Bibliotherapy: Weekly reading recommendations
NCW Programme Director Peggy Hughes addresses your bibliotherapy needs with a weekly list of book recommendations
Jenny Offill talks to Joe Dunthorne
On Weather, catastrophising, coronavirus and what to do about it all
Which poem got you into poetry?
Can you trace your love of poetry back to one poem? Here are the poems that first captured the imaginations of our staff.
NCW is offering a range of opportunities to UK-based BAME literary translators, and translators working from diaspora and community languages
Death – why the taboo?
Recommended reading about grief, palliative care and the way we handle loss in society
City of literature journey: Experiment and challenge
Meet the artists who are seeking to explore the boundaries of possibility and challenge traditional forms of writing
City of Literature journey: Global connections
These events will transport you to places both new and familiar, exploring our histories and making connections on the way
City of literature journey: The writing life
From the daily process of creating art to the practicalities of publishing and the pleasures and pitfalls of prize culture
City of literature journey: Art in an emergency
Interrogate the role of art as a force of resistance and repair by drawing upon the stories of our past through the writers of our future
City of Literature journey: The nature of things
Examine the nature of our world through some of the best non-fiction books released this summer
‘The way we write about food is the way we write about ourselves’
Cara Marks on the vital relationship between food and empathy in your writing
The language of food
What can food say about the characters, setting, structure and sensation in your writing?
Judges revealed for the Desmond Elliott Prize
The country’s largest prize for first novels will be judged by Preti Taneja, Sonia Sodha and Sinéad Gleeson
Take your writing abroad
Funded residencies for writers and artists from UNESCO Cities of Literature
Rubbish – how do we define it?
Recommended reading about the planet, the economy, our behaviour and the ‘creative landfill’
How to start writing crime fiction
Tips on writing believable characters, authentic settings and the perfect crime
Eight Tips to Cure Writer’s Block
Eliza Robertson shares how to rediscover your inspiration in two stages
Writing poetry – five tips for staying motivated
‘Make some time to think about your writing, and the things you want to write about.’
Writing a short story – where do you start?
Writer, editor and creative writing tutor Lynne Bryan offers her advice for embarking on your first journey into the short story form
Calling live literature performers…we want your show!
We’re on the hunt for high quality live literature performances to tour in rural pubs across the UK
Making the most of residencies and commissions
Victoria Adukwei Bulley offers five tops tips for thinking about and applying for opportunities
Write a poem about Norwich’s Old City Wall
Seeking applications from early-career writers to write a contemporary poem about Benedicts Gate
The Polari Prizes: Then and Now
From an upstairs room in a Soho bar to a new £2000 prize for LGBT writers
Balancing a job & writing with Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
The inaugural UNESCO City of Literature Writer in Residence joins us on the podcast
Podcast: Jackie Kay’s 10 BAME writers
Talking with Eric Ngalle Charles, Zaffar Kunial and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Dragon Hall Debates: Guts
Can you stomach it? Recommended reading about the mystery of the human gut
Tim Clare on how to write better: ‘Write worse’
The award-winning author, poet and podcaster offers constructive advice to writers battling with self-doubt
Jackie Kay introduces her selection of 10 BAME writers
The final International Literature Showcase of 2019
Ellah Wakatama Allfrey examines Jackie Kay’s selection of BAME writers
Contextualising Jackie Kay’s selections
Preparing for publication
Debut novelist Richard Lambert discusses getting ready for his book’s publication
East Anglian Book Awards Shortlist 2019
Celebrating the very best of publishing, writing and reading in the region.
Norfolk’s third Young Laureate revealed
We are very pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Young Norfolk Writing Competition, and the identity of the third Young Norfolk Laureate.
Fiction & Fact: George Alagiah’s Noirwich Lecture
Recorded live at the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival 2019
Case Study: Sally-Anne Lomas
From writing for television to getting published in the TLC Free Reads anthology
Collaboration: Place: Change
NCW leads exciting new art and culture leadership programme across Norfolk and Suffolk
Exhaustion: Are we working too hard?
Is burnout real? Recommended reading about exhaustion, fatigue, sleep and restlessness
Val McDermid & Sian Cain on the publishing landscape for LGBTQI+ writers
Part of the International Literature Showcase
Val McDermid introduces her selection of 10 LGBTQI+ writers
Explore the second International Literature Showcase of 2019
Sian Cain explores Val McDermid’s selection of LGBTQI+ writers
Guardian Books Online Editor comments on Val McDermid’s selection of LGBTQI+ writers
LOWBORN (Down the Chipper)
Sam Ruddock on meeting Kerry Hudson and turning her vision into a reality
Zombies, Run!/Writers, Learn!
Erin Roberts shares her experience of writing for the award-winning exergame
‘A Room of One’s Own’ writer in residence revealed
“Finding the time or place to write came secondary, if at all.”
Suzy Joinson: Valletta to Tromsø
When you move around and look properly you start to see that stories are everywhere
Chris Gribble on year one of the National Centre for Writing
It’s also the 50th episode of the podcast!
Apply for ‘A Room of One’s Own’ at Dragon Hall
Paid writing space for a woman writer in partnership with the Royal Society of Literature