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New Writing Partnership Presents Martin Amis: Writing and
One of the most influential and innovative voices in
contemporary British fiction is heading for Norwich. Click for
Poetry Workshops from New Writing Partnership
Offering workshops on form, comedy writing, modern media, and
teaching, these workshops are a great opportunity for poets to
refine their technique and expand their range.
Poetry Workshop information
Escalator Showcase - The Next Stage
On Friday 8th of May, our five bright talents from the world
of live literature will be presenting 20 minute extracts of their
The Next Stage
Paperback Released by 2006 Ventures Winner...and
2006 New Writing Ventures winner Patrick Brandon has released
his first book of poems entitled
A Republic of Linen (Bloodaxe Books 2009). Further success
sees 2005 runner-up Elizabeth Diamond's novel
An Accidental Light (Pan Macmillan 2009) released in paperback.
Latest News from Escalator Winners
Follow the successful progress of past and present Escalator
Free Editorial Advice from The Literary
This opportunity is now closed. All successful applicants
have been informed.
Escalator Winner Opens New Play
Fraser Grace's THE LIFESAVERS 'an exhilarating thriller'
runs in London and Colchester this January.
EDP Short Story Competition 2008
Find out about the competition winners
Escalator Live Literature
here to see who has been selected for the Escalator scheme in
The London Book Fair - Writers of Tomorrow
Speakers for the seminar include our Chief Executive, Chris
Gribble. Click for
New Season of Writing Workshops and more
Another successful round of workshops, masterclasses and
seminars finished on November 29th. We hope to announce next years
programme in the Spring of 2009.
Ventures Runner-Up Published
Salt publishing spotted Mark Waldon's poetic talent on the
NWP Ventures webpage in 2006, and as a result
The Brand New Dark will be launched in October.
Shahrazad - Letters to Europe and Digital Stories
Delivering new, original and challenging stories from
all over the world into Europe.
Escalator 2008 Live Literature
The deadline for entry was July 31st. Those selected for
our talent scheme will be announced at the end of
Escalator 07 winner Caroline Gilfillan has written and
recorded a 15-minute drama which can be heard on
And Escalator writers Kathryn Skoyles, Claire Jarrett and
Jacqueline Jacques all feature on short story radio this month,
listen now at
Two Worlds Writers nominated for
National Short Story Award
Erin Soros and Adam Thorpe have both been shortlisted
for the BBC National Short Story Award. Winner announced July
Ventures 06 Publications
Eleanor Thom the Ventures 06 fiction
winner is publishing her first novel,
The Tin-Kin, with Duckworth General in London - UK
hardback release is planned for March 2009. Ventures 06 poetry
winner Linda Black has a collection of prose poems,
Inventory, due out on 1st July from
New Writing Worlds Blog
Read commentary and comments from the New Writing Worlds
Symposium and new creative writing from Norfolk
Reads and Writes workshops on the
Nobel Prize Winner J.M. Coetzee comes to Norwich
Coetzee will be reading at the UEA as part of
New Writing Worlds 08 on Thursday June 19th. The Nobel Prize
winning author has just been nominated as one of the six best
Booker winners in the prize's history.
Escalator Winner Still Rising
Padrika Tarrant, Escalator winner 2005, has been longlisted for
the Frank O'Connor international prize for short fiction.It was
released in November 2007 by SALT Publishing.
Hogging the limelight
Canongate has just published inaugural New Writing Ventures
fiction winner Nicholas Hogg's novel
Show me the Sky on June 5th. "Show Me the Sky is a
superb novel…an ambitious and accomplished work and a harbinger of
further riches to come " - as reviewed in The Compulsive Reader.
And Escalator 07 winner Susan Sellers novel
Vanessa and Virginia will be launched by Two Ravens
Press on June 18th.
Norwich's first exiled writer in residence
Jiao Guobiao is in exile from China, and is staying
in Norwich as our first City of Refuge writer in
residence. He's taking part in a preview screening of
Independent Mind on Wednesday 7th May at the University of Essex and
a journalist's workshop
Free Speech and Human
Rights in China at the Human Rights Action Centre in
London on Thursday 8th May.
More on Jiao
Escalator writers' success
Nicola Upson (Escalator 2005) and Aliya Whitely (Escalator
2006) have both had publications in the last month. For the
Guardian review of
An Expert in Murder by Nicola click
here, and for a new Guardian review of Padrika Tarrant's
Details of Norfolk Reads and Writes 08,
Human:Nature and an overview of Worlds 08 are
available from the
Worlds home page. Keep up to date by signing up for our
newsletter, or email
Worldwide Ventures Publication
Ventures 05 winner Elizabeth Diamond's
Accidental Light will be coming out with Picador this May,
and is also to be published by 'Other Press' in the US and Canada
and by Berlin Verlag in Germany.
Escalator Writers Glide Ahead
Escalator tutor and judge Katherine McMahon is on the
spring/summer Richard and Judy book list, and hitting the top 20
lists.And 2007 Escalator writer Guy Saville is paving the way for
innovative marketing by promoting his work on an interesting
you can sign up for all his latest news.
Lorraine Mariner was commended in the 2007 poetry category of
Ventures, and will be bringing out her first full poetry collection
with Picador. Ventures 06 non-fiction shortlisted Joanna Guthrie
has been awarded a grant from the Society of Authors to go to
Florida to research her new book Hurricane Season.
Free Refugee Week Workshop
January 25th: Free workshop and
networking event for Refugee Week. Read
Read All About It
2006 New Writing Ventures shortlisted
Vinita Joseph has had a short story published in the January 2008
issue of Diva. Out now
2007 Escalator Winner Makes $20,000 deal.
Harcourt in New York have offered $20,000 dollars for the US
Susan Sellers'Vanessa and Virginia. They have also expressed an
interest in her second novel,
Minuet in B Sharp.
EDP Short Story Winners Announced.
Well done to all concerned.
New Writing Ventures Success Story
Nicolas Hogg, Ventures winner from 2005 is to have a
short story broadcast, as part of BBC Radio 4's 'Ones to Watch'
series. Tune in to
Naked, on Wednesday November 7th, 3.30pm GMT or use the 'listen again' device @
Escalator 2007 Winners Announced
The 10 writers to have made it through onto Escalator 2007
have been announced. Find out more
Read Exclusive New Writing from Worlds 07 Writers in
The five writers in residence from New Writing Worlds 2007
have all written original pieces inspired by the theme of Exile and
Imagination and by the salon debates that ensued that week.
New Writing Ventures Awards, winners announced!
The three winners were all female, and have been awarded
£3000 each and a years professional development. The six runners up
have been awarded £1000 each.Read
Two new writers who have benefited from New Writing
Partnership projects see their work published this month.
Billack's Bones , a first collection from Joanna Guthrie, shortlisted for New
Writing Ventures 2006, is published by Rialto,and Padrika Tarrant, selected for Escalator Literature 2005
sees her first novel
Broken Things published by Salt.
New Writing Season Sept-Nov
We are pleased to annouce that we are accepting bookings for
the full programme of autumn events. For full details
click here.New Writing Ventures shortlist and commended writers
The writers who have made it to the next stage in our
national writing prize, New Writing Ventures have now been
announced. Well done to all. Click
here to find out who got through, and read samples of their
work. Read an article in the Independent about the
here, and from the Guardian
here. And click
here to read an account of the importance and effect of
Ventures by past winner, Nicholas Hogg, whose novel is being
published next year.
New Writing Season
We are planning a series of one and two day workshops and
seminars in Norwich from September to November 2007. Details
coming soon to this website, or sign up for our regular newsletter.
New Writing Season will replace our New Writing Types
New Writing Worlds 2007
Many thanks to all who participated in making New Writing
Worlds 2007 such a successful and enjoyable programme of
events. Particular thanks to Sheila Hancock and Margeret Drabble
for their contributions to the night of readings at Norwich
Cathedral. We are now planning New Writing Worlds 2008.
New Writing Worlds 2007 Salon Blog
The literary salon at the heart of New Writing Worlds 2007
was an extremely stimulating and enjoyable event. A live blog
caught the spirit of the occasion, and you can access the
Refugee Week: Free Screening of Film Poems.
Made by young people as part of The New Writing Partnership’s
City of Refuge community programme the films were launched as part
of New Writing Worlds 07. For more information click
Success for New Writing Ventures winner!
Show me the Sky, the first novel by Nicholas Hogg, winner
of the 2005 New Writing Ventures award for fiction, has been
accepted for publication by Canongate. It will hit the
bookshelves in 2008. To read about Nicholas click
New Writing Ventures 2007
New Writing Ventures, the awards offering creative support
and help for writers in the tough world of publishing, closed to
submissions on 19 April. Read the
press release, and click
here to read more.
NWP Awarded £250k Investment from Grants for the
The New Writing Partnership has been awarded £250k of
investment over the next three years from Arts Council England's
lottery funding scheme.
Read more . . .
Norfolk's Young Poets
The New Writing Partnership, Creative Arts East and Norwich City
Football Club Study Centre kicked off a Young Poets Competition at
Carrow Road. Read the
press release and see the photo.
Novel Successes for Cambridgeshire Writers
Two Cambridgeshire-based novelists are having their exciting
crime novels produced by large publishing houses. Aliya Whiteley’s
, will be published by Macmillan under their
New Writing imprint. Nicola Upson’s detective novel,
An Expert in Murder
, will be published by Faber &
Faber in May 2008.
Read more ...
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