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‘Words and Ways’ project transforms Norwich students into travel writers (February)

Young Norfolk Writing Competition 2017 launches in schools across the county (January)


Writers’ Centre Norwich gets green light to develop the city’s historic Dragon Hall into the National Centre for Writing (December)

East Anglian Book Awards winners revealed (November) 

Writers’ Centre Norwich announces winners of the 2016 Emerging Translator Mentoring Programme (October) 

Artistic partnerships flourish between UK and Korea in Norwich UNESCO City of Literature (October) 

Lord Mayor hails crime festival as a huge success (September) 

Norwich set for most exciting international crime festival yet (September) 

Line-up revealed for Noirwich Crime Writing Festival 2016 (July) 

International Literature Showcase launches at London Book Fair (April) 

Norwich to be home to a National Centre for Writing (January) 


Norwich welcomes Nottingham as a UNESCO City of Literature (December) 

Mayor hands keys to Dragon Hall to Writers' Centre Norwich (October) 

Noirwich Crime Writing Festival (September) 

Norwich hosts UK's premier gathering of international writers (June) 

International Literature Showcase in Norwich (May) 

Writers' Centre Norwich moves to Dragon Hall (April) 


WCN to develop a National Centre for Writing in historic Dragon Hall (December) 

UEA and WCN launch new international creative writing programme (October) 

IdeasTap Inspires: WCN Writing Competition (April) 


Norwich celebrates being a UNESCO City of Literature (October) 


UNESCO City of Literature visiting professors (September) 

Norwich City of Refuge supports Dr Jiao Guobiao (September) 

Worlds Literature Festival 2012 (June) 

WCN receives £240,000 from Arts Council England (May) 

Norwich announced as England's first and the world's sixth UNESCO City of Literature (May) 

Norwich announces it's intention to become England's first UNESCO City of Literature (March) 

The Norwich Showcase (January) 


Searching for the next generation of novelists: Escalator opens (October) 

Worlds' Literature Festival (June) 

National Portfolio Organisation status awarded to Writers' Centre Norwich (March) 


Ian McEwan celebrates the hand over of Norwich's UNESCO City of Literature status bid (May) 

An evening with international poets Les Murrway and Andrew Motion (April) 


Norwich announces bid to become a UNESCO City of Literature (June)