It is with regret that we announce that Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020 (and the City of Literature Weekend) has been cancelled

For a full statement, please visit the Norfolk & Norwich Festival website.


This year the National Centre for Writing has put together a series of literary journeys that will guide you through our exciting City of Literature programme at Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020.

With a programme of fresh and original literary voices, along with award-winning writers and publishers, we invite you to celebrate Norwich as a UNESCO City of Literature and a home to writers, thinkers, storytellers and readers. Browse the curated journeys we’ve suggested and book all four events together to get a £1.00 discount per ticket.

Looking for a great story? Moving from Brexit Britain to Japan, India and the Low Countries, our ‘Global connections’ journey will transport you to places both new and familiar, exploring our histories and making connections on the way.

Global connections

 

Summer – Ali Smith

Friday 22 May, 7pm, The Halls, £12 / £10.20 conc / £7.50 under 26

Ali Smith CBE

The Baileys and Goldsmiths prize-winning, Man-Booker shortlisted author returns to Norwich with the unmissable finale to her dazzling literary tour de force, the Seasonal Quartet. Summer is a bold and brilliant novel that captures the state of our nation with burning immediacy.

 

 

New Dutch Writing

Friday 22 May, 8.30pm, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, £5

New Dutch WritingJoin us for a celebration of Norfolk’s close relationship to the Low Countries – both geographically and through our history of trade and arts – through the work of some of the most exciting Dutch writers working today.

 

 

From Norwich to Kolkata

Saturday 23 May, 7.30pm, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, £5

Front cover of the 'Writing Places' anthologyJoin us for a celebration of Norfolk’s close relationship to the Low Countries – both geographically and through our history of trade and arts – through the work of some of the most exciting Dutch writers working today.

 

 

Contemporary Japanese Writers

Saturday 23 May, 7.30pm, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, £5

Mieko KawakamiTwo of the most celebrated writers in Japan today discuss their writing and the portrayal of womanhood and the female body in contemporary Japan. Murata’s Convenience Store Woman was one of the hottest Japanese fiction releases of 2018, and Kawakami has been singled out as a favourite of Haruki Murakami.

 

Tickets are available from the Norfolk & Norwich Festival website. A discount of £1.00 per ticket will be automatically applied to your basket when you book these four events together.

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