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Writing is a broad church no doubt. So here’s our smorgasbord of books of the month, resources for writers, helpful tips and great ways of boosting your creativity.

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Poetry for the Mind

We meet with a community poetry group where poetry is a pleasure and a therapy.

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Erasmus Darwin: An Evolved Man

Erasmus Darwin, described as ‘The Da Vinci of the Midlands’, is a man whose philosophical poetry has been called dangerously radical. Without him ‘On...

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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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Brick Talks Comics: Local Gems.

In the second in his series of Nottingham and comics, John Stuart Clark, aka Brick, guides us to the gems on the contemporary scene

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Brick Talks Comics: City's Comics Heritage

As well as a dynamic contemporary comics scene, Nottingham has a rich history when it comes to illustration. In the first of a regular series on an...

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Nottingham Writers' Club: 90 Years Young.

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

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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...

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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....

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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.

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The Legend of Bendigo: guest post by Alan Dawson

Why has an illiterate Victorian-era Nottingham bare-knuckled boxer caught the imagination of so many writers?

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