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.

Wednesday 3 May, 7pm
Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Free for NTU students/staff, but booking essential.





Chair: Rory Waterman

Helen Jukes writes about environment, relationship and the body. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Aeon, and others. Her first book, A Honeybee Heart has Five Openings, is published in the UK and Europe, North America and Australia. It was listed as a Book of the Year by Landlines Nature, Five Books and Glamour UK, Book of the Month in BBC Countryfile, and Book of the Week at the London Review of Books. It was shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag non-fiction award.

Rachel Bower is an award-winning poet and fiction writer based in Sheffield. She is the author of two poetry collections and a non-fiction book on literary letters. Her poems and stories have been widely published in literary magazines, including The London MagazineThe White Review, Magma and Stand. 

Helena Hunter is a Midlands4Cities-funded PhD candidate at NTU. She is a graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art, and works across poetry, visual art and science. Annie Cross is a second-year student on the BA Creative Writing. Last November, she performed at Slamovision.

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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