This page contains information about the main past events organised by the Nottingham Creative Writing Hub. Our first event was in October 2019, so this page is in its infancy – but will grow over time, and preserve a record of all of the wonderful things we have done.
4 December 2019, Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham: Carcanet at 50.
Carcanet Press is one of the UK’s leading publishers of poetry, and is now in its fiftieth year. We celebrated with readings by four Nottingham-based poets with Carcanet connections, three of whom are closely related to NTU: rory Waterman, Gregory woods, Rebecca Cullen and Matthew Welton. The event was introduced by Carcanet editor in chief Michael Schmidt. A free limited-edition pamphlet containing work by each of the four poets was available to attendees on the night.
30 October 2019, Antenna, Nottingham: And What Do They Call you? student-led MA anthology launch.
This year’s NTU MA Creative Writing anthology launch was superb, featuring readings from our 2018-19 cohort of MA Creative Writing students, and guest speaker (and NTU Midlands4Cities PhD student) Paul Stephen Adey, AKA Cappo.
23 October 2019, University Hall, Nottingham Trent University: Celebrating 25 Years of the MA Creative Writing.
This special event celebrated 25 years of the MA Creative Writing, and lauched the new anthology 25, with readings from 10 of the contributors. The evening was chaired by the two most recent course leaders, Rory Waterman and David Belbin, and was introduced by our Vice-Chancellor, Edward Peck. Here’s to the last 25 years, and to the next quarter-century of successes!
1 October 2019, Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham: Helen Tookey supported by Panya Banjoko, Hannah Cooper-Smithson, Lauren Terry.
Helen read from her two poetry collections: Missel-Child (Carcanet, 2014), shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney First Collection Prize in 2015, and City of Departures (Carcanet, 2019), shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2019. Support came from three PGR NCWH members, all of whom read new work.