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Welcome to Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

Young Ambassadors Launch!

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Talks

Rock Against Racism and the Anti-Nazi League 1976-1982

Thu, 7 Mar 2019
Five Leaves Bookshop
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Thu, 7 Mar 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
Book Launches

Litvak Fiction – Jewish fiction from Lithuania – with Noir Press

Tue, 12 Mar 2019
Five Leaves Bookshop
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Tue, 12 Mar 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Five Leaves Bookshop

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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Robert Macfarlane to deliver NUCOL prestigious Annual Lecture in May

As part of the Nottwich event in May, we are delighted to announce who will be delivering our annual UNESCO City of Literature Lecture

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Tentacles Call Out For Submissions

Poets are invited to send in their work for inclusion in an exciting new anthology being produced.

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Announcing our Young City of Literature Ambassadors

A new programme to put young people at the centre of promoting literature in Notts is launched today. We're incredibly excited, and here's why you...

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Literary Locations #16: Eastwood Town Centre

D.H. Lawrence’s early years, his family and the community he belonged to, were crucial to his development as a writer and a man. In using his local...

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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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The Accidental Memoir

by Eve Makis and Anthony Cropper

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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.

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Poetry and prose in the Alhambra stones

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