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Courses & Workshops

Tentacles #4

Wed, 29 Aug 2018
Nottingham Playhouse
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Wed, 29 Aug 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Nottingham Playhouse
free
Book Launches

Some Things, poetry from Panya Banjoko and support.

Wed, 5 Sep 2018
Five Leaves Bookshop
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Wed, 5 Sep 2018
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
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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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My Summer With Dorothy Part 7: High Wages

Acclaimed Nottingham author Clare Harvey has set herself a challenge to read the entirety of Dorothy Whipple's oeuvre over the summer. This week, she...

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1962B
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20th Century Notts: 1961-1963

Another Sillitoe classic hits the screens, and it's a significant time for theatre in Nottingham.

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Mr Knight Poster
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My Summer With Dorothy Part 6: They Knew Mr Knight

Acclaimed author Clare Harvey is spending the Summer reading the complete works of Notts writer Dorothy Whipple, and in week 6 she tackles Whipple's...

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Broadmarsh New Build Collin Carrington View Library 06082018
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A New Library For Nottingham?

This morning (Tuesday, August 14th) Nottingham City Council announced plans for a new central library to be built on the former Broadmarsh site: a...

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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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