Hull Literature Festival 2001 8th - 18th November
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7.30pm �2
Hull Central Library
Tickets (01482) 223344 from City Information

Thursday Night Live @ Hull Central presents:
Valerie Wood & The Hull Playgoers Society

Join us as we celebrate 100 Years of Hull Central Library with a glass of wine and a slice of cake. There will be a guest appearance of popular local author Valerie Wood who will be talking about her new book Rosa's Island. Also celebrating their 100th anniversary with us are the Hull Playgoers Society whose members will be reading about events that happened a century ago.

Thursday 8th November

7.30pm �3.50 (Conc �2.50)
Film at Hull Screen, Hull Central Library
Box Office (01482) 327600

African Visions:

'Odes to Filth' (18)
Dir: Jean Michel Bruy� (Fr/Senegal) 1998, 35'
Twenty poems by Ibahima Konat� & Amadou Ba. Developed from a project with eleven street children in Dakar. Narrated in English by Laurie Anderson

'Xala' (18)
Dir: Ousmane Sembene (Senegal) 1974, 119'
A bitter satire on corruption and power of the new black bourgeoisie in an unnamed African state. The film opens with the central character celebrating his affluence by marrying his third wife but on his wedding night he is afflicted with impotence (Xala). His obsession with a cure brings about his downfall.

(Programmed for the Humber Mouth 'African Visions' by: Rob Gawthrop The Hull School of Art & Design, University of Lincoln in conjunction with Hull Time Based Arts and the Deep ROOT Festival)

Thursday 8th November

8.00pm �5 (Conc �4)
The Bull Hotel, 246 Beverley Road, next to Beverley Rd Baths
Tickets available on the night only. Strictly limited capacity, please be very early

Singer Songwriter Night:
An evening with

Amy Rigby

Highly acclaimed New York singer songwriter recently moved to Nashville and back in Hull for the third time. Great songs about fortysomething confusion, marital freakouts, single motherhood, and post-relationship stress syndrome all performed with merciless honesty and heartening good humour.

"Pop's poet laureate of single-mom survival and modern romance." Nashville Scene (August, 2001)
"��writing songs that greats like Loretta Lynn would have been proud to have authored�" The New York Times (June, 2001)

Plus local support.

A Freetown Way Production for the Humber Mouth ([email protected])

Thursday 8th November

8.00pm �3 (Conc �2)
Sailmakers Arms Pub, High Street
Tickets on the door

Wrecking Ball Fringe Festival presents:
John Robinson, Dai Parson & Dean Wilson

John Robinson is a Hull poet launching his poetry collection The Cook's Wedding, published by Ragged Raven Press.
"It is clear that much of Robinson's work comes from, as he says, from local places and experience. But this leaves out the essential elements of imagination, and it should not, because imagination is what makes his work distinctive."

Passionately and jubilantly Welsh, Dai Parson is a poet of inventive wit, intent on the exploration of the distinctly dark. Well known in certain choice circles for his warm and generously surreal readings, imbued by his love of words and laughter.

Dean Wilson's poems bristle with the sheer exhilaration of being alive. Particularly sharp on characters in the margins, Dean Wilson is one of the rare breed who can make your belly bounce with laughter. Hugely popular in London and here in Hull, where he lives.

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