Juno Copywriting is excited for the return of the Nottingham Festival of Words to engage and inspire the city once more. The two-week period to jot in your diary is Saturday 9th February- Sunday 24th February, and as a warm-up for everyone to get their pens and paper in action, a 50-word Flash Fiction competition is rolling with entries accepted up to the 29th January. Need some extra motivation? – the winner will receive two weekend passes to the festival, and the best of the entries will also be rewarded with publication of their stories on the Nottingham Festival of Words website. Within the two weeks, the huge range of different professional writers and performers to entertain us, plus workshops and activities to take part in, ensure that there really is something for everyone and not an unfilled moment. If you’re wondering how a whole two weeks can be dedicated entirely to words, take the time to look at the jam-packed timetable on the website . However, we thought we’d tell you about some of our favourites that should grab your inner-literary creative eye.
To kick the festival off on Saturday 9th February, there is a range of poetry and gothic storytelling from different poets at Newstead Abbey. This makes for a day to explore the abbey and its surroundings whilst it comes alive through the performances. If you enjoy this, make time for ‘The Mouthy Poets’ over 15th and 16th February, a young group of creative writers and performers who promise to turn your emotions and thoughts upside-down and will leave you looking at the world differently. Another event that grabbed our fancy was The Chewsday Writing Workshop on the evening of the 19th February, a lesson in using food as inspiration for those creative juices – proving to our delight that snacking at work is not such a bad thing.
Check out the website for more details and persuasion – and get cracking on your quirky 50-word Flash Fiction for the chance to win two weekend passes to this unmissable event.