Readers & Writers

A story that needed to be told: Christine Bridges and ‘POW on the Sumatra Railway’
A story that needed to be told: Christine Bridges and ‘POW on the Sumatra Railway’
A story of captivity, release and a decades long struggle to have it published. In a guest post from...
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When Words Were Magic: Opening The Ox House
When Words Were Magic: Opening The Ox House
When you read, do you pay attention to letters’ shapes, how they carve the white space around them...
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“Paralysed by Freedom” Graham Caveney’s ‘On Agoraphobia’
“Paralysed by Freedom” Graham Caveney’s ‘On Agoraphobia’
The Beeston author’s astonishing new book on a much misunderstood condition....
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“Life coaching and business advice from a cockapoo?”
“Life coaching and business advice from a cockapoo?”
Local writer and journalist Jonathan Cross tells us about his debut book and taking an unusual path ...
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Death in the Family. A new Bone and Cane Novel from David Belbin
Death in the Family. A new Bone and Cane Novel from David Belbin
Death in the Family. Our founding chair, David Belbin, on why he's holding the launch for his new No...
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The other side of hope: journeys in refugee and immigrant literature
The other side of hope: journeys in refugee and immigrant literature
How can literature provide a community and haven for the voices of refugee and immigrant writers? We...
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Coal in the Blood: David Amos and Natalie Braber Tell Us About Their New Anthology
Coal in the Blood: David Amos and Natalie Braber Tell Us About Their New Anthology
David Amos and Natalie Braber tell us about their new anthology: 'Coal in the Blood: An East Midland...
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From Nairobi to Nottingham: the story of Ken Kamoche
From Nairobi to Nottingham: the story of Ken Kamoche
Ken Kamoche's new book 'Black Ghosts' is a brilliant story of displacement, diaspora and finding a p...
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‘If I can’t write then I’m not going to be real’: Poet Neal Pike Reflects on His Career and Identity as a Writer
‘If I can’t write then I’m not going to be real’: Poet Neal Pike Reflects on His Career and Identity as a Writer
When the world is forever trying to force you into a box, how does a writer with a disability shape ...
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“My Mother Wasn’t Good”: Helen Naylor’s Incredible Debut
“My Mother Wasn’t Good”: Helen Naylor’s Incredible Debut
A newly released memoir from the pen of a Stapleford writer is whipping up a media storm since its r...
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The Law In Your Hands?
The Law In Your Hands?
The law is a confusing mess that no layperson can navigate without years of training, right? Wrong. ...
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An interview with Jack Benjamin, translator of Polish and Russian. #ITD2021
An interview with Jack Benjamin, translator of Polish and Russian. #ITD2021
Happy International Translation Day 2021!...
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Words on the Street: Reimagining Carrington Street
Words on the Street: Reimagining Carrington Street
The street often known as 'Gateway to Nottingham' has, with the demise of Broadmarsh, radically chan...
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Jai Verma: Half a Century Bringing Cultures Closer
Jai Verma: Half a Century Bringing Cultures Closer
Jai Verma has spent over five decades bringing cultures closer. We take a closer look....
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Sophie Diver: Stepping out of The Cupboard
Sophie Diver: Stepping out of The Cupboard
Sophie Diver's first play, 'Cupboard' debuts tonight on BBC Radio 4 Extra. She explains how a BBC sc...
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