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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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Guest Post: What Boris should have learned from Shakespeare

We hear from William Ruff, president of the Nottingham Shakespeare Society on 'What Boris should have learned from Shakespeare: Aspects of leadership...

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Opportunity: Nanjing International Writers Residency 2022

Our colleagues over at Nanjing UNESCO City of Literature have launched their online International Writers Residency for 2022.

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Pow On The Sumatra Railway
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A story that needed to be told: Christine Bridges and 'POW on the Sumatra Railway'

A story of captivity, release and a decades long struggle to have it published. In a guest post from Christine Bridges, we hear about her father's...

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Slamovision is coming to Nottingham!

Exciting news: Slamovision is coming to Nottingham!

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Mardy

adjective disgruntled, petulant

“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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