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12 March 2020
Nottingham Creative Writing Hub presents


support: Paul Adey (aka Cappo) and Panya Banjoko
Metronome, Nottingham. 7pm
Free entry for NTU staff/students; non-NTU: £6/£4 (concessions)
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Danez Smith is a black, queer, poz poet from Minnesota in the USA. Their second poetry collection, Don’t Call Us Dead, was the winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection, a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry 2017, shortlisted for the Ledbury Forte Prize, and a Financial Times and Telegraph Book of the Year 2018, among other accolades. Smith’s third collection, Homie, is published this year.
Danez will be supported by Paul Adey, who performs as Cappo and has an extensive career in UK hip hop, and Panya Banjoko, the author of Some Things (Burning Eye Books). Both are PhD students at NTU, and members of the Nottingham Creative Writing Hub.


25 March 2020
Nottingham Creative Writing Hub presents

Geoff Nicholson

(in conversation with David Belbin)
support: Victoria Callus
Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Free entry – reserve by email:


The Sheffield-born author Geoff Nicholson, until recently a resident of Los Angeles, talks about his seventeen idiosyncratically satirical novels, from Street Sleepe through to the recent The Miranda, whose subject matter – a man who walks a thousand miles in his back yard – links to his best known non-fiction, Walking in Ruins and The Lost Art of Walking. He will also read from and discuss all of these works.
Geoff will be supported by first-year NTU PhD student Victoria Callus, member of the Nottingham Creative Writing Hub.

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