WRAP stands for Writing, Reading and Pleasure. It’s a place to explore and enjoy words.

WRAP is a programme of book clubs, writing workshops, mentoring and events open to all NTU students, free, gratis, and at no charge to you while you are a student in a UNESCO City of Literature. Co-produced with WRAP student ambassadors, WRAP is about loving words, listening to new voices, reading for pleasure and having the freedom and confidence to speak out. Everyone is welcome to read and write along; since launching in October 2020 we’ve delivered over 100 hours of events with our team of lead writers, looking at themes including race, gender, class and sexuality.

If your idea of bliss is a brand new unthumbed sweet-smelling paperback, you’ll find people at our events who know what you’re talking about; you’ll have the chance to share your favourite titles and maybe even find some new favourites. And WRAP is a home for all students who want to try taking their pen for a walk – through poems and prose, non-fiction and scripts. No experience is needed and all students are welcome.

Every term we work with a new featured author, who calls in to inspire us at writing masterclasses, bookclubs and our WRAP Café. Previous terms we have put together two anthologies, The Story of Us and Easyrider, both can be viewed on this website. WRAP is a great opportunity to meet new friends, explore books and experiment with writing. We have both online and in-person events, so plenty to get involved in!

All WRAP activities take place online via the Virtual Arts Centre. And at the end of term we celebrate with a WRAP Live! event, which you can attend live or watch it live-streamed on YouTube.

A showcase of our WRAP events so far…