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Welcome to Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

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Opportunities

Vacancy: Executive Assistant

Super-organised, composed, bristling with energy and obsessed with reading and writing? We're looking for someone like you...

Talks

Five Leaves Book Group, discussing I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Five Leaves Bookshop
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Mon, 26 Jun 2017
7pm - 8pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
free
Poetry & Spoken Word

Poet in Da Corner

Fri, 30 Jun 2017
Nottingham Playhouse
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Fri, 30 Jun 2017
8pm - 10pm
Nottingham Playhouse

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.

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Guzzgog - Nottingham Word Of The Week

Each week we'll post a celebration of Nottingham slang, a celebration of the inventiveness, warmth and sheer oddness of the words that make...

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Guzzgog - Nottingham Word Of The Week

Each week we'll post a celebration of Nottingham slang, a celebration of the inventiveness, warmth and sheer oddness of the words that make...

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Krakow: Guest Post by Gareth Morgan

Nottingham meets Krakow in this fascinating post from Gareth Morgan

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Summer Cauldron

Phillipa Coughlan, a poet from Chilwell, sends us this poem to mark midsummer.

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Join us in sharing the excitement of comics this National Writing Day, 21 June 2017

DAWN OF THE UNREAD: Resources

Nottingham word of the week

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GuzzgogNounSoft fruit of the ribes family, the gooseberry

“Little John felt a right guzzgog when he went down town with Robin Hood and Maid Marian”

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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.

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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.

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Writers

Sue Dymoke fuses her role as a poet and teacher educator

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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.

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