Hull Literature Festival 2001 8th - 18th November
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{Thursday 25th October}

8.00pm £5 (Conc £3 )
Sailmakers Arms Pub, High Street
Tickets on the door

Wrecking Ball Fringe Festival

Wrecking Ball Fringe Festival presents:
Galway Kinnell (USA)
& music by Tegwen Roberts

Galway Kinnell is one of America's most important poets. His 1982 Selected Poems won him the Pullitzer prize and the National Book Award. An updated Selected Poems has been published by Bloodaxe this year. His poetry has always been marked by precise, furious intelligence, by devotion to the things and creatures of the world, and by transformations of every understanding into singing, universal art. He lives in Vermont and New York. This is a rare chance to hear him read in the UK.

"There are few others writing today in whose work we feel so strongly the full human presence" New York Times Book Review

www.wreckingballpress.com


{Friday 26th October)

Wrecking Ball Fringe Festival 8.00pm £4 (Conc £2.50)
Sailmakers Arms Pub, High Street
Tickets on the door



Read the Review... Wrecking Ball Fringe Festival presents:
Dan Fante
& music by Matthew Hogg

Dan Fante Novelist and playwright Dan Fante's first novel Chump Change has received rare reviews in France, Italy, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Belgium, and The United States. "Brutally compelling…raw, insightful, and deftly realized." Time Out (London). His current novel Mooch has already received outstanding reviews and his forthcoming book of poetry A-GIN-PISSING- RAW-MEAT- DUAL-CARBURETOR-V8- SON-OF-A-BITCH- FROM-LOS-ANGELES is scheduled to be released in England by Wrecking Ball Press this year.

Dan Fante is the son of Los Angeles novelist and screenwriter John Fante. Don't miss this chance to see him in Hull!

www.wreckingballpress.com


{Sunday 28th October}

8.00pm £6 (Conc £4)
Hull Truck Theatre
Box Office (01482) 323638

Read the Review... The Africa Centre presents:

African Visions
The best of African contemporary literature


The Africa Centre and the Humber Mouth invite you to join three prize winning authors in a celebration of their writing and a discussion about their experience of writing in relation to African Politics:

Ivan Vladislavic

Zakes Mda, South Africa's pre-eminent novelist and playwright, is the winner of the 2001 Commonwealth Literary Prize for his novel 'The Heart of Redness' described as 'a magic realist text of great beauty, humour and pathos' (Sunday Independent)


Ivan Vladislavic, winner of the Olive Schreiner Prize & a Noma Award Honourable Mention, is one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in South African Literature. His new novel 'The Restless Supermarket' is a 'spectacular carnival of riotous images and urban satire'.


Helon Habila is the winner of the 2001 Caine Prize for Love Poems a short story from his collection 'Prison Stories'. Described as a work of 'rare integrity', Prison Stories addresses the final years of the military dictatorship in Nigeria.


The evening is chaired by Ama Ata Aidoo who is the winner of numerous literary awards including the 1992 African Region Commonwealth Writers Prize for her remarkable novel ' Changes'. She lives in Ghana. "She has re-affirmed my faith in the power of the written word to reach, teach, to empower and to encourage" Alice Walker

To find out more about the African Visions tour and the associated Internet Residency, which features specially commissioned pieces from the writers for young people from all over the UK,
contact Bridget Keehan/Peter Jenkins at the Africa Centre, Covent Garden,
Tel: 020 7836 1973,
e-mail: [email protected]

http://www.africacentre.org.uk/


{Wednesday 7th November}

12 noon for 12.30pm Tickets £22
Quality Royal Hotel, Ferensway
Tickets available from Browns Books, George Street, 01482 325413

The Hull & East Yorkshire Literary Luncheon presents:
Terry Waite & Henry Blofeld

Terry Waite Former envoy to the Archbishop of Canterbury Terry Waite CBE and cricket commentator Henry Blofeld will be the guest speakers at the 26th Hull and East Yorkshire Literary Luncheon. Tickets are £22 which includes a glass of wine on arrival, a three course lunch and a £2 book discount voucher to be used against book purchases on the day.

For further information please contact the event organiser Mike Ullyatt on (01482) 657200, e-mail: [email protected]
Lunch patrons are the Hull Daily Mail, Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Hutton Press, Kingston upon Hull City Council Learning Services, Margaret Dickinson and Rixon Matthew Appleyard.


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