Hull Literature Festival 2001 8th - 18th November
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{Saturday 17th November}

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2pm - 4.00pm FREE OF CHARGE
Writing Workshop - St.Mary's Church, Lowgate
To book ring the Festival Office (01482) 616876
or e-mail: [email protected]

Missing People'Missing People'
Writing Workshop with John Clarke

How do we find the right words to share our memories without compromising them? Join writer John Clarke to explore your feelings towards loss and memories. Missing People is in conjunction with the 'Sacred Text' installation, a large cobweb of blood-red string and words woven around the churchyard of St.Mary's in the old town of Hull (see: Installations & Exhibitions).

Saturday 17th November

2.30pm - 5.00pm FREE OF CHARGE
Writing Workshop - Live Art Space, Ferens Art Gallery
To book a place ring Elaine Burke (01482) 617821, Mo-Fri 9-5pm

'Word Power'
Family & Friends Workshop Event with Julie Ward

Do you fancy cooking up some words for a hungry Humber Mouth? Come along to the 'Word Power' workshop where Writer in Residence Julie Ward will dish up some delicious writing activities to complement the feast of colourful poems and prose already on display throughout November. An ideal opportunity to find out more about one of the city's most exciting and inclusive arts projects this year.

The workshop requires no writing experience and can easily accommodate children and young people with special needs. There are places for 12 young people, aged 8 and upwards with accompanying friend/family member. Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Saturday 17th November

The Mslexia Roadshow

The Humber Mouth welcomes the Mslexia Roadshow, a programme of innovative literature events, funded by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. Each roadshow involves some of the top woman authors in the UK and features a workshop, reading and discussion on related topics. The roadshows are an in-the-flesh extension of Mslexia magazine, the much praised, provocative and influential publication for women writers.

2.30pm - 4.30pm Tickets �5 (Conc �3)
Hull Central Library
Meeting Point is City Information on the Ground Floor
Booking a place is essential, please ring the Festival Office (01482) 616876

Mslexia Writing Workshop:
'Getting inside the child's mind'
Writing for and about children

Workshop led by Margaret Wilkinson, author of the inspirational 'Blank Page' column in Mslexia magazine. Margaret teaches prose on the MA in Creative Writing at Northumbria University and has been an Arvon course leader. Amongst her published work is her most recent collection of short stories, 1956 (Diamond Twig, 2001).

The workshop is for women only and numbers are limited to a maximum of 20. Workshop participants will have free entry to the Mslexia reading and discussion.

5.00pm Reading followed by Discussion from 6.00pm onwards
Tickets are �5 (Conc �3)
1st Floor, Hull Central Library
Box Office (01482) 327600, City Information Service

Mslexia Reading:
Anne Fine

Anne Fine

Anne will talk about her work and answer questions as well as reading from her latest book for adults, 'All Bones and Lies', and her latest book for children, including 'Bad Dreams'. Anne is a distinguished writer of over forty books for children of all ages. As well as being chosen as Children's Laureate in 2001, she is the winner of numerous prizes and awards, including the Carnegie Medal and Whitbread Children's Novel Award. Her novels written for adults have been published to considerable critical acclaim.

(The Anne Fine web-site is at:

Mslexia Discussion:
'Writing for adults and children - is there a difference?'

with Anne Fine, Margaret Wilkinson and Mslexia's editor Debbie Taylor. Debbie Taylor is the founder and editor of Mslexia, now in its third year. She previously worked as an editor of the New Internationalist. She is a writer of fiction and non-fiction and her most recent novel 'My Children, My God' was shortlisted for the Fawcett Prize.

The reading and discussion are open to both men and women.

For more information about Mslexia magazine, contact 0191 261 6656 or [email protected]
Saturday 17th November

7.30pm �3.50
St Columba's Church, corner of Laburnum Ave./Holderness Rd.
Tickets on the door, or from Wesley Owen Bookshop (Wright St.), or ring 0958 311102

Credo Arts Community presents: 'Urban Eyes'

A chance to see a repeat performance of last year's sell-out show, taking a fresh look at life in the urban jungle via the insights of poets, authors and lyricists from Wordsworth to Weller. Credo's acclaimed dramatic blend of words, music, movement, drama, video and visuals will take you on journey through a day of contrasts in the heart of the city. If you did not see the performance last time, don't miss out again!

"Credo performs with intelligence, exuberance and creative use of multi-media � I recommend their work to anyone looking for performance that is fresh and innovative"
Maggie Hannan, on-line Festival Critic 2000.

Saturday 17th November

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

African Visions:
'The Season of Men' (12)
(Repeat showing - see Friday 16th for full details)

Saturday 17th November

8.00pm �8 (Conc �6)
Hull Truck Theatre
Box Office (01482) 323638

Later with ��
King Rollo
A music stageshow produced and presented by King Rollo

Celebrating the rich vein of acoustic roots singer/songwriter talent, the show (based on the Jules Holland TV programme), concentrates on original material notable for their creative lyrics, and balances young and talented Hull-based artists with older experienced performers from other areas.


MARK MARTINDALE (vocals/guitar) - outstanding writer with strong Dylan roots, a solo stand-alone contemporary urban blues performer

P S CALE - strong voiced, charismatic and energetic performer noted for her effective covers of classic popular songs, also singing original material.

THESE GIRLS DON'T DUST - three vocalists with Celtic and Folk roots presenting contemporary and original views of life.

COWFISH - a two piece act with accomplished and energetic guitarists/vocalists Tim O'Connor and Martin Walton. Original songs from a wide range of inclusive roots styles.

KING ROLLO - crossing the barriers of blues and roots boundaries, Rollo's music blends traditional and contemporary grooves with a distinctive watermark that creates a huge canvas for a solo performer. Tonight he will be making a debut performance with his BLUES ORCHESTRA.

DICK WARDELL - from Dorset, a mature and well-respected bluesman of note, presenting songs and atmospheres that make you think you're back in 1920.

King Rollo and the Blues Underground brought you last year's excellent 'John Doe - Story of the Blues'. Rollo makes regular appearances on local BBC radio stations throughout the country and tours throughout Europe. Has has also appeared on BBC2 and Yorkshire TV.

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