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Welcome to the second Nottingham Festival of Words!

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Early in the week
  • writers from China, Hungary, and conflict areas
  • Midlands crime writers
  • Writer in Residence - Judith Allnatt
  • A storytelling evening featuring Shonaleigh Cumbers
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Friday - University of Nottingham
  • discussion on plagiarism
  • discussion on letters
  • discussion on the process of writing
  • Ali Smith (shortlisted for the Booker Prize)
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Saturday - Nottingham Trent University
  • Jennifer Makumbi
  • Maurice Riordan and Sujata Bhatt
  • Bernadine Evaristo
  • Will Self

alongside Game City and the stories of objects from Nottinghamshire Museums.

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Sunday - Market Square

A wide variety of events including:

  • spoken word events
  • Kavya Rang Ghazal
  • free drop-in word-related activities
  • the revival of Speakers Corner
  • Nottingham Writers' Studio Open House
  • The Retold Ramayana
The bus and tram companies are offering £2 event travel deals for each day of the Festival. Download the voucher below.

Keep up to date on our blog and enter our writing competition.
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