The Humber Mouth - Hull Literature Festival 2000 - Thursday 9th November - Sunday 19th November 2000
Thursday 16th November 10.30am Hull Truck Theatre
Critical Eye FREE - ring (01482) 323638 to reserve a seat

A Workshop with
Tom Robinson in association with The Humber Mouth Songwriter Sessions

An opportunity to watch Tom Robinson share the secrets of good songwriting and performing with the members of the Songwriter Sessions, a dozen writers and musicians who over the past 6 weeks have been writing songs with Hull based musician Matthew Hogg. This last session sees them polish their performance skills with a real professional. A rare, first-hand insight into songwriting & the tricks of the trade.

The Songwriter group's first public performance is at the Open Mic night at The Haworth Pub, Friday 17th at 8pm. Tickets on the door.

A Humber Mouth Special Commission

The Songwriter Sessions
with Matthew Hogg
Matthew Hogg Singer songwriter Matthew Hogg has lived and worked in Hull as a musician for 15 years. Currently writing and recording his third album, he is the man behind Songwriter, a series of workshop sessions on every aspect of songwriting. Songwriter covers anthems to ballads, carols to chorus, ditty to melody. It features guest tutors Hugh Whittaker (ex- Housemartin) and Alan Jones (ex-Spacemaid), an opportunity to polish performance skills with Tom Robinson (ex-Tom Robinson Band), and a final gig at The Haworth Pub performing the songs.

The opportunity to be one of the twelve selected for Songwriter was widely advertised prior to the publication of this brochure. There may still be places available - please ring the festival office (01482) 616876 to find out, or to put your name down for a possible second series of Songwriter.

On Thursday 16th, 10.30am at Hull Truck Theatre the public is welcome to watch the songwriter group in a final workshop session with Tom Robinson.

On Friday 17th, 8.00pm Open Mic at The Haworth features all the new songs in a live concert.

There will be a Songwriter CD, available from the festival office.

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Songwriter is sponsored by Antones Guitars, Beverley Road

Thursday 16th November 12.30pm - 1.30pm Ferens Art Gallery, Victoria Square (01482) 613933
Debating Society
Soapbox At The Ferens
with Winifred Holtby Secondary School on: "Euthanasia"

Pupils from Hull Schools discuss news and current affairs as they affect young people. Visitors to the gallery are invited to join in the debate. Soapbox is an Learning Services Initiative in conjunction with The Humber Mouth. Soapbox takes place every lunchtime from Monday 13th to Friday 17th Nov.

Thursday 16th November 12.30pm St.Mary's Church, Lowgate
A Humber Mouth Special Commission FREE - for more information ring Rev P.Burkitt (01482) 343182
Lunchtime Lecture
Philip Larkin "To Be That Girl"
by Dr James Booth

Part of the WWW.Women Writers Working series of lunchtime lectures and workshops, exploring spirituality, sexuality and intimacy .

A Humber Mouth Special Commission.

Thursday 16th November 1.00pm Mind, 30 Percy Street
Critical Eye A Humber Mouth Special Commission FREE - Buffet available
Mind invites you to the launch of:

A showcase for the work of mental health service users of Hull Mind, MindReader is a collection of writing. In the weeks leading up to the festival the Mind group spent time with local writer Maggie Hannan working and editing together to produce the book. Everyone is welcome to join Mind at the launch of MindReader.

After the day of the launch further copies of the book will be available from Mind (01482) 224729 or from the festival office.
See : Festival Publications

Thursday 16th November 1.00pm Waterstone's, Jameson Street (01482) 580234
Critical Eye Book Launch
'Art, Survival And So Forth'
The Poetry of Charles Bukowski
by Jules Smith
Published by Wrecking Ball Press 'Art, Survival and so forth' is a must- have for all the fans of the late great Bukowski. Written by Hull based writer Jules Smith the book contains a number of previously unpublished photographs. The launch will be accompanied by live readings and by archive sound recordings of Bukowski.

Thursday 16th November 6.00pm - 8.00pm Hull Central Library
�2 - To book a place ring Barry Ward (01482) 616809

Crime Writing Workshop
Give Us A Clue
with John Baker

Try some crime writing in this workshop with Hull born writer John Baker. The author of the Sam Turner Novels, the private eye with a dark sense of humour and a collection of eccentric helpers, John Baker is 'one of Britain's most talented contemporary crime writers' (Marcel Berlins, The Times)
The workshop is hosted by the Hull Central Library Writer's Circle. Booking is essential.

Thursday 16th November 7.30pm Take 5 Cafe, Hull Central Library
�3 (Conc �2) - Tickets (01482) 327600
Poetry Reading
The Mutiny Writers

New poetry from members of this long-standing group of writers with an opportunity for audience participation. With poems by Carol Coiffait, Brian Connell, Andy Fletcher, Jenny Hockey, Frank Newsum, Jean Newsum, Jim Orwin, Tony Petch and Tony Smith.

Thursday 16th November 7.30pm Films at Hull Screen, Hull Central Library
�3.50 (Conc �2.50) - Box Office (01482) 327600
Ear & Eye (18) Programme Two

The Seashell & the Clergyman - Germaine Dulac 1928 (FR)
Film - Samuel Becket 1965 (B.Keaton) and 1979 (M.Wall) (GB)
Looking for Langston - Isaac Julian 1988 (GB)

Ear & Eye
A short two part season of films selected by Rob Gawthrop of Hull School of Art & Design.

Thursday 16th November 7.30pm The Donald Roy Theatre, University of Hull
�4 (Conc �3) - Box Office (01482) 466141

New Drama/Comedy
The Wife and Times of Armitage Shanks
by Andy Kelly
This new comedy charts the life of Armitage Shanks, an executive in the lower echelons of a huge conglomerate caught between his work and his long-suffering wife. Promoted against all odds and trapped in a world of executive backstabbing and bizzare characters, he embarks on a personal quest to make sense of the world around him. How will Armitage find the answers that are eluding him? Find out in the world premiere of this hilarious new play by Hull University drama student Andy Kelly.

Further performance dates are on Friday Nov 17th and Saturday Nov 18th, both at 7.30pm.

Thursday 16th November 8.00pm Hull Central Library
�3 (Conc �2) (includes a glass of wine) - Box Office (01482) 327600

Crime Writing - Murder Mystery
The Body in the Library
with Ann Cleeves

Top crime writer Ann Cleeves hosts an evening of intrigue, deception and humour. A body is found in the library - but who did the dastardly deed? You, the audience, have the opportunity to investigate and find the guilty party.
For further information please ring Barry Ward, Hull Central Library (01482) 616809

Thursday 16th November 8.00pm Hull Truck Theatre
Critical Eye �8 (Conc �6) - Box Office (01482) 323638
An evening with
Louis De Bernieres

Louis De Bernieres Internationally bestselling author Louis de Bernieres has charmed readers worldwide with his books. He has been described as being ' the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh' (A.S.Byatt).
Widely known as the author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which has now been translated into 14 languages and is currently being made into a film, Louis de Bernieres has received many prizes in recognition of his outstanding writing.

Tonight he will be reading humourous stories about the holiday adventures of an elderly French couple in 'Andouil and Andouillette begin their Holiday' and about catfood in 'Labels'.

(There will be an interval between the stories)

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