Based in the historic Dragon Hall in Norwich, Writers’ Centre Norwich is the literature development agency for the East. It led the successful bid to have Norwich nominated as England’s first UNESCO City of Literature and will become a National Centre for Writing in 2017. WCN supports emerging and established writers and seeks to explore the artistic and social power of creative writing through pioneering and collaborative projects with writers, readers, schools, libraries and cultural partners. Its programme includes mentoring, workshops, conferences, live literature events and talks by internationally acclaimed writers. Over the last 12 months, WCN has been leading a National Conversation, a wide ranging debate taking place around the country discussing pertinent literary issues with Ali Smith, Will Self, Michael Rosen, Philip Gwyn Jones, Meg Rosoff, Kerry Hudson and a host of national partners.