Sunday, 13 July 2014

To End All Wars - book launch

To End All Wars book launch

30 July, 7-9pm,

The graphic anthology of the First World War featuring 26 stories by 53 contributors from 13 nations will be launched at the Five LeavesBookshop, with short illustrated presentations from contributors Ian Douglas, Pippa Hennessy (both NWS members), Selina Lock and Brick (aka co-editor John Stuart Clark). Refreshments provided. RSVP to

Southwell Library Poetry Festival

17-20 July

Southwell Library Poetry Festival

Lots of events in and around Southwell celebrating all things poetic. The full programme is on the libraries website, but some highlights are: Elaine Feinstein in Conversation, on July 18; Nottingham Writers’ Studio member Sarah Jackson and Bert Flitcroft read on July 19; Helen Mort reads on July 20; and there's a performance of the Canterbury Tales, also on July 20.
Andrew "Mulletproof Poet" Graves comperes the first Southwell Festival Poetry Slam on July 19, 7-9.30pm, contact the Library to enter for £5 and the chance to win £50 book vouchers.

Jazz and Poetry, 16th July

Jazz and Poetry with Carrie Etter and Kathleen Bell

When: 16 July, 8pm

Where: The Guitar Bar

Four in the Bar provide their usual smooth jazz sounds, and Carrie Etter and Nottingham Writers' Studio member Kathy Bell provide the poetry. NWS member Mike Wilson will also read at 8.30pm, along with Roger Craik. 

Guitar Bar, Hotel Deux, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham. 

Cost: £4/£2 donations.

The Failed Experiment

The Failed Experiment - and how to build an economy that works, at the Five Leaves Bookshop

Tues, 15 July, 7pm

With Andrew Fisher (economist, working at PCS) and Nottingham City Councillor Steve Battlemuch (speaking in a personal capacity). 

In association with East Midlands Labour Representation Committee. 

£3 on the door, redeemable against any purchase on the night, including a free glass of wine.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Secrets - NWS Journal

On Wednesday 9 July the Nottingham Writers' Studio will be launching their new journal - Secrets - at 7.30 in their event space. There will be a licensed bar, and readings from all the writers included in the collection.