Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts


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.

The NCLA programme brings writers from around the world to Newcastle to take part in readings, discussion and debate.

On this site you can find details of forthcoming events as well as information on NCLA's courses and mentoring programme. Our latest programme is also available for download as a pdf.

To purchase tickets and centre publications visit the NCLA shop. If you would like to receive regular updates you can sign up to our mailing list in the 'About Us' section.

At the bottom of the navigation area on the left hand side of this site you can find links to our social media pages and to the community of websites, which charts many of the exciting projects produced by NCLA including our multimedia archive.