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Writers' Centre Norwich

Writers’ Centre Norwich seeks to explore the artistic and social power of creative writing through pioneering and collaborative projects with writers and other partners. The Centre aims to nurture a new generation of prize-winning literary talent as well as attracting the best international writers to the region, while offering a wide range of community engagement projects. The Centre is leading on Norwich's bid to become UNESCO City of Literature.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £365,000
  • 2013-2014: £365,000
  • 2014-2015: £365,000

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George Szirtes Sums Up the Worlds Literature Festival Provocations

George Szirtes gives a summing up of the Worlds provocations and the discussions they inspired in our final Worlds Literature Festival provocation. Find out more about Worlds Literature Festival: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/worldsliteraturefestival.aspx

Nostalgia for 'Auteurs' - A Provocation from Xiaolu Guo

Stop Being a Word Smith, Be a Vanguard Visionary! Xiaolu Guo gives a provocation on cross art-form creation, revolution and nostalgia at Worlds Literature Festival. Find out more about Worlds Literature Festival: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/worldsliteraturefestival.aspx

Bloodlines - A Provocation from Bernice Chauly

Bernice Chauly gives a provocation on identity, inheritance and bloodlines as part of Worlds Literature Festival. Find out more about Worlds Literature Festival: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/worldsliteraturefestival.aspx

Re-inventing Home: Selective Memory of a Half Forgotten Place - A Provocation from Kerry Young

Kerry Young gives a provocation on nostalgia, homesickness, identity and place at Worlds Literature Festival. Find out more about Worlds Literature Festival: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/worldsliteraturefestival.aspx

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Laminating Life - A Provocation from Akhil Sharma

Akhil Sharma gives a provocation exploring nostalgia, literature and exoticism. Find out more about Worlds Literature Festival: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/worldsliteraturefestival.aspx

The Words Are Worn Out - Wojciech Tochman with Antonia Lloyd Jones

Wojciech Tochman gives a provocation on nostalgia, indulgence, literature and bearing witness. Antonia Lloyd Jones translates. Find out more about Worlds Literature Festival: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/worldsliteraturefestival.aspx

The Ecstasy of Impossibility - A Provocation from James Scudamore

James Scudamore explores nostalgia and literature, examining how readers yearn for entirely imagined worlds. Find out more about Worlds Literature Festival:http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/worldsliteraturefestival.aspx

The Want of War - A Provocation from Owen Sheers

Owen Sheers explores the world of modern warfare and nostalgia in our second Worlds Literature Festival Provocation. Read a summary of Owen's provocation, and the discussion which followed it: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/worlds2014thewantofwaraprovocationfromowensheers.aspx Find out more about Worlds: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/worldsliteraturefestival.aspx

The SPACE Project

Discover more about SPACE, a project which encourages young people in communities around Norfolk to engage with creative writing and reading through volunteer led workshops. SPACE was developed in partnership with the Norfolk Library Service. Find out more about SPACE here: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/spaceprojectpage.aspx Filmed by Brief Media

'Car Crash People' - Piers Harrison-Reid

Piers Harrison-Reid, performance poet, performs his poem 'Car Crash People'. Piers took part in the live literature residency Set, where he developed his work along with four other promising poets. Find out more about Set here: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/liveliterature.aspx#setnext Set was developed by Writers' Centre Norwich and Apples and Snakes. This film was created by Brief Media.

'View From A Train' -Theo Best

Theo Best, poet and actor, performs 'View from a Train'. Theo took part in the live literature residency Set, where he developed his work along with four other promising poets. Find out more about Set here: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/liveliterature.aspx#setnext Set was developed by Writers' Centre Norwich and Apples and Snakes. This film was created by Brief Media.

'The Roly Poly' - Theo Best

Theo Best, actor and poet, performs his poem 'The Roly Poly'. Theo took part in the live literature residency Set, where he developed his work along with four other promising poets. Find out more about Set here: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/liveliterature.aspx#setnext Set was developed by Writers' Centre Norwich and Apples and Snakes. This film was created by Brief Media.

'The Impresarios' - Theo Best

Theo Best, actor and poet, performs 'The Impressarios'. Theo took part in the live literature residency Set, where he developed his work along with four other promising poets. Find out more about Set here: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/liveliterature.aspx#setnext Set was developed by Writers' Centre Norwich and Apples and Snakes. This film was created by Brief Media.

'Mandelbrot's Trim' - Theo Best

Theo Best, poet and actor, performs 'Mandlebrot's Trim'. Theo took part in the live literature residency Set, where he developed his work along with four other promising poets. Find out more about Set here: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/liveliterature.aspx#setnext Set was developed by Writers' Centre Norwich and Apples and Snakes. This film was created by Brief Media.

'English as a Foreign Language' - Theo Best

Theo Best, poet and actor, performs 'English as a Foreign Language'. Theo took part in the live literature residency Set, where he developed his work along with four other promising poets. Find out more about Set here: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/liveliterature.aspx#setnext Set was developed by Writers' Centre Norwich and Apples and Snakes. This film was created by Brief Media.

'Pen and a Dream' - Rowan James

Rowan James, known for his quick fire rap style, performs 'Pen and a Dream'. Rowan took part in live literature residency Set, where he developed his work along with four other promising poets. Find out more about Set here: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/liveliterature.aspx#setnext Set was developed by Writers' Centre Norwich and Apples and Snakes.

'Norwich Road' - Rowan James

Rowan James, known for his quickfire rap style, performs his poem 'Norwich Road'. Rowan took part in the live literature residency Set, where he developed his work along with four other promising poets. Find out more about Set here: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/liveliterature.aspx#setnext Set was developed by Writers' Centre Norwich and Apples and Snakes.

'What The Thunder Said' - Piers Harrison-Reid

Piers Harrison-Reid, performance poet, performs his poem 'What The Thunder Said'. Piers took part in the live literature residency Set, where he developed his work along with four other promising poets. Find out more about Set here: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/liveliterature.aspx#setnext Set was developed by Writers' Centre Norwich and Apples and Snakes.

'Johnny Met The Devil In Camden Town' - Lewis Buxton

Lewis Buxton, performance poet, performs his poem 'Johnny Met The Devil In Camden Town'. You can follow Lewis on Twitter @lewisbuxton93 Lewis took part in live literature residency Set, where he developed his work along with four other promising poets. Find out more about Set here: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/liveliterature.aspx#setnext Set was developed by Writers' Centre Norwich and Apples and Snakes.

'Days like These' - Lewis Buxton

Lewis Buxton, performance poet, performs his poem 'Days like These'. You can follow Lewis on Twitter @lewisbuxton93 Lewis took part in the live literature residency Set, where he developed his work along with four other promising poets. Find out more about Set here: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/liveliterature.aspx#setnext Set was developed by Writers' Centre Norwich and Apples and Snakes. This film was created by Brief Media.

'Primary Subject: I' - Catherine Woodward

Catherine Woodward, poet and events organiser, performs her poem 'Primary Subject: I'. Catherine took part in live literature residency Set, where she developed her work along with four other promising poets. Find out more about Set here: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/liveliterature.aspx#setnext Set was developed by Writers' Centre Norwich and Apples and Snakes. This film was created by Brief Media.

'A Waitress to a Chinese Customer' - Catherine Woodward

Catherine Woodward, poet and events organiser, performs her poem 'A Waitress to a Chinese Customer'. Catherine took part in the live literature residency Set, where she developed her work along with four other promising poets. Find out more about Set here: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/liveliterature.aspx#setnext Set was developed by Writers' Centre Norwich and Apples and Snakes. This film was created by Brief Media.

The London Cantorial Singers perform original composition 'Yearning for Light'

The London Cantorial Singers sing an original composition, 'Yearning for Light' at the launch of 'Into the Light: The Medieval Hebrew Poetry of Meir of Norwich' as part of Worlds Literature Festival. http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/intothelightthemedievalhebrewpoetryofmeirofnorwich.aspx

The London Cantorial Singers at the launch of 'Into the Light'

The London Cantorial Singers at the launch of 'Into the Light: The Medieval Hebrew Poetry of Meir of Norwich' as part of Worlds Literature Festival. http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/intothelightthemedievalhebrewpoetryofmeirofnorwich.aspx

George Szirtes introduces 'Into the Light: The Medieval Hebrew Poetry of Meir of Norwich'

George Szirtes reads short extracts from 'Into the Light: The Medieval Hebrew Poetry of Meir of Norwich' at the launch of the book as part of Worlds Literature Festival. http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/intothelightthemedievalhebrewpoetryofmeirofnorwich.aspx

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