Writers’ Centre Norwich

Writers’ Centre Norwich
14, Princes Street
Norwich
Norfolk
NR3 1AE
England

Website

www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk

E-mail

info@writerscentrenorwich.org.uk

Telephone

01603 877177

Fax

01603 625452

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Writers' Centre Norwich

Writers’ Centre Norwich is a literature development agency based in Norwich. We are interested in both the artistic and social impact of creative writing, and work with writers, readers and diverse communities on a wide range of ongoing and one off projects and events. We work locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, and have developed productive partnerships with many organisations.

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours

Offices

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Writing is Rewriting: a Novel Revision Workshop with James Scudamore

  • 20 September 2014 10am-4pm *on now

“There can be no doubting the remarkable scope of this writer’s imagination, nor the skill of his prose.” - Cressida Connolly, Spectator

Struggling with rewrites?

Not quite sure where your novel is going wrong?

Give it new life under the expert tutelage of prize winning author James Scudamore.

About the Novel Revision Workshop

Devote a day to the art of rewriting with critically acclaimed author James Scudamore and learn the knack to editing through practical exercises and focused discussion.

You’ll look at example texts and examine the different approaches and techniques the author has used within their prose, and then explore how these techniques can be applied to your own writing. You’ll be invited to share your work with your peers, and with James, benefiting from a fresh perspective on your prose.

James will set exercises, giving you the tools to experiment with tone and voice. You’ll discover new editing techniques, which will help you address structural issues and inconsistencies within your novel.

Unravel the mystery of editing and get your novel up to scratch- book now.

About James Scudamore

James Scudamore is an expert creative writing tutor and critically acclaimed author. He has held two fellowships at the University of East Anglia and currently teaches at City University Hong Kong and on the Guardian/UEA Masterclasses. He has written three novels, including The Amnesia Clinic which won the 2007 Somerset Maugham Award and Heliopolis which was longlisted for the Man Booker.

Visit James' website.
Follow James' on Twitter @JamesScudamore.


James Scudamore gives a provocation at Worlds Literature Festival.

Workshop Requirements

You will be asked to circulate work for James in advance, and will also be given some preparatory reading.
Level

This workshop is suitable for intermediate and advanced level writers.

Intermediate- A practised writer who has taken part in creative writing classes, and who would like to refine their writing and move on to the next level.

Advanced- An experienced writer, perhaps with a history of publication or previous academic experience of writing, who wants to work towards professional publication.



Payment is non-refundable on this workshop unless it is cancelled.

About the Venue
This workshop will take place in the workshop room situated on the ground floor of the Writers’ Centre Norwich office, on 14 Princes Street.

The room provides an ideal environment for creative thinking and learning with plenty of space and natural light. We also provide a range of teas, good strong coffee and the vital ingredient: biscuits.

14 Princes Street is fully accessible. Please let us know if you have any access or other special requirements by calling 01603 877177 or email: info@writerscentrenorwich.org.uk



Getting to Writers’ Centre Norwich
Writers’ Centre Norwich is located in the mediaeval quarter of Norwich City Centre. It is a fifteen minute walk from Norwich Train Station and a ten minute walk from Castle Meadow. There is parking available at the nearby Elm Hill car park and St Andrews car park both of which are a short walk away.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£75/£55

Website

http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/events-all/writingisrewritinganovelrevisionworkshopwithjamesscudamore.aspx

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UEA Live presents Emma Healey

  • 2 October 2014 7:15-8:15pm

A series of Live Literature events from the University of East Anglia run in collaboration with Writers’ Centre Norwich.

Join us for the second season of UEA Live; a series of free readings by established writers who are all graduates of UEA’s Creative Writing Programmes. The established writers will be supported by current Creative Writing undergraduates, bringing together talented writers at all stages of their careers for your delectation.
The events are a chance to enjoy quality writing in a relaxed atmosphere as well as the chance to chat to each other and the writers over a drink (or two).

Emma Healey has recently launched her debut novel Elizabeth is Missing after completing her MA in Creative Writing at UEA.

There’s no need to book, just turn up on the night to enjoy readings from Emma and selected undergraduate Creative Writing students. We look forward to seeing you there.


About Emma Healey

Emma Healey wrote her first short story when she was four, told her teachers she was going to be a writer when she was eight, but had learnt better by twelve and had decided on being a litigator (inspired entirely by the film Clueless). After completing her degree in bookbinding she began to pursue a career in art until writing overtook everything. She moved to Norwich in 2010 to study for the MA in Creative Writing at UEA and never moved back again. Elizabeth is Missing is her first novel.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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UEA Live presents Dea Brøvig

  • 19 February 2015 7:15-8:15pm

A series of Live Literature events from the University of East Anglia run in collaboration with Writers’ Centre Norwich.

Join us for the second season of UEA Live; a series of free readings by established writers who are all graduates of UEA’s Creative Writing Programmes. The established writers will be supported by current Creative Writing undergraduates, bringing together talented writers at all stages of their careers for your delectation.

The events are a chance to enjoy quality writing in a relaxed atmosphere as well as the chance to chat to each other and the writers over a drink (or two).
There’s no need to book, just turn up on the night to enjoy readings from Dea and selected undergraduate Creative Writing students. We look forward to seeing you there.

About Dea Brøvig

Dea Brøvig moved to the UK from Norway just before her seventeenth birthday. She started reading Japanese at the Queen's College, Oxford, but left after a year to live above an ice cream parlour in Edinburgh and to study Italian in Florence. After graduating from Leeds University in 2000, she worked in publishing for eight years, first as Editorial Assistant for The Erotic Review magazine and - via several other roles - finally as a Foreign Rights literary agent. She graduated from UEA's MA in Creative Writing in 2009. Dea has lived in nine countries, thirteen cities, three houses, twenty-three flats and on one canal boat. The Last Boat Home is her first novel.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Cafe Bar Marzano
Norwich
Norfolk

Website

http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/Events-all/uealivedeabrovig.aspx

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UEA Live presents Will Boast

  • 19 March 2015 7:15-8:15pm

A series of Live Literature events from the University of East Anglia run in collaboration with Writers’ Centre Norwich.

Join us for the second season of UEA Live; a series of free readings by established writers who are all graduates of UEA’s Creative Writing Programmes. The established writers will be supported by current Creative Writing undergraduates, bringing together talented writers at all stages of their careers for your delectation.

The events are a chance to enjoy quality writing in a relaxed atmosphere as well as the chance to chat to each other and the writers over a drink (or two).

There’s no need to book, just turn up on the night to enjoy readings from Will and selected undergraduate Creative Writing students. We look forward to seeing you there.

About Will Boast

Will Boast was born in England and grew up in Ireland and Wisconsin. His story collection, Power Ballads, won the 2011 Iowa Short Fiction Award. His fiction and essays have appeared in Best New American Voices, Virginia Quarterly Review, Glimmer Train, The American Scholar, and The New York Times, among other publications. He’s been a Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford and a Charles Pick Fellow at the University of East Anglia in the UK. His memoir, Epilogue, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton/Liveright in the US (September 2014) and Granta Books in the UK (January 2015).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Cafe Bar Marzano
Norwich
Norfolk

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UEA Live presents May-Lan Tan

  • 23 April 2015 7:15-8:15pm

UEA Live is a series of Live Literature events from the University of East Anglia run in collaboration with Writers’ Centre Norwich.

Join us for the second season of UEA Live; a series of free readings by established writers who are all graduates of UEA’s Creative Writing Programmes. The established writers will be supported by current Creative Writing undergraduates, bringing together talented writers at all stages of their careers for your delectation.

The events are a chance to enjoy quality writing in a relaxed atmosphere as well as the chance to chat to each other and the writers over a drink (or two).

There’s no need to book, just turn up on the night to enjoy readings from May-Lan and selected undergraduate Creative Writing students. We look forward to seeing you there.

About May-Lan Tan

May-Lan Tan grew up in colonial Hong Kong and was educated in British and American schools. Her parents are Dutch-speaking Chinese immigrants from Indonesia. She holds a BA in Fine Art and an MA in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths College. May-Lan's fiction has been published in Zoetrope: All-Story, Areté, and The Reader. Her debut collection, Things to Make and Break, was published by CB editions in March 2014. Her chapbook, Girly, was published by Future Tense/Scout Books in 2014.

Where

Cafe Bar Marzano
Norwich

Website

http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/Events-all/uealivemaylantan.aspx

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