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City of Literature

Wandering Words

Throughout the Festival

Norwich City Centre


Experience Norwich through fresh eyes and make discoveries about its past, present and future by embarking on a literary walking trail of the city.

Equipped with your mobile phone and a map from the Festival Box Office, you are ready to start your audio adventure. Follow the trail and scan the QR code at each marked location to hear a poem written by a writer with ties to Norwich, as well as sounds of the people and settings that inspired each of them to put pen to paper.

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Norwich becoming England’s first UNESCO City of Literature, National Centre for Writing commissioned writers to respond creatively to a particular place or to an event in its history. These new works represent the breadth of new writing happening in, around and inspired by Norwich.

Featuring work by Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Andy Bennett, Piers Harrison-Reid, Hannah Levene and Jessica Streeting, plus two new commissions for 2024 by Martin Figura and Cat Woodward.

Important information

Venue: Norwich City Centre

Maps: Pick up a map from the Festival box office from early May or click here to download a digital version.

Tickets: This is a non-ticketed event

A National Centre for Writing and Norfolk & Norwich Festival presentation. Sound production by Access Creative College


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

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