The NCW residency programme encompasses in-person and virtual residencies for writers and translators. We work with a wide range of partners and funders to support NCW residencies and exchanges, and we also publicise opportunities for creatives to take part in residencies with fellow UNESCO Cities of Literature around the world.

What is the NCW residency programme?

Hear from NCW Associate Programme Director Kate Griffin and previous NCW residents on the different strands of our residencies, the benefits, and how we share and facilitate opportunities for writers and literary translators.

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Being selected for this residency was a highlight of this year for me

Literary translator and writer Coco Mbassi

Dragon Hall residencies

Throughout the year, we offer residencies in Norwich to writers and translators from the UK and around the world, introducing them to local writers and translators at the monthly Dragon Hall Social.

In-person residencies are hosted in the Cottage, part of the Dragon Hall campus, and generally last between one week and one month. You can discover more about the Cottage here →

Details of our current Dragon Hall residents and the projects they are working on are found below. 

Current residents

There are currently no residents in the Cottage.



New! Dragon Hall Retreats

We will be hosting Dragon Hall Retreats in Summer, for creative writers and literary translators to spend time living and working in our Cottage. Each Retreat is a unique escape and an investment in your writing.

Dragon Hall Retreats

Virtual residencies

We also offer virtual residencies to writers and translators, usually part-time over several months, bringing national and international voices and ideas to Norwich and beyond through commissions, podcasts and online events

Details of our current virtual residents and the projects they are working on can be found below. 

Current residents

There are currently no virtual residents. View our past residents here →

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