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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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The Legend of Bendigo: guest post by Alan Dawson

Why has an illiterate Victorian-era Nottingham bare-knuckled boxer caught the imagination of so many writers?

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A Literary Love Affair in Barcelona

Roses and Books meet in a fellow UNESCO City of Literature. Sandeep Mahal visited Barcelona to see a rather wonderful tradition played out.

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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu – Nottingham’s First Rebel Writer: by Georgina Lock

When we talk Rebel Writers, we all too easily think of the male 'Unholy Trinity' of Nottingham: Byron, Lawrence and Sillitoe. However, it was a...

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The Lost Library: guest post from Jonathan Emmett

Children's author Jonathan Emmett dons his detective hat and finds the story behind one of Nottingham's 'ghost libraries'.

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Dawn of the Unread

Rebecca Goldsmith has a mission: to bring zombies, books, and some of our best known local characters to readers all over our city....

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Line of Light Art Installation

A great project between Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature and Nottingham City Council is lighting up a once dark Nottingham.

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Voices of Jewish and Muslim writers

‘I’m not a line that you draw,’ declaimed Shieraouf. Byron’s spirit lifted in the old George Hotel, as the young poet in exile from Sulaymaniyah in...

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The Lord of Milan

Robert Nieri didn’t set out to write a novel, which is fitting. His subject matter, Herbert Kilpin, probably didn’t set out to create one of the most...

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My First 100 Days

Sandeep Mahal became our first Director at Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature in Septemeber 2016. Here, she tells us about her first (very busy)...

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