Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature invites you to share your words of hope and be part of their exciting journey to showcase Nottingham’s young voices. Whether you tell us about your experience of lockdown, feelings attached to activism, the places of the city you miss the most, or just a message of love to your city, we want your letters of solidarity.
Government-imposed quarantine has been long and gruelling. For many, seeing friends and family meant relying on technology, and isolation from people and our routines quickly became commonplace. Few people living in the world today have experienced an event like it. Letters of Solidarity asks: what was it like for you?
Our friends at Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature want young people aged 14 to 25 years to tell the world about their experience of lockdown and offer messages of support to neighbours, friends, and family in Nottingham, across the country and world. They'll be publishing some of the entries and there are also plans for an exhibition.
For inspiration and creative ideas, templates, activity packs, deadlines, more information and to take part visit Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature's website.
FREE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS
To help you get the creative juices flowing, there are three online workshops led by professional writers. All the workshops are free and will help young people get inspired to write. The first session is on Saturday 18 July and you can sign up by visiting the campaign's website.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE LETTERS?
All letters will be showcased in an online gallery, 50 letters will be selected for a new anthology launching in February 2021, and UNESCO City of Literature will also broadcast the letters on radio and other print and online media.
To join the discussion online about the campaign, use the hashtag #SolidarityLetters