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Welcome to Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

A new open call for a writer residency at Jaipur Literature Festival

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Talks

Call Mr. Robeson, a show with Tayo Aluko and Friends

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Nottingham Contemporary
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Sat, 21 Oct 2017
7pm - 9pm
Nottingham Contemporary
Talks

Raw Print

Wed, 1 Nov 2017
The Lacehouse
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Wed, 1 Nov 2017
6pm - 9pm
The Lacehouse

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.

Forest Folk
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Forest Folk: A Lost Classic Revisited

James Prior's lost classic of Nottinghamshire life, Forest Folk, has been bought out of obscurity by Spokesman Books. John Baird finds out why this...

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Black and Crazy Poetry

Lauren Whitter describes how her comes from her experiences of being black and suffering from anxiety and depression.

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Calling all writers: fantastic opportunity in Jaipur!

Are you a writer in Nottingham looking for a career-boosting opportunity working in India? Then read on...

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Womens Library
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Libraries Week Special: Three Surprising Libraries

In the final installment of our celebration of local libraries, John Baird looks at some libraries you might not know exist...

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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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Noatpronoun:Nothing; not anything; no single thing.

“Nip to chippy there's noat in the fridge”

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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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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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