Join a national conversation about why books matter

Welcome. We are for writers, readers, literature professionals and anyone who loves books. First of all we’d like to invite you to take part in a national discussion about our national artform (The National Conversation). Michael Rosen, Will Self, Ali Smith are opening the conversation for us at events across the country this autumn; do join us whether virtually or face to face. We also have events with Val McDermid, Sophie Hannah and Ben Okri; workshop and agents sessions galore; brilliant resources for readers, networking events at our Salon; info on England's first UNESCO City of Literature, writers' resources, links and much more.

Join The National Conversation
Events and discussion for everyone who loves literature and cares about our literary ecology.
Browse our Events & Workshops
Looking for something interesting to do? We have a host of great events on; click here.
A Criminally Good Festival
Crime events and workshops taking place this October 2014
Read Some Great Books
If you don't write, but love books whether literary or less so, then this is the place for you.
Are you from a School or College?
If you work or learn in Norfolk then we have lots going on for you, so click here.
Into Freedom of Expression?
Click if you're into refugee and asylum seeker issues or work with us through City of Refuge.