A programme of talks and readings by contemporary writers

We champion new writing, working with established and emerging talent on events, exhibitions, and new commissioned work. Our literature programme runs year round, with writers such as Simon Armitage, Helen Oyeyemi, Patience Agbabi, Tracy Chevalier, and Zaffar Kunial contributing to our events and exhibitions.

Our live literature programme attracts some of the most exciting contemporary writers through our Poetry at the Parsonage and the Contemporary Womens Writing strands, and our workshops provide a space for inspiration and to develop your work.

To find out who's reading at the Museum in the next few months click What’s On, or sign up to our mailing list to receive regular updates about events.