This in-person event has been postponed in light of the circumstances with Covid-19. 

We have rescheduled the event to happen online, on Thursday 21 May 2020.

Full details, including how to book can be found by clicking here:

Please note, the information below is for reference only.

The National Centre for Writing and Creative Future present the 2020 Norwich Writers’ Day: short talks, advice sessions and networking opportunities for under-represented writers.  Find out how to start and advance yourself as a writer and what support is out there.

The Writers’ Day is aimed at new/emerging writers who face barriers to opportunity, due to health, mental health, identity or social circumstance.

Saturday, 18 April 2020 10:30-3:30pm

  • 10:30-11:00 – Arrivals & refreshments
  • 11:00-11:15 – Welcome and what’s on offer from the National Centre for Writing
  • 11:15-11:30 – Creative Future & CF Writers’ Awards Q&A
  • 11:35-12:20 – Isobel Dixon, Blake Friedman Literary Agency
  • 12:25-13:10 – Publishing Q+A, speaker TBC
  • 13:10-14:00 – lunch & networking
  • 14:05-15:00 – workshop with poet and performer, Lewis Buxton: Taking care of yourself as a writer
  • 15:05-15:30 – Norwich Nights & events in Norwich for writers with Lewis Buxton

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 re-scheduled at a later date.

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.

Click here for full details of the day

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.

Apply for the code here


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Here's a selection of photos from our 2019 Writers' Day at London Lit Fest

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