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Courses & Workshops

Unlikeable Heroes & Sensitive Souls: How to Craft a Believable Protagonist

Wed, 30 Sep 2020
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Wed, 30 Sep 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Poetry & Spoken Word

An Evening with Simon Armitage

Fri, 25 Sep 2020
Inspire: Culture, Learning, Libraries
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Fri, 25 Sep 2020
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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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Literary Locations #75: Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey, arguably the finest of Nottinghamshire’s literary locations.

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Prettyboys Book
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The Pretty Boys of Gangster Town: Review

Bookstagrammer and avid reader Emily Sanderson shares her thoughts on Nottingham poet Martin Grey's latest collection, The Pretty Boys of Gangster...

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My Experience at NTU's Creative Writing Short Course

Freyja Hollington was one of our MyVoice Creative Writing Competition winners. The prize for winning was to attend the Nottingham Trent Unviersity...

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Literary Locations #74: Old Church Farm, Eakring

We head to Eakring - Cresswell Country.

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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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We are reading...

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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