HighTide and the New Wolsey Theatre are inviting emerging writers to the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich on Sunday 18th June to participate in a day of workshops and exercises centered around writing new work for the stage. The day will be led by HighTide Associate Director Andy Twyman. The academy will be a chance for local writers to meet one another and exchange ideas and tips on writing new work.
After the academy, writers will be encouraged to create a new short play and submit it to HighTide. Five of these plays will then be selected to be performed as readings at HighTide Festival 2017 in September by members of the New Wolsey Young Company. The five selected writers will also be provided with a festival pass to the HighTide Festival in Aldeburgh.
If you would like to take part in the academy weekend, please contact email@example.com. Please note, this opportunity is aimed at writers from the East Anglia region and we can only accept applications from writers based in the region.
Creative Learning Manager
New Wolsey Theatre
Civic Drive, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2AS
David Merrifield, a Great Yarmouth writer, has organised an Author Fair in Great Yarmouth on Saturday 17 June. It will be held from 10 am at Christchurch in King Street, and any local writers are welcome to contact David Merrifield on 01502 733 993 or 07979 738 915 with a view to taking part.
Trevor Carter, aka The Bard of Windmill Hill, will be appearing at the Fisher Theatre, Bungay this Thursday, 11 May, for what we're promised will be a very enjoyable night of the spoken word, both poetry and prose. Evening begins at 7.30 pm, tickets are £8. Bookings can be made on 01986 897 130; more information from firstname.lastname@example.org
Award-winning author Ralph Jackman will be the adjudicator of the Norwich Writers' Circle Olga Sinclair Short Story Competition this year. The deadline for entries is 31 July 2017. The theme this year is 'Strangers'. The word limit is 2000 words. There are cash prizes to be won (first prize is £400; second £200; third £150).
Further details can be found at https://norwichwriters.wordpress.com/the-olga-sinclair-open-short-story-competition-2017/
Some EAW members are getting together for a drink at The Cutter in Ely, 6 pm on Monday, 8 May. Please join us!
The Cutter is just a few minutes walk from Ely Rail Station. There's also parking near the pub or for up to 3 hours at the Tesco in front of the station.
The next pub get-together for EAW members will be held in Norwich at The Lamb Inn on Monday 1 May from 5 pm until roughly 7 pm. The Lamb Inn can be found near the marketplace in mid-Norwich; you can get to it via a walkway next to Pret a Manger on Haymarket or a gate next to the fish & chip cafe on Orford Place. If it's fine we'll be in the courtyard garden, otherwise inside somewhere. Do please come along if you can - these events are always lively and interesting.
EAW has been forwarded an email received by member Sheridan Winn about an inaugural event to be held in Great Yarmouth this June. It’s called the Great Yarmouth Author Fair, and is designed to try to bring established writers together with new writers where the public can see and hopefully buy their work. It is also being held in support of The Benjamin Foundation.
If you would like to know more about this event (participation involves hiring a table) please contact organiser David Merrifield on his email email@example.com
The next EAW members' pub get-together will be at the Ten Bells on St Benedicts Street, corner of Ten Bell Lane, Norwich on Monday 3 April from about 5 pm until 7/7.30 pm. Please do come along if you can and share a convivial drink or two with fellow writers.
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