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. Together with the world-renowned University of East Anglia we have launched a new suite of international creative writing courses - online and face-to-face. We also have events; workshop and agents sessions galore; brilliant resources for readers; info on England's first UNESCO City of Literature; writers' resources and much more.

UEA-WCN Online + Face-to-face
Sign up for beginners or advanced courses in poetry and prose wherever you live.
Writers, Get Your Work Read For Free
A chance for writers from the East of England to get a professional read from TLC.
Join The National Conversation
Events and discussion for everyone who loves literature and cares about our literary ecology.
Read Some Winning Stories
Enjoy the work of our IdeasTap Inspires WCN Writing Cometition winners
Browse our Events & Workshops
We have a host of great events and writers' workshops; click here.
Read Some Great Books
If you don't write, but love books whether literary or less so, then this is the place for you.