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Tuesday 26 October

Why you CAN write! (workshop for 9-12 year olds)

Writing isn’t just work you do at school, but a creative process that can help you learn more about yourself and to express your feelings and experiences. But where do you start? This friendly, small group workshop for 9 – 12 year olds focuses on being comfortable and having fun when writing. Writing can be […]

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October 26, 2021 10:00 am October 26, 2021 10:00 am Europe/London Why you CAN write! (workshop for 9-12 year olds) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Writing isn’t just work you do at school, but a creative process that can help you learn more about yourself and to express your feelings and experiences. But where do you start? This friendly, small group workshop for 9 – 12 year olds focuses on being comfortable and having fun when writing. Writing can be […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 26 October

10am - 12noon

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£5 (bursaries available)

Event
Tuesday 26 October

Meet the World: Stitching Stories

Lorina Bulwer, embroidery and literary experimentation Join us as we explore how art and craft inform the way we can write and tell stories in a more tactile way. Lorina Bulwer was a Victorian woman who spent her time in the Great Yarmouth workhouse embroidering angry letters to the world. Ruth Battersby Tooke, Curator of […]

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October 26, 2021 7:00 pm October 26, 2021 7:00 pm Europe/London Meet the World: Stitching Stories Writers' Centre Norwich –

Lorina Bulwer, embroidery and literary experimentation Join us as we explore how art and craft inform the way we can write and tell stories in a more tactile way. Lorina Bulwer was a Victorian woman who spent her time in the Great Yarmouth workhouse embroidering angry letters to the world. Ruth Battersby Tooke, Curator of […]

Online (YouTube) Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 26 October
Online (YouTube)

7 - 8pm BST

Free - please register in advance

Course
Wednesday 27 October

Writing your World (workshop for 13-17 year olds)

Some of your best storytelling ideas will come from the things you see, hear and experience around you. In this friendly group workshop for 13 – 17 year olds, we will share experiences and draw inspiration from our favourite places – including Norwich, the surrounding countryside and beyond!  Look and listen to poems about Norwich […]

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October 27, 2021 11:00 am October 27, 2021 11:00 am Europe/London Writing your World (workshop for 13-17 year olds) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Some of your best storytelling ideas will come from the things you see, hear and experience around you. In this friendly group workshop for 13 – 17 year olds, we will share experiences and draw inspiration from our favourite places – including Norwich, the surrounding countryside and beyond!  Look and listen to poems about Norwich […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Wednesday 27 October

11am - 1.30pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£5 (bursaries available)

Event
Thursday 28 October

Launch of ‘Not Quite Right For Us’

In these days of restrictions, the quieter, slower pace of the world is a good time to reflect on how our yesterdays have created what we are today. From the personal trials of overcoming prejudice and creating ground-breaking, often lonely, paths; to political decisions made to stand up for equality and make visible that which […]

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October 28, 2021 6:30 pm October 28, 2021 6:30 pm Europe/London Launch of ‘Not Quite Right For Us’ Writers' Centre Norwich –

In these days of restrictions, the quieter, slower pace of the world is a good time to reflect on how our yesterdays have created what we are today. From the personal trials of overcoming prejudice and creating ground-breaking, often lonely, paths; to political decisions made to stand up for equality and make visible that which […]

Online (YouTube) Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 28 October
Online (YouTube)

6.30 - 7.30pm

Free - please register in advance

iPhone, headphones and a cup of coffee
Event
Friday 29 October

The Poetry Exchange

Do you have a poem that has been a friend to you? We’re delighted to welcome our friends at The Poetry Exchange back to Dragon Hall for a series of friendly, one-on-one conversations that celebrate the power of poetry. Book an individual slot (45 mins) and talk to a member of The Poetry Exchange podcast […]

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October 29, 2021 10:00 am October 29, 2021 10:00 am Europe/London The Poetry Exchange Writers' Centre Norwich –

Do you have a poem that has been a friend to you? We’re delighted to welcome our friends at The Poetry Exchange back to Dragon Hall for a series of friendly, one-on-one conversations that celebrate the power of poetry. Book an individual slot (45 mins) and talk to a member of The Poetry Exchange podcast […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 29 October
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

10am, 11.30am, 2pm, 3.30pm, 5pm

Free - booking required

iPhone, headphones and a cup of coffee
Event
Saturday 30 October

The Poetry Exchange

Do you have a poem that has been a friend to you? We’re delighted to welcome our friends at The Poetry Exchange back to Dragon Hall for a series of friendly, one-on-one conversations that celebrate the power of poetry. Book an individual slot (45 mins) and talk to a member of The Poetry Exchange podcast […]

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October 30, 2021 10:00 am October 30, 2021 10:00 am Europe/London The Poetry Exchange Writers' Centre Norwich –

Do you have a poem that has been a friend to you? We’re delighted to welcome our friends at The Poetry Exchange back to Dragon Hall for a series of friendly, one-on-one conversations that celebrate the power of poetry. Book an individual slot (45 mins) and talk to a member of The Poetry Exchange podcast […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 30 October
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

10am, 11.30am, 2pm, 3.30pm, 5pm

Free - booking required

Event
Tuesday 9 November

Meet the World: Barcelona, written and translated

This Meet the World event will celebrate the recent publication of The Book of Barcelona, the latest in Comma Press’s city series. The city of Barcelona is a melting-pot of cultures and the stories in The Book of Barcelona tell its myriad truths. Our event brings together two Catalan writers – Jordi Nopca and Carlota […]

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November 9, 2021 7:00 pm November 9, 2021 7:00 pm Europe/London Meet the World: Barcelona, written and translated Writers' Centre Norwich –

This Meet the World event will celebrate the recent publication of The Book of Barcelona, the latest in Comma Press’s city series. The city of Barcelona is a melting-pot of cultures and the stories in The Book of Barcelona tell its myriad truths. Our event brings together two Catalan writers – Jordi Nopca and Carlota […]

Online (YouTube) Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 9 November
Online (YouTube)

7 - 8pm GMT

Free - please register in advance

Event
Friday 12 November

Neverending Stories — storytelling for parents and babies (0-18 months)

Stories can be fact or imaginary or both. They can begin with a real story and become imaginary. Stories are yours to shape and change. Our drop-in parent and baby space is full of books to explore, spaces to crawl, and places to sit and relax with your baby. Come along and we will share […]

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November 12, 2021 10:00 am November 12, 2021 10:00 am Europe/London Neverending Stories — storytelling for parents and babies (0-18 months) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Stories can be fact or imaginary or both. They can begin with a real story and become imaginary. Stories are yours to shape and change. Our drop-in parent and baby space is full of books to explore, spaces to crawl, and places to sit and relax with your baby. Come along and we will share […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 12 November
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

10am - 12noon

Free & drop in

South Wing of the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
Event
Monday 15 November

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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November 15, 2021 2:00 pm November 15, 2021 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 November
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free (suggested donation £5)

Event
Monday 15 November

Bad Betty Press – live poetry on tour

Bad Betty Press – independent publishers of strange, raw and risk-taking poetry – are stopping in Norwich as part of their UK tour! Join us at Dragon Hall for an evening of live poetry from their roster, a local support act and open mic. The event will be hosted by Book Hive poet in residence, […]

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November 15, 2021 7:00 pm November 15, 2021 7:00 pm Europe/London Bad Betty Press – live poetry on tour Writers' Centre Norwich –

Bad Betty Press – independent publishers of strange, raw and risk-taking poetry – are stopping in Norwich as part of their UK tour! Join us at Dragon Hall for an evening of live poetry from their roster, a local support act and open mic. The event will be hosted by Book Hive poet in residence, […]

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

7 - 9.30pm

Free - please register in advance

Event
Thursday 18 November

Tsitsi Dangarembga in conversation with Ellah P. Wakatama

Booker Prize-shortlisted writer, filmmaker, and playwright Tsitsi Dangarembga joins us for a special event to mark and celebrate her position as International Chair of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Tsitsi is the author of three novels; Nervous Conditions (1988), The Book of Not (2006) and This Mournable Body (2018) which was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. She […]

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November 18, 2021 7:00 pm November 18, 2021 7:00 pm Europe/London Tsitsi Dangarembga in conversation with Ellah P. Wakatama Writers' Centre Norwich –

Booker Prize-shortlisted writer, filmmaker, and playwright Tsitsi Dangarembga joins us for a special event to mark and celebrate her position as International Chair of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Tsitsi is the author of three novels; Nervous Conditions (1988), The Book of Not (2006) and This Mournable Body (2018) which was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. She […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 18 November
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

7 - 8pm

Free - please register in advance

Event
Saturday 20 November

Neverending Stories — storytelling for parents and children (18 months – 5 years)

Stories can be fact or imaginary or both. They can begin with a real story and become imaginary. Stories are yours to shape and change. Our fun and informal parent and child session is full of books to explore, spaces to walk and run, and places to sit and relax with your child. Come along […]

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November 20, 2021 11:00 am November 20, 2021 11:00 am Europe/London Neverending Stories — storytelling for parents and children (18 months – 5 years) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Stories can be fact or imaginary or both. They can begin with a real story and become imaginary. Stories are yours to shape and change. Our fun and informal parent and child session is full of books to explore, spaces to walk and run, and places to sit and relax with your child. Come along […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 20 November
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

11am - 12.30pm

£2 per adult — children go free

Event
Thursday 25 November

East Anglian Book Awards 2021

Join us online for a very special (and free!) event in which we welcome the winners of the East Anglian Book Awards 2021 to say a few words and read from their work. During the event we will also reveal the winner of the Book by the Cover Award, Exceptional Contribution Award, and the Book […]

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November 25, 2021 6:30 pm November 25, 2021 6:30 pm Europe/London East Anglian Book Awards 2021 Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us online for a very special (and free!) event in which we welcome the winners of the East Anglian Book Awards 2021 to say a few words and read from their work. During the event we will also reveal the winner of the Book by the Cover Award, Exceptional Contribution Award, and the Book […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 25 November
Online

6.30 - 7.30pm GMT

Free

Workshop
Saturday 4 December

Writing Through Movement

Writing and movement can seem like polar opposites: one begins with language and the head, the other direct from the body. Join YA author Sally-Anne Lomas and multi-disciplinary arts producer Sam Ruddock for an online workshop which will help you bring mind and body together. Through writing activities and simple exercises (accessible to all) will explore […]

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December 4, 2021 10:00 am December 4, 2021 10:00 am Europe/London Writing Through Movement Writers' Centre Norwich –

Writing and movement can seem like polar opposites: one begins with language and the head, the other direct from the body. Join YA author Sally-Anne Lomas and multi-disciplinary arts producer Sam Ruddock for an online workshop which will help you bring mind and body together. Through writing activities and simple exercises (accessible to all) will explore […]

Online (Zoom) Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 4 December

10am - 12.30pm GMT

Online (Zoom)

£45 / £35 conc

Online Course
Saturday 22 January

Writing Poetry: Next Steps – returns in 2022

  Be the first to know This course will return in the future. To join the notification list for this course please email learning@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk. Award-winning poet Helen Ivory will be your guide through this next level course, designed for poets keen to push themselves further. Through experimentation, challenge and feedback, you will produce new work […]

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January 22, 2022 9:00 am January 22, 2022 9:00 am Europe/London Writing Poetry: Next Steps – returns in 2022 Writers' Centre Norwich –

  Be the first to know This course will return in the future. To join the notification list for this course please email learning@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk. Award-winning poet Helen Ivory will be your guide through this next level course, designed for poets keen to push themselves further. Through experimentation, challenge and feedback, you will produce new work […]

Online Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 22 January

24 weeks

Online

£900