The Writing Life

We're a weekly podcast for anyone who writes. We talk to writers about their writing journeys and techniques, from early career debuts to self-publishers and narrative designers. We've featured Margaret Atwood, Jackie Kay, Sara Collins, Antti Tuomainen, Val McDermid, Sarah Perry, Elif Shafak and many more!Brought to you by the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall in Norwich.

Form & feeling with poet Will Harris

Award-winning poet Will Harris, creator of RENDANG (Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection and a Guardian best poetry book of 2020), is our guest this week. 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 2020 and whether it’s OK to have your Christmas tree up already.

Hosted by Simon Jones and Steph McKenna.

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Music by Bennet Maples.

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