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Nottingham City of Literature

 Our fellow UNESCO City of Literature Heidelberg has a residency period for up to 2 artists (a writer and a fellow-artist) is from February 1st 2020 until April 30th 2020.

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How to develop authentic characters: A masterclass with Nicci Robinson
Nottingham Writer's Studio

No one reads a book because they want to see the world saved or the serial killer caught, they read the book because they want to see the hero save the world ...

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The Mslexia and PBS Women's Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions are back!
Poetry Book Society

Entries are now open until the 16th September 2019, 5pm GMT.

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Stanley Middleton: A Centenary
City of Literature

 August 1st, 2019 marks the centenary of the Nottingham novelist, Stanley Middleton. Our chair, David Belbin was a friend and neighbour of Stanley’s.

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Going Home: a walk through fifty years of occupation, with Raja Shehadeh
Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Tuesday, 20th August 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Raja Shehadeh is one of Palestine’s leading writers, his best known books are about walking in Palestine which document the creeping annexation and restricted access to land in the occupied territories.

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We Need To Talk About Erik

 A short story, based, rather loosely it has to be said on some actual things that actually happened one rainy Bank Holiday weekend in Whitby.

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Effective Characterisation and Dialogue
with Patsy Collins
Nottingham Writer's Club
Saturday 7th September 1:00 – 5:00 pm
The Nottingham Mechanics Institute 3 North Sherwood Street Nottingham, NG1 4EZ
Cost: £10

During the afternoon you’ll create characters and bring them to life through dialogue. There will be writing exercises, tips, encouragement and advice, plus the chance for feedback on words written on the day.

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Other Worlds Workshop Weekend – fantasy, crime, horror and sci-fi event!
Nottingham Writers’ Studio
14th Sept
25 Hockley Nottingham

Join us for a packed weekend of writing workshops and activities devoted to the forms of crime, fantasy, horror and science-fiction!

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The Darkest Hour

 A private is on sentry duty the night before embarkation to the docks in preparation for D-Day. He is frightened, trying not to think about what lies ahead of him. He only has 2 cigarettes to see him through the night.

Then a stranger comes out of the darkness ...

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Paupers and Poetry: The Workhouse at Southwell
Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Lunchtime talk with Dr Charlotte May

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For the Love of George

 An adaptation of the monologue that was a critical success at the Edinburgh Festival 2000. It follows the experience of a woman trapped in violent marriage and her relationship with George and biology.

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29 Paying Markets for Poetry - No submission fees
Published to Death
Here are 29 literary journals that pay for poems. Short, long, lyrical, light - you name it, they want it. And if these markets aren't enough, you can find more publishing opportunities for poetry in these posts:

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Give While You Shop

Give as you live Raise free funds for Hothouse Theatre and Oh MyNottz by shopping online with Give as you Live, over 4200 retailers to choose from, shop & raise a donation at no cost to you!

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