Welcome to the Nottingham Writers’ Studio blog.

Here you can see updates from projects we’re running, meet some of our members, and find out more about us and our extended creative community.

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Latest posts:

  • Meet Amy Borg, NWS member and the latest addition to our team of freelance editors!
    Amy is a writer, editor, and former agency reader with a Master’s in Publishing and Creative Writing from Kingston University. Over the last decade, she’s been working with agents, publishers, authors, and readers to find and develop stories with an impact. In addition to providing editorial services to writers, she’s been involved in a variety of … Read more
  • Meet Steve Katon, our new NWS Programmes Officer
    We're pleased to welcome Steve this month as the studio's new programmes officer. As a current MA Creative Writing student at NTU and with his well-versed knowledge of the Nottingham literary scene, we know what a great addition to the team he'll be.In fact, some of you might even recognise him already as a member … Read more
  • Meet the Mentors! Creative Non-Fiction Coach Shreya Sen Handley
    Recently we had the pleasure of catching up with our Creative Non-Fiction coach Shreya Sen Handley! Shreya is an award winning writer who really has done it all, from a career in print and TV journalism to writing an opera! Read on to find out more about her work, and how she could help inspire … Read more
  • We’re hiring!
    Freelance Programmes Officer Rate of pay: £14 p/h Location: 25 Hockley, NG1 1FH and flexible home-working Contract length: Ongoing Nottingham Writers’ Studio is seeking a new Freelance Programmes Officer. This role is for 10 hours per week and comprises being responsible for the NWS programme of events, social media channels and some parts of the … Read more
  • Guest blog: ‘Novel in A Year’ by Mike Leadley
    This last year I did a thing. For many, the last eighteen months has either driven creativity or driven it out – for me it was the latter. Luckily, I had signed up for Jenny Kane’s ‘Novel in a Year’ course before the world changed. I’ve known Jenny for a number of years and have … Read more