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 Literature.

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.

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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 narrative non-fiction with Dan Richards & Edward Parnell

In this episode of The Writing Life podcast, writers and NCW Academy tutors Dan Richards and Edward Parnell discuss the journey of writing narrative non-fiction.


17 June 2024

The Writing Life
Tips and Advice

Agent Q&A with Juliet Pickering

In this exclusive interview, Blake Friedmann Literary Agency’s Vice Head of Books Juliet Pickering shares her advice for aspiring romance writers.


13 June 2024

Tips and Advice

Case study: Karen Francis

Discover Karen Francis, a graduate of our Develop Your Poetry course, whose debut poetry collection ‘a mother is a paperclip’ won the 2022 Hedgehog Press ‘Slim Volume’ pamphlet competition.


12 June 2024

Case Study
Tips and Advice