What's On

See below for a list of all our upcoming events including big name events, a year round schedule of creative writing workshops and courses, Refugee Week and schools events all with an arts theme. Please note that WCN is not responsible for the details or management of any external event.

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Irvine Welsh: The Blade Artist 24/05/2016 Norfolk and Norwich Festival Spiegeltent £14
Join acclaimed Scottish writer Irvine Welsh for a discussion on the legacy of his debut novel Trainspotting; a modern cult classic and major film described by The Times as 'the voice of punk, grown up, grown wiser and grown eloquent'. Go
The Gustav Sonata with Rose Tremain 25/05/2016 Writers' Centre Norwich, Dragon Hall £8 / £14 joint with Alison Weir
Internationally renowned author and UEA Chancellor Rose Tremain discusses her new book, The Gustav Sonata.  Go
Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen 25/05/2016 Writers' Centre Norwich, Dragon Hall £8 / £14 joint with Rose Tremain
Alison Weir is one of the UK’s best-selling historians. Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen is the first in a spellbinding six-novel series about Henry VIII’s Queens.  Go
Martin Figura: Doctor Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine 26/05/2016 Norwich Arts Centre £10 / £18 joint with Linton Kwesi Johnson
Martin Figura turns to Sir Erik Christopher Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine, the moon and photographs to help him sort out love, loss and when to let go.  Go
Linton Kwesi Johnson: The Harriet Martineau Lecture 26/05/2016 Norwich Arts Centre £12 / £16 joint with Martin Figura
This year's annual Harriet Martineau Lecture will be delivered by the world's number one Dub Poet, internationally bestselling reggae artist, and former Black Panther Linton Kwesi Johnson. Go
Noirwich 2016 programme launch: An Evening with Mark Billingham and Martyn Waites 27/05/2016 Jarrold, 1-11 London St, Norwich NR2 1JF £6
An evening celebrating the best of crime writing with two of the UK’s leading authors in the genre, Mark Billingham and Martyn Waites. Go
WCN invites applications for a residency opportunity for writers and translators from Japan. We are offering two UK residencies of up to four weeks each, in July and August 2016, with the support of the Nippon Foundation.  Go
Writers' Centre Norwich, Dragon Hall Tours 01/06/2016 Writers' Centre Norwich, Dragon Hall £2.50/Free for children under 12
Learn more about the architectural and social history ofthis 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Go
Young Norfolk Poetry Competition 2016 02/06/2016 Writers' Centre Norwich, Dragon Hall TBC
Write lyrics? Poems? Aged 14-18? We’re looking for the freshest, boldest words in Norfolk. Go
Agent Day with Jenny Brown 03/06/2016 Writers' Centre Norwich, Dragon Hall £75 / £65 conc
Gain invaluable knowledge on the contemporary publishing landscape and have a one-to-one session with established agent Jenny Brown. Go
The British Council, Writers’ Centre Norwich, BCLT and Shakespeare’s Globe Education present a week of translation workshop sessions where participants from Germany, Poland and Romania focus on a consensus translation of one particular text from Shakespeare. Go
Meet the Author: Yuri Herrera 10/06/2016 Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library £2
Hear from Yuri Herrera, ‘Mexico’s greatest novelist’, at one of his rare UK appearances, and find out the inspiration for Brave New Reads pick Signs Preceding the End of the World.   Go
Meet critically acclaimed Brave New Reads author Benjamin Johncock, who has been compared to Hemingway, and discover the story behind The Last Pilot.  Go
Workshop Your Writing with Colette Snowden 18/06/2016 Cambridge Central Library £8
Hone your writing craft in this specialised workshop led by Brave New Reads author Colette Snowden. Go
Writing Across Lines: History, Memory and the Imagination Elleke Boehme 18/06/2016 Writers' Centre Norwich, Dragon Hall £15
This interactive World Literature masterclass is a must for anyone interested in life writing, and will offer practical advice on the creative and technical issues of using fiction as a tool for exploring big ideas. Go
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