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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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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.

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'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.

Bejan Matur reads at Worlds Literature Festival

Kurdish writer and poet Bejan Matur reads a selection of her poetry at Worlds Literature Festival. Chris Gribble, Writers' Centre Norwich Chief Executive reads the English Translation.

Ruth Ozeki reads from 'A Tale for the Time Being' at Worlds Literature Festival.

Ruth Ozeki reads an extract from her newest novel, 'A Tale for the Time Being' at Worlds Literature Festival Free Reads. http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/worldsliteraturefestival.aspx

Michelle de Kretser reads from her novel Questions of Travel at Worlds Literature Festival

MIchelle de Kretser reads from her new novel, Questions of Travel, winner of the Miles Franklin Award, at Worlds Literature Festival.

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

Marcel Möring reads at Worlds Literature Festival

Dutch writer Marcel Möring reads at Worlds Literature Festival Free Reads.

Evie Wyld Reads from 'All the Birds, Singing' at the Granta Best of Young British Novelists Event

Evie Wyld, one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists, reads from new novel 'All the Birds, Singing' at Worlds Literature Festival.

David Szalay reads from Europa at the Granta Best of Young British Novelists Event

David Szalay, one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists, reads an extract of his novel-in-progress at Worlds Literature Festival.

Sjón and Sam West discuss Tove Jansson at Worlds Literature Festival 2013.

A short excerpt from Worlds Literature Festival event Tove Jansson: Between Light and Dark. Featuring Sjón, Sam West, Esther Freud and Rebecca Swift

Esther Freud reads from Comet in Moominland at Worlds 13.

At Worlds 13 event Tove Jansson: Between Light and Dark, Esther Freud reads from Comet in Moominland, by Tove Jansson. Other panellists include Rebecca Swift, Samuel West and Sjón.

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