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Words of Wisdom

A project for people aged 55+. Create, share and perform poetry and writing.

Words of Wisdom offers people aged 55+ a chance to take part in writing and poetry workshops. Run by professional writers, the workshops take place in libraries and other community venues across Nottingham.

If you sign-up to a course you’ll have the chance to write on your own and with others. You’ll meet new people and find new ways to express yourself creatively. There will even be opportunities to perform your work!

City Arts is working with Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature & Nottingham City Libraries to bring this project to you. It is supported by Celebrating Age – a fund from Arts Council England and the Baring Foundation.

How to get involved

Take part

Keep an eye on our What’s On page, or sign-up to our mailing list, for information about the next series of workshops. The courses are always free. If you’d like to speak with someone about the project, contact Kate Duncan at City Arts.


If you’re over 55+ and would like to use your knowledge and expertise to help other people your age get involved in the arts, consider becoming a volunteer. Support workshop, events and help us evaluate the project’s impact. Check out the opportunities on our volunteer page.