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.
Okechukwu Nzelu, with Panya Banjoko and Lauren Morey. The novelist Okechukwu Nzelu, winner of a New Writing North Award and author of the novel The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, which won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize, and the Polari First Book Prize, reads with NTU PhD student and poet Panya Banjoko and NTU BA Creative Writing student Lauren Morey. Chair: Jenni Ramone, Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Studies at NTU.
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 a support reading by NTU Midlands4Cities-funded PhD student Lauren Terry. Chairs: AHRC-funded Poets Respond to Covid-19 project leaders rory Waterman and Anthony Caleshu (University of Plymouth). 2021.
Lynda Clark, with Victoria Zoë Callus and Josh Short. Lynda is an NTU MA Creative Writing and PhD graduate, the author of the novel Beyond Kidding and winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She reads alongside NTU Midlands4Cities-funded PhD student Victoria Zoë Callus and BA Creative Writing student Josh Short. Chair: Sarah Jackson. 2021.
William Ivory, with Paul Adey, Lesley Walker, Jade Curley and Teya Dancer. An event full of monologues and followed by discussion, featuring screenwriting star, former Visiting Professor and regular NTU MA Creative Writing Guest Lecturer William Ivory alongside students from the PhD and MA programmes at NTU. Chair: NTU BA Media Production student Zach Omitowoju. 2021.
Alan Jenkins, with Tuesday Shannon and Aly Stoneman. Forward Prize-winning poet and editor Alan Jenkins reads alongside NTU Midlands4Cities-funded PhD students Aly Stoneman and Tuesday Shannon, followed by a discussion. Chair: Rory Waterman. 2021.
Dial-a-Poem, with Andrew MacMillan, Raquel Lanseros, Chrissy Williams, Rishi Dastidar, Rose Brennan and John Rogers, in support of the Dial-a-Poem app. Chair: Sarah Jackson. 2020.
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. 2020.
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.’ 2020.