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City of Literature Weekend

Friday 25 – Sunday 27 May

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Our City of Literature Weekend brings together some of today’s best writers and thinkers for a weekend of talks and debates. This year we have punk icon Viv Albertine, 2017 British Book Award winner Sarah Perry and New York Times best-selling author Johann Hari to name just a few.

Take a look below at all of the events taking place over the weekend. Click on the events to find out more information and to book tickets.


Important information

Assisted performances: All events in the Adnams Spiegeltent will be BSL interpreted. All events in the Literature Tent will be BSL interpreted and Captioned.

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Day one: Friday 25 May

Day two: Saturday 26 May

Day three: Sunday 27 May


Book four or more events and save £1.50 per ticket. Join us for all events across the weekend for £90 (save £46), this ticket must be booked via the Norwich Theatre Royal Box Office on 01603 766400.

In Association with Writers’ Centre Norwich

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