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Welcome to Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

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Interested in being a Nottingham City of Literature trustee?

Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature (NUCoL) is seeking to appoint up to three new Trustees who have the skills and interests to help us identify and...

Poetry & Spoken Word

John Lucas at 80!

Sun, 23 Jul 2017
Five Leaves Bookshop
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Sun, 23 Jul 2017
4pm - 6pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
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Talks

DIVERCITY – LGBT Lives

Tue, 25 Jul 2017
Five Leaves Bookshop
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Tue, 25 Jul 2017
7pm - 8pm
Five Leaves Bookshop

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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The Future of Booksellers: guest post by Ross Bradshaw

Last week Ross Bradshaw, helmsman of Five Leaves Bookshop, visited Parliament to discuss the future of book-selling in the UK. Here's his write-up of...

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Kittle- 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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Poetry at the Workhouse

The threat of the workhouse loomed large over the British working classes for 100 years, and inspired much art angry at these cruel institutions....

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We Meet Melanie Duffill-Jeffs, new Director of Bromley House Library.

We meet the new director of Nottingham's spectacular Bromley House Library (amongst many other things, HQ to Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature)...

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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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KittleVerbTo have kittens

“Yer best put more Whiskas on the Ocado order, looks like Fluffles is about to kittle”

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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.

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.

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