Open Book

About The North Norfolk Writer's Group

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We came together as strangers. Each of us isolated in different ways. Looking for something more. Writing is a very solitary occupation and the course ' Writing from Life Experiences' drew us all in. The first lesson came and as a group we all just clicked. The course progressed and our writing improved. We discovered confidence, acceptance and friendship. When that course finished, we took the next one and the next. However, months later at the end of term there was not another course to take. Not wanting to lose contact we put together our own ‘Summer School’ for four meetings held at Merchants Place.

 

The following Autumn found us in Cromer library, wondering if our little group was going to be able to continue. Then a lovely lady from Norfolk Learning put us in touch with Norfolk CANConnect and we have emerged with their help and support into a community group, the North Norfolk Writers Group. We aim to bring together and support creative writers in the North Norfolk area. To promote further learning, mutual support and combat isolation among our members. We normally meet on the second and fourth Tuesday afternoons of the month at Merchants Place in Cromer. January 2020 saw us hold our first meeting and we were off to a great start. Then in March Covid took over everyone's lives.

It has been a difficult and stressful time for everyone worldwide since the. We were concerned that our fledgling group may not survive the Covid-19 crisis. This concern though had to take a backseat. We as individuals had more pressing anxieties, about family, work and health.

However, time has passed, and everyone settled into the Lockdown and the new ways we have of living. We have survived.  The group   managed to keep in contact by email, video conferences and the odd text message. On our WORD page you will find some of our work go take a look before you go. We restarted meetings in April 2021 and if you check out our Blog here you will be able to see what we have been up to.

To comply with the safety rescrictions Covid has left us with we are limited to the number of members who can meet at any one time so we now have a wait list for new members. If you would like to join us  you can email us at northnorfolkwritersgroup@gmail.com for further information.