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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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BIG CITY READS IS BACK FOR 2022!

It's back! Our FREE BOOK event is here!

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Saturday Night And Sunday Morning
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The Anthony Burgess Society: The Ninety-Nine Novels podcast.

Nottingham's James Walker, creator of Dawn of the Unread and the DH Lawrence Memory Theatre, had the chance to effuse about Sillitoe for an Anthony...

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The George Powe Blue Plaque Campaign

The serviceman, author and anti-racism campaigner George Powe deserves to be remembered for the good he brought to Nottingham. You can help.

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Our Founding Director Sandeep Mahal Awarded an MBE in the Jubilee Honours

Sandeep Mahal receives an MBE for services to Literature, the Arts and Culture in Nottingham.

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Mardy

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“Bet yer Derby are feeling a bit mardy right now”

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My Mother, Munchausen's and Me

by Helen Naylor

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

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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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Iowa City

Poetry and prose in the Alhambra stones

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