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Writer's Diary

Oh My Nottz Diary pages are going through the most bizarre changes that you can imagine.

All the events have been taken down, because ...

... nothing is ‘actually’ happening across Nottz ...

... well ‘actually’ anywhere ...

... but there are going to be lots of ‘virtual’ things happening ...

... just as soon as people can get them up and running.

We will be posting those events as soon we are made aware of them. If you are hosting a virtual event and you want a bit of extra publicity the send us a link.


Don’t stay home to avoid catching corvid-19 ...

... assume you’ve already got it ...

... and stay home so you don’t give it to someone else!

Writer's Diary

World Jam: Around the World, from your Sofa

World Jam

4th April

7-9 p.m

 Nottingham's global music and poetry collective invite you to come and join us for a night of poetry and music from around the world, beamed directly into your own home. The more languages, styles and sounds we have, the better.

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Exploring Identity through Poetry


7th April

Nottingham Writer's Studio

 Join Edalia in this kickass writing workshop interrogating language and labels. Using a range of creative exercises as starting points, you will write your own poems exploring the influences that have shaped who we are, examining ideas around gender, class, privilege, ethnicity, ableism and identity.

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Easter Staycation

DIY Poets Online Read Around

10th April

7 p.m.

 DIY Poets Read Around

Join us for an evening of poetry, that doesn’t always rhyme.

details here in due course

Writer's News

Fosseway Writers Go Online

Fosseway Writers

Stay at home unless absolutely necessary, self-isolate if you or anyone in your household are infected with Covid-19 or are in a high risk group, etc. etc. And then they said not to go to pubs either.

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Winners of the inaugural MyVoice Creative Writing Competition

Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

 Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature is thrilled to reveal the twelve winners and eight highly commended entries of the inaugural MyVoice competition – singled out from over 180 entries as the most exciting and creative stories on social justice.

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Young Creative Awards 2020

If you’re young, creative and you live, work or study in Nottingham – the Young Creative Awards could be the start of something awesome.

Open to all 11-24 year olds, the awards give you the chance to show off your skills across a wide variety of creative categories: Digital and Animation, Design and Architecture, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Fashion and Textiles, Film, Graphic Design, Music, Photography, Theatre and Visual Arts.

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BBC Nottingham are looking for ...

Your chance to showcase your talent on the BBC. Upload any kind of content: audio, video, text and images. We’ll watch, read, or listen to everything you upload and what catches our attention will go on air or on local BBC digital platforms.

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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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Writer's Groups

Fosseway Writers

Fosseway Writers are a long-established group based in and around Newark, Nottinghamshire (itself situated on the old Roman ‘Fosse Way’, which is mostly now the route of the modern A46).

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DIY Poets

DIY Poets has been in existence for over ten years. We are a Nottingham based poetry collective. The aim of DIY Poets is to give budding poets the opportunity to perform their work in public and get their work published.

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Poetry Aloud

A curated platform for spoken word and music. Based in Nottingham, Poetry Aloud stages have been seen at: Green Fest, Exile Music Fest and West Bridgford.

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Nottingham Writers’ Club

The club was founded in 1927 from an existing group of Nottingham writers eager to expand their membership.

Meets regularly at The Mechanics North Sherwood Street, Nottingham

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Nottingham Writers’ Studio: a home for writing in the city of stories

Nottingham Writers’ Studio is a unique writing-focused community, and a space where writing grows. Run by writers, for writers, at all stages of their careers, NWS is committed to the craft of writing worth reading.

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Reading and Writing Groups
City Libraries

Share your enjoyment of reading with book-related activities and groups

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BLACKDROP spoken word open mic night is at Nottingham Writer's Studio!

Hosted by founding member Michelle ‘Mother’ Hubbard!

Blackdrop continues to run bi-monthly, on the first Thursday of every month

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Writing East Midlands

Writing East Midlands is the writer development agency for the region. We work closely with a range of organizations including schools, universities, galleries, museums and libraries, to help build strong relationships between writers and their communities.

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Five Leaves Bookshop

One of the few independents to open in any UK city centre this century!

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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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