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 and Kostya Tsolákis

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...

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14th October – Mary Jean Chan and Will Harris

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...

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9th December – Chrissy Williams and Kathy Pimlott

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...

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10th February 2020 – Zaffar Kunial and Competition winners

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...

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9th March 2020 – Amanthi Harris and S.A. Harris

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...

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Recent events

10th December – Sophie Herxheimer, Anne Bailey

  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...