July Spotlight: The Dovetail Project

July’s social brought a brilliant array of writers, experiences and stories to NWS members from the Dovetail Project. Dovetail gives people in Nottingham, Karlsruhe and Budapest the opportunity to tell each other their stories using creative writing workshops, plus visits to local heritage sites, and a five-day meeting in each of the three cities.  Everyone taking part…

Pippa Hennessy

Big shoes to fill…

… luckily, I have big feet! OK, who are you? I’m Pippa, the new Development Director for Nottingham Writers’ Studio. I’ve been spending the last week or so learning the ropes. Even before that, I knew Robin Vaughan-Williams was going to be a hard act to follow, and now I’ve seen what actually goes on…

The Woman Who Lost China

Rhiannon Tsang’s debut novel The Woman Who Lost China is out now from Open Books. A China historical novel with a touch of romance, it tells the story of Manying and her family from 1894 to the present day. “The new, must read China book.  Rhiannon Jenkins Tsang knows China and writes with insight and…

Pippa’d to the Post

James Walker, NWS Chair, announces the appointment of a new Development Director, 31 May 2013. This week we shortlisted six applicants for the post of Development Director and held interviews on Tuesday. On the panel was myself, Henderson Mullin (WEM), Niki Valentine (founder member and University of Nottingham) and Robin. Each candidate gave a 5–7…