11 - 26 May 2019

City of Literature

A celebration of words and the stories woven from them at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

In a turbulent world where news is fake and facts are fiction, books, words and ideas have never been more vital. As portals to new worlds and ways of seeing, they have a special magic that guides, provokes and illuminates us.

Programmed in partnership with the National Centre for Writing, literature events at the Festival celebrate Norwich as a UNESCO-designated home to writers, thinkers, storytellers and readers.

Wondering where to start? Listen to our podcast guide:

Peggy Hughes, Programme Director

National Centre for Writing

National Centre for Writing    Norfolk & Norwich Festival



Box office telephone 01603 766400

Saturday 11 May

City of Literature Weekend

24 – 26 May 2019

The City of Literature Weekend at Norfolk & Norwich Festival takes place across two locations – the Adnams Spiegeltent in Chapelfield Gardens and the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall.

Tickets are £8 (with the exception of Postcard Stories and the Harriet Martineau Lecture), and all events run for one hour unless otherwise stated.

For accessibility information for any of the events, visit nnfestival.org.uk, email access@nnfestival.org.uk or call 01603 877750.



NNF Journeys

Not sure what to book? We’ve put together a series of literary journeys that will guide you through our exciting programme of weekend events. Browse the curated journeys we’ve suggested (right) and book four or more events together to get a £1.50 discount per ticket.

Friday 24 May

Saturday 25 May

Sunday 26 May