City of literature journey: Art in an emergency

Friday 22 May

This year the National Centre for Writing has put together a series of literary journeys that will guide you through our exciting City of Literature programme at Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020.

With a programme of fresh and original literary voices, along with award-winning writers and publishers, we invite you to celebrate Norwich as a UNESCO City of Literature and a home to writers, thinkers, storytellers and readers.

Our second City of Literature journey is titled ‘Art in an emergency’ and asks the question: what does it mean to be an artist in today’s turbulent social climate? Through these events we examine the role of art as a force of resistance and repair – drawing upon the stories of our past through the writers of our future.

Owen Sheers presents… Friday 22 May, 12noon, The Adnams Spiegeltent, Festival Gardens, £8.50

Owen Sheers (‘a prodigiously talented writer’ – New York Times) reveals his selection of ten incredible, socially engaged writers who write to reflect on and hopefully change our times. Owen will be joined by three of these writers as he explores what makes their work so vital.

Presented by the National Centre for Writing and British Council as part of the International Literature Showcase. With support from Arts Council England and Creative Scotland.

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For any literary enquiries, including readings and events, please contact Zoë Waldie at Rogers, Coleridge and White: Tel: 0207 221 3717