City of Literature Weekend
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 May
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIFT AT DRAGON HALL IS CURRENTLY OUT OF ORDER AND ACCESS TO THE GREAT HALL FOR THESE EVENTS IS BY STAIRS ONLY.
If you have any queries about this please contact the Writers' Centre on 01603 877177.
Our City of Literature Weekend invites you to join some of the most original thinkers, activists and writers of our time. Dedicate a weekend to exploring ideas ranging from the cutting edge of neuroscience to unimaginable stories of human perseverance. This series of events will leave you with a deeper understanding of pressing political, economic and social questions and an idea of how change might be possible.
Throughout the weekend a live drawing performance, capturing key ideas, will take place in the Great Hall. On Saturday, this will be performed by Dr. Ian Williams, whose weekly cartoon in The Guardian, Sick Notes, captures the trials and tribulations of working in the NHS.
Delicious street food pop-ups and a bar will also be available at the event.
Day 1: The World as it is and Has Been
NOT A MISERY MEMOIR
with Una & Nicola Streeten
Ben Rawlence © Jonny Donovan
LIFE IN THE WORLD’S LARGEST REFUGEE CAMP
with Ben Rawlence
Charles Fernyhough © Ben Gilbert
JULIAN OF NORWICH AND THE VOICES IN OUR HEADS
with Charles Fernyhough
Matthew Green © Gerard Collett
SURVIVING WAR; SURVIVING PEACE
with Matthew Green
Kate Summerscale © Eamonn McCabe
MURDER, MORALITY, AND THE PENNY DREADFUL
with Kate Summerscale
Day 2: The World as We Might Make it
Harry Leslie Smith
DON’T LET MY PAST BE YOUR FUTURE
with Harry Leslie Smith
WE APOLOGISE THAT HARRY LESLIE SMITH'S EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT WRITERS' CENTRE NORWICH ON 01603 877177.
THE END OF ALCHEMY
with Mervyn King & Charles Clarke
Timothy Garton Ash © Susan Taylor Photography
FREE SPEECH IN AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD
with Timothy Garton Ash
NEUROTRIBES: THINKING SMARTER ABOUT DIFFERENCE
with Steve Silberman
Rachel Aspden © Mahmoud Allam
with Rachel Aspden
All events run: c. 60 minutes (no interval)