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Welcome to Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

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Talks

Reflections On 10 Years With William Booth

Wed, 23 Oct 2019
William Booth Birthplace Museum
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Wed, 23 Oct 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
William Booth Birthplace Museum
Talks

“My daddy was a Hamburger!”

Sun, 10 Nov 2019
Five Leaves Bookshop
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Sun, 10 Nov 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Five Leaves Bookshop

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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Libraries Week: Inspire Libraries Events

It may be the end of Libraries Week, but there's still plenty of local events happening throughout the county from our friends at Inspire Libraries.

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East Wood Comics - what's it all about?

It’s been busy in Eastwood. We’ve put young creatives together with young people from Hall Park Academy, and the results are truly outstanding. We...

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Tales of the Unexpected

Nottinghamshire’s Shreya Sen-Handley has a new book out, one with a twist in the tales.

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Discover more about the exciting MyVoice Project

FHow to enter & more info the MyVoice Writing Competition

Whittlin'

verb Complaining; moaning

“Ah, stop yer whittlin'”

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The Well of Loneliness

by Radclyffe Hall

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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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We’re bringing words to your world in ways that suit you. You can keep up to date with everything literary in Nottingham on social media.

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