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Festival 2002

Hull Literature Festival 2002 
 the humber mouth  14th - 24th November 2002

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9th November - June 1st
Wilberforce House, 25 High Street

Philip Larkin Exhibition
Tel. 01482 613902

The Museums quarter presents Philip Larkin, an exhibition which focuses on the life of Hullís famous poet and University Librarian. In collaboration with The Larkin Society and the University of Hull Archives, Hull City Museums and Art Gallery present the opportunity to view some of Larkinís personal possessions, photographs, his jazz record collection, the famous lawn mower and other quirky and unexpected items from the archive.

The exhibition examines Larkinís connection with Hull and takes a look at the background to some of his most famous poems to provide insight into the life of one of Britainís finest 20th Century poets.


Thursday 14th November
Wilberforce House 8pm

Larkin Exhibition Launch
Maeve Brennan, James Booth

£3 Tickets on the door.
Tel: 01482 327600

To celebrate the opening of the Philip Larkin exhibition, Maeve Brennan (The Philip Larkin I Knew) and James Booth (editor, Trouble at Willow Gables) give an informal talk and guide visitors through the exhibition, which includes Larkinís jazz record collection, books, photographs, lawn mower and items from his home in Newland Park, Hull.

Maeve Brennan was a close friend of Larkin for over thirty years and will be reading from her book on Saturday 16th November in the Central Library at 6pm.


Saturday 16th November
Central Library 6pm Ė 7pm

Maeve Brennan
The Philip Larkin I Knew

£4/3 Tel: 01482 327600

Maeve Brennanís unique memoir of the poet and their love affair is deeply personal as well as iconoclastic. The book reveals Larkin as courteous, compassionate and generous, and traces his literary achievements from The Less Deceived to High Windows. Maeve Brennan will be reading from The Philip Larkin I Knew and signing copies of the book.