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.
Explore NCW Residencies
Opportunities and past work from our residents.
Browse upcoming residency opportunities
We regularly host open calls for in-person and virtual residencies with the National Centre for Writing, as well as promoting residencies in other UNESCO Cities of Literature.
Past and future residents
Browse all past and future writers and translators in residence with National Centre for Writing.
Meet the World
A series of events which aim to celebrate our ongoing connections with international writers and translators by sharing their writing and ideas with new readers.
Dragon Hall Retreats
A Retreat in the Dragon Hall Cottage is an investment in your writing and an opportunity to get away from it all. We welcome applications for single or joint retreats from anyone interested in creative writing or literary translation.
Imagining the City
Virtual residencies and digital exchanges, connecting Norwich to writers and translators from around the world. The programme includes a wide range of commissions and events.
Find out more about all our residents’ experience of Norwich UNESCO City of Literature through Walking Norwich — a collection of real and imagined journeys through the city. Image © VisitNorwich
Being selected for this residency was a highlight of this year for me
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.
There are currently no residents in the Cottage.
New! Dragon Hall Retreats
We will be hosting our first Dragon Hall Retreats from February-March 2024, 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.
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.
There are currently no virtual residents. View our past residents here →
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