Nottingham's Young Poet Laureate

Georgina Wilding is Nottingham’s Young Poet Laureate. Appointed on National Poetry Day in 2017, she is now on a mission to show the world what wonderful things Nottingham can do with words.

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Our Nottingham Things

Over the past couple of months, LeftLion Editor Bridie Squires and Nottingham’s Young Poet Laureate Georgina Wilding have been writing poems with...

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Interview with Georgina Wilding, Nottingham's Young Poet Laureate

Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature are delighted to announce that Georgina Wilding is the Young Poet Laureate for Nottingham 2017/18. Georgina...

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National Writing Day: top tips from the Young Poet Laureate

It's National Writing Day, and we're delighted to have our Young Poet Laureate share her tricks of the trade to help you enjoy your writing....

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Response blog To PN Review’s ‘The Cult of the Noble Amateur’

A 'scathing' critique of Hollie McNish, and by extension, a new generation of poets, has caused a stir in and beyond the poetry community. Our Young...

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Thu, 8 Nov 2018

Lose Your Armour - workshop with Chris McLoughlin

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Sat, 23 Feb 2019

A Critical Approach to Writing Poetry with Panya Banjoko - WSEM

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Fri, 30 Nov 2018

Sobar Social: Do or Die Poets featuring Laura Taylor

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Sat, 10 Nov 2018

RideWise Autumn Poetry Bike Ride


Who else made the shortlist?

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Q&A with Tyrone Moran-Healy

Ty Healy is a rapper/poet from Nottingham, England. Between being one of the frontmen for legendary Nottingham collective ‘1st Blood’ & one half of...

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Q&A with Chris McLoughlin

Chris is a writer and workshop facilitator based in Nottingham. Chris’ writing focusses primarily on mental health and enabling others to discuss...

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Q&A with Cleo Asabre-Holt

Cleo is a Nottingham-based Spoken Word Poet and creative writing Workshop Facilitator who has performed throughout the Midlands, London, and...

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The search for Nottingham's Young Poet Laureate

We are delighted to announce our search for a young poet to represent Nottingham on the international stage.

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