'…it does my writerly soul good to know that such programmes as yours exist. The room was filled with people who genuinely care about writing. About reading. What an amazing experience.' Robin Black
Welcome to the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts (NCLA) website.
Established as a University Research Centre in 2009 and led by Director Linda Anderson, NCLA’s primary mission is to contribute to the cultural life of the North East region through the provision of events, education, projects and publications in the field of creative writing.
In a rolling, year-long festival of readings, discussion and debate, the NCLA events programme brings writers from around the world to Newcastle. Tickets for forthcoming events and a selection of NCLA publications are available from the WebStore.
We hope you will enjoy browsing the site to find out more about what NCLA has to offer and invite you to join our mailing list so that we can keep you informed about forthcoming events and other activities. Our monthly newsletter can also be found in the archive section and you can keep up to date with what is happening at the Centre by joining our group on Facebook.