Writer's Diary
What's happening around Notts

We will be posting events as soon we are made aware of them. If you are hosting a virtual event to do with the written or spoke word and you want a bit of extra publicity the send us a link.


Accelerated Literacy Through Podcasts Crowd Funding Project

Hothouse Theatre are launching their Crowd Funding bid to raise funds to pilot the Accelerated Literacy Project!

The project will use the creation of podcasts, audio reports and radio plays to help young people make up for lost school hours due to Covid-19.

The Crowd Funder bid goes live noon on the 19th Oct!


Submitting to Agents
Nottingham Writer's Studio

19th Oct

For those hoping to be traditionally published, literary agents are the gatekeepers of the publishing world. Whether you are approaching agents for the first time or seeking to hone your existing submission package, this is a practical workshop addressing each element: cover letter, pitch, synopsis and your first three chapters.

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Nottingham Playhouse Unlocked
Nottingham Playhouse

19th Oct - 9th Nov

We’re delighted to be ‘unlocking’ our doors for the first time since our closure in March, to host an exciting and eclectic festival of live and live-streamed shows. Whether you want to join us in person at Nottingham Playhouse, or watch from the comfort of your own home, there’s lots on offer for you to enjoy.

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Katherine May
Five Leaves Author Interviews

20th Oct

Katherine May is an author of fiction and memoir whose titles include Wintering, The Electricity of Every Living Thing, The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club, The 52 Seductions, Burning Out, and Ghosts & Their Uses. She is the editor of The Best, Most Awful Job, an anthology of essays about motherhood. Her journalism and essays have appeared in a range of publications including The Times, The Observer, Good Housekeeping and Aeon.

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Halloween Series: Delivering Effective Scares & A History of Horror
Nottingham Writer's Studio

22nd Oct

To kick off Halloween celebrations, NWS brings you two horror-fiction writing workshops aimed at both beginner and intermediate horror writers! The content might instil fear but our prices won't, we're offering fantastic discounts if you book onto both workshops.

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Play reading
Nottingham Playhouse

West Bridgford Dramatic Society- online

27th Oct

We're a drama society and we read plays. Non-members are welcome - message us for details of how to join.

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A Double-Bill of New Work by East Midlands Talent
Nottingham Playhouse

28th Oct

This exciting double-bill is part of the Nottingham Playhouse Unlocked festival of live and livestreamed shows.

Ben Norris: A Short Tour of the Heart

Naomi Obeng: Where it Lands

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The Writers Group: An 8-week course for beginner and emerging writers
Selma Ari De Rossi
Nottingham Wriers Studio

4 Nov - for 8 weeks 2020

Join Selma Ari De Rossi for an 8-week course aimed at helping beginner and emerging writers develop their storytelling skills. Throughout the eight weeks, you will explore the essential elements of creating ‘rounded stories’ across a variety of mediums, such as playwrighting, poetry, screenwriting or short stories. It does not matter what genre or form you write; this workshop will help you gain an in-depth understanding of how storytelling works and give you the skills you need to develop your craft.

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Nottingham Poetry Festival
13th - 22nd Nov

We are pleased to announce that Nottingham Poetry Festival will be launching from the 13 – 22 November 2020. This year, we’ll be delivering a blended festival, mixing a small number of live events with an online programme. We’re set to touch on the importance of poetic education, rebel against the notion that poetry is optional, and showcase the contemporary voices speaking now.

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