The Humber Mouth
Hull Literature
Festival 2003

{ Hull Literature Festival 2003 6th - 16th November 2003
 the humber mouth }

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Thursday { 6th } November

Friday { 7th } November

Saturday { 8th } November

Sunday { 9th } November

Monday {10th } November

Tuesday {11th } November

Wednesday { 12th } November

Thursday { 13th } November

Friday { 14th } November

Saturday {15th } November

Sunday { 16th } November

{ Saturday 8th November }

EICH Gallery, University of Lincoln, George Street, Hull 11am - 3pm
Writers Day:
Russell T. Davies, Jill Dawson, James Nash and Lee Karen Stow

�5 Day Ticket (includes panel discussion, one workshop, talks and readings)
�3/�2 Single Event (workshop, reading or talk)
Tel 01482 616961

A day of workshops, readings and discussions looking at professional issues facing writers as well as the creative process. The day starts with a panel discussion and open question session with workshop leaders and writers Russell T. Davies (screenplays), Jill Dawson (novelist) Lee Karen Stow (freelance journalist) and James Nash (poet). For anyone who has ever wanted to write, or wondered how established writers made their careers.

11am - 11.45 �3/�2
Panel Discussion & Open Questions

James Nash (Coma Songs) chairs the discussion with leading scriptwriter Russell T Davies (Doctor Who, Queer as Folk, Second Coming), Jill Dawson (Wild Boy, Fred & Edie, Magpie) and Hull-born travel journalist and photographer Lee Karen Stow (The Times, Daily Telegraph, Geographical & Travel Africa).

12.00 -1.00pm �3/�2

Russell T. Davies

Jill Dawson

James Nash

Lee Karen Stow

Russell T Davies: in conversation with James Nash
2.00pm - 3.00pm �3/�2

Russell T. Davies is one of the country's most celebrated screenwriters. Today he joins James Nash to talk about Doctor Who, Queer as Folk, and Second Coming.

Recently chosen to write the new series of Doctor Who, Davies is a funny, controversial and hugely entertaining writer who produces television drama at the cutting edge. Once compared to Denis Potter, Davies is unafraid of big issues and writes with humour, integrity and great intelligence. Here he talks about the new Doctor Who, and the furore which surrounded Queer as Folk.

Jill Dawson: Wild Boy
3.00pm �3/�2

Jill Dawson is an outstanding author with an impressive track record. Shortlisted for both the Orange Prize and the Whitbread Award (Fred & Edie), her latest novel Wild Boy describes the true story of a nineteenth century 'feral' child, left in a forest to survive until he is discovered at the age of twelve and subsequently displayed in a cage to the people of Paris. Dawson explores the idea that the story of the boy is the first documented autistic child, drawing on her own experience as the mother of a son diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. In conversation with James Nash, Jill Dawson will discuss the ideas and questions raised in her moving and challenging novel.

Festival Critic: Writers Day

Donald Roy Theatre, Gulbenkian Centre, Hull University 11.00am-12.00pm
Introduction to Berlioz
Free Tel. 01482 465304
Jim Dumsday: Adventurer�s Club

An introductory talk on Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique and the semi-staged sequel Lelio - and a chance for young people to conduct or sit in with the orchestra. Aimed at the 11-17 agegroup and their parents, Hull University Orchestra presents excerpts from Berlioz and takes questions from the floor. A chance to learn about storytelling through music, and narrative through instrumentation.

Supported by Humber Mouth Special Commissions 2003 and Hull City Council Live Music Fund

Donald Roy Theatre, Gulbenkian Centre, Hull University - 7.30pm
Concert: Hull University Orchestra and Choir �5/�3.50 Tel. 01482 465631

Poulenc Overture

Danse Sacree et Danse Profane
Harp: Deian Rowlands


Violin: Rachel Drury


Lelio (or The Return to Life)
Reciter/Actor: Tim Keenan
Tenor: Nathan Payas
Baritone: Kevin Ormond
Lee Tsang (conductor)

Special student package deal for this concert and the Hull Philharmonic concert at City Hall on Saturday 29th November featuring Symphonie Fantastique: �5

The Windsor Suite, Quality Royal Hotel, Ferensway, Hull 1.00pm-4.00pm
BBC Telling Lives: Story Sharing Workshop
Free Tel 01482 621420

As a taster for their Digital Sorytelling workshops, the Telling Lives team host an afternoon of story sharing.

Do you have photo albums, scrapbooks and shoe boxes full of pictures, letters and other things to remind you of important moments in your life? Times you love to remember, places you've been, things you've done and maybe even some you wish you hadn't? The Telling Lives story telling workshop is your chance to share stories from your life, develop your writing skills, and learn more about digital storytelling. The three hour workshop is open to anyone aged 16 and over - no writing experience necessary. To book a place on the workshop phone 01482 621420.

The Windsor Suite, Quality Royal Hotel, Ferensway, Hull 7.00pm - 9.30pm
BBC Telling Lives Showcase Film Screening
Free Tel 01482 621420

Since January the BBC Telling Lives team has been helping local people from the Humber region tell their real-life stories and turn them into short films that are broadcast by the BBC.

Some are deeply moving, some funny, some quirky - and each one is unique to the storyteller - they are 'stories no one else can tell'.

Join us for this special screening and celebration of Digital Storytelling. Meet some of the people who have made a film and find out more about how you can get involved in this innovative BBC project.

To reserve your free admission ticket to the screening and reception call BBC Telling Lives on 01482 621420

Live Art Space, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull - 2pm
Look at You - Look at Me!
Free Tel. 01482 336860

An invitation to join a celebration of creative work with the Hull and East Yorkshire MIND 'Step Up' and 'Arts in Mind' projects. An afternoon of creative writing, film, and readings of short stories by participants, and by students from Teskey King School.

The programme also includes The Way of Things (Caroline Mendelsohn), a film commissioned for Arts in Mind, and a reading by novelist Daphne Glazer, who has been working with MIND authors through workshops and following the progress of the Step Up writers. Step Up will present their poetry - a celebration of writing as a culturally diverse artform and as a route to increased self-esteem and personal development.

Humber Mouth Special Commissions 2003

Hull Screen, Albion Street 7.30pm
Veronica Guerin
Dir. Joel Schumacher USA/Ireland 2003 1hr 30mins
�3.50/�2.50 Box Office 01482 327600
See November 6th

Take 5, Central Library, Hull - 8pm
Susan Wicks, Valerie Laws, Carol Coiffait
�3/�2 Tel 01482 223344

Three women poets present an evening of readings and talk about their work.

Susan Wicks studied as an undergraduate in Hull and returns to read in the city for the first time to celebrate the publication of her selected poems. Originally published by Faber, Wicks' latest book Night Toad: New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe) is a dark but wide-ranging collection exploring the diverse landscapes of Cornwall, the Philippines, Greece and contemporary but war-scarred France, and in voices which include an older woman with dementia and the absent keeper of an unmanned lighthouse.

'It's as though Wicks is writing in a special three dimensional ink the rest of us are denied access to' Ian MacMillan

Valerie Laws recent Quantum Sheep project, in which she spray painted the words of haiku onto the backs of live sheep, caused worldwide media attention. Her first full collection Moonbathing follows a string of awards and she has been widely published in anthologies and magazines. Interested in blurring the boundaries between science, literature and art, she has degrees in both Theoretical Physics and English, and also writes plays, reviews and features. Valerie has a walking disability but travels, swims obsessively, and wears short skirts.

Carol Coiffait has published widely in magazines and anthologies, including Star Trek - the Poems (Iron Press). Parent (Enitharmon) and Bag of Stars (Hands Up). A well-known local author, Carol writes with intelligence and compassion across a wide range of themes ranging from the personal to the political.

General Enquiries:
City Information Service
at Hull Central Library
Tel: 01482 223344
E-mail: [email protected]