Saturday, 7 November 2015

Writers' Centre Norwich newsletter

Here is the latest Writers' Centre Norwich newsletter, including details of creative writing and editing opportunities, for my followers to peruse:

November 2015
Welcome to the new Writers' Centre Norwich newsletter - bringing you the latest news, events and courses from England's only UNESCO City of Literature.
Booking open - Creative Writing Online - Jan 2016
Beginner and intermediate courses in fiction and poetry. Study Creative Writing with WCN and the University of East Anglia. Benefit from UEA's international teaching expertise and reputation in the field. Online and 'in person' courses available.

Places are limited to ensure a tailored experience. 
Book now - open for January courses on first come, first served basis.
Get free, expert feedback on your writing
Are you a low-income writer living in the East of England finding financial barriers are stunting your progress? Apply for a Free Read with the Literary Consultancy - an Arts Council-funded scheme which gives you the opportunity to have your work read and reported back on by the professionals. Be quick - deadline 10 November.
Train to be an editor with The Rialto
WCN is partnering with The Rialto - one of the UK's leading poetry magazines - to provide two people with the opportunity to experience the full editorial process from line editing to communicating with readers. If you love poetry and are interested in editing find out more and get your application in by 20 November.
Join us for the National Conversation finale at the Cambridge Literature Festival, 29 November
Join us in Cambridge for the finale of the National Conversation series which has toured literary festivals throughout the UK questioning the role of writing and writers in today’s society.

On 29 November Jon McGregor (named by The Guardian as one of the top ten writers to see live) will call on writers to start engaging properly with the audience. The hard-hitting provocation will be responded to by Elif Shafak and James Runcie. A lively debate not to be missed. Book here.
'Why I write' by Joanne Harris. It sparked heated debate in The Guardian, The Bookseller and The Telegraph. Read Chocolat author Harris' recent piece for our National Conversation series.
Brave New Reads poet and our new Creative Writing Online tutor Liz Berry catches up with WCN Programme Director Jon Morley. Watch here.
Yrsa Daley-Ward, Olive Senior, Hamid Ismailov and others discuss the radical edges of literary translation at our  FreeWord Centre symposium,  'Translation in the Margins'. Listen to the debate here.
Missed Noirwich, our Crime Writing Festival? Catch up with Lee Child, Peter Robinson, Nicci French and more by watching online here.
Give your poetry a trip to bootcamp
Join poet and publisher Tom Chivers for a one day poetry workout. A day of exercises and editorial tips to help you stretch yourself and get your poetry in shape. Tom has been published by Salt and Nine Arches; he is director of the independent poetry publisher Penned in the Margins and former co-director of the London Word Festival. A valuable opportunity to focus on your poetry with a respected and experienced editor. Saturday 21 November, Writers' Centre Norwich, Dragon Hall, Norwich. Book here.
Free live literature at WCN, Dragon Hall
Our partnership with UEA continues as we showcase the best new writing talent in the city alongside headline authors. Enjoy the pop-up bar, browse The Book Hive stand and hear the future stars of UK publishing in the lovely atmosphere of Writers' Centre Norwich, Dragon Hall. Plus, free entry!
Could you benefit from a writing coach?
Coaching is a goal-directed process with a trained professional who can help you develop as a writer. Independent coaches Heidi Williamson and Katherine Skala run regular sessions at Writers' Centre Norwich, Dragon Hall. Book here.
Discover the winners of the East Anglian Book Awards 2015
Esther Freud, Blake Morrison, Anthony Thwaite and many more attended yesterday's East Anglian Book Awards - our partnership with the EDP and Jarrold to celebrate writers and publishers from the East. Check out the winners here.

...and read host Sarah Perry's beautiful opening speech on the inspirational landscape of the East. 
You may also be interested in...

Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, 6-8 November 2015
Come and be refreshed by a long weekend of inspirational poetry and spoken word in venues across Snape Maltings and Aldeburgh. Over 50 events, many free, range from readings, performances, discussions, workshops, and family events to music, drama, and visual arts. Book tickets now.

'Untranslatability', University of East Anglia, 21-22 November 2015 
The sixth Postgraduate Translation Symposium at the University of East Anglia aims to explore new perspectives and conceptualisations of untranslatability which go beyond traditional comparisons of target texts with their sources. Find out more and register here.

Cambridge Literary Festival,  28-29 November 2015
This year’s winter festival brings the best of contemporary, cutting-edge fiction and vibrant verse to Cambridge; including Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage, Ali Smith, David Mitchell and the finale of WCN's National Conversation. Book tickets online or call 01223 300085.

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Writers' Centre Norwich
Dragon Hall
115 - 123 King Street
Norwich, Norfolk NR1 1QE
United Kingdom

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