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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 National Conversation: Louise Doughty on Our National Artform

About the National Conversation Featuring leading writers and thinkers, and the most prestigious festivals and venues in the UK: the National Conversation is a two year series of events for everyone who loves literature and cares about our literary ecology. Find out more at www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk

The National Conversation: James Scudamore on Digital

About the National Conversation Featuring leading writers and thinkers, and the most prestigious festivals and venues in the UK: the National Conversation is a two year series of events for everyone who loves literature and cares about our literary ecology. Find out more at www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk

The National Conversation: David Morley on Our National Artform

About the National Conversation Featuring leading writers and thinkers, and the most prestigious festivals and venues in the UK: the National Conversation is a two year series of events for everyone who loves literature and cares about our literary ecology. Find out more at www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk

The National Conversation: George Szirtes

About the National Conversation Featuring leading writers and thinkers, and the most prestigious festivals and venues in the UK: the National Conversation is a two year series of events for everyone who loves literature and cares about our literary ecology. Find out more at www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk

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The National Conversation: Daniel Hahn on Translation

About the National Conversation Featuring leading writers and thinkers, and the most prestigious festivals and venues in the UK: the National Conversation is a two year series of events for everyone who loves literature and cares about our literary ecology. Find out more at www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk

The National Conversation: Kathryn Heyman on Our National Artform

About the National Conversation Featuring leading writers and thinkers, and the most prestigious festivals and venues in the UK: the National Conversation is a two year series of events for everyone who loves literature and cares about our literary ecology. Find out more at www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk

The National Conversation: Hanne Orstavik on Translation

About the National Conversation Featuring leading writers and thinkers, and the most prestigious festivals and venues in the UK: the National Conversation is a two year series of events for everyone who loves literature and cares about our literary ecology. Find out more at www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk

The National Conversation: David Morley on Digitial

About the National Conversation Featuring leading writers and thinkers, and the most prestigious festivals and venues in the UK: the National Conversation is a two year series of events for everyone who loves literature and cares about our literary ecology. Find out more at www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk

The National Conversation: James Scudamore on Translation

About the National Conversation Featuring leading writers and thinkers, and the most prestigious festivals and venues in the UK: the National Conversation is a two year series of events for everyone who loves literature and cares about our literary ecology. Find out more at www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk

The National Conversation: Jon McGregor on Digital

About the National Conversation Featuring leading writers and thinkers, and the most prestigious festivals and venues in the UK: the National Conversation is a two year series of events for everyone who loves literature and cares about our literary ecology. Find out more at www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk

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

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.

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