Nottingham Festival of Literature (formerly Nottingham Festival of Words) is an annual literature festival in the heart of Nottingham, now UNESCO City of Literature.

Thank you to everyone that supported the Festival this year.

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Thank you to everyone who joined us this year during the 8 – 13th of November for all of the events and workshops that took place throughout the city.

With a focus on international writing and inspired by both the values set out by the City of Literature and by concerns relevant to a modern, diverse city, the Festival will stage conversations that explore inclusivity, displacement, alienation and ‘otherness’.

With a main programme and a smaller roster of Fringe events, across a number of city venues including Lakeside Arts, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham Writers’ Studio, the National Videogame Arcade and the Galleries of Justice Museum, there will be plenty of literature activities to choose from.

Featuring writers, speakers and activists across all genres including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and writing for performance, the Festival will be a place for the confrontation of ideas and challenges.

The Festival is funded by Arts Council England and Nottingham City Council. We are grateful for the support of all our partners, but in particular for the significant contributions of the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, Writing East Midlands, Nottingham Writers’ Studio and Nottingham, UNESCO City of Literature.

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Raised for Omar Hazek's Virtual Writer Residency

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