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.

11th June – Tara Bergin, Ellen Renton

    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...

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9th July – Inua Ellams, Helen Calcutt

  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...

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10th September – Caroline Bird, John Challis

  Caroline Bird has five collections of poetry published by Carcanet. Her most recent collection, In These Days of Prohibition, was shortlisted for the 2017 TS Eliot Prize. A two time winner of the Foyles Young Poets Award, her first collection Looking Through...

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Recent events

11th September – Sean O’Brien, Sue Burge

Sean O’Brien’s most recent collection The Beautiful Librarians (Picador 2015), was a PBS Choice, shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and joint winner of the Roehampton Prize. In 2016 the first two cantos of Hammersmith were published by Hercules Editions. The...

9th October – Rebecca Stott and Emily Willis

  Rebecca Stott writes novelistic history (Darwin and the Barnacle and Darwin's Ghosts) and historical fiction (Ghostwalk and The Coral Thief) and is a professor of literature and creative writing at UEA. She has just published a family memoir, In the Days of Rain, a...