The Café Writers hold events at Louis Marchesi, 17 Tombland, Norwich in the upstairs function room.
Meetings start at 7.30 and admission is £2.00. All are welcome. We host readings from writers from across the globe, presenting a wide range of writers performing a variety of styles – poetry, drama, prose – in an atmosphere that both welcomes new work and invites professional polish. There are opportunities to read from the floor.
9th September - Mona Arshi (headliner) Kostya Tsolákis (support) Mona Arshi worked as a Human rights lawyer at Liberty before she started writing poetry. Her debut collection ‘Small Hands’ won the Forward Prize for best first collection in 2015. She has also been a...read more
14th October - Joint headline Mary Jean Chan and Will Harris Mary Jean Chan was born and raised in Hong Kong, and studied at the universities of Oxford and Royal Holloway. Her debut collection Flèche is a Poetry Society Recommendation, and was recently...read more
11th November – Ink, Sweat & Tears: commission winners Gail Connell & Jo Young, plus UEA MA Scholars
11th November - Ink, Sweat & Tears: commission winners Gail Connell & Jo Young (headliners) UEA MA Scholars – support Gail McConnell is a writer and lecturer from Belfast. Her first poetry pamphlet is Fourteen (Green Bottle Press,...read more
9th December - Chrissy Williams (headiner) Kathy Pimlott (support) Chrissy Williams is a poet, editor and tutor living in London. She edits the online poetry journal PERVERSE. Her first book-length collection BEAR was published by Bloodaxe in 2017. Poetry...read more
Zaffar Kunial (headliner and competition judge) Competition winners (support) Published by Faber & Faber, Zaffar Kunial’s debut book — ‘Us’ (2018) — was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Costa Poetry Award, the Roehampton Poetry Prize and the Rathbones...read more
9th March - Amanthi Harris (headliner) S.A. Harris (support) Amanthi Harris was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in London. She studied Fine Art at Central St Martins and has degrees in Law and Chemistry from Bristol University. Her novel BEAUTIFUL PLACE is published...read more
12th November – Joe Dunthorne. Plus the Birch Family Scholar, Amanda Holiday and the Ink Sweat and Tears UEA Scholar, Kirstie Millar
Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. His first novel, Submarine, was translated into sixteen languages and adapted for film by Richard Ayoade. His second, Wild Abandon, won the 2012 Encore Award. His latest novel is The Adulterants. A book of his...
Sophie Herxheimer is a poet and visual artist. She’s held many residencies and projects, and her drawings have been shown at Tate Modern as well on a 48 metre hoarding on the Margate seafront. Her book Velkom to Inklandt was an Observer book of the month and...
Photo credit: Lucinda D-M Daljit Nagra is from a Sikh background and was born and grew up in West London then Sheffield. He’s published four books of poetry, all with Faber & Faber. His poem Look We Have Coming to Dover! won the Forward Prize for...