The Salon

Are you looking for the opportunity to make new contacts in the literary world and have inspiring discussions?

If so, join us at our monthly Salons. 

The Salon is a regular gathering for writers, translators and literary professionals. It celebrates literature in a relaxed and informal environment designed to provoke original thought and debate. 

Each month the Salon is given a new theme to stimulate and spark discussion- whether that theme is the art of song-writing or the role of local authors. Taking place on the first Tuesday of every month at the Norwich Arts Centre this is the destination for those interested in literature to enjoy inspiring chat over drinks. 

A warm and inviting atmosphere makes the Salon the perfect place to meet new people, make new friends, and have new conversations.There's no need to book, just come along.

Join us at the Salon

If you would like to receive invites to our monthly salon please sign-up on our website (top-left), followed by a quick email to with your name, postcode and email address.


Dear Friend

Literature may make our world go round, but it can't stop climate change. Or can it? This month we'll be discussing the way we address the non-human world, with debate fuelled by readings and some probing questions from Steve Waters, Patrick Barkham and Mark Cocker.

The Salon
In a Vulnerable Place
Featuring a reading from Steve Waters.
7th October, 6.30pm, Norwich Arts Centre Bar (please note the earlier start time)
Free entry
This month you'll have the chance to find out about writing for contemporary theatre, finding a dramatic form to address the non-human world and how research and writing interact.

Steve Waters will present extracts from his new one-man show, a personal journey into the reality of climate change. Waters, whose diptych of plays The Contingency Plan was described by Time Out  as ‘the first and best plays about climate change’, has returned to the subject in this documentary piece, which is receiving its debut at Norwich Arts Centre later in the month.
Along with this, nature writers Patrick Barkham and Mark Cocker will be in attendance asking searching questions about climate change and how writers address the ecological crisis. 

With delicious cake, courtesy of Amaretto Deli, and the opportunity to chat to our guests, fellow writers and literature enthusiasts this promises to be an interesting evening - I do hope you can join us.

Best wishes, 
Jon Morley 
Programme Director
Writers' Centre Norwich