About us

Nottingham Writers’ Studio is a vibrant community of writers at the heart of Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, providing space, networking, and creative and professional development opportunities for its members.

Nottingham Writers’ Studio: a home for writing in the city of stories

Nottingham Writers’ Studio is a unique writing-focused community, and a space where writing grows. Run by writers, for writers, at all stages of their careers, NWS is committed to the craft of writing worth reading. Offering workspaces, networking, advice, creative and professional support, NWS helps writers navigate the path from aspiration, through dedication, to publication.
Novelists, poets, scriptwriters, journalists, songwriters, bloggers, playwrights and publishers: join Nottingham’s fastest growing creative community and push your writing forwards.

Write here, meet here, learn here

Our year-round development programmes help writers develop their craft and careers, from one-day writing intensives, to weekend retreats and evening classes, to ongoing critique and writing groups for NWS members. Most of our courses and events are open to all.

Great stories? Start here.

Founded in 2006 to develop and celebrate writing in Nottingham, NWS has become one of Nottingham’s fastest-growing creative communities and an enginehouse for new regional writing. The Studio’s membership includes Man Booker shortlisted writers, a winner of the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award, acclaimed playwrights, screenwriters and poets, as well as emerging writers working seriously towards publication. Whether you’re embarking on your writing career or an established professional, or anywhere in between, NWS is here to help you grow.

Paula Rawsthorne

Nottingham is not only the place I began writing, it has provided me with something that other cities don’t have – the Writers’ Studio – a dynamic, vibrant community of writers in the heart of the city. Since joining I have found a place where writers thrive and feel at home. Run by writers for writers, NWS offers so many practical ways to help members develop their writing, and it opens up opportunities to make writing pay. It’s a unique organisation where members can write, share information, network and make friends in the process. I love the fact that NWS celebrates and showcases its members’ achievements.