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

{ Thursday 13th November }

EICH Gallery, University of Lincoln, George Street, Hull - 9.00am-5.00pm
Free Tel 01482 616961

Artist Anthony Housman presents a day-long exploration focusing on the modern-day office environment, beaurocracy and print processes. During this work-in-progress, visitors are invited to watch Anthony create a 'laboratory' space to experiment with the re-introduction of carbon paper to produce print-orientated works on paper, ending with completed works on display.

Central Library, Albion Street, Hull - 10.00am � 11.30am
Kingswood Library, Wawne Road, Bransholme - 1.00pm � 2.30pm
Pooh Bear Reading Workshop
Free Tel 01482 224333 enquiries and booking

A workshop for parents, carers and any other member of the public who might be interested in helping local children enjoy books and develop confidence with reading. The emphasis will be on making reading fun and will explore ways in which we can help children to develop the skills and strategies to 'de-code' text and to read for understanding and enjoyment. Sessions are practical and fun and guarantee participants the enthusiasm to inspire reluctant readers.

Pooh Bear Reading Assistance Society is a pioneering organisation with over 27 years experience of providing reading support for local children. Pooh Bear has linked with Humber Mouth 2003 to offer this series of free workshops.

Festival Critic: Pooh Bear Reading Workshop

Hull Screen, Central Library, Albion Street, Hull - 7.30pm
World Without Metaphor
�2.00 Tel 01482 327600

A look at language and animation from arts group Site Specified in Newcastle. Featuring a 3D computer animator who is kidnapped by children's TV character Mr Ben, it is a humorous look at poetic language and meaning.

Dorchester Hotel, Beverley Road, Hull - 7.30pm - 10.00pm
�2.25 Tel 01482 446516

An evening of eight short comedies and dramas presented and written by Hull Blokes, a group of ten writers formed in 2002 with the help of local writer Gill Adams.

The dramas address a number of controversial issues: asylum, drugs, under-age drinking, the fate of Hull City, and even a short piece about Radiohead. Funny, thought-provoking, energetic and entirely new, the Blokes promise to stimulate and entertain in equal measure.

Hull Blokes comprise ordinary Hull men from all walks of life, and have previously written for BBC Radio and the BBC's Northern Exposure Summer Shorts programme at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Thursday Night Live, Take 5, Central Library, Albion Street, Hull - 7.30pm
On Extended Wings: Fort Paull's Birds of Prey
�2 Tel. 01482 223344

Poetry and images from Fort Paull's newly opened falconry centre, featuring work by poets Caitriona O'Reilly and David Wheatley and photographer Amy Jo Lawrence. Handler Karl Leadley will also be on hand to answer questions and display some of the centre's birds.

This is a collaborative project involving a combination of word and image: a series of poems about the birds at the centre, paired with a series of photographic studies. Both will be on display at Take 5 throughout the festival.

Caitriona O'Reilly has published one collection of poetry, The Nowhere Birds (Bloodaxe), for which she was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature; her commissioned poem The Sea Cabinet, about the Hull whaling industry, was recently broadcast on R4.

David Wheatley is the author of two collections of poetry, Thirst and Misery Hill Gallery Press), and lectures at Hull University.

Amy Jo Lawrence is part of the falconry team at the award-winning Fort Paull centre, and also a professional photographer.

Karl Leadley has many years' experience of breeding and displaying birds and leads the falconry adventures programme at the Fort.

Hull Truck Theatre, Spring Street, Hull - 8pm
Bob Dylan & the Poetry of the Blues
�8/�6 Box Office 01482 323638

World authority on Bob Dylan and author of the definitive study Song & Dance Man: The Art of Bob Dylan , Michael Gray presents an audio-illustrated talk offering a fresh account of music history and Bob Dylan's part in it, including rare live video footage. Lively, witty and acute, Michael Gray traces the great bluesmen of the 20th Century, their influence on Dylan, and sets Dylan's songs against their cultural and historical context.

The Song and Dance Man has been described as 'magnificent' (Record Collector); 'endlessly illuminating' (Rolling Stone);'overwhelming' (The Times) and it gained 5 Star reviews in Q and Uncut. Andrew Motion selected it as one of the best three books of 2000.

Michael Gray is a distinguished critic, writer and broadcaster with an international track-record in both music history and travel writing. He studied at York University in the 1960's under the controversial and brilliant critic F.R Leavis, where he interviewed, among others, the eminent British Historian A.J.P. Taylor and the legendary American guitarist Jimi Hendrix. He is currently working his next book, part travelogue and part investigative biography of the American pre-war blues giant Blind Willie McTell.

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