City of Literature Weekend

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 May
from 11am

Kate Summerscale

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


Nicola Streeten

NOT A MISERY MEMOIR
with Una & Nicola Streeten
11am


Ben Rawlence © Jonny Donovan

LIFE IN THE WORLD’S LARGEST REFUGEE CAMP
with Ben Rawlence
12.30pm


Charles Fernyhough © Ben Gilbert

JULIAN OF NORWICH AND THE VOICES IN OUR HEADS
with Charles Fernyhough
2.30pm


Matthew Green © Gerard Collett

SURVIVING WAR; SURVIVING PEACE
with Matthew Green
4pm


Kate Summerscale © Eamonn McCabe

MURDER, MORALITY, AND THE PENNY DREADFUL
with Kate Summerscale
5.30pm

Day 2: The World as We Might Make it


Harry Leslie Smith

DON’T LET MY PAST BE YOUR FUTURE
with Harry Leslie Smith
11am
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.


Mervyn King

THE END OF ALCHEMY
with Mervyn King & Charles Clarke
12.30pm


Timothy Garton Ash © Susan Taylor Photography

FREE SPEECH IN AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD
with Timothy Garton Ash
2.30pm

NEUROTRIBES: THINKING SMARTER ABOUT DIFFERENCE
with Steve Silberman
4pm


Rachel Aspden © Mahmoud Allam

GENERATION REVOLUTION
with Rachel Aspden
5.30pm

 

 

All events run: c. 60 minutes (no interval)

City of Literature is presented in association with

Writers’ Centre Norwich
Writers’ Centre Norwich

UNESCO City of Literature
UNESCO City of Literature