In 2012, Writers’ Centre Norwich (now the National Centre for Writing) led the successful bid for Norwich to become England’s first UNESCO City of Literature joining a prestigious network of cities worldwide.
We celebrate Norwich’s heritage as a place of ideas, where the power of words has for hundreds of years changed lives. We nurture the city’s contemporary writers and through our UNESCO Young Ambassador programme support young people to share their love of reading, writing, books and ideas with their schools and wider community.
The UK’s Creative Cities generated an estimated £2.4 million from April 2014 to March 2015 through their association with UNESCO.
Creative Cities help to:
The National Centre for Writing celebrates Norfolk Day 2018 with the launch of a creative writing competition
On adapting The Handmaid’s Tale for screen and writing in Norwich
Discover the story behind ‘Here’, Luke Wright’s poem commissioned for the National Centre for Writing
New centre to champion literary translation, artistic experimentation and collaboration.
WCN receives funding support from the Arts Council’s National Lottery funded Ambition for Excellence Programme
A look back at our fantastic visitors to Norwich UNESCO City of Literature this year
‘For me the name Norwich had been connected to Norwich football club and W.G. Sebald’
Professor Andrew Cowan from the University of East Anglia on his visit to Ljubljana UNESCO City of Literature
Building work starts at Dragon Hall in Norwich
She will join the team at Dragon Hall in November
Arts Council England has renewed our status as a National Portfolio Organisation
Call for the release of renowned novelist, columnist and human rights activist