We celebrate the power of words and ideas through courses, events and conversation.

Our home is Dragon Hall, a 15th-century medieval trading hall in the heart of Norwich UNESCO City of Literature.

Explore Dragon Hall, the medieval home of our Literature House

National Centre for Writing is a home for writers, translators and readers from all walks of life. Our Literature House is based in Dragon Hall, a fascinating medieval building in the heart of Norwich UNESCO City of Litrature.

We are open Sunday to Wednesday, 10am–3pm each week for you to explore, discover, and share your story.

We are free to visit, drop by any time!

You can help us to ensure that Dragon Hall remains a vibrant hub of writing, reading, storytelling and community activity for years to come. Please consider making a donation when you visit — simply tap your debit or credit card on our donation displays or click here to donate online.

We welcome families, schools, and group bookings.

Plan your visit

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Featured events, courses and opportunities – don’t miss out!

Our programme of activity runs all year round, encompassing courses, festivals, workshops, live performances, socials, and so much more. Explore what we’ve got coming up below.

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Explore our latest blogs, resourses, podcasts and guides in the NCW library.

Writing for performance with HighTide

In this episode of The Writing Life podcast, Nicola Werenowska and Georgia Shackleton discuss writing for playwriting and ghost stories.


20 May 2024

The Writing Life
Tips and Advice

Case study: Simon Bell

Discover Simon Bell, a graduate of our Develop Your Fiction course, whose dystopian debut novel The Epilogue Event is launching on Saturday 6 July (2024) at Jarrolds.


16 May 2024

Case Study
Tips and Advice

Win a City of Literature Book Stack!

Book your tickets for the City of Literature Weekend and we’ll enter you into our book stack prize draw.


16 May 2024