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If you love reading and creating writing, we’ve got tons of literary opportunities for you to get involved in. Experience and enjoy book giveaways, exchanges and clubs, plus writing masterclasses, workshops and competitions. Hear from published authors and perform your own work too!

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Get reading and writing

It doesn't matter if you're new to creative writing or already published, we've got lots of activities for NTU students and colleagues to get involved in. Our WRAP – Writing and Reading and Pleasure sessions include book clubs, workshops, mentoring, and opportunities to work with authors like Emily Pine, Ashley Hickson-Lovence and Musa Okwonga.

There's also free book exchanges and poetry walls across our campuses and NTU Arts has a book bonanza giveaway each term.

And don't forget that Nottingham Trent Students' Union (NTSU) has writing and reading-based societies you can get involved in!

Public events and performances

If you live for literary events, take your pick from our termly WRAP Live! evenings featuring published authors and monthly WRAP Cafés. You can also find a range of spoken word events at Metronome, many hosted as part of Nottingham Poetry Festival.

If you're looking for lively discussion about books or recommendations for your reading list, check out Notts TV Book Club – hosted by NTU Arts' Becky Cullen.

Check out our What's On for a full list of NTU Arts events.

Nottingham – UNESCO City of Literature

Once home to celebrated novelist D.H. Lawrence, romantic poet Lord Byron, and best-selling author Alan Sillitoe, it’s no surprise that Nottingham holds the status of UNESCO City of Literature. Recognised as having a rich literary past as well as a thriving contemporary scene, there’s plenty here for budding writers to get involved in.

From interesting places to visit, unique events, and established writing networks, we’ve rounded up some of our top picks for literature lovers.