Speak Easy

Speak Easy

Speak Easy is an open mic event run by Abigail Hutchinson, from the Nottingham City of Literature Youth Advisory Board, in partnership with Writing East Midlands and hosted at Nottingham Playhouse. For Nottingham’s young people, Speak Easy is a place where creative...
Nottingham City of Literature Lecture 2024

Nottingham City of Literature Lecture 2024

This year marks a first for Nottingham City of Literature as we welcome not one but two internationally acclaimed authors to deliver the City of Literature Lecture. Taking place at Nottingham’s fantastic new Central Library, which opened its doors in November...
Nottingham City of Literature Lecture

Nottingham City of Literature Lecture

2024 We are delighted to share that this year’s Nottingham City of Literature Lecture will be delivered by Tahmima Anam and Chris McCormick. Taking place at Nottingham Central Library on 2nd and 3rd May, tickets are FREE and available to book now. To book your...
Our City, Our Stories

Our City, Our Stories

Join one of our FREE workshops this spring, dates to be confirmed soon, at your local library. For details about workshop times and to book places contact: Bilborough Library – bilborough.library@nottinghamcity.gov.uk – 0115 9152820 Dales Centre Library...
Nottingham Year of Stories

Nottingham Year of Stories

Building on existing networks, over 10 partner organisations – including Nottingham City Council, Nottingham City Libraries, Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, Read On Nottingham, ChalleNGe Nottingham, University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University – will...
International Youth Day 2023

International Youth Day 2023

On the 17th of December 1999, the United Nations declared the 12th of August as ‘International Youth Day’. UNESCO believes that young people are essential to finding solutions to the issues in the world today. They must be given the opportunity to engage...
Nottingham’s Young Poet Laureate (2017-2019)

Nottingham’s Young Poet Laureate (2017-2019)

  Our key aims for this project were: To promote poetry, literature and our organisation widely to the people of Nottingham  To use poetry to grow Nottingham’s national and international profile as a UNESCO City of Literature. To inspire Nottingham’s young people to...
Summer of Freedom Reads

Summer of Freedom Reads

The key aims of this project were To provide new opportunities for young people in Nottingham and increase  our engagement within our local community To provide an engaging and high quality Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme for young people in Nottingham To...
Young Voices Symposium

Young Voices Symposium

Join Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature for the Young Voices Symposium taking place on Wednesday 8th February 2023 at Nonsuch Studios, Nottingham. From 12.30pm to 5.30pm, there will be a range of speakers, workshops and panellists exploring best practice and ideas...