"The Oxfam Trailwalker was inaugurated as a Gurkha training exercise. In short, it’s a masochistic 100km hike"
Pop the fire on, get yourself a mulled wine and a mince pie, and have a read at our proper festive poem
It's Black History Month, so here is one lady's first impression of Nottingham after travelling from Jamaica, in poetic form
"Sometimes, I think, slurping a decent wonton, that if it wasn’t for the heat and the city it’s as if we’d never left Notts at all."
We love a good ghost story here - and what better excuse than it being good ol' October, the month of All Hallow's Eve
Join NTU's Creative Writing MA on Thursday for the launch of their latest anthology.
"Man and machine blackened beneath bursting bouquets of crimson petals, twisting and crumbling as they feasted the gorging flames that flourished upon them"
"Imagine all your worst enemies, admittedly dead ones, coming back to haunt you. So it’s a serious event and these boggers need appeasing."
She recently did the unthinkable by winning the East Midlands Book Award with a poetry collection. "By Jove!" We hear you say. Read on, dear friend
"She had a feeling in her gut, though, a sickness, telling her that it was beginning to stir, that its vile, flecked eyes were shuddering open."
The bloke who specialises in looking back at Nottingham's historical adverts for us has knocked out a poem
"They slump in hollows gathering rust like poisoned daisy chains whilst picking weevils from stoic joints. Headlamp beetles fly like hover cars from branch to branch"
Read a short story from the new Nottingham Writing Group anthology
Some local bards offer up their poetry prowess in a collection of work that has been done all by themsens
There's about a week left to enter the Young Creative Awards. Check out this young lady's winning, chilling tale from last year
Fancy a quick escape from reality? Forget yer jollies, here's a short story from local author Martin Ison
A Young Creative Award-winning poem from the pool of Nottingham's brightest youths. This year's theme is Made in Nottingam - get entering!
Nottingham Trent University's former Professor of Gay and Lesbian Studies shares a beautiful poem with us
Nottingham's orangest book reviewer got well bored reading all the time so we sent her daahn pub instead