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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.

Panya Banjoko
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What Solidarity Means to Me: Panya Banjoko

Panya Banjoko shares a story about an experience where it was important to show solidarity.

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My Two-Week Placement at Nottingham City of Literature

Among the prizes for the MyVoice creative writing competition was the opportunity to take part in a work experience placement with Nottingham UNESCO...

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Literary Locations #69: Sneinton Market

Formed around 900 AD, the village of Notintone became known as Sneinton in 1194. Sneinton’s Market Square – which is not officially in Sneinton – is...

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What Solidarity Means to Me: Eve Makis

Eve Makis tells us what the word 'solidarity' means to her.

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Online Resources For Parents and Children

Online resources

DESESCALADA

noun, Spanish De-escalation (Courtesy of Granada City of Literature)

“A word we are listening out for all of the time”

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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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