Dragon Hall is transformed into a story machine

Poets and writers take over Dragon Hall to entertain audiences in The Story Machine.PHOTO BY SIMON F

Poets and writers take over Dragon Hall to entertain audiences in The Story Machine.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Tales and stories enthralled festival-goers as Dragon Hall, the home of Writers' Centre Norwich, was transformed into The Story Machine.

Poets and writers take over Dragon Hall to entertain audiences in The Story Machine including Jon Mc

Poets and writers take over Dragon Hall to entertain audiences in The Story Machine including Jon McGregor who told his story inside his car.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Powered by literature and oiled by theatre, the immersive literary event took place at the medieval merchant's hall in King Street on Sunday, as part of the festival's City of Literature programme led by Writers' Centre Norwich.

Poets and writers take over Dragon Hall to entertain audiences in The Story Machine.PHOTO BY SIMON F

Poets and writers take over Dragon Hall to entertain audiences in The Story Machine.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Festival-goers were greeted by stories and installations at every turn – including in hallways, cellars and gardens, and even in a writer's parked car.

There was live literature from Jon McGregor, Kevin Barry, Sarah Hall and Anna Metcalfe alongside work from writers including Claudia Rankine, Etgar Keret, Katherine Mansfield, Kirsty Logan and Mikhail Zoschenko.

Alice Kent, director of communications at Writers' Centre Norwich, said: 'People really enjoyed it and thought it was a different way of doing a literature event.'


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See www.nnfestival.org.uk for more information about City of Literature events.

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