Join the NCW Book Club

The National Centre for Writing’s Book Club helps you discover new books, challenges your usual reading habits and introduces you to other readers. Every couple of months we announce a new book and host friendly conversations online. It’s entirely free to join and all are welcome!

How it works

We highly recommend you join our free online community over on Discord, where there’s a space to chat about the book while you’re reading (no spoilers!). You can join up simply by clicking here.
At scheduled intervals we’ll also arrange for cosier Zoom-powered discussions, open to anyone who would really like to dig in to the themes or style of the chosen book. Spaces are limited on the Zoom chats, so that everyone gets a chance to speak.
We also share extra resources to aid discussion and further thinking, which can be useful if you want to discuss a book with friends or family.

Currently reading: RENDANG by Will Harris

RENDANG by Will Harris has been revealed as our new Book Club book! Flo Reynolds returns to the NCW podcast to introduce the book. They also give some great tips for beginners on how to read poetry, so if you’re more used to fiction and non-fiction it’s the perfect primer:

If you’d like to take part in the Zoom discussions, you can find out more here:

NCW Virtual Book Club discussion: Tuesday 20 October, 5 – 6.30pm BST
NCW Virtual Book Club discussion: Friday 30 October, 5.30 – 7pm BST
Spaces are limited so we recommend booking your place in advance!

Previous books