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Welcome to Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

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Poetry & Spoken Word

Patience Agbabi

Fri, 27 Sep 2019
Southwell Library
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Fri, 27 Sep 2019
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Southwell Library
Book Launches

The Letters Page presents Roddy Doyle

Tue, 15 Oct 2019
Peggy's Skylight
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Tue, 15 Oct 2019
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Peggy's Skylight

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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Inspire Poetry Festival: bringing verse across the county.

Inspire, who run Nottinghamshire's libraries, are bringing fantastic poetry across the county. Carol Williams checks out the line-up...

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Literary Locations #36: Maggie's Nottingham

Maggie's Nottingham is a unique venue supporting people affected by cancer, and creative writing is one way they're helping.

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Southwell
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Workhouse Poetry Returns!

The Workhouse Poetry Festival in Southwell has just kicked off, and for the next two weeks there's a vast range of great shows and activities,...

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We Present The Poetry Funfair

Roll Up! Roll Up! The Poetry Funfair is coming to town.

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Discover more about Nottingham’s first Young Poet Laureate, Georgina Wilding

Nottingham's Young Poet Laureate

Whittlin'

verb Complaining; moaning

“Ah, stop yer whittlin'”

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The Well of Loneliness

by Radclyffe Hall

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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 home 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. 'Whatever people say I am, that’s what I’m not’ seems to be the city's unofficial slogan.

discover our rebellious heritage

The Literary City

Down every twitchell, 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.

Meet the other Cities of Literature

We are a global network of twenty cities who specialise in literature. We work together to build strong global partnerships, share best practice and encourage literary exchanges. We collaborate on projects promoting creativity and culture with as wide and diverse an audience as possible, both locally and internationally.

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Poetry and prose in the Alhambra stones

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