sail-header-edge

Welcome to Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

Fountains of youth – the search for the next Young Poet Laureate is on

Search site
inverse-triangle
featured-image-edge
News & Press

The search for Nottingham's Young Poet Laureate

We are delighted to announce our search for a young poet to represent Nottingham on the international stage.

Talks

Photos with my Son

Tue, 6 Jun 2017
Nottingham Lakeside Arts
Discover
Tue, 6 Jun 2017
7pm - 8pm
Nottingham Lakeside Arts
Festivals

LGBTQ Book Festival

Sat, 3 Jun 2017
Waterstones Nottingham
Discover
Sat, 3 Jun 2017
11am - 4pm
Waterstones Nottingham
free

What are we writing about?

Welcome to a place where we share the city’s many stories. From new literacy resources, to listicles about things you didn’t know about literary Nottingham (there are LOTS!), from our social media videos and interviews with writers, there is a city to discover and stories we are proud to share with you.

Img 1868
card-top-arrow
Nottingham Writers' Club: 90 Years Young.

Nottingham Writers' Club recently celebrated its 90th birthday. The club tells us more...

ReadReaders & Writers
Lady Ottoline Morrell By George Charles Beresford 1903 2
card-top-arrow
A Tangled Trio: Ottoline Morrell, guest post by Richard Vytniorgu

Lady Ottoline Morrell was not just one of the great cultural catalysts of the early 20th Century; but one of the most important memorialist of the...

ReadReaders & Writers
Img 2950
card-top-arrow
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys: A review by Conrad Simpson

Conrad Simpson, as well as the recent winner of the Nottingham Young Creative award for film (13-15 age group) is also an avid reader and writer....

ReadReaders & Writers
Golden Legend
card-top-arrow
The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam: a review by Joel Davie

Nadeem Aslam’s exquisite, luminous novel shines hope into nightmare with the notion that love (and books) could, one day, conquer all.

ReadReaders & Writers

Nottingham word of the week

See all

TabsNounEars

“Ave sum of this kayli, it'll mek yer tabs laugh”

featured-image-edge
sail-header-edge

Rebel writers

As well as being internationally renowned for the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham has a history of rebellion – from stealing from the rich to give to the poor, to making a stand for the rights of the working classes. Nottingham was the centre of the Luddite rebellion and at the heart of the Chartist movement. Two centuries earlier, we hosted the start of the English Civil War when King Charles I flew the Royal Standard within the Castle.

discover our rebellious heritage

The Literary City

Down every snicket, across the slabs of the Square and cobbles of Hockley, through every welcoming door, behind every rippling pane of glass in every glowing window, there’s a story waiting to be discovered. If you’ve got an enquiring mind, it’s time to let it run wild. It’s time to visit Nottingham City of Literature.

featured-image-edge

Profile

Writers

Sue Dymoke fuses her role as a poet and teacher educator

Support a better world of words. Make a donation

If you want to support bringing the power of words to more people, why not make a donation to Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature? We’re a registered charity, so you can be sure your money will put to good use.

How to donate

Search