The Norwich Showcase
An International Platform For British Writing
09th-13th March 2012
"We hope that as a result of this first Norwich Showcase, we are able to
inspire new partnerships, ideas and work within the UK and internationally.”
Chris Gribble, Writers' Centre Norwich
The international platform for British writing and literature development called the Norwich Showcase, presented by Writers' Centre Norwich and British Council
ran from March 09th – March 13th in venues across Norwich.
The Norwich Showcase introduced international literature specialists to innovative British writers and translators and brought together literature specialists from across the world, literature organisations from the UK and some of the best writers out of the UK.
Watch this film for an overview of the Norwich Showcase and find out how our international delegates got on.
Take a look at some of the images from the Norwich Showcase on Flickr.
Watch out for podcasts soon on the following topics:
6 X 8 Delegate Presentations
Interested in finding out more about the delegates from around the world? Listen to their fascinating presentations here soon. Each delegate had eight minutes to tell us about the work they do and it was really enlightening stuff.
Emily Berry, Kei Miller and Tom Warner
Moniza Alvi, Adam Foulds and George Szirtes
Lavinia Greenlaw, David Harsent and Frances Leviston.
Live Literature Shorts from Molly Naylor and Luke Wright
Literary Death Match with Francesca Beard, Siddhartha Bose, Martin Figura and Ross Sutherland.
Samantha Harvey, Anjali Joseph and Evie Wyld.
Joe Dunthorne, Yvvette Edwards and Ross Raisin.
Granta: A Cultural Space
Granta Deputy Editor Ellah Allfrey in conversation about new writing, literature beyond the book and how the magazine is evolving.
Literature, Internationalism And Change
Featuring Chris Gribble, Susanna Nicklin, Jonathan Heawood and special guests.
Readings and discussion with Robert Macfarlane and Adam Foulds. Hosted by Jon Cook.
Featuring readings from Lakshmi Holmström and Adam Thirlwell and discussion with Briony Everroad. Hosted by Valerie Henitiuk of the British Centre for Literary Translation.
Readings and discussion with Sarah Dunant, Mark Mills and Rebecca Stott.
Featuring Daniel Hahn, Ros Schwartz and Frank Wynne.
Readings and discussions with William Fiennes, Kathryn Hughes and Alexander Masters.
Fiction and Forms
Readings and discussion with Tom McCarthy and Jon McGregor. Hosted by Christopher Bigsby.
View the conversation on Twitter
and say hello on the hashtag: #LitShowcase12
The Norwich Showcase International Delegates:
Theotonius Gomes (Bangladesh) – Brine Pickles
Tsila Hayun - (Israel) Hotam Cultural Projects
Jorge Antonio Marques (Brazil) – FLUPP Festival
Naomi Alderman, Moniza Alvi, Francesca Beard, Emily Berry, Christopher Bigsby, Siddhartha Bose, Jon Cook, Sarah Dunant, Joe Dunthorne, Yvvette Edwards, Briony Everroad, William Fiennes, Martin Figura, Adam Foulds, Lavinia Greenlaw, Daniel Hahn, David Harsent, Samantha Harvey, Lakshmi Holmström, Kathryn Hughes, Anjali Joseph, Frances Leviston, Hannah Lowe, Robert Macfarlane, Alexander Masters, Tom McCarthy, Jon McGregor, Kei Miller, Mark Mills, Molly Naylor, Don Paterson, Ross Raisin, Rebecca Stott, Ross Sutherland, George Szirtes, Adam Thirlwell, Tom Warner, Luke Wright and Evie Wyld
View Writer Biographies
UK Literature Organisations:
Find Out More About The Programme
Over the five days the delegates attended a series of readings, discussion and performances and allowed the writers and literature specialists to look at new ways of working together. The programme was designed to forge international ties, create connections and to encourage creative ideas that will germinate and continue to flourish long past the five days of the programme.
Download the full Norwich Showcase brochure