Join a national conversation about why books matter

Welcome. We are for writers, readers, literature professionals and anybody who loves books. First of all we’d like to invite you to take part in a discussion about the many challenges facing our national artform. Featuring Michael Rosen, Will Self and Ali Smith, The National Conversation is off to a great start; please do join us whether virtually or face to face.  In other exciting news we have just launched a suite of online and face-to-face creative writing courses with our partners at the University of East Anglia - writers, you can sign up now. We also have events, workshops, agent sessions galore, brilliant resources for readers, info on England's first UNESCO City of Literature, writers' resources and more; do browse the site and get in touch.

UEA-WCN Online + Face-to-face
Sign up for beginners or advanced courses in poetry and prose wherever you live.
National Centre at Dragon Hall
Exciting developments in the NCW plans: read more here
Join The National Conversation
Events and discussion for everyone who loves literature and cares about our literary ecology.
Enjoy Live-Streamed Events
Get access to the best talks, readings, debates and performances from the 2015 ILS.
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.