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Event
Thursday 23 November

UEA Live: Nikesh Shukla

Nikesh Shukla is the editor of Rife Magazine, an online magazine for young people, and the author of the novels Coconut Unlimited, which was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, and MeatspaceThe Good Immigrant (Unbound Books, 2016) brings together 21 exciting black, Asian and minority ethnic voices emerging in Britain today. It was shortlisted for the Liberty Human Rights Arts Award and won the Reader's Choice at the Books Are My Bag Awards.     

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Thursday 23 November
The Flamingo @ The Pig and Whistle, All Saints Green, Norwich

Doors 6.30pm, for 7pm start

Free entry

Event
Friday 24 November

East Anglian Book Awards

The judges have made their decision… Join us for a celebration the very best in regional writing and publishing in England’s first UNESCO City of Literature as we announce the winners of the East Anglian Book Awards 2017!

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Friday 24 November
Norwich City Football Club, Top of the Terrace

11.30am for 12pm start. Expected to finish by 4pm.

£27.50 (includes 2-course meal and coffee)

Event
Monday 27 November

Heaven’s Wind: Translation of Japanese Poetry and Prose

Join us at The Hostry at Norwich Cathedral for a fascinating discussion on translating Japanese poetry and prose, featuring award-winning translators Peter MacMillan and Angus Turvill. 

Free entry - booking is essential.

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Monday 27 November
The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral

6 - 7.30pm

Free entry - booking essential

Event
Monday 27 November

What does it mean to be English?

With Brexit looming, and the rise of nationalism, the notion of Englishness is under the spotlight. Is there a difference between patriotism and nationalism? Can we be English and European?

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Monday 27 November
The Forum, Norwich

7.30 - 9.30pm

Free entry - booking essential

Workshop
Saturday 2 December

How Far Do You Go? Creating the world of your novel

When it comes to writing historical fiction, when does the research end and imagination begin? How do you find the perfect balance between the two?

Discover new ways to bring your research to life, create a believable sense of time and place, and give yourself the freedom to imagine with this day workshop for aspiring or emerging fiction writers. 

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Fully booked!

Kate Worsley

Saturday 2 December

10am - 4pm

£75 / £70 conc

Online Course
Course starts 8 January

Start writing crime fiction

This 12-week course is designed for people who want to get started with crime fiction. You can be new to writing or wanting to improve your existing skills. The course will examine the themes and appeal of crime fiction, uncovering how to create credible worlds and characters and craft a page-turning, tension-filled short story.

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Almost full! Application deadline 11 December

Julia Crouch

Course starts 8 January

12 weeks

£450

Online Course
Course starts 8 January

Level 1 Fiction

This 12-week course is designed for people who have little or no experience of writing short fiction. It is also for those who have written some short fiction and who would like the guidance of an experienced writer to develop their craft. Explore how to create interesting characters and plots and benefit from expert, honest and constructive feedback.

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Application deadline 11 December

Mark McNay or Eliza Robertson

Course starts 8 January

12 weeks

£450

Online Course
Course starts 8 January

Level 1 Poetry

Where do poems begin? How can we make language sing? Whether you're new to writing poems or have dabbled in the past, join Liz Berry on a journey into the transformative world of poetry. 

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Application deadline 11 December

Liz Berry

Course starts 8 January

12 weeks

£450

Online Course
Course starts 8 January

Level 2 Poetry

This course will broaden your understanding of the scope of contemporary poetry. At this level you will begin to develop your own poetic abilities and will explore your poetic voice.

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Application deadline 11 December

Helen Ivory

Course starts 8 January

24 weeks

£900

Online Course
Course starts 8 January

Level 2 Fiction

This 24-week course introduces more depth and a wider range of reading and approaches to fiction. At this level you will acquire and experiment with new techniques, broaden the possibilities in your writing, and reconnect with finding a sense of play and adventure in your writing.

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Application deadline 11 December

Anjali Joseph or Monique Roffey

Course starts 8 January

24 weeks

£900

Event
Thursday 14 December

UEA Live: Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry’s first novel, After Me Comes the Flood, was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Folio Prize, and won the East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2014. Her latest novel, The Essex Serpent (Serpent’s Tail, 2016), was a number one bestseller, won Waterstones Book of the Year 2016 and both Fiction book of the Year and Overall Book of the Year 2017 at the British Book Awards. She lives in Norwich.

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Thursday 14 December
The Flamingo @ The Pig and Whistle, All Saints Green, Norwich

Doors 6.30pm, for 7pm start

Free entry

Event
Monday 22 January

Should we edit genes?

The enzyme CRISPR-Cas9, which gives scientists the ability to cut and splice genes in plants, animals and humans, is a transformative technology. Wendy Harwood from the John Innes Centre will discuss the use of new gene editing technology in agriculture looking at how this could contribute to improved agricultural crops for the future, while Norwich Medical School’s Tom Shakespeare will discuss the possible impact of gene editing on human disease, and the ethical questions this raises.

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Monday 22 January
The Forum, Norwich

7.30 - 9.30pm

Free entry - booking essential

Event
Monday 26 February

A new age of anxiety?

With an epidemic amongst young people in depression and anxiety, and policy-makers now looking at ways of addressing public wellbeing, we ask if we are living in a new age of anxiety.

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Monday 26 February
The Forum, Norwich

7.30 - 9.30pm

Free entry - booking essential

Event
Monday 23 April

Who's afraid of populism?

The election of Donald Trump, the threat of populists in France and the Netherlands – not to mention in Poland, Hungary and Turkey – has caused some to fear for the health of liberal democracy itself. Why are so many disengaged from or dismayed by their legislators and governments? Is populism a challenge or an opportunity?

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Monday 23 April
The Forum, Norwich

7.30pm

Free entry - booking essential