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February 9th – 24th 2013 23 – 27 April £10 (£7.50 concession) Suitable for 14+ The Nottingham New Theatre and Lakeside present LYSISTRATA Directed by Martin Berry Translated from Aristophanes by Alan Sommerstein The ancient world is gripped by a seemingly endless war. The women of the city can take no more. Meeting with women from the enemy side, they form a pact. No sex for the men – unless the women get peace. Collaborating with experienced theatre professionals in all aspects of the production, the University’s talented student-run company The Nottingham New Theatre bring this hysterical classic comedy and the original battle of the sexes to the Lakeside stage. Lakeside Arts Centre Box Ofﬁce: 0115 846 7777 www.lakesidearts.org.uk This project has been funded by Cascade: a grants programme supported by donations from The University of Nottingham’s alumni and friends. Image courtesy of the Department of Theatre, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University, Alabama. Graphic Design Linda Bell. Welcome to the Festival of Words! I’m delighted that Nottingham, with its rich literary tradition and vibrant writing scene, is to have its own Festival of Words, accommodating a variety of art forms, different ways of appreciating words, celebrating and showcasing local talent, and reaching out to new writers and new audiences. The inaugural fortnight-long festival has an impressively diverse programme of events and workshops taking place in a wide range of venues across and outside the city, reflecting the festival’s themes of Love and Lace and demonstrating the myriad ways in which Nottingham loves words. I can think of many times when involvement in an initiative for writers has encouraged and invigorated me. More than thirty years ago, I was published in the anthology of a local writing competition and gave what was no doubt my first public reading. Nerves aside, I remember how proud I felt to have been included. It was my first sense of a writing community and gave me a taste for it. In the last couple of years, I’ve attended some excellent literature festivals which have left me feeling boosted both as a reader and as a writer. Through festivals and readings, I’ve developed connections with various writing communities, including Nottingham Writers’ Studio. Being in touch with other writers or being involved in a successful event can be hugely strengthening and inspiring, as well as entertaining. Alison Moore Author of Man Booker Prize-shortlisted The Lighthouse 3 Useful Information With its central location and excellent transport links, getting to and around Nottingham, and the festival venues, couldn’t be easier. By Road By Public Transport Nottingham is just a few miles off the M1 If coming by train, Nottingham Tickets for most Nottingham Festival of (Junctions 24, 25, 26) and the A1 (turn has a tram station directly outside Words events are available from the off for the A52 towards Nottingham). As to take you into the city centre – Nottingham Tourism Centre, just off the Old well as car parking in the city centre, ask for a ticket to the Newton Market Square on Smithy Row (NG1 2BY). Park and Ride bus and tram sites are Building or to Market Square for clearly signposted, with frequent bus other city venues. For booking enquiries, email routes in and out of the city, and a tram If you’re travelling to Nottingham tourist.information@ stop at Nottingham Trent University’s by bus, Broadmarsh Bus Station nottinghamcity.gov.uk Newton Building. is a fifteen minute walk from the By Air Newton Building, and Victoria The Tourism Centre can also provide details Centre Bus Station is a five of local accommodation if you’re staying in The closest airport to Nottingham is minute walk (see map). Nottingham during the Festival of Words. East Midlands. Located just outside the city, there are regular buses going to Where tickets are not available through the and from the city centre. Tourism Centre, booking information is For questions about access given in the event listing. All information in this programme is requirements, please contact the venue, or the Festival of Words Book in person, by telephone correct at time of printing. Nottingham (0844 477 5678) or online through the Festival of Words is not responsible for team on 0115 959 7947. Festival website: www.nottwords.org.uk. the content of events listed in this programme. 4 Festival Partners and Supporters Nottingham Festival of Words is a collaborative effort, organised by Nottingham Writers’ Studio, Writing East Midlands, and Nottingham City Council in partnership with Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham. The Festival is made possible by the goodwill and support of organisations and individuals throughout the region’s writing and creative community. Nottingham Writers’ Studio (www.nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk) Writing East Midlands (www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk) Nottingham City Council (www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk) Nottingham Trent University (www.ntu.ac.uk/creativewriting) The University of Nottingham (www.nottingham.ac.uk/english) BBMC Goodword (www.bbmc.co.uk) Experience Nottinghamshire (www.experiencenottinghamshire.com) Left Lion (www.leftlion.co.uk/literature) Programme designed and Pyramid Press (www.pyramidpress.co.uk) typeset by Studio View (www.studioview.co.uk) Emily Cooper Waterstones (www.waterstones.com) rusticwriter.wordpress.com 5 6 Getting around the Festival of Words Nottingham is compact and easy to get around, with many events taking in or near the city centre). Nottingham Trent Newstead Abbey Thrumpton Hall University’s Newton Building (satnav NG15 (satnav NG11 0AX) is seven miles (satnav NG1 4BU) is located on 9HJ) is 12 miles south-west of Nottingham along the Goldsmith Street in Nottingham City north of A453. Enquiries to Centre. It is a 15 minute walk from Nottingham on email@example.com, or visit Nottingham Rail Station. If travelling the A60 towards www.thrumptonhall.com. by tram, alight at Royal Centre or on Mansfield. You can get there on the Wollaton Hall Goldsmith Street. Pronto bus route from the Victoria Centre Bus Station. Parking is £6 per car before 4pm, free thereafter. (satnav NG8 2AE) is three miles west of Nottingham on the A52 towards Lakeside Arts Centre Key Derby, and can be reached on the Number 30 bus (bus stop U2 Children’s event (East Drive, Nottingham) is 2.5 departing from Upper Parliament miles west of Nottingham just off Street). Workshop the A6005 – University Boulevard. Parking is Buses 13 and 14 from the Market available at £2 Square stop at the University’s for 3 hours or Free! South Entrance, close to the Arts £4 per day. Centre. Free visitor parking is Music available. Adults’ event 7 The Curated The Do or Die Jane Austen’ s Bookshop Poets Pride and Tales Prejudice Fri 8 Feb, 6pm The Bookcase Fri 8 Feb, 7pm–9pm October–April, 11am–5pm Atlas Deli Nottingham Central Library Debbie Bryan £3.50, £2.50 concessions Studio & Shop Tickets: 0115 915 2825 In collaboration with The Bookcase, A dramatic storytelling by JAC'S Intimate Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop presents a Productions to celebrate the 200th specially selected collection of books that anniversary of the publication of Jane have been written in, are based in or are Austen's Pride and Prejudice – a one- inspired by Nottingham. woman adaptation of the tale, performed Every month a new book theme will be by actress and storyteller Julie Ann introduced to the Studio & Shop with a Cooper. celebratory post festival finale between Double Impact presents the Do Or Pride and Prejudice is one of Jane 5pm and 7pm on Thu 28 Feb. Die Poets, a group of writers in Austen's finest, vibrant and most vocal The themes will be: addiction recovery. Come and hear novels, touching sensitive and realistic October – Transport inspiring verse, comic and issues of love, marriage, and society; November – Sport courageous tales hosted by Miggy highlighting human nature and the status December – Writers Angel. There is also an open mic, quo between men and women. January – Architecture so arrive at 5.30pm if you would like February – Food to book a slot. Suitable for adults and older children Enquiries to Jane Brierley, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mynottingham.gov.uk/libraries 8 Penelope Ruth Narrative 2013 Harris not Haggis Manon de Moor Leicester Print Workshop Sat 9 Feb, 11am–12 noon Debbie Bryan Sat 9 Feb– £4 Studio & Shop Sun 6 Apr, Tickets: 0115 9473134 11am–5pm Sat 9 Feb–Sun 7 Apr, Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop In recent years, the predominantly male 11am–5pm Scottish literary scene has been revitalised by female voices such as Nottingham illustrator and maker Jane Harris, with The Observations and Emma Bamford from Penelope Ruth Gillespie and I, and Janice Galloway, will be creating a limited edition who caused a stir with her collection of her character figures fiction and life-writings. We inspired by the theme of Transport, A showcase of prints created by artists will look at the work of these with accompanying narrative created Sally Hill, Peter Clayton & Sat Kalsi and other authors in a in collaboration with artist and poet inspired by the Festival of Words, in discussion led by Sheelagh Manon de Moor. collaboration with Leicester Print Gallagher, Reading Workshop which has a national Development Officer for Enquiries to Debbie Bryan, reputation, promoting fine art Nottinghamshire Libraries, email@example.com, printmaking in all its vibrancy and variety. and Deirdre O'Byrne who teaches 0115 950 7776 literature at Loughborough University. www.debbiebryan.co.uk Enquiries to Debbie Bryan, firstname.lastname@example.org, Enquiries to Bromley House Library, 0115 950 7776 email@example.com, www.debbiebryan.co.uk www.bromleyhouse.org www.leicesterprintworkshop.com 9 Poetry and Storytelling at Newstead Abbey The Festival at Newstead Abbey, home of Lord Byron, on Saturday February 9th, bringing poetry to the Abbey in the afternoon and spooky storytelling to the Great Hall in the evening. Entrance to the beautiful estate and the ground floor of the Abbey will be free from 11am to 4.30pm (car parking £6 per car), when various poets will roam around the cloisters to entertain you. The cafe will be open throughout the day and evening. Further information www.tinyurl.com/nwstdabbey Six Leaves Words from the Dori K Two Poets Abbey Sat 9 Feb, Sat 9 Feb, 1pm Sat 9 Feb, 2pm–3pm 3pm–3.30pm A spoken word Prize-winning poets CJ Maria Taylor and Jonathan Taylor performance Allen and Adrian Buckner will be launching and reading from their including short read and talk about some of recent books, including Maria's poetry story, poetry and their recent work – published collection Melanchrini, Jonathan's poetry images exploring respectively by Leafe Press collection Musicolepsy and his novel the themes of and Five Leaves Publications Entertaining Strangers. Jonathan and Love and Lace. – and reflect on the interestingly Maria both lecture in Creative Writing unsuccessful commercial enterprise at De Montfort University, and dori2k.wordpress.com that is contemporary are co-directors of arts poetry. organisation and small publisher Crystal Clear Creators. www.miskinataylor.blogspot.co.uk www.jonathanptaylor.co.uk 10 Poetry, Landscape and Radicals Three events that are particularly appropriate to this picturesque and historic setting, to keep you entertained between the afternoon poetry and the evening storytelling. £7 (£5 concessions) for entry to all three events Love of Byron, The First Radically Landscape Rock Star? Good Poetry Sat 9 Feb, 5pm–5.40pm Sat 9 Feb, 5.40pm–6. 20pm Sat 9 Feb, 6. 20pm–7pm LeftLion Poetry Editor Aly Stoneman 200 years after Byron made his maiden Unfashionable, satirical, left-field and introduces a celebration of speech in Parliament (in support of the left-wing poetry from Smokestack contemporary landscape poetry in the Luddites) and the publication of his Books, including readings by Mike East Midlands and elsewhere with Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Christy Wilson, NigelThompson and readings from Longbarrow Press writers Fearn suggests he was the first rock Smokestack editor Andy Croft. They Matthew Clegg, Chris Jones star, with a lifestyle to match - and an will also read from Donny Johnny, their and East Midlands Book inspiration for modern rock stars. A self- forthcoming epic tribute Award winner Mark confessed ‘Byron Nut’, to Byron’s Don Juan. Goodwin. The event will Christy has a tattoo Enquiries to Andy Croft, include audio/visual portrait of her hero on her info@smokestack- material and a shoulder, including a line books.co.uk, discussion about of his poetry. 01642 813997 traditional and experimental landscape writing in which the audience will be invited to participate. www.longbarrowpress.com 11 Something in Hidden Nature Love Laces the Shadows Poetry en plein air Mon 11– Sun 10 Feb, Fri 15 Feb Sat 9 Feb, 9am–2pm 8pm–10pm Across the City Newstead Abbey Attenborough Nature Reserve Performances to take place all over £10 (£8 for £15/£12 concessions the city. See the Festival website for Tickets: 0115 959 7947 details. concessions) Love Laces is a sequence of very short plays about love, in its many Wildlife journalist and poet Matt Merritt There is something forms and intricacies, written by leads a poetry workshop en plein air at in the shadows, scriptwriters Attenborough Nature Reserve, outside and waiting to emerge from NTU's in the hides. We will translate birdsong into as the evenings MA in Creative poetry, track down long-distance travellers, grow darker. Join Writing. watch the birdwatchers, and map out our us for thrilling and spine-chilling stories Look out for a experiences. of ghosts, the macabre and the evil that monologue or No wildlife watching experience needed. lurks just out of sight. dialogue in Bring warm waterproof clothing and shoes, Photo: Belén Cerezo A performance storytelling show for an cafés across the pens, paper, and binoculars if you have adult audience. The show will last city and in corridors and classrooms them, to create a poetic snapshot of an approximately two hours, including an of NTU's Clifton Campus. ever-changing scene.Full details from interval. The plays will be performed at a http://bit.ly/hiddennature. single event on Sunday 17 Feb. See www.littlegemstorytelling.co.uk entry on page 40 for more details. Please note: the Great Hall is on the first floor of Enquiries to Newstead Abbey. This event is not accessible for firstname.lastname@example.org wheelchair users or people who can’t manage Enquiries to stairs. email@example.com www.ntu.ac.uk/creativewriting 12 Book Swap True Tales, Imaginary Tue 12 Feb, Piranhas and 6pm–8pm Atlas Deli Half-created Worlds Wed 13 Feb, 6.30pm–8pm Bring books you'd like to give away Antenna, Beck Street and take away some you'd like to read. Enjoy a coffee and treat yourself to some fantastic cake as you browse at the Festival's special Book Swap. Join David Almond as he takes us on a journey through true tales, imaginary piranhas and half-created worlds. Described by John Burnside as ‘a master storyteller’, David Almond is the author of Skellig, Clay, and many other novels for both older and younger children. He has won the Carnegie medal, the Michael Prinz award, the Smarties Book Prize and, twice, the Whitbread Children’s Award. His first novel for adults, The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean, was published in 2011 to huge critical acclaim. Enquiries to Sarah Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org, Enquiries to Sharon Scaniglia, 0115 984 4313 sharon.scaniglia@ www.ntu.ac.uk/creativewriting nottinghamcity.gov.uk, 0115 876 5583 13 Stories Valentine’ s Be With You Irish for the Evening Cave Shortly Short Stories City Tour Fri 15 Feb, Wed 13 Feb, 7.30pm Thu 14 Feb, 7pm–9pm 2pm– 3.30pm Lee Rosy's Tea Shop Nottingham Nottingham Castle £5 Central Library £15 Sizzling stories from professional Tickets: 0115 915 3700 An exploration of why the storyteller Pete Davis. If you think that short story form is so stories are just for children, come along A Valentine's evening with a difference. popular in Ireland, and and be surprised. In an evening that Dracula and his bride some contemporary includes everything from traditional will be in attendance. writers to watch out for on tales to how he Fancy dress is optional, a path well trodden by lost his virginity, there will be a prize for James Joyce, Mary Lavin Pete will show you the best. Ticket price and John McGahern. just how alive includes nibbles, soft Deirdre O'Byrne will lead a discussion storytelling is still. drink or glass of wine. on this intriguing form, linking it to the politics, history and oral tradition of Ireland. This event is a collaboration between Enquiries to Nottingham City Libraries and Pete Davis, Nottingham Irish Studies Group. 0115 955 8054 Enquiries to Deirdre O’Byrne, email@example.com www.nottinghamisg.org.uk 14 Pop-up Say Sum Thin Alice Oswald: Fri 15 Feb, 6.30pm-9.30pm Tea Room Sat 16 Feb, 12 noon (free) Memorial with Lucy Renshaw Sat 16 Feb, 6.30pm-9.30pm Sat 15 Feb, 7.30pm Fri 15 Feb, £7, £3 concessions 5pm–9pm Tickets: 0115 941 9419 Djanogly Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse Lakeside Arts Centre £10, £7 Poetry will collide with performance, music, dance. The young people of Mouthy will not only perform their own writing but are concessions Pop into our one-off tearoom to Tickets: 0115 846 7777 producing the whole two days of events. enjoy our beautiful surroundings, They will be joined by Tshaka Campbell, lace tablecloths, china tea cups and whose poetry asks the world to ‘listen In her book-length poem, Memorial, of course our delicious brownies and different’. A lover of language, education Alice Oswald translates Homer’s Iliad sweet treats courtesy of our resident and people, his performance poetry has into an astonishing, beautiful and Tea Lady Jo, all made using local won a number of slams. shocking twenty-first century elegy. ingredients. From 12–6pm on Saturday 16th, there will Her performance of it is dramatic and The Studio & Shop is open from be free events and workshops throughout intensely moving, and absolutely unlike 11am and the Tea Room is open The Playhouse any other poetry reading you will see. between 5pm and 9pm. celebrating the work Mouthy does with young Eco-designer and creator of the writers in Nottingham. essential guide to textile up-cycling, Lucy Renshaw, will be our special guest from 5–7pm introducing a new lace collection and sharing how she makes her signature lamp shades. 15 DIY Hearty Food, Riddle Me This... Presents... Heartfelt Words Sat 16–Sun 24 Feb, 11am–4pm Gannets Bistro, Wollaton Hall Fri 15 Feb, 8pm–late 35 Castlegate, Newark NG24 1AZ £1 per trail sheet The City Gallery, 14a Long Row Fri 15 Feb, 7.30pm Can you help our resident Caped Crusader solve the puzzles left by (just off Market Square) £22 The Riddler around Wollaton Hall? Pick up a trail at the Hall, solve the A free evening of Come and riddles and win a prize! spoken word with enjoy an local bards DIY evening of Take part in this Poets and comedy- delicious family event at inspired acoustic food, in the informal but elegant setting any time while music from singer- of Gannets Bistro. Each tasty course Wollaton Hall is songwriter Joey will be complemented by poetry open during half term week. Chickenskin. readings on the theme of Love and Normal car parking charges apply. Lace read by Nottinghamshire poets. Gannets Bistro is situated opposite Enquiries to Mick Smurthwaite, Newark Castle, in the most picturesque mick.smurthwaite@ part of this historic market town. Leave nottinghamcity.gov.uk the city for the evening and discover 0115 915 3900 what Newark has to offer! Ticket price includes two-course supper and glass of wine. 16 Poet Trees Nottingham Festival of Words Sat 16–Sun 24 Feb, goes to University! Sat 16 & Sun 17 Feb, 10am–5pm 11am–4pm Wollaton Hall On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February the Festival will take over Nottingham Trent University’s Newton Building. Passes can be purchased for entry to talks, panels, readings, performances, workshops and more. Why not try our Poet Tree activity and let The Newton Building is wheelchair accessible throughout. Mother Nature inspire you to create a Poem on the Park? Gaze at our Newton in advance on the door Building magnificent ancient trees and let your Adult Child passes creativity blossom! Prizes for the best Concessions Adult Child poems. (18+) (12–17) Take part in this special Weekend pass £25 £18.75 £12.50 £30 £15 competition for Day pass £15 £11.25 £7.50 £17.50 £8.75 children at any Half-day pass £10 £7.50 £5 £12.50 £6.25 time while Wollaton Hall is Photo: Garth Newton Children under 12: Free open during half Concessions = full-time students, OAPs and unwaged. term week. Half-day passes give access to the keynote speech, and events before that for a Normal car parking charges apply. morning pass, after that for an afternoon pass. Book in advance by calling 0844 477 5678 or through www.nottwords.org.uk Enquiries to Mick Smurthwaite, If you wish to attend a workshop, once you have booked your pass, firstname.lastname@example.org email email@example.com to book your place. 0115 915 3900 Entrance to the foyer will be free, to visit the book market and ‘have-a-go’ activities. Unsold passes will be available to buy on the door. 17 Cherished The Grumblegroar! Assemblage Words of Sat 16 & Sun 17 Feb, Exhibition 10am–5pm Love Sat 16 & Sun 17 Sat 16 & Sun 17 NTU Newton Building Feb, 10am–5pm Feb, 10am–5pm Entry with day/weekend pass NTU Newton NTU Newton Building Building Rob Hann and Howard Louise Garland is a Nottingham-based Barton transport you to artist. She will display her own work in a world where An exhibition of original artwork by which she has incorporated and imagination and fact Festival Artist in Residence, Sue juxtaposed text on the theme of are mixed in equal Bulmer, inspired by Words of Love. ‘Relationships’ with found objects and measure. Meet “the visual imagery. Grumblegroar” – a The works contain extracts of text from terrifying yet fantastic Victorian and contemporary poetry; fire-breathing monster and other personal sources. who will spark your imagination as to what Enquiries to Louise Garland, really does lurk at the firstname.lastname@example.org, centre of the earth. 07790 936 383 For children (and their parents – if they dare). Enquiries to Hann Barton Publishing, email@example.com, 07966 704807 18 WeaveAPoem Behind the The Speaking Sat 16 Feb, Words Space 10am–5pm Sat 16 Feb, Sat 16 & Sun 17 Feb, NTU Newton 10am–5pm 10am–5pm Building NTU Newton Building NTU Newton Building You’ve read the stories. Now, here’s Entry with day/ Can you help to weave a poem? Drop in, add a line, make lace, make your chance to pursue the ideas with the weekend pass art, make words happen. authors. Drop in for wide-ranging discussions using stories Pop into our Speaking Space for a Enquiries to Rosie Garner, as the starting point. break from the Festival bustle. firstname.lastname@example.org Authors include Vivien Listen to classic Jones, Heather Shaw, and contemporary Roberta Dewa, Terri recordings of Armstrong, poets, writers, and Jo Cannon, Fiona spoken word Thackeray. All stories performers, some available as free epub or of whom you’ll pdf before the event. have heard of, some of whom you’ll have seen, and Enquiries to Anne McDonnell, many of whom, we hope, you’ll want email@example.com, to hear again. 0115 923 2069 www.pewter-rose-press.com There’ll also be books to browse and take away as part of a book swap. 19 Debbie Assemblage Writing Bryan Workshop Comics Studio & Sat 16 Feb, 10am–12 noon Sat 16 Feb,noon 10am–12 NTU Newton Building Shop Taster Entry with day/weekend pass NTU Newton Building Sat 16 Feb, 10am–11am Entry with day/ NTU Newton Building This practical workshop will give you the opportunity to create your own small weekend pass Entry with day/weekend pass collage/assemblage, using mixed media and a Passionate Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop bring a variety of text. Basic about comics? taster of what they’ve got in store for materials and tools will Not sure how to the Festival at their Lace Market shop. be provided, but you may begin writing From altered books and wish to bring along your your own? textiles to print and own text to give your Come along to paper, they’ll be work a personal edge – a this talk and exploring the crossover favourite poem, song, workshop for between art and words. diary entry, quote from literature etc. creative writers. The session includes a The session will be inspirational and fun. presentation about the artists’ If you wish, you can exhibit your work Artistic talent not inspiration, with award-winning during the festival. essential. environmental paper artist Hannah Lobley, acclaimed printmaker Peter Enquiries to Louise Garland, Enquiries to Emily Cooper, Clayton, and an introduction from firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Debbie Bryan. A showcase of work will 07790 936 383 07548 785 348 be on display in the Newton foyer. www.harringtonmillsstudios.co.uk rusticwriter.wordpress.com 20 Writing Pictures Altered Books with Graham Lester George & Poetry Sat 16th Feb, 10am 12 noon Sat 16 Feb, 10am–1pm & 2pm–5pm NTU Newton Building Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop Entry with day/weekend pass £30, including all materials Writing for the screen is about telling stories with pictures and words (but not A special necessarily dialogue). If you don’t have a way to grasp of the language of cinema, and the celebrate tricks and conventions that film-makers the use to to tell a story, then you’ve probably Festival been living in a cave without electricity for of Words the whole of your life! with artist This workshop will give you a taste of how and poet Manon de Moor; make a very it looks from the other side of the screen, personal journal, travel-book or diary when you write your own created from an aged hardback book, short screenplay. It together with an introduction on how to doesn't matter if you create a poem or narrative of your come with or without own. All materials provided but feel ideas - just be prepared free to bring your own personal to amaze yourself. pictures etc. Organised by First Story. Enquiries to Debbie Bryan Enquiries to Mónica Parle firstname.lastname@example.org Monica.email@example.com. 0115 950 7776 www.debbiebryan.co.uk 21 FOR ‘inspired, inspiring, invaluable’ Sarah Waters Waters Introduction to WOMEN ‘entertaining, insightful and Writing TV unpredictable’ Drama WHO Sophie Hannah Sat 16 Feb, 10.30am–4.30pm women’’s omen’s ‘my favourite women’s magazine’ WRITE Broadway Wendy Wendy Cope MSLEXIA MAGAZINE £45 Read by top authors and absolute beginners, Mslexia is a quarterly masterclass in the business This practical workshop led by Jim Hill and psychology of writing. offers an insight into writing for television drama. Illustrated with clips, exercises and handouts, the No other magazine provides Mslexia’s unique mix session will assist of advice and inspiration; news, reviews and interviews; competitions, events and grants. All served up with a challenging selection of new writers in clarifying their poetry and prose. projects while demonstrating practical steps towards an original first draft script. Subscriptions start at just £20.75 – saving 25% Jim tutors the MA Television Scriptwriting on the cover price. For more information, visit at Leicester’s De Montfort University and www.mslexia.co.uk, email postbag@mslexia. also teaches at City University (London). co.uk or call us on 0191 233 3860 He has worked as a freelance writer and director on many popular television dramas (Boon, Casualty, Lovejoy). 22 Nottingham Once Upon a Arsenic and History Storywalk Nottingham Sat 16 Feb, 11am, Roadshow 12.15pm, 1.30pm Lace Sat 16 Feb, Start & finish at Festival box Sat 16 Feb, 11am–12 noon office in Newton Building 11am–12 noon NTU Newton Building £6 adults, £4 children NTU Newton Building Entry with day/ Stories are everywhere! You can see and weekend pass hear them. But some are Entry with day/weekend pass secret and hidden amongst the nooks, Ian Douglas, crannies and crossing author of A paths of Old A panel of writers – Nicola Children's History Nottingham... Monaghan, David Belbin, Stephen of Nottinghamshire, Find the clues, answer Booth and Danuta Reah – will takes a family- the riddles, discover the stories! Rhymes, explore and discuss crime, noir and friendly tour songs, tales and lots of fun on the storytrail. dark writing from the East Midlands through the the centuries of Suitable for families with children 4–10 years. region. There will be Nottingham history. Please bring suitable outdoor clothing. discussions and also Find out more about our ancestors readings from the through photos, quizzes, stories, Enquiries to Amanda Smith, writers’ work. cartoons and a few gruesome firstname.lastname@example.org, secrets! From Vikings to Victorians, 07949 541 147 Ian will share some fun facts and www.amandasmithstorytelling.com maybe the odd surprise. 23 Variations Cook&Book Trent Poets on Reading The Revolutionary Menu Sat 16 Feb, 11am–12 noon Sat 16 Feb, NTU Newton Building a Poem 11am– 12:15pm Entry with Sat 16 Feb, day/weekend pass 11am–12 noon Nottingham NTU Newton Central Library Photo: Newark Advertiser Building £3, £2 concessions/children Entry with over 11, free for children day/weekend under 11 An opportunity to hear five acclaimed poets from Nottingham Trent University pass Bored with eating the same old food? read from and discuss recently School dinners getting you down? Chips published work. Gregory Woods, Rory and pizza just not cutting it? Time for a Waterman, Andrew Taylor, David Miller Skysill Press and Leafe Press change! and Sarah Jackson will be introduced present a poetry reading by C.J. Cook&Book offer you their Revolutionary by publisher and poet, John Lucas. Allen and Alan Baker, which Menu: finger food (sharks love it!), sticky, includes a collaborative reading of hot sausages (not for wimps!), cake-pops Enquiries to Sarah Jackson, Alan Baker's multi-voiced prose (these are explosive!). All cooked before email@example.com, poem "The Book of Random your very eyes and served with slices of 0115 984 4313 Access", and a reading by C.J. Allen sky pie, bowls of stone soup and assorted www.ntu.ac.uk/creativewriting from his Leafe Press collection and poems and stories. other work. Watch, listen and taste! (tasting £1 per person, payable on the day) We dare you! Children must be accompanied by adults. 24 How to Find Your Own Voice and Let It Out! Sat 16 Feb, Sat 16 Feb, 12pm–1.45pm 12 noon–1:45pm NTU Newton Building NTU Newton Building Entry with day/weekend pass Entry with day/weekend pass Jay Eales and Selina Lock, publishers of Violent! and The Girly Comic, are Do you struggle to find veterans of the UK comic publishing your unique voice and let scene. In under two hours, they will it out? Whether you are pour some of their hard-won This cartoon was drawn for me by David Brookes of searching for self- experience into your heads. cost considerationsForest Fields. B/W. Shame! expression on the page, - Why your best friend is a long-arm on the stage or just in stapler! here force it to be in If only learning to drive was such a jolly experience! With me, Geoff Caldwell, I conversation, this session - How to approach comic artists, editors can guarantee to try and make it so. Been will give you an insight and publishers small and large without putting it off? It needs to be done, you into how to find it. Tina Bettison, writer fear of biting! know it does. and broadcaster, will share her guide - How to put together a pitch! to being visible and heard. - How to go it alone and publish that Instructors are graded by the Driving comic in paper or pixel form! Standards Agency, I'm graded 6 (which is Enquiries to Tina Bettison, Followed by a Q&A session. the top grade) and I've been teaching in firstname.lastname@example.org, An Alt.Fiction event. Nottingham for over thirty years. 01636 526840 www.factorfictionpress.co.uk www.yourvoiceyourstory.com For everything you need to know, go to my website: www.methodrive.co.uk w 25 s The It’the Words, Five Degrees Nottingham Stupid! The Asian Writer Short Groundswell Sat 16 Feb, 12.15–1:15pm Story Prize 2012 NTU Newton Building Sat 16 Feb, Sat 16 Feb, 12.15pm–1.15pm 12.15pm– Entry with day/weekend pass NTU Newton Building 1.15pm Entry with day/ NTU Newton weekend pass Building Entry with day/weekend pass The Asian Writer How do authors use words to convey Short Story Prize With more than its share of high-profile chaos or comedy, oppression or 2012 recognises the writers – e.g. William Ivory, Michael inhibition or pathos and sadness? Nicky very best new writing Eaton, Gregory Woods, Amanda Harlow, Brindley Hallam Dennis and emerging from Asian Whittington – what makes this city so Frances Thimann discuss how they writers. In this conducive to producing excellent choose words to evoke particular exclusive event, literature? Is it because of its great responses. Using examples from their selected writers will literary tradition, or is it down to more own writings and others, they will read from their work practical factors, such as encouraging challenge the way we think about published in the anthology, Five Degrees, promoters, a lively cultural scene, and words. Be prepared to challenge them! and discuss the state of British Asian writer support groups? literature today. The session will be Featuring Nottingham authors and Enquiries to Anne McDonnell, chaired by Founding Editor of The Asian chaired by playwright Stephen Lowe, email@example.com, Writer, Farhana Shaikh. the Writers Guild of Great Britain 0115 923 2069 www.theasianwriter.co.uk presents a lively debate and discussion. www.pewter-rose-press.com 26 Your Epic Cook&Book Slums, Hardship Starts Here! The Aphrodisiac Menu Sat 16 Feb, 1pm & Hosiery Sat 16 Feb, 12.15pm–1.15pm Nottingham Central Library Sat 16 Feb, 1pm £4, £3 concessions & Sun 17 Feb, 1pm NTU Newton Wollaton Hall Building £5 (advance only) Entry with day/ weekend pass A talk in Wollaton Hall relating to the textile Love food? Love industry in Nottingham and the people who A creative story workshop for our ‘Food for Love’. Photo: Newark worked in the Advertiser children aged 7–12. We’ll be Cook&Book present industry, looking working together to help you create you with their potent Aphrodisiac Menu. at the social the start of your Irresistible oysters, wickedly tempting conditions and very own epic cocktails followed by a sensuous finale deprivation it story – ready to of sexy, dark chocolate shots. created. take away and All prepared before your very eyes and tell to your served with seductive side dishes of Bookings and enquiries: friends, your romantic writings. Mick Smurthwaite, family, or even firstname.lastname@example.org the rest of the Watch, listen and… when you can bear 0115 915 3900 world! Presented by the Young it no longer..… taste! (optional, £1 per Adult and Children’s Writers Group person, payable on the day) from Nottingham Writers’ Studio. Succumb to the pleasure… Enquiries to email@example.com 27 Eat Your Keynote – AL Kennedy Words Sat 16 Feb, 1.45–2.45pm Sat 16 Feb, 1pm–4pm NTU Newton Building NTU Newton Building Entry with day/weekend pass £1 per item AL Kennedy is an award-winning author of six novels, five collections of short stories and two books of non-fiction. Her most recent novel, The Blue Book, was Create your own delicious described by The Times as ‘masterful’ and by The Financial Times as ‘exquisite’. words and eat them! Using a In this event AL Kennedy will be discussing her work and introducing her new variety of sugar pastes and icing, book, On Writing, which develops out of her long-standing Guardian blog and come and decorate a cupcake or addresses all aspects of the writing life. Join us for this festival highlight! cookie. Arrange icing letters or pipe a favourite word or phrase on top Enquiries to Sarah Jackson, then add a touch of sugar sparkle. firstname.lastname@example.org, Sit back and enjoy ‘eating your own 0115 984 4313 words’ or maybe pass your message www.ntu.ac.uk/creativewriting onto a friend or loved one. 28 Love, Sex, Desire and Storytelling Sat 16 Feb, 2.45pm–3.45pm Sat 16 Feb, 2.45pm–3.45pm NTU Newton Building NTU Newton Building Entry with day/weekend Entry with day/weekend pass pass Stories of derring-do and adventure for all Using both the family! Join Emma and Gary on traditional and Scallywag Island as they hide out from the modern tales, notorious pirate Blackbeard and the Navy. the Royal Hear about gruesome and gory pirates, Company heroes and heroines and help create a Storytellers, fantastic adventure story and find the the storytelling troupe from the treasure. A show about friendship, Theatre Royal Nottingham, present equality and the plucky underdog. a passionate and arousing collection An interactive and educational performance of stories all on the theme of love, storytelling show for a family audience. sex and desire. Lifetime membership to Scallywag Island Loosen your corsets! included! This one could get steamy. www.littlegemstorytelling.co.uk 29 Writing Weaving Words Writing the City your Ghosts With Others Sat 16 Feb, 2.45pm–3.45pm Sat 16 Feb, 2.45pm–4.45pm NTU Newton Setting, Building Atmosphere and Suspense Sat 16 Feb, NTU Newton 2.45pm–4.45pm Building Entry with NTU Newton day/weekend Entry with day/ Building pass weekend pass Entry with day/ Readings and discussion from Join us for creative fun with others and weekend pass Shoestring Press poets about how they learn about collaborative writing from use Nottingham (both two authors who have written a novel past and present) in Join Nottingham authors Niki Valentine together. You will come away from their work. This event (The Haunted and Possessed) and these games and exercises with some will feature four Megan Taylor (The Lives of Ghosts) for techniques for creating great Shoestring writers: a fun and practical fiction workshop characters, some ideas for driving plot Derrick Buttress, Sue open to writers of any genre/experience and, maybe, the inclination to do all of Dymoke, John Lucas interested in playing this with other writers. and Julie Lumsden. with setting, atmosphere and Enquiries to Heide Goody, Enquiries to Sue Dymoke, suspense. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Enquiries to Megan 01827 715 512 07952 727 712 Taylor, mrclovenhoof.blogspot.co.uk www.shoestring-press.com meganjstaylor@ ntlworld.com www.megantaylor.info 30 Rainbow NottFest for Why LGBT Writing Reading Groups Writing? Sat 16 Feb, Sat 16 Feb, 4pm–5pm NTU Newton Building with AL Kennedy 2.45pm– Sat 16 Feb, 3pm–5pm 3.45pm NTU Newton Building Entry with day/ NTU Newton weekend pass £10, Building Tickets: 0115 9663219 What is lesbian, gay, Entry with day/weekend bisexual and transgender pass (LGBT) writing? Why do Lowdham Festivals Ltd is we still need a separate pleased to host a special category in these days of ‘no event for Reading The best of Nottingham’s thriving discrimination’? How does writing for Groups. lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender an LGBT audience differ from writing AL Kennedy will read (LGBT) writing scene, featuring fiction for a general audience? This panel from and discuss her and life writing from the Rainbow discussion will be chaired by Russell novels and her writing life Writers and the Sapphist Writers. Our Christie. On the panel will be: Greg – the afternoon will include a Q and A special guest, Jonathan Kemp, will Woods, award-winning poet and session and some “round table time” in read from his books Professor of Gay and Lesbian Studies smaller groups. The ticket price London Triptych (which at NTU; Victoria Oldham, writer and includes a copy of either was shortlisted for the editor for Bold Strokes Books, an Day or The Blue Book – inaugural Green LGBT press; Nicki Hastie, writer and these novels will form the Carnation Prize and won researcher on lesbian literature; and main focus for the the Authors' Club Best Jonathan Kemp, award-winning discussions. First Novel Award) and novelist and lecturer. Twentysix. 31 We Used Climbing Trails, Storywalks Shadows of Love Trials and to Live Through Tribulations from the Sat 16 Feb, Here Life City of Lace Sat 16 Feb, Sat 16 Feb, 4pm–5pm 4pm–5pm 6pm, 7.15pm NTU Newton Building NTU Newton Starting outside entrance to Entry with day/ Building Nottingham Contemporary weekend pass Entry with day/weekend pass £6 This event brings together three Dark tales await those brave enough to Psychologist and award-winning poet, Dr outstanding poets who have lived in walk through the dark heart of Andy Miller, will read selections from his Nottinghamshire at different stages of Nottingham City. Hear about star- anthology, While Giants Sleep, about their writing lives. crossed lovers, heroes and broken walking the 630-mile SW Coast Path of A reading from each poet will open up a promises. Great love is England, the circuit of the Himalayan discussion about what kind of influence lost and won and lost Annapurna massif, and rock climbing in a place has on writing, again. The moon rises the Peak District, Cornwall and North even – or especially – over the Old Castle and America. after moving on. shadows stir as legends What is the role of challenges in The poets are: Jamie come alive and myths are woven. promoting wellbeing and overcoming McKendrick; Éireann Please bring suitable outdoor clothing. adversities? Lorsung; and Faber New Poet Tom Warner. Enquiries to Amanda Smith, Enquiries to Andy Miller, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01629 820 231 07949 541 147 email@example.com www.amandasmithstorytelling.com 32 Love, Lace and Weather in the Walk With Me Bedtime Poems Heart Interlaced Artists Walk Wed 16 Feb, Sun 17 Feb, 10am–12 noon Words 7.30pm We will start and finish Becoming Music Flying Goose Café, Sat 16 Feb, 7.30pm from NTU Newton Building Beeston Chilwell Road Methodist £2.50 Church, Beeston £6 £8 (£6 advance), Four groups of walkers, each led by an artist, will collect and consider words left To celebrate our £3 students/children, in the city centre landscape. The routes £15 family (2+2) forthcoming will overlap and intersect, creating fresh pamphlet, Ten Tickets: 0115 943 1164 patterns as they step out in the urban Bedtime Poems for environment. We will start and finish at Grownups, Candlestick Press hosts Carmina have toured all over the world with the Festival an event featuring readings and a their lyrical fusion of jazz and Celtic themes. Hub, outside workshop. In their new show the band perform original the main doors. songs and read extracts from the wide- Be prepared for Mug of cocoa and home-made ranging literature which has inspired them. walking in all buscuits included in ticket price. The line-up features Rob King; Pippa conditions (we Marland; Geoff Castle; Gina Griffin and will continue Enquiries to Rosemary Pearce, Paul Bradley. even if it rains). Bring a snack and drink firstname.lastname@example.org, to keep refreshed, notebook and pen, 07500 180 871 Enquiries to Pippa Marland, and a camera if you have one. www.candlestickpress.co.uk email@example.com, 07779 122395. www.carmina.co.uk 33 Balls to The Theatre Asian Writers’ s Poetry! Royal’55+ Book Launch Sun 17 Feb, 10am–11am Sun 17 Feb, Writing Group NTU Newton Building 10am–12 noon Entry with NTU Newton Building day/weekend pass Entry with Many Asian writers have published work day/weekend pass in their mother tongue, but most has remained out of reach for the English- Could you throw a ball gently to speaking world. We have brought someone? Could you catch it if together some of these authors to display someone else throws it? Could you Sun 17 Feb, 10am–11am their books and translate them into write just one line of a poem? Could English. For the first time, everyone in the you fold a piece of paper? Well then, NTU Newton Building UK has the opportunity to read stories written by talented local Asian writers. Entry with combine your skills and help make brand new random airborne poetry. Enquiries to: day/weekend pass Poems that make firstname.lastname@example.org sense whichever way Event organised by Kayva Rang they roll. www.asianarts.org.uk Your first opportunity to hear new work, prose, poetry and monologues, Enquiries to Rosie from the 55+ Creative Writing Group Garner, based at the Theatre Royal thewritingshed@ Nottingham. yahoo.co.uk 34 Poetry Relay Making Lace David Belbin Sun 17 Feb, 11am– The Writer’Process s talks to 12 noon Sun 17 Feb, NTU Newton Building 11am–12 noon Michael Eaton Entry with NTU Newton Building Sun 17 Feb, day/weekend pass 11am–12 noon Entry with day/weekend pass NTU Newton Building Nottingham Poetry Society began in 1941. Poetry has been written for a lot Entry with longer than that! In this Poetry Relay, Are you interested in finding out how NPS members will read favourite and day/weekend writers craft their not-so-well-known poems from the work? We will pass best that poets have had to offer over explore what the last four centuries, taking you from writers say 1600 right up to the present day. Find about their own out how much, and how little, poetry process, from Novelist David has changed. initial idea to Belbin talks to finished product, and discuss playwright Michael Enquiries to Jeremy Duffield, selected extracts from their diaries, Eaton about the email@example.com, autobiographies and letters. Nottingham crime 01773 712 282 www.nottinghampoetrysociety.co.uk novel and the Karen Buckley has published poetry difference between and short fiction and has a PhD in writing for adults and for young adults. Creative and Critical Writing. 35 Asian Steven Dunne Streets of Poetry Sun 17 Feb, 11am–12 noon Stories Sun 17 Feb, 3pm, Recital NTU Newton Building Wed 20 Feb, 6pm Sun 17 Feb, 11am-12 noon , Entry with Starting at Langtry’s 1.30pm-2.30pm day/weekend pass Donations taken on the day NTU Newton Building The author of The Join James Entry with day/weekend pass Reaper and The Walker and Disciple will take Michael readers behind the Asian poetry is alive and well received in Eaton on a crime scenes of his the East Midlands. Several local poetry journey latest psychological groups hold mushaira evenings and through thriller Deity. recitations from well-known historical Nottingham’s streets of stories. We will Combining intricate forensics with poets and current writers. Kavya Rang, a encounter great novelists such as J.M. meticulous detection and gathering of poets writing in the languages Barrie, Graham Greene and our own psychological insight, Dunne’s of the Indian subcontinent, presents the D.H. Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe. We novels are heavily researched and best of local Asian poets, reading in their will hear poetry as diverse as ancient rival the best of Mark Billingham, own languages and in English. Robin Hood ballads, the romantic Peter James and Peter Robinson. poems of Henry Kirke-White, the A former freelance journalist, Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org uplifting verse of Mary Howitt and the Steven is now a part-time teacher in Event organised by Kayva Rang splendour of Lord Byron. Literature, in Derby. the widest possible sense, has been For more information follow Steven hewn from our rough sandstone heart. on Twitter – @ReaperSteven www.stevendunne.co.uk Enquiries to James Walker, email@example.com, 0115 959 7947 36 Keynote – Bali Rai DIY Poets Sun 17 Feb, 12.30pm–1.30pm Performance Poetry NTU Newton Building Workshop Sun 17 Feb, Entry with day/weekend pass 1.30pm–3.30pm NTU Newton Building Entry with day/ weekend pass Bali Rai is a Leicester-based author of young adult and children’s books who Do you want the chance to improve came to prominence in 2001 with (Un)arranged marriage, published by Random your confidence and delivery in House. This set the scene for a series of books addressing reading/performing your poetry live? issues around identity, multiculturism, and the inner city, Get the chance to perform your poems including The Crew and Rani & Sukh. in a safe space and get constructive An established voice in the young adult and teenage market, feedback on your delivery. Even if you Bali tries to write the sort of books he and his mates would have write mainly for the page bring along loved at school. His latest novel, Fire City, your work for supportive, is a post-apocalyptic tale of a small band of constructive feedback. humans fighting for freedom in a lawless and horrifying new world. Enquiries to Frank McMahon, firstname.lastname@example.org, 07889 765 917 37 Michael Rosen Sell With Words Sun 17 Feb, Sun 17 Feb, 1.30pm and 3.30pm 1.30pm–3.30pm Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts Centre NTU Newton £6.50, Tickets: 0115 846 7777 Building Entry with For a first-time visit to Nottingham and Lakeside, Michael day/weekend pass Rosen does his non-stop one-man show of poems, stories, songs and jokes including old favourites like Chocolate Cake Here’s your chance to learn how to use and We're Going on a Bear Hunt along with newer ones from the right words to sell products, services Even My Ears Are Smiling and Michael Rosen's Big Book of and ideas. The workshop is conducted Bad Things. by Dr Ben Braber, a professional Enquiries to Lakeside Arts Centre, copywriter with 20 0115 846 7777 years of experience in www.lakesidearts.org.uk writing adverts, Photo: Nick Coates brochures and websites. He also trains people in business and public life to become effective and imaginative writers. Enquiries to Ben Braber, email@example.com, 01636 706 330 www.bbmc.co.uk 38 LeftLion Presents... Rainbow The New Science WriteLion Performance of the Web: Sun 17 Feb, Sun 17 Feb, 1.30pm–2.30pm Towards a Global Brain? 1.30pm–2.30pm Sun 17 Feb, NTU Newton Building NTU Newton Building 1.30pm–2.30pm Entry with day/weekend Entry with day/ Entry with pass weekend pass day/weekend pass Nottingham’s Sapphist Writers and NTU Newton Building LeftLion Magazine presents a Rainbow Writers collaborate on this celebration of the poetry published in The World Wide Web has been created performance of drama and poetry WriteLion over the last 12 months. from the interactions of over a billion from the best of Nottingham’s Projections of illustrations by Steve people: every time we click on a link or lesbian, gay, bisexual and Larder will send a tweet, we make it just that bit transgender writers. accompany live bigger. It is the largest artefact ever Prepare for an hour of outrageous readings from created and the scale of its interactions entertainment – you’ll laugh as contributors. has prompted comparisons with the you’ve never laughed before, cry a LeftLion Poetry human brain, but how realistic is this? little bit (maybe), but above all, we’ll Editor Aly Explore Web Science with Paul make you think. Stoneman will introduce the event and Anderson, to find out more. offer a few submission guidelines for those who’d like to see their work in Enquiries to Paul Anderson, print! firstname.lastname@example.org, 0115 922 4600 www.leftlion.co.uk www.facebook.com/web2andbeyond 39 Ghazal Love Laces Love Stories Sun 17 Feb, Sun 17 Feb, 2.45pm–4pm Sun 17 Feb, 2.45pm–5pm 2.45pm–4pm NTU Newton Building Entry with day/weekend Entry with NTU Newton Building pass day/weekend pass Entry with NTU Newton Building A sequence of very short plays about day/weekend pass Ghazal is a short poem of rarely more love in its many forms and intricacies, than a dozen couplets whose theme is written by often love. The pride of Urdu poetry, it scriptwriters originated in Persia in the 10th century from NTU's and attained its height in the 18th and MA in Creative 19th centuries. It now pervades every Writing and corner of Indian society, including performed by Nottingham- Unique, Bollywood. based actors. Photo: Belén Cerezo unsettling Enquiries to email@example.com Watch the full sequence in NTU's Newton and Event organised by Kayva Rang Building. The writers are Mridula Arjun, heartfelt Clare Cole, Ed Green, Amy Hinds, Trevor tales from Huddlestone, Nicholas Jowett, Joel Niki Valentine, Caroline Smailes, Sadler and Hilary Spiers. Giselle Leeb, D.P. Watt and Alison Directed by Georgina Lock. Moore. Introduced by Megan Enquiries to Georgina Lock, Taylor. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ntu.ac.uk/creativewriting 40 EMBA Author Byron Beloved Lacing Your Panel Sun 17 Feb, Words Together 3pm, 6.30pm Sun 17 Feb, 2.45pm–4pm Sun 17 Feb, 3pm–5pm Entry with day/weekend Thrumpton Hall £6.50 pass After the success of NTU Newton Building Chocolateria Hysteria and Acting on Instinct, writer and director To celebrate the East Midlands Book NTU Newton Rachael Pennell turns Award, now in its third year, previous to Nottingham's winners Mark Goodwin and Anne infamous poet, Lord Building Zouroudi will be joined by two Entry with day/weekend Byron, lamenting his shortlisted Nottinghamshire writers, predicament as an Paula Rawsthorne and Gregory impoverished lord possessed of an pass Woods, for readings, Q&A and book immense talent and an even more signings. The event will be compered immense capacity for love and lust. Learn how to lace different ideas by EMBA trustee John Lucas. Through the eyes of the women who together in your writing. Whether you loved him, we witness his time at Drury write novels, short stories, memoirs or Lane, his love of theatre and literature poetry, see how you can add layers to and his heroic death, banished to the your work by looking at examples and shores of a foreign kingdom. trying a few short writing exercises. www.luckyfinproductions.co.uk. Enquiries to Pippa Hennessy, email@example.com, www.oldbat.co.uk 41 Border Crossings 1 Border Crossings 2 Woody Guthrie The Phil Hard Times and Langran Band Sun 17 Feb, 2pm Hard Travelin’ Broadway Sun 17 Feb, 4pm £7.50, £5.90 concessions Broadway Café Bar Will Kaufman's performance is a captivating “live documentary” Phil Langran’s songs are a powerful combination of that sets the songs of Woody Guthrie in the context of the immediacy and slow-burning subtlety. Steeped in American 1930s – the Dust Bowl, the Depression, the New the poetic traditions of Robert Frost and Langston Deal and the state of popular music itself. Hughes, Phil has created his own genre where Such hard-hitting Guthrie songs Harlem nights and New York cityscapes rub as Vigilante Man, Pretty Boy shoulders with the west coast of Ireland and Floyd and I Ain't Got No Home scenes from Werner Herzog's films. The band’s are brought into conversation with latest album features Phil’s own songs alongside other relevant songs – from Joe musical settings of the poems Hill's The Preacher and the Slave of Langston Hughes. to Brother, Can You Spare a phillangranband.com Dime? Altogether the show highlights the blending of music and radical politics that marks Guthrie's most powerful work. www.willkaufman.com 42 Nottingham Open House Play on Words Sun 17 Feb, 4pm–5pm History Editions Launch NTU Newton Building Sun 17 Feb, 4 pm–5pm Roadshow Entry with day/ Sun 17 Feb, 4pm–5pm NTU Newton Building weekend pass Entry with day/ NTU Newton Three stories from Hilary Spiers’ weekend pass Building collection The Hour Glass are presented as 10 Entry with minute plays, to Open House Editions include: “Break Break day/weekend is a new pamphlet Break”: What series from Leafe pass Press. We'll be happens when your house is about to fall publishing innovative off the cliff? An Ian Douglas, author of A Children's poets from the East unexpected visitor History of Nottinghamshire, takes a Midlands and might be able to help. “Nighthawks” family-friendly tour through the the beyond. The first three poets in the is based on the painting by Edward centuries of Nottingham history. series are Daniel O'Donnell-Smith, Hopper. Who are the characters? Find out more about our ancestors Julia Gaze and Simon Perril, bringing What is their story? through photos, quizzes, stories, you poetry ranging from digital to cartoons and a few gruesome secrets! visual to classical. These three will be Enquiries to Anne McDonnell, From Vikings to Victorians, Ian will reading from their exciting new firstname.lastname@example.org, share some fun facts and maybe the collections to launch the series. 0115 923 2069 odd surprise. www.pewter-rose-press.com 43 Examining Word Jam Robin Hood and the Species Sun 17 Feb, 7pm Jam Café Maid Marian Sun 17 Feb, 4pm–5pm Tue 19 Feb, 12 noon NTU Newton Building Hear the voices of Nottingham Castle Bastion £5, those who have Entry with day/weekend pass recently settled in this city – the voices of Nottingham citizens Tickets: 0115 915 3700 Writers from the MA in Creative Writing originally from Eastern Europe, at Nottingham Trent University invite you Africa and the Middle East. You will Stories of Nottingham ’s most famous to join them to celebrate the success of hear poets and performers, bringing outlaw have been passed on by their recently published anthology, a flavour of their diverse heritages to minstrels and storytellers. Species, with readings of poetry and the Jam Café but firmly celebrating Why not hear them from Robin himself fiction. the here and the now. at Nottingham Castle, where he will “This fine book brings entertain young and old with tales of together a range of Enquiries to Rich Goodson, his exciting adventures? writers with impressive email@example.com, application to the craft of 07813 090 327 writing, and to the conjuring of its art.” – David Almond, author of Skellig. 44 Caves Tour with The Chewsday A Way with Robin Hood Writing Words at Tue 19 Feb, 2.30pm, Workshop Wollaton! Sat 23 Feb, 2.30pm Tue 19 Feb, 7pm–10pm Wed 20 Feb, 11am–2pm Nottingham Castle Atlas Deli Wollaton Hall £5, Tickets: 0115 915 3700 £25 (includes meal and £2 per child: on the door Come along for a special tour of workshop) Tickets: 0115 876 5583 Join us at Wollaton Hall for children's Nottingham Castle Caves with Robin activities and storytelling. Do you have Hood – a great opportunity to see a Way with Words? parts of Nottingham’s history many Fiction or poetry, memoir or letter Drop in to take people have never seen, and to have writing... details of taste and smell can part in this your photo taken with our hero. add a new dimension to writing. Atlas family event at Deli's food will provide the inspiration, any time and the workshop will show you how to between 11am use those senses to pull your readers and 2pm. into your world. The workshop is run by local writer, Pippa Hennessy. Enquiries to Mick Smurthwaite, mick.smurthwaite@ Enquires to Sharon Scaniglia, nottinghamcity.gov.uk, firstname.lastname@example.org 0115 915 3900 0115 876 5583. 45 Robin Hood Find Out More! and the Dragon Sat 23 Feb, 12 noon Nottingham Castle Bastion O ur latest exhibition, Realis m in Our latest exhibition , Realism in £5, Tickets: 0115 915 3700 Rawiya , explores inspiring stories Rawiya, explores inspiring stories f ro m a c ro s s t h e M i d d l e E a s t from across the Middle East through photography. Rawiya through photography. Rawiya Stories of Nottingham ’s most means ‘she who tells a stor y ’ and in means ‘she who tells story’ and in famous outlaw have been light of this we invite you to submit light of this we invite you to submit passed on by minstrels and poem about inspiring women . a poem about inspiring women. storytellers. Go to our website at: The winning entr y will be displayed within The winning entry will be displayed within Why not hear them from Robin www.nottwords.org.uk our venue and online during International our venue and online during International himself at Nottingham Castle, where Women’s Day, the author will also win two Women’s Day, the author will also win two he will entertain young and old with For all general enquiries: tickets and dinner for two at Realism in tickets and dinner for two at a Realism in tales of his exciting adventures? email@example.com Rawiya event of their choice. Please send Rawiya event of their choice. Please send all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with the all entries to email@example.com with the subject line: Rawiya poetr y competition. subject line: Rawiya poetry competition . For comments and news: firstname.lastname@example.org ENTRY free, entrant. ENTRY is free, one poem per entrant. February 2013. Entries close on February 25 2013. For all media enquiries: Realism in Rawiya runs from Realism in Rawiya runs from 26 Jan 13 Apr at New Ar t Exchange 26 Jan – 13 Apr at New Art Exchange email@example.com Go www.newar texhange.org.uk Go to www.newartexhange.org.uk for full programme of events. for a full programme of events. 46 We hope you enjoy the inaugural We hope you enjoy the inaugural Nottingham Festival of Words! Nottingham Festival of Words! Love Your The Nottingham World Lace Competition POSTER COMPETITION In memory of Dorothy Bell Open to anyone aged 18 or under living in Nottinghamshire. Celebrate our wonderful world… Categories: 10 and under, 11–14, 15–18 come up with a way we can conserve the We’re looking for entries on the theme of LACE. Make lace. Wear lace. Love lace. environment, and display it in a poster. Lace words together. What does lace mean to you? Use your imagination – cut-outs, crayon, Enter a short story or a poem for your chance to win... paint – any form of decoration will be accepted. Bring your posters along to the PRIZES! Grumblegroar Lair in the Newton Building • Get your writing in print at Nottingham Trent University • Win book tokens on 16 and 17 February 2013, as part of • Get advice from a published author the Nottingham Festival of Words Deadline: 24 February 2013 A winner will be chosen from two age Looking for inspiration? Join one of our Lace Writing Workshops in the New Year. groups: 5–7 and 7–11 Find out about workshops, how to enter, and download an entry form from http://bit.ly/nottinghamlace Entry is FREE Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org Posters should be no larger than A3 (420x297mm) in size. This competition is made possible by the Entries should clearly be labelled with generous support of Dr Alan Bell in artist’s name, age, address memory of his wife Dorothy. telephone number, email address With additional thanks to A goodie bag of prizes to be won Waterstones. To discover more, visit www.grumblegroarproductions.com 47 MA Creative Writing This course is one of the longest established postgraduate programmes of its kind in the UK, with an excellent record of publication by its graduates. Designed for talented and committed writers, the course is taught by an award-winning team with extensive experience of the publishing industry. Students work closely with staff and visiting speakers to develop their work to a professional standard. Alongside core modules there are options in Fiction, Poetry, Children’s and Young Adult Fiction, Writing for Stage, Radio and Screen, and Creative Non-Fiction. Visiting writers have included David Almond, Michael Eaton, Alan Hollinghurst, William Ivory, Kathleen Jamie, Jackie Kay, David Lodge, Michèle Roberts and Miranda Seymour. School of Arts and Humanities To find out more, please email email@example.com or visit www.ntu.ac.uk/creativewriting.
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