Hull Literature Festival 2001 8th - 18th November
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The Humber Mouth has linked up with the Writers Guild of Great Britain to present a series of talks, discussions and interviews profiling the work of particular writers and focusing on specific genres.

'Pen to Page' is presented by Hull playwright and Deputy Chair of the Writers Guild - Rupert Creed


Saturday 10th Nov 8.00pm 5 (*Conc 3)
1st Floor, Hull Central Library
Box Office (01482) 327600 (City Information)

'The Never-Ending Story'
Writing for TV Soaps

Ken Blakeson, Gary Brown & Marvin Close have between them written over 400 episodes of Eastenders, Brookside, Emmerdale, Coronation St, and the resurrected Crossroads. How do they keep us hooked from week to week? How do ratings affect the story? What's the best way to bump off a character? Amusing, informative, this lively talk and audience discussion offers an insider's perspective on the process, perils and pleasures of writing TV soaps.

Gary Brown  Marvin Close  Ken Blakeson 

Thursday 15th Nov 8.00pm 8 (*Conc 5)
Hull Truck Theatre, Spring Street
Box Office (01482) 323638

Jimmy McGovern

Jimmy McGovern

A rare chance to meet the award winning tv and film writer Jimmy McGovern in conversation with Rupert Creed. Jimmy has created some of the most exciting and original dramas of the past decade including the tv series 'Hearts and Minds', 'The Lakes', and the extraordinary 'Cracker' starring Robbie Coltrane. His film have tackled contemporary subjects - catholicism and gay rights ('Priest'), the Sheffield football tragedy ('Hillsborough'), the struggle of Liverpool's dockworkers ('Dockers') and a soon to be broadcast Channel 4 drama documentary based on the events of Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland.

(A Writers Guild/Humber Mouth event with Bafta North)


Friday 16th Nov 8.00pm 5 (*Conc 3)
1st Floor, Hull Central Library
Box Office (01482) 327600 (City Information)

David Nobbs David Nobbs
'Writing Comedy'

David Nobb's latest novel, 'Going Gently' is his thirteenth. He has adapted some of his earlier novels into the TV series 'The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin', 'A Bit of a Do' and 'The Life and Times of Henry Pratt'. He has also written for many comedians, and will talk about the art of comedy in all its forms.

*Concessionary ticket prices for the 'Page to Pen' events also apply to members of the Writers Guild of Great Britain