The Writer's Toolkit

Workshops and courses at Dragon Hall

Kick-start your creativity, refine work in progress and explore the skills needed for success in the writing world today

Features & events

The Writer's Toolkit

Good writing knows no borders

Discover Elif Shafak’s selection of 10 exciting women writers in the UK

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12 – 15 September 2019

The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival returns this September with a new line-up of renowned crime writers. General tickets are now on sale, including a limited number of Season Passes.

Headliners for 2019 include George Alagiah, Louise Doughty and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, each making their first appearance at Noirwich.

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Case studies

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Case study: Amelia Platt

Case study: Alison McCullough

Case study: Jo Thompson

Case study: Michael Donkor

Case study: Luke Wright

Discover Norwich

England’s first UNESCO City of Literature

The National Centre for Writing is based at Dragon Hall in Norwich. In 2012 we led the successful bid for the city to become England’s first UNESCO City of Literature, joining a prestigious and growing network of creative cities worldwide.

We continually celebrate Norwich’s heritage as a place of ideas, where the power of words has been changing lives for hundreds of years. We nurture the city’s contemporary writers and through our UNESCO Young Ambassador programme support young people to share their love of reading, writing, books and ideas with their schools and wider community.

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