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Reading and Writing Groups

Share your enjoyment of reading with book-related activities and groups

Book groups are fun and rewarding and they change the private and personal experience of reading into a shared one. The members of the group normally agree to read a particular book, and then discuss their own thoughts, experiences and impressions at the next meeting. Joining is free and most groups welcome new members.

Have you enjoyed being part of a reading or writing group? Share your personal experiences on twitter @readingnottm.

Nottingham Central Library Book Groups

To find out the books being read and if a place is available contact Jane Brierley on  0115 876 1933 or jane.brierley@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Book Group 

First Thursday of the month, 5:45pm to 7pm

Crime Readers' Group

Last Tuesday of the month, 2pm to 3:15pm

Readers' Group

First Tuesday of the month, 5pm to 6pm

Reading For Mental Health Book Club

Last Saturday of the month, 10:30am to 11:30am

Reading For Pleasure

Third Tuesday of the month, 11:30am

City Wide Book Groups

To find out the books being read and other information use the contacts below:

Name

Day/time

Contact

Bilborough Library Book Group

First Monday of the month, 11am to 12pm

0115 915 5795

Bulwell Riverside Library Library Club and Book Group

Second Friday of the month, 10:15am to 11:30am

0115 883 3500

Bulwell Riverside Library Crime Reader's Group

Fourth Friday of the month, 10:30am to 12pm

0115 883 3500

Dales Centre Reading Group

First Friday of the month, 4:45pm to 5:45pm

0115 876 1990

Meadows Library Reading Group

First Wednesday of the month, 6pm to 7pm

0115 915 9279

Sherwood Library Pageturners Reading Group

First Friday of the month, 6pm to 7pm NB: New opening times, the group will continue to meet as usual, please contact staff for further information.

0115 915 1155

St Ann's Valley Library Book Group

Third Wednesday in the month, 12pm to 1pm

0115 883 9700

Strelley Road Library Book Group
Currently meeting at Bulwell Riverside Library

Third Monday of the month, 11am to 12pm

0115 883 3500

The Listening Chain- audio book group  Nottingham Central Library

Second Wednesday of the month 2-3pm

Nicola Holmes 0115 876 1948 or nicola.holmes@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Talking Goat Readers' Group at The Peacock pub, Mansfield Road, Nottingham

Third Wednesday of every month, 7:30pm

Charlotte on 0115 714 8252

Wilford Wanderers meets in people's houses (not always in Wilford)

Third Thursday of the month, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Helen Pollard 0115 973 6086 or helen-pollard1@hotmail.co.uk

Wollaton Library Daytime Group

First Wednesday of the month, 10:30am to 11:30pm

0115 915 5715

Wollaton Library Evening Reading Group

First Tuesday of the month, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

0115 915 5715

Asian Reading Groups

There are several book groups for Asian language speakers, for dates of the next meeting contact the names below. For general information contact Syed Iqbal Anwar on 0115 876 1938.

Language

Contact

Bengali

Syed Iqbal Anwar 0115 876 1938 or syed.anwar@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Gujarati

Bhikhubhai Desai 0115 849 0381

Urdu

Mr Masud 0115 915 8835

Setting Up Your Own Book Group

If you can't find a book group to suit your own needs or circumstances, then why not set up your own group?

A Book Group is a group of people who meet informally to talk about their reading experiences. Book Groups control what they do themselves as there is no one model of how to do it. The members will decide how often to meet (every 4 to 6 weeks is usual), which book(s) to discuss at the next meeting and where to meet.

Please click here to download a useful guide on how to set up your own book group.

For more information, offers and competitions please visit The Reading Groups for Everyone website.

Writing Groups

Are you interested in creative writing? Do you want to meet others with similar interests? Here are some writing groups in Nottingham where you might find inspiration!

Name

Day/time

Location

Contact

DIY Poets

Third Tuesday of the month, 8pm

The Peacock pub, Mansfield Road, Nottingham

07905 322813

Lowdham Writers' Group

Second Tuesday of the month, 7:30pm

Old Ship Inn, Main St, Lowdham

Nick Sparrow 0115 914 4057

Nottingham Poetry Society

Fourth Saturday of the month, 2:45pm

The Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham

01773 712282

Nottingham Shakespeare Society

First and Third Tuesday of the month, 7pm

The Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham

0115 925 6551

Nottingham Writers' Club

First and Third Wednesday of the month, 7pm

The Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham

Jeremy 0115 962 1453

Nottingham Writers' Studio

A work and resource centre for professional-level writers

 

Aly Stoneman 0115 959 7947 / admin@nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk

Notts Writing Group

Mondays 6:30pm to 8:30pm The Bell Inn, Angel Row, Nottingham nottswritinggroup@gmail.com

Contact Us

Nottingham Central Library Angel Row Nottingham NG1 6HP E-mail: enquiryline@nottinghamcity.gov.uk Fax: 0115 915 2840
Tel: 0115 915 2828
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