A home for writers in and around Nottingham

  • The only dedicated writing facility of its kind in the UK

  • Courses and workshops, agent one-to-ones, and mentoring

  • Meet other writers for networking and support

  • Private offices, room hire, and 24/7 coworking space

  • Opportunities for writers of all levels and abilities

  • Independent non-profit in the heart of Nottingham’s Creative Quarter

Upcoming courses and events

How to Get your Poetry Published with Teika Bellamy

25 April, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

How do you go from a few scribbled lines to a published poetry collection? What’s the best way of getting your poems ‘out there’ and connecting with readers? The world of poetry can seem both baffling and intimidating, and getting your poetry published an insurmountable challenge. In this workshop, poetry publisher and writer, Teika Bellamy, will demystify the process of poetry publishing, as well as offering tips and encouragement to get you into and across the ever-changing landscape of ‘poetry world’.

How to Win Writing Competitions with Char March

28 April, 10am - 4pm

This is a fun, fast-paced, and highly informative workshop where you’ll be given a whole range of techniques, advice and skills to improve your hit rate in creative writing competitions – both for poetry and prose. The tutor, Char March is a multi-award-winning poet, fiction writer, and playwright. She regularly acts as a judge for writing competitions herself, and in the previous 12 months has won, or been placed, in over 30 competitions. So Char knows the process from both sides and will help you understand how to target your own work in better ways.

Support local writing

Nottingham Writers’ Studio­­­ is a unique community of writers in the heart of Nottingham, a UNESCO City of Literature. Since its inception, Nottingham Writers’ Studio has helped hundreds of writers to find their voices and discover their path to publication.

But running a community for so long isn’t easy, and it isn’t cheap. Funding for creative organisations is reducing year on year and this is having a major impact. We want to be able to inspire future generations of writers, or nurture those who want to write but are scared to find their voices.

With your help, we can keep growing. We can keep inspiring. We can reach more writers than ever through our platforms for emerging writers, published writers, and even international writers.

Whoever you are, and wherever you are, your donation helps to nurture the next generation of writing talent. The future voices not just of Nottingham, but of the world, are in your hands.