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Latest posts:

  • 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
  • Meet the Mentors! Scriptwriting coach Hugh Dichmont
    This month for our 'Meet the Members' feature, we're doing something a little different and taking a moment to introduce you to our fantastic scriptwriting coach Hugh Dichmont! Hugh is a multi-award-winning script writer across theatre, film and audio who's had works performed across the UK, including Nottingham Playhouse, Theatre 503 and The Vaults. His … Read more
  • Meet the Members: Frances Thimann
    Frances Thimann was brought up in Sherwood, and now lives there permanently again, after many years living in London, and some time working abroad. She has been writing for several years, mostly short stories, and has had three collections previously published. She completed the MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University in 2006.  The … Read more