Sunday, 21 January 2018

Writer's Centre Norwich

With details of FREE events in partnership with UEA that start today:

WCN receives funding for ambitious three-year programme
New writing commissions, writer residencies, support for regional publishers and an even bigger International Literature Showcase are just some of the exciting projects to form part of East Out - our ambitious three-year programme of activity supported by Arts Council England's National Lottery-funded Ambition for Excellence scheme.
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Free events in partnership with UEA
Costa Prize winner Rebecca Stott and Eleanor Wasserberg headline first UEA Live event of 2018
Beginning Thur 21 January, 6.30pm, WCN Dragon Hall, no booking required
UEA Live showcases the best of past and present writing talent from the University of East Anglia. For our first event of the year, we're thrilled to welcome 2017 Costa Biography Award winner Rebecca Stott, and Eleanor Wasserberg, author of Foxlowe, alongside the most exciting emerging writers from UEA's current Creative Writing MA.
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Debate - Should we edit genes?
Mon 22 January, 7.30pm, The Forum, Norwich, booking required
As part of a series of events exploring the biggest questions of our time, we welcome guest speakers Wendy Harwood (John Innes Centre) and Tom Shakespeare (Norwich Medical School) for a debate on the radical potential of new gene-editing technology. Anyone is welcome to take part and no prior knowledge is necessary. Advance tickets are fully booked, but there will still be some spaces available on the door that night.
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January features
Listen: In conversation with Letyar Tun
Burmese writer, translator, photojournalist and political activist Letyar Tun spoke to writer and editor Lucas Stewart about the literature scene in Myanmar and the publication of an exciting new anthology of stories, Hidden Words, Hidden Worlds.
Read: Where are all the working class writers?
Why are so few novelists from working class backgrounds? Writer Bel Greenwood uses Kit de Waal's recent programme for BBC Radio 4 as a springboard to reflect on her own working-class origins, and how they sit against the middle-class world of publishing.
Read: Introducing our 2018 Young Ambassadors
We are thrilled to welcome 13 new faces to this year's WCN Young Ambassador programme. These young people share a love of reading, writing and books in their schools and local communities, and will spend the next 12 months helping to spread the word of Norwich as England’s first UNESCO City of Literature.
Read: Yangon Diary
Last month, WCN Associate Programme Director Kate Griffin was invited to the Myanmar Literature Conference to share ideas and show support for writers and the publishing industry in their country. This was Myanmar's first literature conference since 1962, after a military coup silenced public literary activity for decades.
Read: Norwich – a Guardian top 40 holiday hotspot for 2018
With the National Centre for Writing opening in Norwich this summer and some exciting plans over at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, our UNESCO City of Literature was recently highlighted as a Guardian travel hotspot. Also in case you missed it over the new year, WCN’s Chris Gribble recommended a favourite Norfolk winter walk also in Guardian travel.
You may also be interested in...
Krakow UNESCO City of Literature Residency Program
Deadline: Mon 22 January
In 2018 the Residency Program in Krakow will offer writers a two-month stay at the Villa Decius, a stipend of 2500 PLN and the transportation costs to and from Krakow. A fantastic opportunity to participate in the literary life of the city and promote your work in Poland. Find out more >>
Proposals open for one-day symposium, 'Angela Carter and Japan'
Deadline: Mon 22 January
This one-day symposium is devoted to the influence of Japan on the life and work of Angela Carter and, more broadly, to any aspect of the relation between Carter’s writing and Japan. Proposals for papers (c. 300 words) to be accompanied by a short biography. Find out more >>
2018 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize
Deadline: Mon 12 March
This award is split into two separate categories. The winner of the prize for a published novel will receive £15,000, and the winner of the best unpublished adventure manuscript will be offered the Writer’s Adventure Research Award. Find out more >>
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