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Welcome to Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

We say goodbye and thank you to David Belbin

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Poetry & Spoken Word

Writing Poems From The Heart’s Core

Sat, 16 Oct 2021
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Sat, 16 Oct 2021
10:30am - 12:30pm
Poetry & Spoken Word

A Reading with Wendy Cope

Fri, 29 Oct 2021
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Fri, 29 Oct 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm

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.

1St Prize Hannah Round Hill Primary School Page 2
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Roundhill School Project for Black History Month

To mark Black History Month, Roundhill School in Beeston ran a fantastic event to span the generations with words

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Come and Discover Uncertain Truths

Announcing the launch of ‘Uncertain Truths’. The new anthology of fiction, poetry and memoir inspired by the rumour and speculation of an uncertain...

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Christian Weaver
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The Law In Your Hands?

The law is a confusing mess that no layperson can navigate without years of training, right? Wrong. As a young Nottingham barrister / writer proves...

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Tell us your thoughts -and win a prize!

Tell us your thoughts on Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature and be in with a chance of a £60 stuffed-with-delights goody bag!

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Tuffeez

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“Giz sum tuffeez”

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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.

discover our rebellious heritage

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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