About Us

As a UNESCO City of Literature, our mission is to build a better world with words. Our permanent designation as a UNESCO Creative City enables us to use the power of words to transform lives, create new opportunities and establish Nottingham as a leading destination for lovers of literature worldwide.


What we are doing

In our vibrant literary city, there’s a real hunger for live experiences. Talent is everywhere you look, especially from young talent. From our base at Lakeside Arts, we’re here to feed that hunger and nurture that talent. From first-time writers to established novelists, we will:

  • Support young people in all things literature
  • Champion our literary city on a global stage
  • Inspire more Nottingham residents to read, write and enjoy words
  • Showcase future generations of writers
  • Support ambitious writers in achieving their goals
  • Build audiences for live events and experiences
  • Attract literary tourism to Nottingham
  • Partner with organisations who want to transform lives

We’re here for you

Our website is jam-packed with news, events, resources and articles to support your literary ambitions and interests. And when you’re ready to become part of our story, you can contact us, sign up for our regular eNewsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Download our ‘Building a better world with words’ information pack

You can highlights of the information from these pages in our handy PDF pack of information – easy to share, email and print…