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Courses & Workshops

Psychology for Writers with Kira-Anne Pelican

Wed, 12 Jan 2022
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Wed, 12 Jan 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Start Anywhere with Jim Otieno-Hall

Sun, 9 Jan 2022
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Sun, 9 Jan 2022
9:00am - 9:00am

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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‘Don’t Judge Me’: The Broxtowe Women’s Project and National Justice Museum’s Striking New Exhibition

How do we identify those who suffer domestic abuse? A victim, a survivor, a statistic?

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Gift a Book Christmas Appeal

Nottingham is coming together to ensure the most vulnerable members of our society are not denied a magical Christmas. With the gift of books, you...

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Writing a Relationship with Nature: The Importance of Eco-Poetry

Of all forms of nature writing – eco-poetry is often seen as the most inaccessible. Does this speak of our fractured relationship with the natural...

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UNESCO Creative Cities of Literature Welcome Three New Cities to the Network

Announcing the designation of three new Creative Cities of Literature.

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“Giz sum tuffeez”

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The Book of Hopes

by various authors and illustrators

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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 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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