Norwich, England’s first UNESCO City of Literature
Norwich has been a literary city for over 900 years: a place of ideas where the power of words has changed lives, promoted parliamentary democracy, fomented revolution, fought for the abolition of slavery and transformed literature. Today, it remains a popular destination for poets, novelists, biographers, playwrights, translators, literary critics, historians, environmentalists and philosophers: a place for writers as agents of change.
In 2012, 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. Discover the rich literary history of Norwich, the reasons why it is still popular with writers and readers today, and take part in more literary walks. Find out more.
National Centre for Writing’s home at Dragon Hall, built in 1427