An exciting new project has hit Nottingham and we wanted to tell you about it:

The ‘Storysmash’ project is designed for 11-25 year olds in the city to learn how to write and build their own digital games. No skills or experience are necessary, just imagination and enthusiasm. Games are written in TWINE and participants will come through the project, not only with their own video game, but with improved literacy skills and experience to enhance their career prospects.

It  has been funded by Arts Council England (ACE) an has other partners including the University of Nottingham, National Videogame Foundation and Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature.

Nottingham City Library launched the project on 24th June with actor, comedian, and author – Charlie Higson.   Charlie is the author of the phenomenally successful Young Bond series which has now sold over a million copies in the UK and has been translated into over 24 different languages. All five novels entered the children’s bestseller charts in the top five.  His bestselling zombie-adventure series for teenagers, The Enemy has been published to great critical acclaim.

There are going to be some amazing workshops (for ages 11-25) held at

  • Aspley Library
  • Bulwell Riverside Library
  • Clifton Library
  • Nottingham Central Library
  • St Ann’s Valley Library

Also some Masterclass author sessions (for ages 11-100) will run alongside the workshops to give an opportunity for anyone to learn from the experts. Authors will share skills for developing plot, narrative and characters for you to develop your skills and inspire creativity.

If you want to know more head over to the website and check it out http://www.storysmash.co.uk/ and follow them on social media Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NottinghamLibraries/ Twitter https://twitter.com/readingnottm Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nottmlibraries