Programme

The Café Writers hold events at Louis Marchesi, 17 Tombland, Norwich in the upstairs function room.
Meetings start at 7.30 and admission is £3.00. 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.

13th September 2021 – Jane Commane and Chaucer Cameron

This event will take place through zoom. You can reserve tickets for ten days before the date. Please see Home Page for details. Jane Commane was born in Coventry and lives and works in Warwickshire. Her first full-length collection, Assembly Lines, was published by...

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8th November 2021 – Lorraine Mariner and Hannah Hodgson

Lorraine Mariner lives in London and works at the National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre. She has published two collections with Picador, “Furniture” (2009) and “There Will Be No More Nonsense” (2014) and has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize twice, for Best...

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13th December 2021 Caleb Parkin and Cat Woodward

Caleb Parkin, Bristol City Poet 2020 - 22, won second prize in the National Poetry Competition 2016, the Winchester Poetry Prize 2017 and other shortlists. His poems feature in The Rialto, The Poetry Review, Under the Radar, Poetry Wales, Magma, Butcher’s Dog and...

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Recent events

12th July 2021 – Jenny Mitchell and Finola Scott

This event will take place through zoom. You can reserve tickets from ten days before the date. Please see Home Page for details. Jenny Mitchel is winner of the Folklore Prize 2020, the Segora Prize 2020, the Aryamati Prize 2020, the Fosseway Prize 2020, a Bread and...

14th June 2021 – Rishi Dastidar and Jill Abram.

This event will take place through Zoom. See Home Page from ten days before the event to book. A poem from Rishi Dastidar’s debut Ticker-tape was included in The Forward Book of Poetry 2018. A pamphlet, the break of a wave, was published by Offord Road Books in 2019....