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UNESCO City of Literature

UNESCOCityofLiterature

The University of Nottingham is located in a UNESCO City of Literature. Nottingham received the UNESCO status in 2015. As a City of Literature Nottingham is part of a global Creative Cities Network which was launched in 2014. Its aim is to promote the 'social, economic and cultural development of cities in both the developed and the developing world.'

As a UNESCO City of Literature Nottingham joins Baghdad, Barcelona, Dublin, Dunedin, Edinburgh, Grenada, Heidelberg,  Iowa City, Kraków, Ljubljana, Lviv, Melbourne, Montevideo, Norwich, Óbidos, Prague, Reykjavík, Tartu and Ulyanovsk. All these cities deliver a programme of activities that promote their literary heritage and contemporary creativity and we invite you to get involved by attending events listed here or developing your own activities.

Literary events

Understanding our multilingual world exhibition - Being Human festival

Date
18 - 24/11/2017
Location:
Meadows library
Description
Taken by members of the public, photographs will display what multilingualism means to different people and their communities.

Hungry for words? Let's talk about food – with men. Being Human festival

Date
22/11/2017
Description
Calling all men! Join a cafe drop-in session to tell your thoughts about food.

Losing yourself in a book – the 'Boots Booklovers Library'. Being Human festival

Date
22/11/2017
Location:
Five Leaves Bookshop
Description
This talk will remember the style and elegance of the libraries which were show pieces of contemporary interior design and most importantly the stories of the librarians who worked there.

Encounters: Writers and Translators in Conversation

Date
23/11/2017
Location:
A09 Highfield House
Description
Ursula Krechel (German author of Landgericht, 2012) and Mandy Wight (translator into English) to read from their work, talk about theory and practice of translation and answer questions from the audience.

Switchboard III - Being Human festival

Date
23/11/2017
Location:
Wired Cafe
Description
A live literature event exploring the legacy of the telephone and sharing new and published writing by emerging and established voices.

Lost authors: Geoffrey Trease. Being Human festival

Date
24/11/2017
Description
This workshop will re-exam the impact of Trease and explore literature and its place in Nottingham's local history and culture.

Finding meaning in language - Being Human festival

Date
25/11/2017
Location:
Meadows library
Description
Creative writing workshops that explore languages and what it means to be multilingual.
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