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Lauren Nicole
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Black and Crazy Poetry: Refresh

In 2017, poet Lauren Nicole Whitter described on this site how her art comes from her experiences of being black and suffering from anxiety and...

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How Nottingham Became A UNESCO City of Literature #NottsLit5

Nottingham becoming a UNESCO City of Literature in 2015 was by no means a certainty: rather, the odds were greatly against us. Here, some of the team...

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Trevor Wright
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Sanctuary, Connection, Inspiration: Hopes for New Libraries. Trevor Wright on Libraries #NottsLit5

In our final article where Notts writers give us their perspective on libraries, poet Trevor Wright tells us about his formative experiences in...

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Helen Goodbarton on Libraries #NottsLit5

Children's author Helen Goodbarton on why libraries suffused with fun are an essential part of learning to love words

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'Hope” is the Thing with Feathers’: A Vision for the New Central Library by Becky Cullen #NottsLit5

Poet becky Cullen gives her take on the new central library, and how it is bringing much needed hope

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LD Lapinski on Libraries: Ticket to Anywhere #NottsLit5

Acclaimed writer LD Lapinski on how a library opened up a world of possibility

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Reading Rooms: Graham Caveney on Libraries #nottslit5

As part of our 5th birthday celebration we commissioned six Notts writers to tell us what libraries mean to them.

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Finding Her Voice: Cleo Asabre-Holt on Libraries: #NottsLit5

Poet Cleo Asabre-Holt found her voice in Nottingham. In this piece she explains why libraries welcomed her to a new city

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