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Lists. Fun stuff. Nottingham Word of the Week. When you need to keep it short and sweet, here’s bite-sized content you can read on the go.

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Stanley Middleton: Treasure on the Beach

Author, comedy writer and Stanley Middleton megafan Lee Stuart Evans talks about his literary hero

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The Importance of Poetry

Sarah Courthope, daughter of Stanley Middleton, explains how her father shaped how she saw poetry.

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Hot in Notts: Summer Holiday Special

Finding stuff to do for your offspring during the long Summer holidays is never an easy task, but fear not: here's our guide to the literary-themed...

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Hot in Notts: Pride Week Special

Nottingham Pride is coming this weekend, but you can get in the mood during the week, with some exciting creative events.

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Nottingham Transport, the literary lines

Today we take a look at the literary giants who have had Nottingham transport named after them.

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NUCoL Open House 2019

Last Saturday was Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature’s annual open meeting at the Mechanics, a chance for the team to report back to the city on...

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Simon Callow and the Co-op Roast Chicken: 20 Years of the Lowdham Book Festival

Over the past two decades the Lowdham Festival has played host to a staggering array of literary talent: not bad for a small rural village between...

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Literary Locations #32: Retford

This week we visit Retford, an attractive market town up in the north of Notts, and discover why it’s firmly on our literary map.

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Literary Locations #31: Keyworth Cricket Club

This week we visit a bench in Keyworth dedicated to an award-winning journalist, the Nottingham crime writer Frank Palmer.

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