Young people spread the word about Norwich UNESCO City of Literature

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    Young Ambassadors (c) Thom Law

The National Centre for Writing is delighted to welcome 14 young people from across Norfolk to the NCW Young Ambassador programme 2019.

These young people aged 15 – 17 years share a love of reading, writing and books in their schools and local communities, and will spend the next 12 months helping to spread the word of Norwich as England’s first UNESCO City of Literature.

The 2019 NCW Young Ambassadors are:

  • Oriana Alizond, Norwich School
  • Maddy Allard, Framingham Earl High School
  • Jessica Annison, Wymondham College Sixth Form
  • Willow Blenkiron, Hellesdon High School
  • Lasma Ciseiko, Attleborough Academy
  • Kate Gulewich, Wymondham College Sixth Form
  • Lorna Hatch, East Norfolk Sixth Form College
  • Pearl Hawke, Wymondham College Sixth Form
  • Hannah Holmes, Jane Austen College
  • Felix Platt, Litcham High School
  • Mia Read, Hellesdon High School
  • Seren Saunders, East Norfolk Sixth Form College
  • Eleanor Shorten, Wymondham College Sixth Form
  • Ruby Whitehouse, Diss High School

During their ambassadorship, each young person will be granted behind-the-scenes access to festivals, events and performances, giving them the chance to meet and interview writers and artists. They are also invited to workshops led by industry professionals and are given the opportunity to complete their Bronze Arts Award – a nationally recognised qualification.

To find out more about this and other schemes for young people, visit


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