Thursday, 19 November 2009

Sultan's Success

New Norwich Writers’ Circle member Sultan Walpole has had a short story published. The story, A Mother’s Blessing, is part of the anthology Foreign Parts, published by Gatehouse Press.

The recently published book is now available to buy from the publishers, and is a recommended read.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Right Here Write Now

Norwich Writers' Circle's 2009/10 programme continued tonight with one of our regular Manuscript Evenings.

Our welcoming group heard a wide variety of work read aloud, including poetry and several extracts from work-in-progress novels - all of which lead to healthy and interesting discussions.

Tonight, once more, proved popular, and saw several visitors join our members for another enjoyable and engaging meeting.

On 1st December, at our next meeting, saga writer Jean Fullerton will be adjudicating the Historical Novel Introduction Competition. Please feel free to come along.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Anthology Update

Following our succcessful Open Poetry Competition last year, we currently have a handful of the Winners' Anthology left to buy. The paperback, entitled When The Tide Is Right, features all the winning poems along with an introduction from the competitition's adjudicator, Keith Chandler.

To purchase this highly enjoyable read for only £6.00, please contact Doreen with your details.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Esther Morgan's Poetry In Motion

Tonight, as part of Norwich Writers’ Circle’s ongoing programme, noted poet Esther Morgan held a workshop, which launched our second competition of the year.

Competition Two gives Circle members the opportunity to write a poem, a maximum of 40 lines long, on the theme of 'Encounters'.

The popular workshop was based around several free writing activities, all of which were designed to highlight the numerous ways we could approach our latest competition's theme.

Esther also illustrated to us how other writers have used the ideas of encounters within their work. An important shift in action, plus the use of dialogue and a interesting setting were all suggested as useful points to consider when writing poetry.

The Norfolk based poet recommended visiting to hear a variety of poems read aloud by their famous authors.

Our next meeting, on 17th November, will be one of our regular Manuscript Evenings. We hope to see you there.