We work with a merry band of partners to bring words and ideas to the readers and writers of Nottingham. We work collaboratively with partner organisations to develop new writing talent and produce events and programmes to inspire young people.

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MyVoice Creative Writing Competition

MyVoice is a new city-wide Creative Writing Competition for young people between 10-25. We’re asking you to write about what is important to you. Tell us how you’d change the world by inspiring us with your own short story, poem, article, scene, podcast or film, so we can imagine it with you.

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East Wood Comics

During 2019, Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature has been working with the DH Lawrence Birthplace museum and Pop-Up Projects on a Heritage Fund-sponsored project to reanimate the life and work of David Herbert Lawrence, Eastwood’s influential novelist, poet and radical.

Young people from Hall Park Academy, Eastwood and students from the University of Nottingham Creative Writing BA and Nottingham Trent University Illustration MA have come together to address the big Lawrentian themes such as of identify, war, belonging and gender.

To celebrate the launch of East Wood Comics, we are hosting the Our Past, Our Stories, Our Future Symposium with two days of heritage and culture workshops, dialogues and provocations.

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Big City Reads

We kick off our ambitious campaign to encourage everyone in Nottingham to get reading. Books will appear in the most unusual and wonderful of places.

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Young City of Literature Ambassadors

Meet the 14 Young Ambassadors fostering and building a culture of reading for pleasure in Nottingham. They will reflect on and explore what it means to be a UNESCO City of Literature, unearth uplifting stories, attend festivals and events, interview writers and co-produce a city-wide reading campaign to inspire more people to read.

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Poetry Pulse

Poetry Pulse is a new project looking at how digital media and technology can help us capture the work our poets are doing, so that we can showcase our poetry to each other, regionally, nationally - and internationally, through our network of 28 Cities of Literature.

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Nottingham's Young Poet Laureate

Georgina Wilding is Nottingham’s Young Poet Laureate, on a mission to show the world what wonderful things Nottingham can do with words.

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Notts Literary Greats

Notts is set to lead a new project to attract more American visitors to the area in partnership with Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, Visit Hampshire and Shakespeare’s England.

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