Here's the wonderful cartoon EAW member John Shelley has drawn of the recent visit of Joyce Dunbar and Alison Pressley to the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on 29 March:
We have received the following email which may interest some of you
I am part of a team who wish to organise an event in Fakenham in order to celebrate Norfolk Writers / Writings.
The event is on the 26th October and will be in the evening. There will be a book sales point.
Would it be at all possible for you to put me in contact with any local writers who may be interested in participating?
We have received the following information via the Society of Authors, which some of you may be interested in:
StartEast is for creative people who love what they do and want to make a living from it. We provide bespoke, targeted, 1-1 business advice and support, workshops, webinars, seminars and events to help grow creative and cultural businesses all over Norfolk and Suffolk.
StartEast has been developed by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership Cultural Board to create a transformational cultural growth programme for the East. It is funded by Arts Council England and the European Regional Development Fund. StartEast is supported by Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils and delivered by a team at New Wolsey Theatre.
Since 2017 we have supported 350 creative and cultural enterprises and when our project comes to an end in September 2019, we want to signpost our amazing members to all the other hubs, projects, venues, and support systems available. With that in mind we are hosting a marketplace event on Wednesday 31st July at The Forum in Norwich and we would love to introduce you to our members. For those who host a stall, it's a unique opportunity to engage with hundreds of new creatives who are all thirsty to continue building our cultural economy.
When: Wednesday 31st July 2019
Time: 12pm - 3pm
Where: The Forum, Norwich
Spaces are free to everyone to promote maximum inclusion but they are limited so we will assign them on a first come first served basis. If you would like a free space at our Marketplace please email our coordinator Rebecca, firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot. Please also let us know if there are barriers we can remove to make this event accessible to you.
We really look forward to seeing you there.
The StartEast Team
EAW chair Alison Pressley and children's author Joyce Dunbar recently attended one of the Queen's annual Royal Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace. Read Joyce's account of the event at https://lady.co.uk/and-so-london-see-queen
Invitations to our annual summer garden party in Norfolk will be sent out to all members soon. Until you get your invitation, please save the date and time: Saturday 29 June 2019, 12.30 until 4 pm.
We have received the following email:
I am writing to you as the East Anglian Writers may be interested in a once-only creative writing course we are hosting.
A dear friend of mine, Lesley Beake, is visiting from South Africa. She has been writing for most of her life and has had many books published for children and youth (www.lesleybeake.co.za). She will be running a writing course while she is here, which we are hosting at our space in Linton: Cambridge Makers (www.cambridgemakers.org - we usually run making courses in all manner of media!)
Full details of the course can be found on the following page:
With kind regards,
6 Lintech Court
Thursday 6th & Friday 7th June
10.00 - 15.00 each day
We have received the following email, which may interest some of you:
Creative Future and the National Centre for Writing are offering free creative writing workshops in Norwich—exclusively designed for those who face barriers due to health, mental health, identity or social circumstance. They are for any level of writing ability—beginner to advanced.
18 June – The Weight of Words
25 June – Food for Thought
2 July – Landscape & Identity
9 July – What the Fly Saw
16 July - Birds
23 July – Private Performance & Recording
115-123 King Street
Norwich NR1 1QE
Participants can attend any, all or as many as they like. We do ask that they book a place via:
We have received the following email, which may interest many of you:
As part of our 2019 Felixstowe Book Festival we have an extraordinary programme of
workshops for writers. To book for these or for our programme of over 50
events taking place between 27 and 30 June please visit www.felixstowebookfestival.co.uk
Felixstowe is easily accessible by road (A14) and rail.
For published and aspiring writers we have eleven workshops happening in
the Edwardian seaside town of Felixstowe and in the neighbouring tiny
fishing village of Felixstowe Ferry with its timeless atmosphere, its
collection of unusual residences, shacks and houseboats and 1950s-
styled café. Felixstowe Ferry is situated at the mouth of the River
Workshops in Felixstowe town will take place in the elegant Orwell Hotel
and in a shipping container. Workshops in Felixstowe Ferry will take
place in the sailing club with splendid views of the river, in St
Nicholas Church, in a Martello tower and outdoors near the River Deben.
To all those who have booked a place on the EAW spring outing, to be held on Sunday 19 May: please note that a final email detailing payment options, pick-up and drop-off points, itinerary etc will be sent out very soon.
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