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Tue, 02 Jul


Music Room

Norwich Book Slam

An evening of new writing from emerging authors. July's Book Slam features Richard Balls, Alice Fowler, N.A. Jackson, C.D. Rose.

Norwich Book Slam
Norwich Book Slam

Time & Location

02 Jul 2024, 19:30 – 21:30

Music Room, 11-15 Fye Bridge St, Norwich NR3 1LJ, UK

About the event

Each month in 2024, a handful of emerging authors will read from their latest books, in the relaxed setting of our outdoor Courtyard. Grab yourself a drink from the bar and join other book lovers as these fresh voices bring their words to life, topped off with a Q&A hosted by Chris Parker.

Here are the confirmed authors for July's Book Slam...


Alice is an award-winning writer of short stories and historical fiction. Her writing is inspired by human nature, in all its frailties and flaws. She is drawn to people whom history has forgotten, and to the natural world. Her debut collection of short stories, The Truth Has Arms and Legs, was published by Fly On The Wall Press in July 2023. Alice says that, together, they're stories of change, resilience and hope.


Richard Balls is the author of three books: A Furious Devotion: The Life of Shane MacGowan; Be Stiff: The Stiff Records Story, and Sex & Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll: The Life of Ian Dury. He was a news journalist for 20 years, starting his career in local papers in London before moving to Dublin, where he wrote for a range of national papers including the Sunday Press, Sunday Times and Irish Times. Richard works in communications and lives in Norwich.


Nick Jackson was born in the High Peak area of Derbyshire and came to the flatlands of East Anglia at the age of 7. He’s been here, on and off, ever since and has worked as a librarian and a literacy tutor. He currently teachesmeditation.

Nick’s writing reflects his fascination with the natural world and our human relationship with it – how we are simultaneously driven to connect with our wild impulses and repelled by our animal origins. He has published two collections of short fiction:

‘Visits to the Flea Circus’, Elastic Press, 2005

and ‘The Secret Life of the Panda’, 2011


C.D. Rose is the author of Walter Benjamin Stares at the Sea, a collection of stories about vanishing photographers, distracted philosophers and the state of lostness. He has also written a parafictional trilogy, The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure, Who's Who When Everyone is Someone Else and The Blind Accordionist. He currently lives in the north of England, but is at home anywhere there are dark bars, dusty libraries, and good second-hand bookshops.

Doors open at 19:00. The event begins at 19:30. There is a wet weather option of the Music Room upstairs should the weather be poor.


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    Courtyard seating (benches and chairs)




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