The Story Machine returns to Norfolk and Norwich Festival for second year

Poets and writers take over Dragon Hall to entertain audiences in The Story Machine in 2016. PHOTO B

Poets and writers take over Dragon Hall to entertain audiences in The Story Machine in 2016. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

'Under surveillance' is the theme for this year's The Story Machine which is returning to Norfolk and Norwich Festival for a second year.

Described as being powered by literature and oiled by theatre, the event is taking place at Norwich's Shoe Factory Social Club on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Story Machine for 2017 will use the power of words to take festival-goers behind the North Korean iron curtain, to the wild frontiers of everyman-for-himself America, and to the early years of the printing press. It will feature readings, performances and installations, including new work by Haruki Murakami, a film and audio exhibition by Helen Macdonald, Sarah Wood and Olivia Laing, and stories from Ben Okri, Tessa Hadley, KJ Orr, Thomas Morris and more.

The event is organised by Writers' Centre Norwich as part of the festival's City of Literature programme. It is Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm. Tickets £15. To book, visit www,nnfestival.org.uk or call 01603 766400.


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