Sherwood Writers - Online Course - Community Learning - 14:00-15:00

Online Course, Nottingham

Important update: Bookings will close 7 days before the course starts.

Key details

Date -
Sessions Wednesdays: 2pm - 3pm
No. sessions 4
Venue Online Course, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 12
Cost Free

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been a resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in the UK with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Greater London, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England.


This online course will discuss some of Sherwood’s great writers from the quirky to the quintessential. Learners will discover the legendary Sherwood Forest’s remarkable literary history and explore some of the locations within it that have inspired creativity. 

Hear the stories behind the writers, poets and storytellers associated with Sherwood and discover new writing.  

This course is suitable for anyone interested in literature and local history.

In this informative course, each of the hour-long sessions will feature writers and their association with the legendary Sherwood Forest area. The course will focus on different locations such as Newstead Abbey, Annesley Hall, Blidworth and Edwinstowe, and the poetry and literature related to the featured writers.

Learners will leave with a knowledge of some of the writers associated with the county, discovering how Notts writers have shaped the world. There will be some opportunity for discussion about the writers and their work.  

No prior knowledge or skills are necessary, just an interest in Nottinghamshire (especially the Sherwood district) and local literature.


A  suitable device, such as a laptop or tablet with internet access, will be needed for this course, which is to be undertaken remotely (at home). Learners will be required to download and use Zoom (free software).  You may find  a notebook and pen useful.


This course is programmed as part of the Miner2Major Landscape Partnership scheme, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


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