This page of the website started in March 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic forced us to cancel one event and move another online. Here, you’ll find video and audio from some of the online Hub events.
Poetry and Covid collaborations, with Sinéad Morrissey and Jan Wagner (with translator Iain Galbraith), David Herd and Sharmistha Mohanty, and Carol Leeming and Rakhshan Rizwan, with Lauren Terry (chaired by Anthony Caleshu and Rory Waterman). If you follow the link, search for the video labelled ‘Poetry and Covid NCWH March Collaborations’.
Dial-a-Poem, with Andrew MacMillan, Raquel Lanseros, Chrissy Williams, Rishi Dastidar, Rose Brennan and John Rogers (chaired by Sarah Jackson).
Full audio of our online Zoom event on 25 November 2020, in support of the Dial-a-Poem app.
Geoff Nicholson – the author of seventeen novels and several works of non-fiction, including two books about walking. On this page, hosted by our friends at Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, he interviewed by David Belbin. In the audio file at the end of the interview, Geoff gives a superb reading from ‘The Father Figure’, exclusively for Nottingham Creative Writing Hub.
Victoria Callus – Midlands4Cities-funded PhD student at NTU, and a star graduate of our BA Creative Writing. Victoria was due to support the novelist Geoff Nicholson in March 2020. The event had to be cancelled (for obvious reasons) and was moved online. Here, Victoria reads ‘Wade and Daffodils’, which she describes as ‘partly autofiction: various bits of the story have been taken from my and my parents’ life events. I often drink tea from the only Wade teacup that didn’t break on my grandmother’s head – she lived happily until the age of 84, though.’