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Nottingham Poetry Festival
2019

Nottingham Poetry Festival is back! 26 April – 5 May 2019

It will once again shine a spotlight on the city’s thriving literary scene for the fourth time presenting an eclectic line-up of acclaimed national and local poets and performers.

There will be all kinds of events, all over the place, catering for all tastes.

If you like words ... you will love this!

Writer's News

Poets off the Ends
New Art Exchange
29 March 2019, 7pm - 11pm

Join us for the premiere of a brand new live show as we present the first ever Poets off The Ends Live at New Art Exchange. The show has grown from the YouTube series Poets Off the Ends curated by Jah Digga – an artist and force majeure in his own right from the city of Nottingham. Each artist invites the audience to see life through the lens of their individual experiences, in their own unique prose.

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World Poetry Day Event
Nottingham City of Literature
Welcome to our live(was live) World Poetry Day Event: tune in and watch some of the finest poets around for the next hour...

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Creative Writing Archives Tour!
UoN Creative Writing
27 March

We've arranged a tour of the Creative Writing archives at King's Meadow Campus. Come along to see the history of the society and learn more about our roots. KMC is around a 25 minute walk from University Park and the centre of Lenton. If anyone is unsure where it is and would rather meet up with someone, that can be arranged, please let us know.

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Sticks and Stones
ACTIVUS Theatre Company
26 March
Nottingham College Clarendon The Courtyard Theatre Pelham Avenue Nottingham

Sticks and Stones documents the reality of hate crime in the UK as experienced by people with learning disabilities.

It provides a voice for those who are often unheard.

Sticks and Stones uses a combination of interviews, stories, facts, songs and poetry.

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Poets Against Racism
Nottingham Poetry Festival 2019
Poets Against Racism (PAR) are a performance collective bringing Midlands-based poets, spoken word artists and rappers together to challenge the rise in racism and bigotry in our society. This event encourages new performers to join more established poets in creating a safe space to explore identity, belonging and how to celebrate diversity in a post Brexit world. Hosted by Manjit Sahota, founder of PAR, and will include live performances and a short open mic section.

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FREE writing competition for ages 4 – 14
Explore Learning
Explore Learning Writers’ Awards For the past ten years, Explore Learning has been inspiring children to write, from the young authors in the making to those a little more reluctant. This year, we’re giving children a ‘Chance to change the world’ with their imagination by writing a 500-word story! How would you change the world?

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Nottingham Writers' Studio relaunch
13 April
Nottingham Writers' Studio ‏
Join us between 4pm-6pm on Saturday 13th April to mark the launch of our new space. There will be cake, coffee, games, writing challenges and a few surprises, too!

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Independent Bookshop of the Year
Five Leaves Bookshop
We have been regional finalists for the British Book Awards, Independent Bookshop of the Year three times in a row, 2016, 2017 and 2018. This year Five Leaves won the national final, and is the British Book Awards Independent Bookshop of the Year!

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A Vintage Summer with Cathy Bramley and Helenka Brown
The Bookcase, Lowdham
Join us to launch bestselling local author Cathy Bramley’s new novel, A Vintage Summer.

As Cathy’s new novel is set in a vineyard, we have the pleasure of welcoming Helenka Brown from the Hanwell Wines Estate, who will guide us through a mini wine-tasting alongside our afternoon tea.

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Building Worlds
Nottingham Writers' Studio
12 June
Worldbuilding can seem like a daunting task. How do we develop new kingdoms, cultures or locations in our writing and where do we start?

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Feminist Book Fortnight
Five Leaves Bookshop
Five Leaves Bookshop set up a national Feminist Book Fortnight for 2018, which will include many writers, publishers and about fifty independent bookshops.

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Short Story Competition
Nottingham Playhouse
We all have extraordinary imaginations, and we all have stories within us. To celebrate our magical production of Skellig by David Almond, Nottingham Playhouse are launching a Short Story Competition with truly special prizes.

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Creative Writing Competition
New Writers UK
As promised - and apologies for the delay - here are the documents required for the New Writers UK Creative Writing Competition for the Children and Young People of Nottinghamshire 2019. If you have any queries, please email me at julie.nwuk@gmail.com.

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Rocliffe New Writing Competition
BAFTA
Each year the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition calls submissions for film, television drama, children's media and television comedy scripts.

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NTU x NTSU present Michelle Mother Hubbard
The Basement Bar, Students' Union building, Clifton Campus,
29 March

 Join NTU's Writer in Residence, Bridie Squires, and Nottingham poet, Michelle Mother Hubbard, for a night of poetry and spoken word at Nottingham Trent Students' Union, Clifton Campus.

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The LAST POETS
Apples and Snakes
20 April

You've finished your first draft. Or your second. Or your tenth. Now what?

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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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New Writing Offer
In Good Company
Deadline 22nd March

In light of our expanding programme and partnership, In Good Company are increasing the support on offer for writers across the region. We’ve teamed up with Nottingham Playhouse and Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton to develop a brand new new-writing development opportunity which aims to support writers to get feedback, raise their profile, connect them with opportunities and organisations and support them to help themselves in the future.

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Creative Writing & Ritual
Nottingham Writers' Studio
30th March

Creative Writing & Ritual is taking place at the end of the month with Thom Seddon. This is the perfect workshop for writers struggling with writer's block, looking for tips on how to boost productivity or if you're simply looking to perfect your own writing rituals.

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Coffeeshop Critiques 9 UoN Creative Writing
23rd March

Deadline for pieces Tuesday 19th March. These will be circulated via email before the event. Please read them all and prepare feedback.

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Wine and Words Carriages Café, Newark Station 6:30 PM – 9 PM
22nd March

Jane and Fiona invite you to our next Wine and Words, devoted to the beauties and pleasures of Springtime. Join us in the elegant surroundings of Carriages Cafe for an evening of our own poetry and others' well-loved work. Plus the chance to play Poetry Bingo and to help make a unique poem from the event. It's poetry in whole new (Spring) light!

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Poetry Cocktail
3 May
Holy Calzone in Lady Bay ‏

An open mic night for poets ready to mix it up ! Part of NOTTINGHAM Poetry Festival Free Event We serve up home- made poetry from Lady Bay, West Bridgford, Nottingham and any parts of the world you care to bring along.

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World Jam Global Poetry and Music
@ at Peggy’s Skylight
Sunday 28th April 2019 7:00pm - 12:00am
World Jam, Nottingham’s Global Poetry and Music collective invite you to join them to celebrate the launch of their multi-lingual poetry anthology, as part of Nottingham Poetry Festival 2019 at Peggy’s Skylight.

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Paris Marathon 2019

 Guy will be running the Paris Marathon 2019 to raise funds for Hothouse Theatre.

All 26.2 miles of it! Paris. 14th April 2019. A day that will live in infamy.

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diy poets
@ Nottingham Poetry Festival
7-9 p.m. Thursday 2nd May
Sue Ryder shop on Goosegate, Nottingham

What are diy poets upto during the poetry festival? I hear you ask. Well, they'll be performing in the Sue Ryder shop on Goosegate, inviting you to join them 7-9 on Thursday 2nd May.

Robert Macfarlane to deliverLecture in May
We are pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed author Robert Macfarlane will give our third annual lecture at the Council House Ballroom in Nottingham on the 22nd May 2019.

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Official download link for the @NottmPoetryFest event submission form!
 To submit your event to this year’s Nottingham poetry Festival line up, simply download & complete this form, and return it to nottmpoetryfestsubs@gmail.com Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Young City of Literature Ambassadors
Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature is delighted to welcome 14 Young UNESCO Ambassadors to its new Young City Reads programme.

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How to Harness Emotion In Your Writing
4th April
Nottingham Writers' Studio

About the course This session, led by award-winning author Bali Rai, will focus on how emotion can be used to create better story arcs and stronger plots for novels.

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Poetry Pulse
Poetry is the beating heart of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, pulsing though 20 get- togethers a month where over 6,000 of us read, write, speak and listen to poems. Our 1,000 poets are hard at work: you might find them underground, behind steamy windows, lurking in libraries or mingling in mazes.

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ExLibris Masked Charity Booksale
2019 ExLibris Masked Charity Booksale to be opened by @stephenbooth, creator of Derbyshire detectives Cooper and Fry. Apr 26 10am.

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Nottingham Poetry Festival is back! 26 April – 5 May 2019

It will once again shine a spotlight on the city’s thriving literary scene for the fourth time presenting an eclectic line-up of acclaimed national and local poets and performers.

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The Smith Challenge

 The Smith Family are raising £5,000 for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice inmemory of Andy who died in February.

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