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Enter the Nottingham Poetry Hunt and Win Goodies from Rough Trade, Five Leaves Bookshop, Metronome and More...

11 November 20 words: Nottingham Poetry Festival
illustrations: Kate Sharp

Like a beacon of light in a seemingly endless sea of darkness, Nottingham Poetry Festival is back with (at time of printing) a nine-day programme of online events, performances and workshops. As part of this year’s festival, you can bag yourself some goodies by taking part in a poetry hunt around the city. 

Simply use the clues to work out these Nottingham venues – there’s treasure in poetic form waiting to be dug up in their windows, websites and social media pages.

Enter your creative responses at the Nottingham Poetry Festival website to win:

  •     £475 NTU Creative Short Course voucher
  •     A mystery box of books from Five Leaves Bookshop
  •     £20 Rough Trade voucher
  •     Bromley House Library membership
  •     2 tickets to any upcoming event at Metronome
  •     A Nottingham Writers Studio creative writing workshop
  •     VIP membership at Nonsuch Studios
  •     Overheard in Notts books and tea-towels from LeftLion Magazine
  •     The World Outside anthology from Nottingham Writers’ Studio

Competition opens Monday 9 November. Entries are open to anyone 12+. Nottingham Poetry Festival will accept seven poems per entrant (one for each treasure in poetic form unearthed). Submissions close at 11.59pm on Sunday 29 November. Further terms and conditions available at

Nottingham Poetry Festival website

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