This autumn, UEA Live celebrates ten years since Norwich became England’s first UNESCO City of Literature, with a series of special events from bestselling international writers. Women’s Prize for Fiction winner Kamila Shamsie joins Caribbean poets Anthony Joseph and Shara McCallum, and renowned novelist Esther Freud, to share their creativity, passions and perspectives.

All events will be in-person in the UEA Lecture Theatre from 7pm–8pm. There will be author Q&As and the opportunity to buy signed copies of the authors’ books. You can also watch the events online from seven working days after each live event with our Digital Season Ticket.


Ticket Prices:

Season Tickets (access to all 3 events)

£27 / £24 concession

Individual Tickets

£10 / £6 student

Digital Season Ticket (events can be viewed online at a later date)


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Wed 2 November

Kamila Shamsie Headshot

Wed 2 November

Kamila Shamsie Headshot

Kamila Shamsie

Best of Friends

Thu 10 November

Anthony Joseph and Shara McCallum

Poetry and the Reimagined Life

Wed 7 December

Esther Freud

I Couldn't Love You More

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