Writer's Block
What's on Nottingham's writing world
and beyond
We will be posting events and news as soon we are made aware of them. If you are hosting a live or virtual event to do with the written or spoken word, and you want a bit of extra publicity, then send us a link.

info@hothousetheatre.com

If you want regular updates of this page follow us on facebook or twitter

Writer's Diary

Writer's News
Submit Your 2024 Festival Event
Nottingham Poetry Festival
Deadline 29th April
This is a change of date

logo This year, Nottingham Poetry Festival celebrates local, national and internationally acclaimed artists that align with our community values.

We are passionate about strengthening our partnerships as we invite you to organise performances, workshops, debates, and any other poetry-related activity as part of our 2024 programme.

click here

top of the page

DIY Poets
Youtube Channel

logo We are a Nottingham, UK based poetry collective. We're nice and we don't always rhyme.

Our aim is to give budding poets the opportunity to perform their work in public and get their work published and we're proud to have members of all ages, shapes, sizes, experiences and styles, from brand new poets and occasional hobbyists to slam winners and published writers.

click here

top of the page

Our City, Our Stories
Join one of our FREE workshops this spring, dates to be confirmed soon, at your local library.
Nottingham City of Literature

logo Our City, Our Stories is a creative project, about gathering local stories. Join us for relaxed workshops where we’ll talk, listen and write together, building stories based on your experiences and ideas.

click here

top of the page

The Creative Future Writers’ Award
Deadline 19th May

logo The Creative Future Writers' Award is the only free to enter national writing competition for all underrepresented writers. Prize winners are selected by a panel prestigious authors and industry experts and are given the opportunity to develop their work through training, mentoring, assessment and coaching.

click here

top of the page

Writer's Diary

I Am A Creator Exhibition
Inspire
Until 16th April

Mansfield Library

poster Come and see some of the brilliant and inspiring work being created by both professional writers and members of the community as part of our I Am A Creator: I Am A Writer project.

Click here

top of the page

Advert
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!

Click here

Man Up Man Down
FREE Poetry, Spoken Word and Music Production Workshops
16th April

Fishergate Point Studios, Fisher Gate, Nottingham, UK 3 Fisher Gate Nottingham NG1 1GD

poster During an unusually open discussion in between World Cup matches being shown at a Nottingham bar back in 2018, it became obvious to us that most men in our group had, at some point, had issues with their mental health. The seeds were sown to make an application to the National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund to provide support through Arts and wellbeing sessions.

Click here

top of the page

Writing Short Stories
4-week course
16th April

Online

poster This four-week course zooms in on the form of the short story, taking in not only its definition and history but exploring its key elements, such as pacing, description, characterisation, the hook and much more. We'll also take a look at the world of getting your writing published, giving you a full insight from creating a story to seeing it in print.

Click here

top of the page

WRAP Café
WRAP Café offers the chance to meet and become part our creative community
16th April

Blend Café, Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham, NG1 2GB

poster Calling all writers, poets, musicians, actors and creatives! Come along to WRAP Café for a chance to meet our creative community, listen to their work, and maybe share your own.

Click here

top of the page

The King And The Corpse
Beeston tales
17th April

Church of Assumption, Beeston

poster A king carries the corpse of a hanged man across a cemetery at night – but the corpse is not dead, it is possessed by a storytelling vampire, whose enigmatic puzzles threaten to burst the King’s head into a thousand pieces…

With customary charismatic style, performance storyteller TUUP takes to the stage with sitar virtuoso Sheema Mukherjee to tell transglobalised versions of this stunning 11th Century Indian epic fairytale.

Click here

top of the page

Wordplay and Constraints
with Máire Stephens
Leanne Moden
18th April

Online .

poster This workshop will cover using constraints of time, vocabulary, and form to stimulate creativity. It is for anyone who has sat in front of a blank screen or piece of paper, full of ideas but struggling to focus. It is for those who want to write poetry but aren’t sure where to begin. It is for those who enjoy puzzles and challenges, and find wordplay fascinating. During the workshop we’ll explore how various restrictions can be used to develop pieces of writing and how staying within certain boundaries can take us in new and exciting directions.

Click here

top of the page

Writing Ghost Stories
4-week course
18th April

Online .

poster This 4-week course examines the essentials of writing a ghost story! Led by lecturer and workshopper Alex Davis (also the originator of the UK Ghost Story Festival), the course will include tips on writing techniques, discussions, writing exercises and more.

Click here

top of the page

Heritage Aesthetics
Anthony Anaxagorou
GOBS Poetry Book Club
20th April

Nottingham Central Library .

poster GOBS Collective invites you to chat and scribble your heart away as our Poetry Book Club returns, this time hosted in the brand new Nottingham Central Library (Meeting Room 2) and via Zoom.

GOBS Poetry Book Club provides a space for poets, writers, readers, performers, and artists to meet over a cuppa, and have a good chinwag over our poetry collection of the month. For the first half of the session we’ll talk about the book, and in the second half we’ll do some focussed writing exercises based on our favourite poems.

Click here

top of the page

Advert
Home, I’m Darling
Bonington Players
24th - 27th April

Bonington Theatre, Nottingham

poster

Click here

Living Witchcraft
Moira Hodgkinson
Society of Authors
20th April

Nottingham Central Library .

logo Living Witchcraft blends intuitive magic, rituals and spell casting with everyday life in this honest account of what today’s witches really do: it’s not all wand waving and pointy hats, so if you’ve not had your Hogwarts letter yet, come along and find out more from a practicing witch.

Click here

top of the page

advert
Mountbatten Hospice Wing Walk 2024
Emily Jones

In 2024, I am taking to the skies and taking part in the first charity Wing Walk on the Isle of Wight in aid of the wonderful Mountbatten Hospice on the island who looked after my lovely Dad and our whole family in his final weeks.
click here

Fell
by Jenn Ashworth
Five Leaves Open Book Group
22nd April

Five Leaves Bookshop 14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG12DH .

bookcover “The edgelands of England are strange, amorphous places; constantly shifting as sand, wind and water transform what was known yesterday (or even an hour ago) into something alien and disorienting. Beaches become marshes. The mouths of estuaries are made to yawn wider. Things are lost. The past resurfaces. Nowhere is this more apparent than Morecambe Bay, the setting for Jenn Ashworth’s fourth novel, Fell.” Guardian

Click here

top of the page

advert
Visit our bookshop!

Click here

Speak Easy
The Spoken Word Collective
Young People
3rd May

Nottingham Playhouse .

poster Come and join the SpeakEasy Spoken Word bi-monthly open mic nights at Nottingham Playhouse. Led and curated by The Mighty Creatives and Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature youth board member Connor Brown, alongside Nottingham Playhouse and fellow City of Literature youth board member Abigail Hutchinson.

Click here

top of the page

Oh My Nottz is a HotHouse Theatre production. Co. No. 6505843 Charity No. 1154523. Tel 07535138506 email guy@hothousetheatre.com website www.hothousetheatre.com
The views expressed in Oh My Nottz are not necessarily those held by HotHouse Theatre.
This website is licensed with PRS - LE-0028014

Hothouse theatre is fully GDPR compliant
Data will only be used for the legitimate business of the charity and will not be shared with other organisations
View our policies relating to GDPR
Privacy
Accessing Information
Data Breaches