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EVENTS

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Animal with Sara Pascoe

Sara Pascoe is a human animal, and so are you…

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Education in Britain: how did it come to be like this? by Professor Ken Jones

Discussing the new edition of his book Education in Britain: 1944 to the Present, Ken Jones reflects on the history of education over the last seventy years

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When the Words Won’t Come with Megan Taylor

Whether you’re looking for a way out of a story rut or seeking inspiration for a new project…

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“True Moon Tales” with Iwan Kushka

True Moon Tales are Half Truth Tales – welcome to the land of myth and true stories of what never happened!

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Pat Barker in conversation at Nottingham Playhouse

Pat Barker is the multi award-winning British writer of 13 novels. Her first, Union Street (1982) won the Fawcett Prize, and she was awarded the Booker Prize for The Ghost Road (1995)…

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Ian Nairn, an illustrated talk by Gillian Darley

In the 1950s and 60s, Ian Nairn was Britain’s most important architectural critic and his ideas have informed modern writers such as Jonathan Meades and Owen Hatherley…

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF LITERARY NOTTS

NEWSTEAD’S HIDDEN (AND NOT SO HIDDEN) DELIGHTS

    Becky Cullen (above ) is Newstead Abbey’s poet-in-residence. We asked her to tell us about her favourite nooks and crannies of Byron’s former abode… The back of the fireplace in Byron’s rooms All the owners of Newstead have flirted with home improvement, some more successfully than others. Money was so often bound up in …

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FONT FESTIVAL is back!

Next week sees the return of FONT Festival, a collection of events in Hockley showcasing the best performing talent from across Nottingham and the East Midlands…

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COULD YOU BE NOTTINGHAM CITY OF LITERATURE’S FIRST DIRECTOR?

    The City of Literature board is delighted to announce that we have secured funding for the appointment of our first director. Our bid partners at Nottingham City Council, The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University are contributing equally to a substantial, three-year arrangement. The Director will be responsible for overseeing the development …

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Abigail Parry: Where gaming and Poetry meet

Abigail Parry is a poet, former toy maker and circus skills coach. She has a PhD on play in contemporary poetry, and among many innovative ways to promote poetry, had her poems scattered from a helicopter across London, and, with the wonderful, (literally) heart-splitting poem Arterial, was the winner of the coveted Ballymaloe International Prize, …

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Books and Roses: Guest Post by Ross Bradshaw

Ross Bradshaw, the man behind Five Leaves Press and Five Leaves Bookshop, travelled to our fellow City of Literature, Barcelona, to see a truly wonderful and unique event…

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Big City Read-ers! #2

We went into the city and scavenged every alleyway and side road, looking for avid readers who kindly answered our questions about their personal choices of books; genres; and how important it is to read. We are planning to host a brief interview every month, and we also would like to challenge the audience: can you match …

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Our Literary Heritage

Nottingham has many famous writers from Lord Byron to Alan Sillitoe, Mary Howitt to DH Lawrence more…

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Our Vibrant City

Nottingham’s insatiable appetite for literature is served by many talented writers, groups and festivals more…

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Our Literary Future

Wider collaboration and international connections will enable our literary culture to flourish more…

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