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.
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 poems...read more
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 a...read more
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 Best Individual...read more
Rosie Jackson lives near Frome, Somerset. Her pamphlet What the Ground Holds (Poetry Salzburg, 2014) was followed by The Light Box (Cultured Llama, 2016). She’s won many poetry awards, including the Stanley Spencer Poetry competition 2017, and has collaborated with...read more
Antony Owen is a writer from Coventry and the author of five collections of poetry. His latest collection The Nagasaki Elder by V.Press was shortlisted for the coveted Ted Hughes Award for new work in poetry. His poems have been published worldwide and translated in...read more
Photo Credit: Dave Gutteridge Helen Ivory is a poet and visual artist. She has won a Gregory Award and her fourth Bloodaxe Books collection, the semi-autobiographical Waiting for Bluebeard was short-listed for the East Anglian Book Awards (2014). She edits the...read more
Angela France has had poems published in many of the leading journals and has been anthologised a number of times. Her publications include ‘Occupation’ (Ragged Raven Press, 2009), ‘Lessons in Mallemaroking’ (Nine Arches Press, 2011), ‘Hide’ (Nine Arches Press...
Tara Bergin was born and grew up in Dublin. Her second collection, The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx (Carcanet), was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot and the Forward Prize, and was a PBS Recommendation. Tara currently lives in the North of England and lectures...
Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a cross art form practitioner, a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer and founder of the Midnight Run — an international, arts-filled, night-time, playful, urban, walking experience. He is a Complete Works poet...