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Friday 21 August

Drop-in writing time

The biggest gift you can give your writing is time. Join us for a free online drop-in writing session! These friendly sessions, hosted on our free Discord community platform, are for writers of all levels and all stripes. It’s a great opportunity to put aside some writing time in the comfort of your own home […]

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August 21, 2020 12:00 pm August 21, 2020 12:00 pm Europe/London Drop-in writing time Writers' Centre Norwich –

The biggest gift you can give your writing is time. Join us for a free online drop-in writing session! These friendly sessions, hosted on our free Discord community platform, are for writers of all levels and all stripes. It’s a great opportunity to put aside some writing time in the comfort of your own home […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 21 August
Online

12 - 1.30pm

Free to sign up

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Thursday 10 September

Virtual Book Club Discussion: Bluebird, Bluebird

Join us and share your passion for reading! Every two months we will meet virtually over tea and biscuits to discuss some of the best works in contemporary literature. We’ll explore short stories, novels, non-fiction, poetry, and works in translation, making these informal and friendly sessions the perfect way to meet like-minded readers and to […]

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September 10, 2020 12:30 pm September 10, 2020 12:30 pm Europe/London Virtual Book Club Discussion: Bluebird, Bluebird Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us and share your passion for reading! Every two months we will meet virtually over tea and biscuits to discuss some of the best works in contemporary literature. We’ll explore short stories, novels, non-fiction, poetry, and works in translation, making these informal and friendly sessions the perfect way to meet like-minded readers and to […]

Online (Zoom) Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 10 September
Online (Zoom)

12.30 - 1.30pm

Free - please book in advance

Book cover for 'Bluebird, Bluebird' by Attica Locke
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Thursday 10 September

Virtual Book Club Discussion: Bluebird, Bluebird

Join us and share your passion for reading! Every two months we will meet virtually over tea and biscuits to discuss some of the best works in contemporary literature. We’ll explore short stories, novels, non-fiction, poetry, and works in translation, making these informal and friendly sessions the perfect way to meet like-minded readers and to […]

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September 10, 2020 5:00 pm September 10, 2020 5:00 pm Europe/London Virtual Book Club Discussion: Bluebird, Bluebird Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us and share your passion for reading! Every two months we will meet virtually over tea and biscuits to discuss some of the best works in contemporary literature. We’ll explore short stories, novels, non-fiction, poetry, and works in translation, making these informal and friendly sessions the perfect way to meet like-minded readers and to […]

Online (Zoom) Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 10 September
Online (Zoom)

5 - 6.30pm

Free - please book in advance

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Thursday 10 September

Premeditated: UEA MA Crime Fiction Anthology 2020 launch

Tune in for short readings from future stars of the genre at the live online launch of Premeditated, a gripping anthology of crime fiction from this year’s UEA Creative Writing MA. Featuring a foreword by William Shaw and introduction by Julia Crouch, the book is available for pre-order from Eggbox Publishing. Free to sign up […]

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September 10, 2020 7:30 pm September 10, 2020 7:30 pm Europe/London Premeditated: UEA MA Crime Fiction Anthology 2020 launch Writers' Centre Norwich –

Tune in for short readings from future stars of the genre at the live online launch of Premeditated, a gripping anthology of crime fiction from this year’s UEA Creative Writing MA. Featuring a foreword by William Shaw and introduction by Julia Crouch, the book is available for pre-order from Eggbox Publishing. Free to sign up […]

YouTube Live Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 10 September
YouTube Live

7.30 - 9pm

Free

Elizabeth Haynes
Workshop
Friday 11 September

Researching for Historical Fiction with Elizabeth Haynes

Build the fundamental skills needed to research and write a historical crime novel with Elizabeth Haynes, the award-winning author of Into the Darkest Corner and The Murder of Harriet Monckton. In this online workshop, Elizabeth will offer insight and advice on setting your characters in a historical time and place, how to manage research, getting […]

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September 11, 2020 3:00 pm September 11, 2020 3:00 pm Europe/London Researching for Historical Fiction with Elizabeth Haynes Writers' Centre Norwich –

Build the fundamental skills needed to research and write a historical crime novel with Elizabeth Haynes, the award-winning author of Into the Darkest Corner and The Murder of Harriet Monckton. In this online workshop, Elizabeth will offer insight and advice on setting your characters in a historical time and place, how to manage research, getting […]

Online (Zoom) Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 11 September

3 - 5pm

Online (Zoom)

£35

Event
Friday 11 September

Jill Dawson and Trevor Wood in conversation

Celebrating 50 years of creative writing at UEA Celebrating 50 years of UEA’s Creative Writing programme and the outstanding alumni, faculty and fellows who have gone on to shape the literary landscape of the UK and beyond. Jill Dawson, award-winning author of The Language of Birds and The Crime Writer, will be joined by acclaimed […]

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September 11, 2020 5:30 pm September 11, 2020 5:30 pm Europe/London Jill Dawson and Trevor Wood in conversation Writers' Centre Norwich –

Celebrating 50 years of creative writing at UEA Celebrating 50 years of UEA’s Creative Writing programme and the outstanding alumni, faculty and fellows who have gone on to shape the literary landscape of the UK and beyond. Jill Dawson, award-winning author of The Language of Birds and The Crime Writer, will be joined by acclaimed […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 11 September
Online

5.30 - 7pm

Free

Event
Friday 11 September

Noirwich Lecture 2020: Attica Locke

We are delighted to welcome award-winning US author and screenwriter Attica Locke for the annual Noirwich Lecture, in which she will explore the ways that crime writing can challenge the distribution of power and authority at a structural and individual level. Drawing on examples from her own career and writing, including the Highway 59 novels, […]

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September 11, 2020 8:30 pm September 11, 2020 8:30 pm Europe/London Noirwich Lecture 2020: Attica Locke Writers' Centre Norwich –

We are delighted to welcome award-winning US author and screenwriter Attica Locke for the annual Noirwich Lecture, in which she will explore the ways that crime writing can challenge the distribution of power and authority at a structural and individual level. Drawing on examples from her own career and writing, including the Highway 59 novels, […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 11 September
Online

8.30 - 9.30pm

Free

Workshop
Saturday 12 September

Exploring True Crime with Duncan Campbell

Join Duncan Campbell, crime writer and former crime correspondent for the Guardian, as he reveals the rewards and pitfalls of this explosive and popular genre. You will explore the best of true crime writing, past and present, from Truman Capote to Gordon Burn to Janet Malcolm; will look at different ways to investigate and write […]

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September 12, 2020 10:00 am September 12, 2020 10:00 am Europe/London Exploring True Crime with Duncan Campbell Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join Duncan Campbell, crime writer and former crime correspondent for the Guardian, as he reveals the rewards and pitfalls of this explosive and popular genre. You will explore the best of true crime writing, past and present, from Truman Capote to Gordon Burn to Janet Malcolm; will look at different ways to investigate and write […]

Online (Zoom) Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 12 September

10am - 12noon

Online (Zoom)

£35

Workshop
Saturday 12 September

Exploring True Crime with Duncan Campbell

Join Duncan Campbell, crime writer and former crime correspondent for the Guardian, as he reveals the rewards and pitfalls of this explosive and popular genre. You will explore the best of true crime writing, past and present, from Truman Capote to Gordon Burn to Janet Malcolm; will look at different ways to investigate and write […]

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September 12, 2020 2:00 pm September 12, 2020 2:00 pm Europe/London Exploring True Crime with Duncan Campbell Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join Duncan Campbell, crime writer and former crime correspondent for the Guardian, as he reveals the rewards and pitfalls of this explosive and popular genre. You will explore the best of true crime writing, past and present, from Truman Capote to Gordon Burn to Janet Malcolm; will look at different ways to investigate and write […]

Online (Zoom) Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 12 September

2 - 4pm

Online (Zoom)

£35

Event
Saturday 12 September

The Lost and the Damned: Olivier Norek

Join us for a fascinating glimpse into one of Paris’ toughest suburbs courtesy of award-winning French novelist and writer on the hit series Spiral, Olivier Norek. Olivier’s first novel in translation, The Lost and the Damned, is a suspenseful police procedural which draws on the author’s own experience as a police officer. It will be […]

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September 12, 2020 6:00 pm September 12, 2020 6:00 pm Europe/London The Lost and the Damned: Olivier Norek Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us for a fascinating glimpse into one of Paris’ toughest suburbs courtesy of award-winning French novelist and writer on the hit series Spiral, Olivier Norek. Olivier’s first novel in translation, The Lost and the Damned, is a suspenseful police procedural which draws on the author’s own experience as a police officer. It will be […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 12 September
Online

6 - 7pm

Free

Event
Saturday 12 September

My Sister, the Serial Killer: Oyinkan Braithwaite

How far would you go for family? We dig deep into the dark psychology of deadly siblings Korede and Ayoola in Oyinkan Braithwaite’s blackly comic thriller My Sister, the Serial Killer; a ‘literary sensation’ (Guardian) which was awarded the British Book Awards Crime Novel of the Year 2020, and was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize […]

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September 12, 2020 7:30 pm September 12, 2020 7:30 pm Europe/London My Sister, the Serial Killer: Oyinkan Braithwaite Writers' Centre Norwich –

How far would you go for family? We dig deep into the dark psychology of deadly siblings Korede and Ayoola in Oyinkan Braithwaite’s blackly comic thriller My Sister, the Serial Killer; a ‘literary sensation’ (Guardian) which was awarded the British Book Awards Crime Novel of the Year 2020, and was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 12 September
Online

7.30 - 8.30pm

Free

Elizabeth Haynes
Workshop
Sunday 13 September

Researching for Historical Fiction with Elizabeth Haynes

Build the fundamental skills needed to research and write a historical crime novel with Elizabeth Haynes, the award-winning author of Into the Darkest Corner and The Murder of Harriet Monckton. In this online workshop, Elizabeth will offer insight and advice on setting your characters in a historical time and place, how to manage research, getting […]

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September 13, 2020 11:00 am September 13, 2020 11:00 am Europe/London Researching for Historical Fiction with Elizabeth Haynes Writers' Centre Norwich –

Build the fundamental skills needed to research and write a historical crime novel with Elizabeth Haynes, the award-winning author of Into the Darkest Corner and The Murder of Harriet Monckton. In this online workshop, Elizabeth will offer insight and advice on setting your characters in a historical time and place, how to manage research, getting […]

Online (Zoom) Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 13 September

11am - 1pm

Online (Zoom)

£35

Event
Sunday 13 September

Podcast: Poirot – The Greatest Detective in the World

Mark Aldridge and Sophie Hannah in conversation on The Writing Life podcast This podcast will be available on The Writing Life podcast from 5pm on Sunday 13 September Bringing together two of Hercule Poirot’s biggest fans for a conversation spanning the 100-year history of one of Agatha Christie’s most beloved creations. From the original novels, […]

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September 13, 2020 5:00 pm September 13, 2020 5:00 pm Europe/London Podcast: Poirot – The Greatest Detective in the World Writers' Centre Norwich –

Mark Aldridge and Sophie Hannah in conversation on The Writing Life podcast This podcast will be available on The Writing Life podcast from 5pm on Sunday 13 September Bringing together two of Hercule Poirot’s biggest fans for a conversation spanning the 100-year history of one of Agatha Christie’s most beloved creations. From the original novels, […]

The Writing Life podcast Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 13 September
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Online Course
Monday 21 September

Start Writing Crime Fiction – fully booked!

Crime fiction is the biggest-selling genre in the UK and this course will help you to incorporate its building blocks into your own writing. Join Nicola Upson, author of the Josephine Tey books, to explore the genre’s themes and appeal, looking at creating credible worlds and characters, developing and structuring story and building page-turning, tension-filled […]

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September 21, 2020 9:00 am September 21, 2020 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Crime Fiction – fully booked! Writers' Centre Norwich –

Crime fiction is the biggest-selling genre in the UK and this course will help you to incorporate its building blocks into your own writing. Join Nicola Upson, author of the Josephine Tey books, to explore the genre’s themes and appeal, looking at creating credible worlds and characters, developing and structuring story and building page-turning, tension-filled […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 21 September

12 weeks

Online

£450

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Online Course
Monday 21 September

Writing Fiction: Next Steps

Commences on Monday 21 September for 24 weeks. Award-winning writer Anjali Joseph teaches creative writing on this six-month advanced course. You can study the course from anywhere and Anjali will be on hand to provide personalised feedback on your writing. The course focuses on the short story, but the techniques we look at are equally […]

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September 21, 2020 9:00 am September 21, 2020 9:00 am Europe/London Writing Fiction: Next Steps Writers' Centre Norwich –

Commences on Monday 21 September for 24 weeks. Award-winning writer Anjali Joseph teaches creative writing on this six-month advanced course. You can study the course from anywhere and Anjali will be on hand to provide personalised feedback on your writing. The course focuses on the short story, but the techniques we look at are equally […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 21 September

24 weeks

Online

£900

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Online Course
Monday 21 September

Start Writing Fiction – more places added!

The 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 short stories. Classes are capped at 15 places to ensure a high-quality experience. Book […]

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September 21, 2020 9:00 am September 21, 2020 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Fiction – more places added! Writers' Centre Norwich –

The 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 short stories. Classes are capped at 15 places to ensure a high-quality experience. Book […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 21 September

12 weeks

Online

£450

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Online Course
Monday 21 September

Start Writing Poetry – fulled booked!

Join us on a journey into the transformative world of poetry. You’ll read inspiring poets, explore how poems take shape, and begin to create and share your own work with a friendly supportive group. Classes are capped at 15 places to ensure a high-quality experience. Book quickly to secure your place. This course is designed […]

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September 21, 2020 9:00 am September 21, 2020 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Poetry – fulled booked! Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us on a journey into the transformative world of poetry. You’ll read inspiring poets, explore how poems take shape, and begin to create and share your own work with a friendly supportive group. Classes are capped at 15 places to ensure a high-quality experience. Book quickly to secure your place. This course is designed […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 21 September

12 weeks

Online

£450

Online Course
Monday 21 September

An Introduction to the Memoir – fully booked!

Do you want to tell your own story? Life stories have resonance for others and are a gift to be shared. In this course, led by award-winning writer Monique Roffey, you’ll gain the confidence to write your own story, develop an understanding of how memoirs are put together, and the ways shame and taboo might […]

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September 21, 2020 9:00 am September 21, 2020 9:00 am Europe/London An Introduction to the Memoir – fully booked! Writers' Centre Norwich –

Do you want to tell your own story? Life stories have resonance for others and are a gift to be shared. In this course, led by award-winning writer Monique Roffey, you’ll gain the confidence to write your own story, develop an understanding of how memoirs are put together, and the ways shame and taboo might […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 21 September

12 weeks

Online

£450

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Online Course
Monday 21 September

Start Writing Creative Non-Fiction – more places added!

Discover the core techniques for writing a non-fiction book, be it a biography, a memoir, reportage or another of the many flourishing forms within this exciting field of writing. Whether you have started to write and would like help moving forward or simply have an idea you’d like to explore, this course will give you […]

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September 21, 2020 9:00 am September 21, 2020 9:00 am Europe/London Start Writing Creative Non-Fiction – more places added! Writers' Centre Norwich –

Discover the core techniques for writing a non-fiction book, be it a biography, a memoir, reportage or another of the many flourishing forms within this exciting field of writing. Whether you have started to write and would like help moving forward or simply have an idea you’d like to explore, this course will give you […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 21 September

12 weeks

Online

£450

Online Course
Monday 21 September

An Introduction to Scriptwriting – one place left!

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 them into stories, how to write dialogue and how […]

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September 21, 2020 9:00 am September 21, 2020 9:00 am Europe/London An Introduction to Scriptwriting – one place left! Writers' Centre Norwich –

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 them into stories, how to write dialogue and how […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 21 September

12 weeks

Online

£450