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Poetry & Spoken Word

What They Left Behind with Sue Dymoke and John Lucas at Beeston Library

Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Beeston Library
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Thu, 29 Nov 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Beeston Library
Courses & Workshops

Christmas Spirits: Writing Ghost Stories

Mon, 3 Dec 2018
Nottingham Writers' Studio
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Mon, 3 Dec 2018
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Nottingham Writers' Studio

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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Nottwich - We Launch Our Logo

We reveal the official logo for next Spring's literary bonanza....

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The Lost Words in Action

Over Summer we successfully raised enough in donations to give every school in Nottingham a copy of The Lost Words. Here, in a special piece written...

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Hot in Notts: 10-17th December

Ho Ho Ho! No, not Santa having a guffaw, but the noise you'll surely make when presented with this cornucopia of seasonal delights we present for the...

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Literary Locations #9: Phoenix Cue Sports

This week's location is Lawrence's old library in Eastwood.

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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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Frieda

by Annabel Abbs

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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.

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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.

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.

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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