This in-person event was rescheduled due to COVID-19 and happened online instead.  

Listen to the interview with Paul Couch from this event - click here 

Please note, the information below is for reference only.

The National Centre for Writing and Creative Future presented the 2020 Norwich Writers’ Day online in May: short talks and Q&A sessions for underrepresented writers.

• Welcome from Creative Future & National Centre for Writing, including Q&A
• Joey Connolly, Head of Faber Academy
• Paul Couch, National Centre for Writing Escalator programme
• Isobel Dixon, Blake Friedmann Literary Agency
• ‘Are you Al(write)?’ workshop with Lewis Buxton. A 90-minute workshop with poet, performer and arts producer Lewis Buxton. This is an interactive workshop designed to help you look after yourself as a writer. This workshop will cover everything from dealing with rejection to daily routines (or lack thereof) to deciding what the best biscuits for making yourself feel better are. Lewis will talk about his experience as a self-employed writer, take questions and give you activities and strategies to better look after yourself.
• Close and thanks from Creative Future and NCW

About The Speakers

Isobel Dixon is MD and Head of Books at the Blake Friedman Literary Agency, where she represents bestselling and prizewinning writers from around the world. Her clients' work includes contemporary, historical and literary fiction, crime and thrillers, memoir, biography and narrative history. She is a Trustee of the National Centre for Writing in Norwich, on the Board of BTBS The Book Trade Charity and President of the Association of Authors’ Agents. As poet, her most recent collection, Bearings, is published by Nine Arches, who will also bring out The Landing in 2021.

Lewis Buxton is a poet, performer & arts producer. He was selected as one of the Poetry School & Nine Arches Press Primers Volume 4 poets and been published in Magma, Ambit, The Rialto & Oxford Poetry. He is a Norwich Arts Centre writer-in-residence and currently lives in Norwich.


This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Please note, the information below is for reference only.

Come along to a relaxed, conference-style day of informative industry sessions for emerging writers, hosted by New Writing South.

Panel discussions, Q&A sessions and one to ones with writers, agents, publishers and other experts--the perfect opportunity to ask your burning questions and grow your writing support network.

Creative Future is sponsoring discounted places for writers who face barriers due to health, mental health, identity or income. Tickets are just £20 for the whole day with our exclusive discount code. These are limited, and available first come first served to under-represented writers.

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