Forthcoming events

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Events are always free to NTU students and staff, and anyone is welcome to attend! The programme of events evolves throughout the year, and runs annually from autumn to spring. Check back often.


Tuesday 8 November
Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
7pm

TOGARA MUZANENHAMO
& BECKY CULLEN

reading with TERESA FORREST
and JOHN OBERHOLZER

Free with NTU student or staff card / £3 without
Register for attendance with Five Leaves here

Togara was born to Zimbabwean parents in Lusaka, Zambia in 1975. He was brought up in Zimbabwe, and then went on to study in The Hague and Paris. He became a journalist in Harare and worked for a film script production company. His work has appeared in magazines in Europe, South Africa and Zimbabwe, and was included in Carcanet’s anthology New Poetries in 2002. He has published three collections of poetry, Spirit Brides (2006), Gumiguru (2014), and most recently Virga.

Becky Cullen graduated with Distinction from NTU’s MA Creative Writing, completed a Midlands3Cities-funded PhD in poetry at NTU, and has worked as a Lecturer in English at the university, where she runs the WRAP programme. Her debut full-length collection of poems is A Reader’s Guide to Time (Live Canon, 2022), and she has also published poems in the anthology New Poetries VII (Carcanet, 2018) and the pamphlet is Majid Sits in a Tree and Sings (Smith Doorstop, 2019).

Teresa Forrest is a part-time student on the MA Creative Writing at NTU. Recent poems of hers have appeared in The North and elsewhere. John Oberholzer is a BA Creative Writing student at NTU, and (among other things) studied Muzanenhamo’s poetry in his second year ‘Advanced Poetry’ option module.


Events typically feature major writers, from a diverse array of genres, and always include readings from current NTU Creative Writing students (at BA, MA and PhD levels). Most are chaired by NTU Creative Writing staff.

Video and audio from some of our past events is available here.

Do you want to contribute?

If you are a Hub member and want to propose an event, please email Rory Waterman, the Nottingham Creative Writing Hub convener (see ‘Members’). Nottingham Creative Writing Hub exists primarily for the benefit of all of its student and staff members, and all ideas will be given open consideration and accepted wherever feasible. The main programme will run from autumn to spring.

We also accept applications from NTU Creative Writing students at all levels (BA, MA and PhD) to support any of our events with readings or performances. Slots will be awarded based on merit, fit, and fairness. Again, please email the convener if you’d like to put yourself forward. We’d love to hear from you!

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