City of Literature

Each May, the National Centre for Writing programmes and produces the City of Literature strand of Norfolk & Norwich Festival. Being a UNESCO City of Literature is much more than being a city of books – Norwich is also a city of words, ideas and debate. As a tool to fight for what we believe in, to offer room for the exploration of ideas and the liberation of our imaginations, to unite and divide people – words are powerful. And, in the right hands, they are indeed extraordinary. Each year our programme reflects the outstanding talents of Norwich and Norfolk alongside guests from around the world.

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