New Writing Partnership has now changed its name to Writers' Centre Norwich.



Please visit our interim website - www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk - for latest news on writers' events and services.



Until the launch of a comprehensive new website, this site will be kept open for information on our past projects.



 


New Writing Worlds 08, Human:Nature

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New Writing Partnership has now changed its name to Writers' Centre Norwich.

Please visit our interim website - www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk - for latest news on writers' events and services.

Until the launch of a comprehensive new website, this site will be kept open for information on our past projects.



New Writing Worlds 08, Human:Nature brought together some of the world’s best writers on nature in a series of events and readings in Norwich from June 15-20, and in Reads and Writes sessions across Norfolk throughout May and June.

Is our relationship with the natural world past the point of no return, or can we write a new ending to the story?

Featuring the Nobel Laureate novelist J.M. Coetzee, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams, acclaimed nature writers Mark Cocker and Richard Mabey, US wilderness writer Gretel Ehrlich, the first Welsh National poet Gwyneth Lewis, and many more, Human:Nature brought together Norfolk's two areas of expertise - Creative Writing and Environmental Studies - to see what they have to offer at a time when the world's environmental questions have never been more urgent.

Comprising of a week of events from 15-20 June, and Norfolk Reads and Writes over May and June, we worked in partnership with the RSPB, the EDP, The Foyle Foundation and Norfolk Library and Information Service.

Human:Nature Blog

Norfolk Reads and Writes, May-June 2008

Featured poet Mimi Khalvati ( The Meanest Flower), nature writer Mark Cocker ( Crow Country) and novelist Susan Fletcher ( Oystercatchers) in free Meet the Author sessions at libraries across Norfolk and Creative Writing sessions at RSPB nature reserves.

BookCrossing

We launched the Reads and Writes programme by releasing a flock of books into the wild. One hundred books about Norfolk, nature and the East of England were set free for you to pick up, read and pass on to someone else.

 

 

 

 

 

Human:Nature Events, 15-20 June

Sun 15: An Afternoon at the Bishop's Gardenwith the RSPBMon 16: Future Imperfect? The Debate @ The Playhouse, NorwichTues 17: Turning up the Temperature: Live Lit and music @ Norwich Arts Centre, NorwichWeds 18: Connecting Worlds: Readings and celebration of Refugee Week @ The Sainsbury Centre, NorwichThurs 19: JM Coetzee @ UEA Lecture Theatre 1 

Worlds' Readings, 16-19 June @Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

A series of free readings from some exceptional writers: Adam Thorpe, Mimi Khalvati, CK Williams, Adam Zagajewski, Gwyneth Lewis, Tishani Doshi, Tijs Goldschmidt and Jonty Driver.

Human:Nature, The Salon

Find out more about the writer's salon which took place at the UEA throughout 15-20 June and covered Nature & Nation, Nature, Panic and Science and whether we can be 'With Nature'.

Writers and Contributers

Information about the writers, scientists, activists and musicians involved in this year's New Writing Worlds.

RSPB Partnership Events

We worked closely with the RSPB on Norfolk Reads and Writes and on some key events during June 15-20 including An Afternoon at the Bishop's Garden and Future:Imperfect? The Debate at the Playhouse.

The programme was only possible with the support of Arts Council England, East, the University of East Anglia, Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council.