What’s On

What’s on at National Centre for Writing

Upcoming events and courses hosted by National Centre for Writing at our literature house Dragon Hall, across Norwich, and online.

Workshops
Giving Place a Voice: Poetry Workshop with Elizabeth Lewis Williams
Calendar
Friday 24 May
Location
National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
Price
£ 35.00 - (£25.00 conc)
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Live performance
BURNT TOAST: Late Night Open Mic Poetry
Calendar
Saturday 25 May
Location
National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
Price
£ 10.00 - £7.50 (U18/Young NNF)
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Events
Poems as Friends with Roy McFarlane & Hannah Jane Walker
Calendar
Saturday 25 May
Location
Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens
Price
£ 10.00 - (£9.00 conc / £7.50 U18)
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Workshops
Writing Conflict in Fiction with Michael Donkor
Calendar
Saturday 25 May
Location
National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
Price
£ 35.00 - (£25.00 conc)
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Events
The Harriet Martineau Lecture: Val McDermid
Calendar
Saturday 25 May
Location
Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens
Price
£ 12.00 - £7.50 (U18/Young NNF)
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Events
A Sign of Her Own: Sarah Marsh
Calendar
Saturday 25 May
Location
National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
Price
£ 10.00 - £7.50 (U18/Young NNF)
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Download the latest season brochure

We’re delighted to share the spring programme at National Centre for Writing — a jam-packed calendar of events and opportunities at our Literature House and online that will galvanise and inspire, offer connection and reflection, and bring inspiration and hope for 2024.

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More ways to get involved…

For writers

We create exciting opportunities for writers at all stages to grow their practice personally or professionally. We identify and nurture early-career authors and offer inspiration and teaching support for those wanting to take the next steps.

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For translators

Through UK-based and international partnerships we champion literary exchange and increase the visibility of writing in translation. NCW supports translators from across the globe via mentorships, events and both virtual and physical residencies here in Norwich.

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For communities

We empower individuals and communities through a range of projects that celebrate Norwich’s diverse people and cultures; helping build new relationships and share experiences through written and oral storytelling.

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For young people

We inspire and connect children and young people through a lively, engaging range of workshops, free activities and writing competitions to boost storytelling skills and encourage reading and writing for pleasure.

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For families

We recognise that a love of words and story-making makes writers of the future and can begin with the very youngest among us. Our family programme responds to this with an enthusiasm to create playful, creative sessions for families to enjoy together.

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For schools

We support teachers and practitioners to engage and inspire pupils with creative writing via reading groups, networks with professional writers, free resources, online and in-person activity and place-based school visits.

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