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Writing is a broad church no doubt. So here’s our smorgasbord of books of the month, resources for writers, helpful tips and great ways of boosting your creativity.

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Bonnets to breeches: North Notts Story Competition

How an illness, a pen, and an interest in our Women’s Land Army, saw Elizabeth Carney-Marsh scoop the £500 first prize in the annual North Notts...

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Memoirs of My Body - Shreya Sen-Handley

In using the physical to explain the societal, the writer paints a picture that’s as truthful as it is concerning. I urge you to read it. It might...

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Poetry for the Mind

We meet with a community poetry group where poetry is a pleasure and a therapy.

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Erasmus Darwin: An Evolved Man

Erasmus Darwin, described as ‘The Da Vinci of the Midlands’, is a man whose philosophical poetry has been called dangerously radical. Without him ‘On...

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The Future of Booksellers: guest post by Ross Bradshaw

Last week Ross Bradshaw, helmsman of Five Leaves Bookshop, visited Parliament to discuss the future of book-selling in the UK. Here's his write-up of...

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Brick Talks Comics: Local Gems.

In the second in his series of Nottingham and comics, John Stuart Clark, aka Brick, guides us to the gems on the contemporary scene

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Brick Talks Comics: City's Comics Heritage

As well as a dynamic contemporary comics scene, Nottingham has a rich history when it comes to illustration. In the first of a regular series on an...

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Nottingham Writers' Club: 90 Years Young.

Nottingham Writers' Club recently celebrated its 90th birthday. The club tells us more...

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A Tangled Trio: Ottoline Morrell, guest post by Richard Vytniorgu

Lady Ottoline Morrell was not just one of the great cultural catalysts of the early 20th Century; but one of the most important memorialist of the...

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