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Sat, 18 Jun


National Centre for Writing

LGBTQ+ Writer Development & Networking Day | Norwich | £40

Connect with LGBTQ+ writers from the East of England and beyond. Discover what the National Centre for Writing and Out on the Page can do for you. Plus Q&A sessions with guest writer Jon Ransom and Emma Shercliff of Laxfield Literary. For writers in any form or genre. Part Bursaries available.

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 LGBTQ+ Writer Development & Networking Day | Norwich | £40
 LGBTQ+ Writer Development & Networking Day | Norwich | £40

Time & Location

18 Jun 2022, 10:00 – 16:00

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, 115-123 King St, Norwich NR1 1QE, UK

About the Event

Out on the Page is a catalyst for change; to connect, develop and promote LGBTQ+ writers and writing.

For Pride Month we’ve partnered with the National Centre for Writing for our first regional networking event.

The day will be facilitated by Paul Bradley our Artistic Director, along with Flo Reynolds from the National Centre for Writing and Jo Leigh-Lock, our Membership Administrator. It will be a relaxed event but we aim to cover a lot of ground, including:

  • meet eachother, tell our writing stories
  • find out what Out on the Page and the National Centre for Writing has to offer.
  • find out from you individually and as a group, what you need
  • explore the possibility of a regional network/group of LGBTQ+ writers
  • goal setting workshop with Paul
  • an introduction to our LGBTQ+ Writers Resource List - free copy provided at the event
  • lunch (BYO) - drinks will provided throughout the day
  • writer Q&A with local LGBTQ+ author John Ransom, author of The Whale Tattoo
  • Literary Agent session with Emma Shercliff from Laxfield Literary Associates who are based in the region and who work with local, international and under-represented writers. 

However, we know from experience that the greatest benefit comes from giving you time and space to chat and discuss writing with other LGBTQ+ writers.

Jon Ranson

Jon Ransom is the author of The Whale Tattoo. He was a mentee on the 2019 Escalator Talent Development scheme at the National Centre for Writing. Recently he was awarded a grant by Arts Council England to develop his next novel. Ransom’s short stories have appeared in Foglifter Journal, SAND Journal, Five:2:One, and most recently in Queer Life, Queer Love. He lives in Cambridgeshire.


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    You may need to provide this on the day. Partial bursaries are available for writers who would otherwise be unable to attend. Please email for more details.

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