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Word Walk at Nottingham Contemporary

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Write, scribble and explore the world around you with Nottingham Poetry Festival.

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Nottingham Poetry Festival invites you to a creative wander around the inspiring Nottingham Contemporary.

The Nottingham Poetry Festival team will greet you at Reception with clipboards, paper and pens, inviting you to respond to the building, its surroundings, and exhibition 'Our Silver City, 2094’ by writing, doodling and chatting, all guided by Lead Writer Caroline Stancer.

We welcome everyone to a fun day of getting the pens out, and especially invite anyone new to poetry. With prompts and helpful advice from Caroline and the Nottingham Poetry Festival team, you will be given a kickstart to writing in a space steeped in artistic inspiration.

The Word Walk will end at the Reception starting point at 3pm, when you will be asked to hand in a page or two of your work.

The Nottingham Poetry Festival team will then turn the afternoon’s scribbles into a zine (small publication) as part of a series based around Word Walk locations in Nottingham.

Please note anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Other Word Walk Dates

Green’s Windmill with Leanne Moden – Sunday 16 January, 1pm - 3pm

Bulwell Riverside Library with Sonia Burns - Monday 28 February, 1pm-3pm

See nottinghampoetryfestival.com for more details.

About Word Walks

Nottingham Poetry Festival’s series of outdoor creative writing workshops inspired by local places, hosted by local writers. From Old Market Square and Victoria Park, to University Park's Lakeside, we've taken clipboards and pens to investigate and create. Following each Word Walk, attendees' scribbles, poems and creations are included in a zine - the collection will be launched at the 2022 Nottingham Poetry Festival.

About Caroline Stancer

Nottingham poet Caroline Stancer has been a counsellor and trainer for many years. She recently completed the pamphlet This Weighted World on the MA in Creative Writing at NTU. She won the Stonewood Prize for Regional writing (2017), was longlisted for the Primers competition (2019) and is currently working on a poetry collection and a novel with mentor Helen Mort on the Writing East Midlands Mentoring Scheme. Caroline’s work explores transformations that appear in ordinary experiences. Having lived with mental health difficulties, and as a carer for an autistic relative, Caroline’s writes about exclusion, and the value of unusual viewpoints.

About Nottingham Poetry Festival

Nottingham Poetry Festival was launched in April 2015 by Nottingham-born poet, TV and film producer Henry Normal and CEO of Confetti Media Group Craig Chettle MBE. The Festival has become an integral part of Nottingham’s cultural offer, attracting audiences from all over the country. Festival line-ups have included Carol Ann Duffy, Luke Wright, Linton Kwesi Johnson, John Cooper Clarke, John Hegley and Roger McGough together with many local poets, including Tony Kirk, Ioney Smallhorne, Jamie Thrasivoulou, and Gregory Woods.

About Nottingham Contemporary

Since opening in 2009, Nottingham Contemporary has welcomed two million people and presented more than 50 exhibitions of international art. Each year around 23,000 people take part in learning activities with NC – all for free. Designed by Caruso St. John Architects, their RIBA Award-winning building is one of the largest contemporary art centres in the UK. Nottingham Contemporary is part of the city’s vibrant culture, and are connected with its heritage – lace is imprinted into the building’s concrete facade.

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