On the Same Page

This is a past event which has now ended.

Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020 has been cancelled

It is with regret that we have taken the very difficult but ultimately inevitable decision to cancel the 2020 Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

With the rapidly escalating health-crisis and with the safety of our audiences, staff and artists at heart, we have taken the decision that it is impossible for us to deliver the Festival this May.

If you have booked a ticket for the Festival, you do not need to do anything. You are entitled to a refund and we will be in touch soon. Please bear with us during this difficult time. If you have the capacity to make a donation of part or all of your ticket value, we would be extremely grateful – it would help ensure we’re well-placed to support artists and be able to present future Festivals.

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A unique event in which the Royal Society of Literature will present two of the most exciting writers working in the UK today, who would not normally share a stage, to discuss the role of the writer in uncertain political times. Expect lively discussion and fascinating insight into the pressures and pleasures of the writing life. Names to be revealed!

On the Same Page is a partnership with the Royal Society of Literature, celebrating 200 years since the society was founded. Elected by their writer peers, each new RSL Fellow signs the Society’s historic Roll Book, bearing signatures from 1825 to 2019. In this series, taking place at literature festivals across the UK in 2020, the RSL invites writers who signed the same page of the book to reflect on their own experiences and explore literature in Britain today.

In partnership with the Royal Society of Literature as part of the RSL 200, celebrating 200 years of literature in the UK.

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Duration: 1 hour

About the Royal Society of Literature

Founded by George IV in 1820, the RSL celebrates and nurtures all that is best in British literature, past and present. They organise talks and masterclasses, awards and prizes, run a School’s Outreach Programme and campaign in the interest of literature and writers.


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23 May

10:30 am


City of Literature Weekend is a Norfolk & Norwich Festival and National Centre for Writing presentation, programmed by National Centre for Writing.

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