams Spiegeltent, Festival Gardens, Chapelfield Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 28 May
Adnams Spiegeltent, Festival Gardens, Chapelfield

10 - 11am

£10 (under 18/young NNF £7.50)

Event
Saturday 28 May

Everybody Hertz — Richard Mainwaring

From communicating where the next meal is, to drumming out a courtship dance, the impact of frequencies on humans and animals is staggering. Join musician, composer, TV presenter and educator Richard Mainwaring for an exploration of how vibrations good and bad govern everything around us. ‘Once you start reading this utterly fascinating book it is […]

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May 28, 2022 11:30 am May 28, 2022 11:30 am Europe/London Everybody Hertz — Richard Mainwaring Writers' Centre Norwich –

From communicating where the next meal is, to drumming out a courtship dance, the impact of frequencies on humans and animals is staggering. Join musician, composer, TV presenter and educator Richard Mainwaring for an exploration of how vibrations good and bad govern everything around us. ‘Once you start reading this utterly fascinating book it is […]

Adnams Spiegeltent, Festival Gardens, Chapelfield Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 28 May
Adnams Spiegeltent, Festival Gardens, Chapelfield

11.30am - 12.30pm

£10 (under 18/young NNF £7.50)

Event
Saturday 28 May

Page Against the Machine

Pick a book, bring a cool drink and turn off your phone for a well-deserved detox read in the beautiful surroundings of the Plantation Garden – or join in from home; from the dining room window, tucked up in bed, or in a deck chair in the garden! Make sure to take a picture of […]

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May 28, 2022 12:00 pm May 28, 2022 12:00 pm Europe/London Page Against the Machine Writers' Centre Norwich –

Pick a book, bring a cool drink and turn off your phone for a well-deserved detox read in the beautiful surroundings of the Plantation Garden – or join in from home; from the dining room window, tucked up in bed, or in a deck chair in the garden! Make sure to take a picture of […]

The Plantation Gardens Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 28 May
The Plantation Gardens

12noon - 1.30pm

Free (£2 donation to the Garden on arrival)

Event
Saturday 28 May

Harriet Martineau Lecture: Kit de Waal

The Harriet Martineau Lecture celebrates the legacy of a remarkable, world-changing woman by inviting globally-renowned radical speakers to respond to her life and work. This year’s lecture will be delivered by bestselling novelist, memoirist and literary activist Kit de Waal. The first Harriet Martineau Lecture was delivered by Ali Smith in May 2013 and featured […]

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May 28, 2022 1:30 pm May 28, 2022 1:30 pm Europe/London Harriet Martineau Lecture: Kit de Waal Writers' Centre Norwich –

The Harriet Martineau Lecture celebrates the legacy of a remarkable, world-changing woman by inviting globally-renowned radical speakers to respond to her life and work. This year’s lecture will be delivered by bestselling novelist, memoirist and literary activist Kit de Waal. The first Harriet Martineau Lecture was delivered by Ali Smith in May 2013 and featured […]

Adnams Spiegeltent, Festival Gardens, Chapelfield Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 28 May
Adnams Spiegeltent, Festival Gardens, Chapelfield

1.30 - 2.30pm

£10 (under 18/young NNF £7.50)

Event
Saturday 28 May

Wandering Words – a guided walking tour

Discover Norwich of the past, present and future through newly commissioned poems from five brilliant writers with ties to the city: Andy Bennett, Hannah Levene, Victoria Adukwei-Bulley, Piers Harrison-Reid and Jessica Streeting. On this guided walk you’ll experience Norwich with fresh eyes and encounter the people and locations that inspired each writers’ work. Featuring pop-up […]

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May 28, 2022 3:00 pm May 28, 2022 3:00 pm Europe/London Wandering Words – a guided walking tour Writers' Centre Norwich –

Discover Norwich of the past, present and future through newly commissioned poems from five brilliant writers with ties to the city: Andy Bennett, Hannah Levene, Victoria Adukwei-Bulley, Piers Harrison-Reid and Jessica Streeting. On this guided walk you’ll experience Norwich with fresh eyes and encounter the people and locations that inspired each writers’ work. Featuring pop-up […]

City centre Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 28 May
City centre

3 - 4.30pm

£5

Event
Saturday 28 May

Ancestral Ties — Melissa Fu & Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

Ancestry, heritage, grief and new beginnings are explored in two brilliant debut books by Melissa Fu and Ayanna Lloyd Banwo.  Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu is a bold and moving look at the history of modern China, told through the story of one family. It’s about the power of our past, the hope for […]

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May 28, 2022 4:00 pm May 28, 2022 4:00 pm Europe/London Ancestral Ties — Melissa Fu & Ayanna Lloyd Banwo Writers' Centre Norwich –

Ancestry, heritage, grief and new beginnings are explored in two brilliant debut books by Melissa Fu and Ayanna Lloyd Banwo.  Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu is a bold and moving look at the history of modern China, told through the story of one family. It’s about the power of our past, the hope for […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 28 May
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

4 - 5pm

£8 (under 18/young NNF £7.50)

Event
Saturday 28 May

Banished Histories — A.K. Blakemore & Guinevere Glasfurd

Meet the new stars of historical fiction who are uncovering the hidden stories of our past and using them to shed light on today’s world. In their latest works, A. K. Blakemore and Guinevere Glasfurd explore repressive regimes and the women surviving within them — from the 17th-century witch trials of England, to state censorship […]

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May 28, 2022 6:00 pm May 28, 2022 6:00 pm Europe/London Banished Histories — A.K. Blakemore & Guinevere Glasfurd Writers' Centre Norwich –

Meet the new stars of historical fiction who are uncovering the hidden stories of our past and using them to shed light on today’s world. In their latest works, A. K. Blakemore and Guinevere Glasfurd explore repressive regimes and the women surviving within them — from the 17th-century witch trials of England, to state censorship […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 28 May
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

6 - 7pm

£8 (under 18/young NNF £7.50)

Event
Saturday 28 May

Small But Mighty: 10 years of Galley Beggar Press

We’re celebrating! Join Sam Jordison and Eloise Millar, the co-founders of ‘revolutionary’ (Telegraph) independent publisher Galley Beggar Press, for a conversation marking ten years of publishing daring, innovative works of fiction and non-fiction. They will offer a glimpse behind the curtain at how small presses work with authors to bring books to readers, and how […]

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May 28, 2022 8:00 pm May 28, 2022 8:00 pm Europe/London Small But Mighty: 10 years of Galley Beggar Press Writers' Centre Norwich –

We’re celebrating! Join Sam Jordison and Eloise Millar, the co-founders of ‘revolutionary’ (Telegraph) independent publisher Galley Beggar Press, for a conversation marking ten years of publishing daring, innovative works of fiction and non-fiction. They will offer a glimpse behind the curtain at how small presses work with authors to bring books to readers, and how […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 28 May
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

8pm until late

£8 (under 18/young NNF £7.50)

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Sunday 29 May

City of Literature Publishing Fair

Drop in and celebrate the vibrant independent publishing culture of the East of England. Meet the publishers, browse and purchase their work, and take part in a series of lightning talks throughout the day. The perfect Sunday event for writers, readers, editors and creators of all kinds. Participating publishers to be announced shortly. Free and […]

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May 29, 2022 10:00 am May 29, 2022 10:00 am Europe/London City of Literature Publishing Fair Writers' Centre Norwich –

Drop in and celebrate the vibrant independent publishing culture of the East of England. Meet the publishers, browse and purchase their work, and take part in a series of lightning talks throughout the day. The perfect Sunday event for writers, readers, editors and creators of all kinds. Participating publishers to be announced shortly. Free and […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 29 May
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

10am - 4pm

Free, no booking required

Workshop
Sunday 29 May

Build a Book: family-friendly workshop

Let’s squeeze Dragon Hall into a book! What would that book look like? How would the chimneys fold out, and the staircases fold in? Draw, stick and fold your own unique story book inspired by the families living in Dragon Hall 180 years ago. A workshop for children aged 5-11 years and their accompanying grown-ups, […]

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May 29, 2022 11:00 am May 29, 2022 11:00 am Europe/London Build a Book: family-friendly workshop Writers' Centre Norwich –

Let’s squeeze Dragon Hall into a book! What would that book look like? How would the chimneys fold out, and the staircases fold in? Draw, stick and fold your own unique story book inspired by the families living in Dragon Hall 180 years ago. A workshop for children aged 5-11 years and their accompanying grown-ups, […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 29 May

11am - 12.30pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£5 per adult (kids go free)

Workshop
Sunday 29 May

Build a Book: family-friendly workshop

Let’s squeeze Dragon Hall into a book! What would that book look like? How would the chimneys fold out, and the staircases fold in? Draw, stick and fold your own unique story book inspired by the families living in Dragon Hall 180 years ago. A workshop for children aged 5-11 years and their accompanying grown-ups, […]

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May 29, 2022 2:00 pm May 29, 2022 2:00 pm Europe/London Build a Book: family-friendly workshop Writers' Centre Norwich –

Let’s squeeze Dragon Hall into a book! What would that book look like? How would the chimneys fold out, and the staircases fold in? Draw, stick and fold your own unique story book inspired by the families living in Dragon Hall 180 years ago. A workshop for children aged 5-11 years and their accompanying grown-ups, […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 29 May

2 - 3.30pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£5 per adult (kids go free)

Event
Sunday 29 May

Wandering Words – a guided walking tour

Discover Norwich of the past, present and future through newly commissioned poems from five brilliant writers with ties to the city: Andy Bennett, Hannah Levene, Victoria Adukwei-Bulley, Piers Harrison-Reid and Jessica Streeting. On this guided walk you’ll experience Norwich with fresh eyes and encounter the people and locations that inspired each writers’ work. Featuring pop-up […]

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May 29, 2022 3:00 pm May 29, 2022 3:00 pm Europe/London Wandering Words – a guided walking tour Writers' Centre Norwich –

Discover Norwich of the past, present and future through newly commissioned poems from five brilliant writers with ties to the city: Andy Bennett, Hannah Levene, Victoria Adukwei-Bulley, Piers Harrison-Reid and Jessica Streeting. On this guided walk you’ll experience Norwich with fresh eyes and encounter the people and locations that inspired each writers’ work. Featuring pop-up […]

City centre Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 29 May
City centre

3 - 4.30pm

£5

South Wing of the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
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Monday 20 June

Guided Tour of Dragon Hall

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

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June 20, 2022 2:00 pm June 20, 2022 2:00 pm Europe/London Guided Tour of Dragon Hall Writers' Centre Norwich –

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 20 June
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free (suggested donation £5)

Event
Monday 18 July

Guided Tour of Dragon Hall

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a full guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life […]

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July 18, 2022 2:00 pm July 18, 2022 2:00 pm Europe/London Guided Tour of Dragon Hall Writers' Centre Norwich –

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a full guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 18 July
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free (suggested donation £5)

Event
Monday 15 August

Guided Tour of Dragon Hall

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a full guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life […]

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August 15, 2022 2:00 pm August 15, 2022 2:00 pm Europe/London Guided Tour of Dragon Hall Writers' Centre Norwich –

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a full guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 15 August
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free (suggested donation £5)