Friday, 18 May 2018

Writers' Centre Norwich newsletter

With details of the City of Literature festival and more:

City of Literature festival begins tomorrow!
Part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival, 11 - 27 May

This Friday (11 May) marks the start of the City of Literature strand of Norfolk & Norwich Festival - a 27-event spectacular for readers, writers, thinkers and change-makers. Speakers include Viv Albertine, Jeffery Deaver, Sarah Perry, Johann Hari, Judy Murray, Ben Okri and many more.

Rounded Rectangle: Explore the programme

Festival spotlight

12 Steps from Genius
Friday 25 May, 6pm, Literature tent, Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich

Based on Leslie Jamison’s personal and profound book The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath, this event will centre on a performance in the form of a fictional twelve-step AA meeting with depictions of writers including Stephen King, Jean Rhys and David Foster Wallace.

Rounded Rectangle: Read more

Disability Writes Back!
Saturday 26 May, 11.15am, Literature tent, Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich

Professor of Disability Research Tom Shakespeare chairs a discussion on what it means to be a disabled writer and performer. 
He will be joined on stage by award-winning comic, poet and working-class amputee Jackie Hagan, and Owen Lowery, a poet and former British judo champion who suffered a life-changing spinal injury.

Rounded Rectangle: Read more

Last tickets remaining!

There are just a few tickets remaining for the following events, so make sure to book yours soon!

Passionate Machine - Rosy Carrick
(Standing tickets only)
Friday 11 May, 6.30pm, Norwich Arts Centre
Saturday 12 May, 5.30 & 7.30pm, Norwich Castle Gardens - free entry!

Wednesday 16 May, 9pm, Norwich Arts Centre

Friday 25 May, 12.30pm, Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich

Saturday 26 May, 6pm, Literature tent, Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich

Literary Norwich on BBC Radio 4
Listen now

BBC Front Row paid a visit to Norwich last week to record a 30-minute special exploring the literary heritage of the city, its designation as England's first UNESCO City of Literature and our transition to the National Centre for Writing .

Featuring Writers' Centre Norwich CEO Chris Gribble, writers Sarah Perry and Sarah Hall, The Book Hive, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, the University of East Anglia and students from City Academy Norwich.

Rounded Rectangle: Listen now

Event Live lit double-bill at Norwich Arts Centre tomorrow
Friday 11 May

Two of the most exciting live literature performers in the country hit Norwich Arts Centre this Friday for a spectacular double-bill of words, music, experimentation and imagination.

Brighton Fringe-favourite Rosy Carrick presents her solo performance of Passionate Machine (standing tickets only), followed by a collision of poetry and sound from poet Hannah Silva and world-renowned Japanese sound artist Tomomi Adachi.

Rounded Rectangle: Read more

Noirwich Crime Writing Festival is coming...
13 - 16 September

The fifth Noirwich Crime Writing Festival - the region’s largest annual celebration of crime fiction - returns on 13 - 16 September 2018. Join the world’s biggest crime writers (and their fans) as they converge on the medieval streets of Norwich for a four-day spectacular of author panels, book signings and interactive events.

Excited? Make sure you subscribe to the Noirwich e-newsletter for lineup announcements over the next few weeks. 

Rounded Rectangle: Subscribe now

Noirwich headliners to be announced at Jeffery Deaver event
Tuesday 22 May, 7.30pm, Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich

Heading to see number-one Sunday Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver at the Adnams Spiegeltent on Tuesday 22 May? Audience members will be first to discover the identities of our headline authors at the 2018 Noirwich Crime Writing Festival! A limited number of Noirwich season passes will also go on sale the following morning.

Rounded Rectangle: Read more

Calling all young Norfolk writers!
Deadline: Monday 4 June

Do you know a young person who writes poetry, lyrics, short stories, essays or graphic novels? We're looking for the freshest, boldest words from young writers in Norfolk aged 11-18 to enter the Young Norfolk Writing Competition.

Applications open until Monday 4 June, with prizes including professional mentoring, publication on the Writers’ Centre Norwich website and bookish goodies!

Rounded Rectangle: Read more

You may also be interested in...

Carole Blake Open Doors Project open for applications
Deadline: Friday 18 May
The Carole Blake Open Doors Project offers ten days of work shadowing in publishing to a selected applicant over a two-week period, including funding for travel, a weekly stipend and up to twelve nights’ accommodation in London. Find out more >>

Opportunity for translators: Theatre translation training programme (part-time)
Deadline: Thursday 24 May
[Foreign Affairs] Translates! is a free six-months practice-focussed programme giving theatre translators the opportunity to see and respond to their work performed whilst still in development. Find out more >>

Call for: Ljubljana International Literary Residency
Deadline: Thursday 31 May
Ljubljana, a UNESCO City of Literature since 2015, is offering two one-month residencies for writers at the newly restored Švicarija/Swisshouse Creative Centre, which is part of the International Centre of Graphic Arts. Find out more >>

Support us
To make a donation in support of our work, or to find out how else to get involved, please visit our Support Us page.

Writers' Centre Norwich is supported by:

Copyright © 2018 Writers' Centre Norwich, All rights reserved.
Registered charity number: 1110725

Our mailing address is:
Writers' Centre Norwich
Dragon Hall
115 - 123 King Street
Norwich, Norfolk NR1 1QE
United Kingdom

No comments:

Post a Comment