Thursday, 8 December 2016

Writers' Centre Norwich Christmas Poetry with George Szirtes Workshop, Saturday 10 December

There is a Christmas Poetry workshop coming up on Saturday with George Szirtes, plus other free events in December and more:

WORKSHOP Saturday 10 December
Christmas Poetry with George Szirtes
Photo: Denise Bradley
Featured in The Guardian: Prize-winning poet George Szirtes leads this stimulating poetry masterclass in preparation for the festive season. Learn to convey the subtle shifts of a wintry landscape or give voice to silent ghosts of the past, present and future. Read some of George's Christmas poetry.
FREE EVENTS in December
7, 8 & 9 December 
Nicholas Collett Productions: Your Bard
There’s a rumour going around that Edward De Vere wrote Shakespeare’s plays – Will doesn’t like that so he’s come to defend his reputation. Come and meet the man himself and take the lid off a legend in your local. Inn Crowd brings you exciting new live literature at rural pubs across East Anglia. More info.

Thursday 15 December - 6.30pm
UEA Live: Henrietta Rose-Innes

Our final Autumn 2016 UEA Live event is headlined by UEA writer Henrietta Rose-Innes, author of Nineveh. She is joined by exciting new voices from the university's creative writing school. Free entry - just turn up on the night. All welcome. More info.
My writing journey
Jane Bailey reflects on six months spent studying intermediate fiction with Creative Writing Online.
Artist grants
Closing soon! Artists can bid for creative grants worth £2,500 from WCN and British Council. Deadline 9 December. 
Costa Book Awards
Sarah Perry, Rose Tremain...homegrown names on the Costa shortlist place Norwich firmly on the literary map.
Literature & gaming
Tom Jubert on the relationship between literature, narrative and gaming. Part of #LitShowcase.
EVENT Friday 9 December - 7pm
Ian McEwan: In Conversation
Join us under the magnificent high beams and stained glass of one of Norwich’s most spectacular medieval buildings, St Andrew’s Hall, for the launch of Ian McEwan’s new novel, Nutshell. Including an audience Q&A and book signings. Book now.
EVENT Saturday 21 January - 6pm
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o: My Life in Translation
A rare opportunity to see one of the giants of world literature - the novelist, essayist, playwright, journalist, editor, academic and social activist Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o - speak about his pioneering career. Book now. 
You may also be interested in...
Spring 2017 Literary Festival
University of East Anglia
£40 season ticket / £8 each
Just announced! A stellar lineup for UEA's Spring 2017 Literary Festival. Featuring Lionel Shriver, Elif Shafak, George Saunders, Ali Smith and many more. Buy now.

Fenland Poet Laureate Competition 2017
Deadline: Friday 27 January 2017
Enter this annual competition for the coveted title of Fenland Poet Laureate and share your passion for poetry! We are looking for poems that represent and relate to the theme of ‘Fenland’. More info.

Spread the Word Life Writing Prize
Deadline: Sunday 5 February 2017
Spread the Word's new Life Writing Prize is a fantastic opportunity for life writers across the UK to gain substantial career development and support. With an excellent judging panel and great prizes on offer, it has the potential to transform careers. More info.
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