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Welcome to Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

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Readers & Writers

The Lost Library: guest post from Jonathan Emmett

Children's author Jonathan Emmett dons his detective hat and finds the story behind one of Nottingham's 'ghost libraries'.

Talks

Bread and Roses Festival

Thu, 11 May 2017
Five Leaves Bookshop
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Thu, 11 May 2017
12am - 11pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
Poetry & Spoken Word

Reading for Remedy and Reward with Di Slaney and Katharine Towers

Fri, 28 Apr 2017
Waterstones Nottingham
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Fri, 28 Apr 2017
7pm - 8pm
Waterstones Nottingham

What are we writing about?

Welcome to a place where we share the city’s many stories. From new literacy resources, to listicles about things you didn’t know about literary Nottingham (there are LOTS!), from our social media videos and interviews with writers, there is a city to discover and stories we are proud to share with you.

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The Lost Library: guest post from Jonathan Emmett

Children's author Jonathan Emmett dons his detective hat and finds the story behind one of Nottingham's 'ghost libraries'.

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No Such Thing As A Bacon Roll

Nottingham poet Leanne Moden reads her love letter to all things Nottingham, with help from a few other local faces.

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Re:Vision Workshops - Call for Participants

Join us for Re:Vision, a series of events exploring ideas about our contemporary experience through literature and film.

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More than a 1000 words

To mark the five-year anniversary of Reykjavík as a UNESCO City of Literature an exhibition of words and images from eighteen UNESCO Creative Cities...

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Nottingham word of the week

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Mardyadj.sulky, moody.

“Don't be so mardy, give us a go on your Chopper”

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Rebel writers

As well as being internationally renowned for the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham has a history of rebellion – from stealing from the rich to give to the poor, to making a stand for the rights of the working classes. Nottingham was the centre of the Luddite rebellion and at the heart of the Chartist movement. Two centuries earlier, we hosted the start of the English Civil War when King Charles I flew the Royal Standard within the Castle.

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The Literary City

Down every snicket, across the slabs of the Square and cobbles of Hockley, through every welcoming door, behind every rippling pane of glass in every glowing window, there’s a story waiting to be discovered. If you’ve got an enquiring mind, it’s time to let it run wild. It’s time to visit Nottingham City of Literature.

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Writers

Debris Stevenson fuses poetry & grime to tell her coming-of-age story.

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