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Creative Writing: How Josephines Life Affected My Present Life



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As we begin to reimagine a different future for ourselves and our professions, we have brought together a few professors to share their thoughts. The discussion will be loosely structured around a few framing questions like: When you were a graduate student, what kind of professor did you hope to become? What changes did you hope to make—and, now that you are a professor, do you think that you have managed to achieve those changes, or have your aspirations shifted? What transformations at your university—or in academia as a whole—have you benefited from over the last decade?

What kind of transformations do you hope to see in the future for students, professors, or staff at the university, or in our profession? Kenan, Jr. Shannon Professor, Department of English. We warmly thank the following departments and institutions for their support for this conference, especially at a time that has been so challenging for all of us. This conference has only been possible thanks to their generosity. Meanwhile, Steph and Simon are joined by the inimitable Vicki Maitland to talk about Chrysalis, a fantastic mini-festival created by the Lit from the Inside group of young arts professionals.

Jan 6, Happy New Year! Abi talks about her approach to world building and how she used the narrative voice in the book to explore its setting. Asking the questions is novelist Sarah Bower. Hosted by Simon Jones and Steph McKenna, who start the episode by celebrating that it's not anymore. If you like this episode don't forget to subscribe! Dec 16, Characters in translation - with Thomas Heerma van Voss.

We're also very pleased to have editor, writer and lecturer Andrew McDonnell asking the questions. They discuss the translation of Thomas' work, how lockdown has affected his writing in and how he crafted his short stories. Dec 11, Funded rapidly via crowdfunding, a commissioning call was sent out to find writers from around the world to address the theme. The five written pieces have now been published and on the podcast today we talk to Olu Alakija, Nike Igbaroola, Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto and Tamsin about how it was put together. Dec 2, Will discusses how he perceives his writing career and explores form and feeling with Flo Reynolds.

Meanwhile Simon and Steph talk about our fundraising campaign for the Escalator talent development scheme, our lovely 'All Shall Be Well' prints to cheer everyone up in this tail end of and whether it's OK to have your Christmas tree up already. Nov 26, The Artful Dickens, literary conjuror - with John Mullan. Think you know everything there is to know about Charles Dickens? Professor John Mullan is back with his new book The Artful Dickens to show us Dickens and his work in a completely new light, exploring the famous author's often overlooked experimental and ground-breaking techniques. John came on the show to talk everything Dickens, from the original serialisation of his novels which gets Simon very excited to his surviving manuscripts and why he was often dismissed in his time.

Whether you're a fan of Dickens or not, this episode and John's book! And, yes, we do discuss Muppet's Christmas Carol. Nov 20, Stuart Turton discusses the research, editing and planning process behind The Devil and the Dark Water, as well as his route into publishing his first novel, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. Stuart's talking to Vicki Maitland and their conversation is packed full of practical tips, fascinating insights and historical stories you will feel compelled to immediately Google. Hosted by Simon Jones. Nov 12, Sally-Anne talks about her experiences on our Escalator talent development scheme and the process of reaching publication. We're also joined by Sam Ruddock of Gatehouse who talks about assessing manuscripts and why small presses are essential to the literary ecology and early career writers.

Asking the questions is Sarah Bower. Nov 6, Lockdown didn't stop us from putting on the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival this year in partnership with our friends at the University of East Anglia. If you missed it during the festival, now's your chance to listen on the pod! Oyinkan photo by Amaal Said. Oct 28, What happens when Covid cancels your book launch? We spoke to Richard Lambert on the podcast in October about his debut novel The Wolf Road, which was to be published in early It never came out: instead, Covid triggered global lockdowns, which forced bookshops and libraries to close, distributors shut down and Richard's dream of publication became another casualty of Fast forward to October and not only is Richard back on the pod to talk about the challenges and difficulties of the year, but The Wolf Road has, at last, been released into the wild.

We talk about why the book had to be delayed, what Richard's publisher did about it and how he coped with the turbulent year. Oct 21, Writing narrative non-fiction with Kate Summerscale. They discuss the origins of the book, Kate's approach to research and how she had to track down the facts, and how the book sets poltergeists and the increased interest in the supernatural in the s with the rise of Hitler and looming war. Oct 14, Emma Shercliff of Laxfield Literary Associates talks to us about being an agent outside of London and her efforts to better represent both regional writers and authors from Africa and the Middle East.

Following a globe-trotting career with Macmillan, Hodder and Cassava Republic Press, encountering the Common People report prompted Emma to set up Laxfield Literary Associates with the aim of making agenting more transparent and representative of the population. Discord community a…. Oct 7, How to be an organised writer with Antony Johnston. Want to be a more organised writer? On the pod this week we have Antony Johnston, prolific and bestselling creator of comics, novels, podcasts and more.

He created the graphic novel that was turned into the movie Atomic Blonde, has worked extensively on his own comics as well as Marvel books, video games including Dead Space and Shadow of Mordor and numerous crime thrillers. His latest book is The Organised Writer, a manual for professional writers based on Antony's own experiences and techniques. If you've struggled to stick to deadlines and carve out time for your writing, Antony is someone you need to pay attention to.

The Organised Writer is published by Bloomsbury and is available from all good bookshops! Meanwhile Vicki jumps on the pod to discuss the challenges of our school work in Covid times and our continuing efforts to keep delivering workshops to young people. Hosted by Simon Jones and Vicki Maitland. Oct 1, Multi-award-winning comics writer Kieron Gillen joins us on the pod today to discuss his methods for world building. In the interview we explore the different challenges and opportunities of writing for established franchises compared to your own work, and how he approaches research and making things feel 'real' in fantasy stories.

We spoke to Kieron just as he had been revealed as the writer on The Eternals, the return of a long-running series from Marvel. It's a very special episode this week award-winning US author and screenwriter Attica Locke joins us to deliver the annual Noirwich Lecture, in which she explores the ways that crime writing can challenge the distribution of power and authority at a structural and individual level, addressing how power, property and privilege intersect.

Her recent work as a television writer and producer includes When They See Us Netflix ; a portrayal of the wrongful conviction of five teenage boys from Harlem for a brutal attack in Central Park; and Little Fires Everywhere Amazon Prime. Flo Reynolds returns to the pod to introduce the book and why it's been selected for the book club. They also give some great tips for beginners on how to read poetry, so if you're more used to fiction and non-fiction don't feel like you need to sit this one out.

Sep 13, Is Hercule Poirot the world's greatest detective? Mark is joined on the podcast for the Noirwich finale by crime writer Sophie Hannah, author of the Poirot continuation novels including the new The Killings at Kingfisher Hill. Their conversation takes in everything a Poirot fan could want, from discussing his best - and most unusual - cases, and why Agatha Christie's detective continues to be popular a century after his introduction. Sep 11, Noirwich Anita Terpstra, virtual writer in residence. The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival continues with Anita Terpstra joining us on the pod from Leeuwarden in the Netherlands to discuss her crime writing.

Talking with Flo Reynolds, Anita reveals her path to becoming published and how keeping the faith and continuing to write are essential. It's an inspiring and positive conversation. Check out yesterday's pod with Paddy Richardson if you missed it and keep an eye on your podcast feed for our Hercule Poirot special this Sunday, featuring Sophie Hannah and Dr Mark Aldridge. Noirwich is packed full of amazing live videos, including appearances from Attica Locke, Oyinkan Braithwaite and Olivier Norek. Sep 10, Noirwich Paddy Richardson, virtual writer in residence. Noirwich has begun! Our crime writing festival is online this year, which means all the author events can be accessed for free here on the podcast and over on our YouTube channel.

We kick off with an interview with Paddy Richardson, one of our 'virtual' writers in residence. Paddy Richardson is the author of two collections of short stories and seven novels. She has been a guest at many writing festivals and was one of the New Zealand write…. Sep 2, How to get your poetry published - with Flo Reynolds. Poet Flo Reynolds joins us on the pod to share their tips on getting published as a poet.

This episode is packed full of practical advice, including what NOT to do, guiding you along the process of building your writer CV through zines and competitions towards being ready for larger pamphlets, chapbooks and collections. Flo has been writing for over ten years and is also an essayist and editor. Their debut pamphlet, the other body, is forthcoming from Guillemot Press in When they're not writing, Flo is a literature programmer who works here at the National Centre for Writing.

If you've been to any of our workshops or festivals over the years, there's a good chance you'll have benefited from their programming skills! Check out Flo's what-to-do…. Aug 26, Okechukwu Nzelu's 10 year writing journey. Okechukwu Nzelu joins us on the pod to talk about his debut The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, writing in lockdown and balancing life as a full-time teacher and author. We're joined on the pod by Eliza Clark, the debut author of Boy Parts. Eliza talks to Steph about being published in her mids, the inevitable comparisons with other authors and the series of unlikely events that led to publication.

She also discusses how writing fan fiction in her teens helped hone her craft before embarking on her first book, as well as how Covid has affected the book's launch. Aug 12, Available now to artists they offer much-needed support and relief during Covid Applications are open, and Chris is on the show to provide starter tips and an introduction to the grants system: plus why arts funding is critical, especially at times like this. It was very hot when recording this episode, so we're going to blame the heat for the slightly glitchy audio quality on Chris' end. Heat rises, so we can only assume that it stole away some of the soundwaves before they reached the mic. Aug 7, Elvira Dones on identity and translation in Sworn Virgin. Chaired by Rosie Goldsmith, it's a wide-ranging discussion taking in themes of identity, linguistics, translation processes and the creation of Elvira's book Sworn Virgin.

Aug 4, We're a weekly podcast for anyone who writes - find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and all good podcast apps. Jul 29, We are very excited to have Sarah Perry back on the podcast! Sarah talks to Chris Gribble about crafting characters and what it means when an author talks about their creations 'coming to life'. Jul 24, Designing Your Plot - Nicola Upson returns! Crime writer Nicola Upson returns to the pod to talk about designing a good plot.

Nicola tells us how her process has adjusted over time and discusses the unique requirements of the crime genre. Nicola's latest book is Sorry for the Dead, continuing her hugely successful Josephine Tey series. Check out the website for more amazing free stuff from Okechukwu Nzelu and Inua Ellams. Jul 17, Earning a writer's trust - with translator Sarah Ardizzone.

Sarah Ardizzone is a translator from the French with forty-something titles to her name. This week she joins us on the pod to discuss her career as a translator, the importance of forging a bond with writers and how translation techniques differ between mediums. Twice recipient of the Marsh award, she has won the Scott-Moncrie…. Jul 10, Eva Meijer, writer and philosopher, joins Kate Griffin on the pod to discuss her work. Topics range from understanding animal languages to writing routines and redrafting.

Her non-fiction study on animal communication, Animal Languages, was translated to English in Bird Cottage w…. Join us for our summer Book Club! Flo Reynolds joins us on the pod today to excitedly introduce the book! Meanwhile, Steph and Simon are similarly excited about the Desmond Elliott Prize's winner announcement which happens this evening at 6. We're episodes old! To celebrate, Simon and Steph indulgently look back on The Writing Life show and pick out their favourite episodes, which turns out to be an almost impossible task.

Thanks for listening! Jun 17, This week Eimear McBride shares her writing method with advice on characters, how to finish a book and what makes someone a writer. Jun 10, Time for a burst of optimism and inspiration, courtesy of poet, producer and tutor Lewis Buxton. If lockdown is getting to you, have a listen to this week's pod and hopefully you'll feel a little brighter about the future.

Lewis talks about TOAST, his regular live literature events, his own route into poetry and how coronavirus has affected his work. Then he treats us to readings of a couple of his own poems plus material from selected TOAST headliners. Jun 3, Announcing the Desmond Elliott Prize Shortlist. The time to reveal the Desmond Elliott Prize shortlist has finally arrived! NCW Programme Assistant and almost absurdly well-organised person Lillie Coles joins us on the pod to introduce the shortlisted titles and provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the running of the prize.

Searching For Answers with Bregje Hofstede. Bregje Hofstede returns to the podcast with this full length version of her conversation with our Programme Director Peggy Hughes. Bregje stayed with us back in October as a writer in residence at Dragon Hall, back when such a thing was still possible. Bregje came to work on her new novel — working title De oplossing van Hadewych The Hadewych Solution. Dragon Hall was the ideal location, as the Middle Ages feature large in the novel while Norwich is the most complete medieval English town to have survived and has more medieval churches than any other European city north of the Alps.

The wide-ranging discussion takes in how your writing changes when you're away from your normal situation something we're all at least vaguely familiar with by now There are no clear answers anymore: is that a good thing? May 23, Owen Sheers, author, poet and playwright and Professor in Creativity at Swansea University, reveals his selection of ten inspiring writers asking the questions that will shape our future, as part of the International Literature Showcase. Find out more about the International Literature Showcase:…. May 20, Through writing, sculpture and ceramics, they will offer reflections on isolation, motivation, nature and beauty. May 18, City of Literature begins! Place darkness at the centre of your perception and explore how your senses, thoughts and emotions are heightened with this free creative resource.

May 13, Michael Donkor, author of HOLD, graduate of our Escalator talent programme and a Desmond Elliot Prize nominee, guests on the pod to talk about creating and developing characters. There are many ways to get involved - all of them free, of course. Read along, chat with us on Twitter and join our scheduled Zoom chats to share your opinions. We're also launching a new online community on Discord, which is open now and you can find an invite for podcast listeners below. We can't wait to discuss the book with you all! May 1, Becoming A Translator with Motoyuki Shibata. Moto Shibata returns to the podcast for an in-depth conversation about how he became a translator, balancing the academic and more accessible styles of translation and his new serialised adaptation of Gulliver's Travels.

Asking the questions: Peggy Hughes! Enjoy and hear you next week! Apr 24, The responsibilities of writers - with Kendel Hippolyte. Poets Kendel Hippolyte and Flo Reynolds talk on the pod about Kendel's career, taking in his work on page and stage, sharing tips and techniques for poets and considering the responsibilities - and obligations of artists to society. Apr 17, Researching True Crime with Stephanie Scott. Stephanie Scott's debut What's Left Of Me Is Yours releases on April 21st - that's Tuesday, for fast listeners - and Laura Stimson sat down to discuss the creation of the book and its true crime inspiration.

There's great tips from Stephanie about conducting research, finding agents and working through a large project. Meanwhile, Simon and Steph talk about the on-going weirdness of working from home during Covid and highlight some of the exciting opportunities and writer resources we're putting out every week. Apr 9, Former Dragon Hall resident Vahur Afanasjev joins the pod to talk to Lewis Buxton about his books, how coronavirus has affected his writing and why he writes a lot about fish. Vahur is an Estonian author and creator of the award-winning Serafima and Bogdan, a bloody, funny and surreal family saga about the Russian Old Believer minority in Estonia.

ALSO on this week's episode is guest-host Peggy Hughes, joining Steph and Simon to talk about Bibliotherapy and recommend some great books for us all to read while stuck in isolation. Apr 1, Writer and presenter Mark Stay, co-creator of The Bestseller Experiment and author of Robot Overlords and The End of Magic, returns for this week's episode to discuss his publishing experiments and why 'finding a new normal' is something we all do multiple times in our lives. If you're struggling to be productive while under isolation, listen to this right now. Mar 25, Simon also shares his favourite digital tools for writers! Mar 20, None other than Jenny Offill joins the podcast to talk about her new book Weather with Joe Dunthorne. Along the way they discuss catastrophising, doomers, coronavirus and seismic historical events.

This conversation is in partnership with The Book Hive. Weather is available direct from them at a special discount for pod listeners and event ticket holders! Mar 13, Flo talks to Ayobami Adebayo about the writing of her debut novel Stay With Me, in particular focusing on the creation of the characters. Meanwhile, we introduce our new online courses! Mar 6, Prominent BookTuber Leena Norms joins us to talk about developing and maintaining an online profile, handling abuse and her parallel careers on YouTube and in the publishing industry. Also, she politely explains to Simon what BookTube actually means.

Feb 26, Ashley shares his journey from poet to teacher to novelist and talks about his next project. Interview by Florence Reynolds. Feb 21, Taking Yourself Seriously - with Cat Woodward. Poet Cat Woodward talks to Flo about taking her writing seriously and why she publishes with small presses. Plus a reading of one of the poems from her recent anthology 'Blood. Feb 14, Nuril is talking with Kate Griffin. Nuril Basri was born in a village in West Java, Indonesia, and raised in a staunchly Islamic community. Nuril has worked in a variety of positions—cashier, tutor, accounts manager, waiter, etc. Nuril is the author of six novels. Feb 7, If you're about to pitch to an agent, this is essential listening!

Jan 31, Writer and editor Ashley Stokes joins us on the podcast to talk about the editing process, how it is essential to the writing process and the best way for writers to approach working with an editor. Jan 23, Julia Crouch returns to the pod to share her six top tips for writing crime fiction. Most of this applies to ALL fiction, and as a concentrated burst of writing advice it's hard to beat.

If you missed part 1, make sure you go back and listen to episode 75! Jan 17, Anyone can be a writer - with Julia Crouch Part One! In today's episode she joins us to discuss her twisty-turny career and how becoming a writer doesn't always happen in the most obvious of ways. It's a great listen for anybody starting out, or wondering how to take their next step. The Early Career Awards are a new form of literary prize run by the National Centre for Writing, accompanied by resources, professional development and industry advice for new writers.

Jan 10, Special guest Katri Skala joins us on the pod to talk about her work mentoring writers, and how mentoring can help writers identify their goals. Dec 19, Ed Parnell is on the pod to talk about his first non-fiction book, Ghostland. He discusses his obsession with structure, how to pitch a non-fiction book and how he switched from fiction to non-fiction. Find out about…. Dec 5, Making a living as a literary translator with Ekaterina Petrova. On the pod today we have literary translator and non-fiction writer Ekaterina Petrova. Ekaterina is from Bulgaria, and was our visiting resident for 10 days thanks to support from the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation. A big part of the conversation is about the challenge of making a living from being a literary translator - which, as you can imagine, is even harder than making a living from being a writer.

Nov 27, How to get children excited about writing with Ruthie Collins. Ruthie Collins joins us on the pod to talk about her efforts to excite young children about writing, most recently during a writing residency in Great Yarmouth. There are several instances of highly adorable children in this episode. Additional music courtesy of the YouTube audio library. Nov 22, How to self-publish children's picture books with Mandy Stanley. Today we have an interview with Mandy Stanley, a children's author and illustrator who has created a huge number of books over her career.

Although she was traditionally published by the likes of HarperCollins, for her latest book in the Lettice series she decided to self-publish. We talked to her about why she took that route, and her top tips for anybody looking to self-publish their own children's picture books. Nov 13, Travel writers Agustinus Wibowo and Suzanne Joinson join us on the pod this week to discuss pitching and funding projects, leaving family behind, the perils of getting in taxis, near-kidnappings - and the joys of meeting new people around the world.

Agustinus Wibowo was writer in residence at the National Centre for Writing in August and ran two travel writing workshops with Suzanne Joinson. Interview by Kate Griffin. Nov 1, Progressive politics in crime fiction with Denise Mina. Denise Mina, the award-winning Scottish crime writer, playwright and comic book author, joins us on the pod for a fascinating discussion exploring genre, the notion of high and low art and the power of crime fiction to explore progressive politics. Steph McKenna is asking the questions. Oct 23, Find out more about Noirwich: noirwich.

Oct 18, Jackie Kay revealed her list of 10 black, Asian and ethnically diverse writers for the International Literature Showacse at the Cheltenham Literature Festival earlier this month. Apologies for the audio quality of this episode - hopefully the quality of the discussion more than makes up for it! Oct 11, Representation in fiction With Sara Collins. Oct 4, The book is finished, edited, proofed.

What's it like to be in the in-between stage between completion and publication? We talk to Richard about how he got to this stage in his writing, and where he's going next. Join us on Saturday 5th October at Sep 27, The King of Helsinki Crime and the 'funniest writer in Europe' Antti Tuomainen joins us on the pod to talk about his books including The Man Who Died and Little Siberia, plus how the crime fiction genre is the perfect engine for telling stories. We also share the writing prompt from our first drop-in writing session; "Out of the ashes rose Find out more: nationalcentreforwriting.

Sep 20, Today we have something particularly special on the pod, in the form of George Alagiah's Noirwich Lecture. He's just released his first work of fiction, The Burning Land, and in his lecture he talks about the power of fiction to better illuminate facts, and how the book complements the factual work he's done as a journalist throughout his career. Jeremy Tiang returns to the pod, this time accompanied by fellow translator Anton Hur and Kate Griffin. In this wide-ranging chat they take in their inaugural Dragon Hall translator residencies, the BCLT summer school, how mentorships can help people getting into translation, the work of Tilted Axis, the history of Singapore and queer Korean literature.

Sep 6, How do you start a new bookshop in ? Meanwhile, Steph and Simon catch up about the first Primadonna Festival, which took place last weekend in Suffolk. Aug 28, Writing crime fiction protagonists with Claire McGowan. Ahead of her workshop during the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival we got her on the pod to discuss techniques for crafting characters for crime fiction. Aug 21, While there they had the opportunity to visit two independent bookshops and speak to the people who work there: Julia Danskin of The Golden Hare and Mairi Oliver from Lighthouse Books.

Apologies for some of the audio quality in the first interview: due to being on location we didn't have access to our usual equipment! Aug 10, We joined forces with the Royal Society of Literature to offer a week-long residency at Dragon Hall to address this: giving a female-identifying writer the time, space and support to write whatever they wanted. Alicia Morgan was selected from many amazing submissions. She is a poet, playwright, performer and culture maker now based here in Norwich. She talks with Steph about being an active part of the underground New York punk scene in the 80s and 90s, working as a journalist and her move into fiction. Aug 1, Today's interview is timed to coincide with the release of issue 53 of In Other Words, the literary translation journal.

You can find out more about it on our website. Jul 22, Henry Sutton, co-director of the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival, joins us on the pod to discuss this year's amazing festival line-up and dive into the themes being explored this September. Jul 19, Hosted by Simon Jones, who claims at the start that this is episode 52 despite it evidently being episode It was going to happen eventually. Fantasy writer Neon Yang joins us on the pod to discuss their Tensorate series of silkpunk novels. Neon was our writer in residence at Dragon Hall in June and it was the perfect opportunity to explore their approach to world building, the origins of the series and what is coming next.

Jul 5, Writing non-linear narratives with Outer Wilds' Kelsey Beachum. Indie game Outer Wilds has been rapturously received and we were very excited to talk with Kelsey Beachum, writer on the project. We discuss writing non-linear stories, how to handle player agency and interactions, mixing game mechanics with storytelling and how to inject characterful dialogue into exposition. Jun 27, Inside this very podcast you will find out which two books changed Chris' life, his favourite books of the last year and who would win in a fight: Jane Austen or George Eliot. Also: the year journey to bring the NCW to life, why we're based in Norwich, what the literature world can do to reduce its carbon footprint and why Dragon Hall is a bit like Marsten House in Salem's Lot but not really.

Jun 19, Sarah explores the notion of the 'Essex girl', invoking unexpected moments from history and popular culture. This year's lecture was made possible thanks to the support of The Martineau Society. Jun 12, Today we've got an interview with Bulgarian writer Ivanka Mogilska, who stayed with us back in In the interview she discusses the writing of a new short story, 'The Miracle of St Peter Mancroft', which we're excited to also include in this very episode courtesy of a special reading from Peggy Hughes.

We also talk about the monthly Dragon Hall Salons, our big writerly social get-togethers. If you haven't been along to one yet make sure you put July 16 in your diary! Find out more about what we do at nationalcentreforwriting. Jun 7, In it Carl writes about the loss of his wife and his attempts to rebuild his life with their six year old daughter. It's a really wonderful interview about Carl's approach to bereavement, and how the book emerged out of his own need to write through his grief. May 29, In March this year, we were joined by Indonesian writer Reda Gaudiamo. In today's podcast Kate Griffin sits down for a chat.

Reda is also a nationally renowned singer, of well-loved Indonesian poems turned into songs. All we're saying is that you must make sure you listen all the way to the end of this episode Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, writer of the Women's Prize for Fiction longlisted book Swan Song, joins us on the podcast to discuss her debut novel and it's year road to publication. May 16, It's a bumper episode this week, featuring an in-depth conversation between Sarah Bower and Belgian writer Kathleen Vereecken in which they discuss writing historical novels, the relationship between facts and storytelling and finding time to write in and around your assumed or imposed responsibilities. Kathleen was in Norwich on a residency, staying in the writer's cottage here on the Dragon Hall campus.

Released 21 May the book features award-winning writers sharing their experiences of the city and revealing their favourite hidden walks. May 8, Simon, Steph and Peggy get over-excited about our line-up for the City of Literature weekend and the festival programme as a whole. If you're looking for tips on which events to go to spoiler: all of them give this a listen ASAP. In today's ep Seren Saunders talks with Hannah Jane Walker about developing a new show, and the inspiration behind her latest project Highly Sensitive. Meanwhile, Simon and Steph are joined by Programme Assistant Vicki Maitland to find out everything about the Handover Festival and our work with young people.

He also happens to be found in The Book Hive, a unique indie bookshop found here in Norwich. We sent the one and only Peggy Hughes to find out how Joe ended up selling books and what bookshops need to do to thrive in the 21st century. For our 40th episode we return to the International Literature Showcase with a special conversation between Elif Shafak, Patience Agbabi, Charlotte Higgins and Evie Wyld - all writers who have been selected by Elif for her showcase of women writers working in the UK today. This event was recorded at the Free Word Centre on 25 March Apr 11, Today we're chatting with Charlotte Higgins, who is one of our selected authors for the International Literature Showcase.

From ancient subjects she conjures living text: vast conversations about who we are today and why the stories we tell really matter. Apr 3, This month we're celebrating the 40th anniversary of Granta Magazine and on the podcast today we've got our programme director Peggy Hughes chatting with Ros Porter, Deputy Editor of the magazine. They discuss the history and origins of the magazine and how literary magazines fit into the modern literature ecology.

Mar 28, Elif Shafak hosted a conversation with three of her selected writers for the International Literature Showcase at London Book Fair earlier this month. Bernardine Evaristo, Lucy Caldwell and Sara Maitland contribute to a wide ranging discussion involving identity, trends, social media, impostor syndrome and the state of the publishing industry. Mar 21, We talk with Caroline Goldsworthy, independent author of Tangent, about being shortlisted for The Selfies award. We also talk about London Book Fair and what it has to offer for self-published writers. Mar 14, Elif Shafak reveals her selection of 10 exciting women writers in the UK, for the first International Literature Showcase of , a collaboration between the National Centre for Writing and British Council.

Elif is in conversation with Bidisha, the journalist and broadcaster, discussing topics as wide-ranging as the MeToo movement, identity politics, the importance of libraries and why inequality is still not talked about nearly enough. This week we have a conversation with Sharlene Teo, debut author of Ponti.

We kick off with an interview with Paddy Richardson, one Creative Writing: How Josephines Life Affected My Present Life our 'virtual' writers in residence. Meanwhile, Simon and Steph talk about Creative Writing: How Josephines Life Affected My Present Life exciting online writing courses and get distracted by the presence of a millionaire shortbread from nearby cafe Smokey Barn. Nuril has worked in a variety of positions—cashier, tutor, accounts manager, waiter, etc. The A christmas carol/play of Helsinki Crime and the 'funniest writer in Europe' Antti Tuomainen joins us on the pod to talk about his books including The The endurance shackletons legendary antarctic expedition Who Died and Little Siberia, plus how the crime fiction genre is the perfect Creative Writing: How Josephines Life Affected My Present Life for telling stories. Currently, I am working on a manuscript entitled, Female Serial Killers Empathy, Creative Writing: How Josephines Life Affected My Present Life discusses how we can foster and teach empathy through intentional digital production experiments using the voice, body, and other Informed Consent Literature Review composing materials. Voices from Japan: Episode One - Keshiki. We discuss writing Lost Sister Poem Analysis stories, how to Creative Writing: How Josephines Life Affected My Present Life player agency and interactions, mixing game mechanics Creative Writing: How Josephines Life Affected My Present Life storytelling and how to Brainy Quote: The French Revolution characterful Rummage Sale Short Story into exposition.

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