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Frequently Asked Questions

Find below our answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Letters of Solidarity project, and more information about how to get in touch with us.

Can I send a letter if I live outside of Nottingham?

We're looking for letters from those who live, work or study in Nottingham. We define 'Nottingham' as within the NG postcode. We will accept letters from young people outside of Nottingham and display these in our online gallery - but these will not be eligible for selection in our final anthology.

This is also the case for those outside of the 14-25 age category.

How many letters can I submit?

One letter per person only.

I'm not sure what I should write about. What do I do?

We have lots of resources to help you find an idea. You could attend an online writing workshop with a professional writer, or download our creative pack to get started with writing prompts! If you're unsure what your letter should look like, take a look at some of our example letters from Friends of City of Literature. Remember, your letter can be as creative as you'd like!

What does 'solidarity' mean?

The dictionary states the definition of 'solidarity' is 'agreement between and support for the members of a group'. So essentially, it means showing support!

We have a few blog posts about what solidarity means personally to writers Eve Makis, Panya Banjoko and Ioney Smallhorne - and the team working for City of Literature, too.

Can I write a letter in the form of a poem?

We encourage all forms of writing! If you'd like your letter to be a poem, we'd love to read it.

Could I submit a photo of a letter written on a protest placard, poster or chalked on a wall?

Absolutely!


Haven't answered your question?

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Once a fortnight, the team behind Letters of Solidarity will host an Office Hour on our Twitter page - giving you the time to virtually 'drop in' and ask any questions you have about the project by using the hashtag #SolidarityLetters or sending us a DM directly. During this Office Hour, you can expect a reply to your questions immediately!

The next Office Hour is: Tuesday 8th September, 12-1pm.

You can direct message us on our social media or email us at contactus@nottmcityoflit.org at any time.


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