National Centre for Writing in Norwich

Virtual Residency: Thomas Heerma van Voss

1 Oct-7 November 2020

In October the National Centre for Writing in Norwich welcomes Thomas Heerma van Voss as virtual writer in residence. The residency is organized in partnership with the Dutch Foundation for Literature and its New Dutch Writing campaign in the U.K., and celebrates the publication of the Verzet chapbooks at Strangers Press.

During the month-long residency, Thomas Heerma van Voss will be running a workshop with Lit from the Inside, the NCW’s youth group exploring the literary arts scene in Norwich and elsewhere; sharing his top five writing tips; recording a podcast as part of the NCW Writing Life series of podcasts; and writing a walk for Walking Norwich, which explores the real and imagined UNESCO city of literature. The author will also be collaborating with the Book Hive in Norwich to offer a shortlist of three books in translation from the Netherlands that he’d like to recommend to English-language readers.

Thomas Heerma van Voss is looking forward to staying in Norwich

‘during this strange COVID-19 period, this time via a screen, to talk about what I love most – stories, fiction, literature. I am positive that this digital stay will inspire me in all manner of ways.’ Thomas Heerma van Voss has published four works of fiction in Dutch. His chapbook, Thank You For Being With Us, comprises two short stories feature compelling, well-wrought characters who draw the reader entertainingly into their simultaneously hilarious and heart-breaking lives. The stories are translated by Moshe Gilula.

Verzet is collection of beautifully designed chapbooks published by Strangers Press which showcases translated work of eight of the most exciting writers working in the Netherlands today. Thank You For Being With Us offers two short stories by Thomas Heerma van Voss translated by Moshe Gilula. Verzet was launched on September 22:

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