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Thu, 4 Oct 2018
Nottingham Playhouse
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Thu, 4 Oct 2018
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Nottingham Playhouse
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Man Booker Prize Shortlist Event

Thu, 11 Oct 2018
West Bridgford Library
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Thu, 11 Oct 2018
7:30pm - 9:30pm
West Bridgford Library

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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The Accidental Memoir: Human Writes

The Accidental Memoir was released this Summer, and has become a sensation. Conceived by Notts writers Eve Makis and Anthony Cropper it's a...

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Jo Bell 1 Of 1
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HOT IN NOTTS: SEPT 24th-30th

Our pick of this week's best events in Notts

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20th Century Notts: 1976-1978

Agatha Christie saves a local man, Frank Palmer scoops an award and Stephen Wright makes a name for himself.

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Beeston Tales
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Reinventing the Spiel: Beeston Storytellers.

The Beeston Storytellers have been spinning yarns to rapt audiences for several years now, so we sent reporter Bryony Ashmore to see how they've...

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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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Things We Thought We Knew

by Mahsuda Snaith

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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 centre 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.

discover our rebellious heritage

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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