The Humber Mouth
Hull Literature
Festival 2003

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


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Festival Programme

Introduction

Preview Events

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

{ Sunday 16th November }

EICH Gallery, University of Lincoln, George Street, Hull 11.00am - 4.00pm
Readers Day:
Jake Arnott, Julia Darling, Patrick Gale, James Nash

£5 Day Ticket. Single event tickets £3/£2
Tel 01482 223344

A day to enjoy the pleasures of reading and talking about books with a great line-up of writers, and a chance to find out about Book Groups and how to become involved. The day begins with an open chat with the writers chaired by James Nash, followed by a choice of group sessions, and ends with a reading. Get a Day Pass for £5 or buy a single ticket for any part of the programme.

Jake Arnott, the author of stylish and dangerous crime novels, has been credited with inventing 'geezer chic'. David Bowie said of his work 'Funny, fast, witty and brutal...Whenever he's got a new book out I drop everything, knowing the next couple of hours are going to be pure gangland bliss' Born in 1961, he has worked variously as a labourer, mortuary technician, life model and as an actor. In 1989 he worked for Red Ladder theatre company in Leeds and began writing while working part-time for Leeds Social Services. He is the author of The Long Firm (soon to be broadcast on the BBC), He Kills Coppers and, this year, truecrime.

Julia Darling is the celebrated author of Crocodile Soup and The Taxi Driver's Daughter, an early contender for this year's Booker Man prize. She is also an accomplished poet, and has recently published Sudden Collapses in Public Places, a Poetry Book Society recommendation for Summer 2003, which is a personal exploration of the effects of having breast cancer. She lives in Newcastle, where she has a Royal Literary Fund Fellowship, and works with health professionals to promote the value of creative writing and reading in health care and recovery.

Sean O'Brien has called her work 'observant, inventive, witty, wildly funny at times and wholly unsentimental' (Sunday Times)

Patrick Gale has written many novels, including Rough Music (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award), The Aerodynamics of Pork, Tree Surgery for Beginners and A Sweet Obscurity. He has also written a biography of Armistead Maupin. The master of bittersweet explorations of family life, his work has been called 'romantic', 'hip', 'brutal' and 'superb'. Of Rough Music, the Independent on Sunday said 'astute, sensitive and at times tragically uncomfortable meditation on sex, lies and family...a fabulously unnerving book'

11.00am - 12.00pm Panel Discussion & Questions £3/£2
12.00pm - 1.00pm Group Sessions £3/£2
Patrick Gale & James Nash Julia Darling Jake Arnott
1.00pm - 2.00pm Break
2.00pm 3.45pm Readings: Julia Darling & Jake Arnott; Patrick Gale & James Nash £3/£2
3.45pm BBC Big Read Quiz: presentation of prize to Hull Libraries Big Read Quiz winner.
2pm to 5pm Free

Festival Critic: Readers Day

The RED Gallery, 19 Osbourne Street, Hull
Opposites Dis-tract: Seminar

Organised by Anthony Housman and Pippa Koszerek

Three of Hull's creative minds, each from a different artistic discipline, have been invited to critically discuss works shown throughout the Humber Mouth Festival. This open seminar encourages cross-disciplinary discussion by setting each critic the task of considering works in a different field from their own.

Hull Truck Theatre, Spring Street, Hull 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Barrie Rutter: Hull Poets
£6/£4 Box Office 01482 323638

In association with the Philip Larkin Society

Humber Mouth is delighted to present an evening of readings by one of Hull’s most distinguished and creative sons. Barrie Rutter will read poems by Philip Larkin and other Hull Poets he admires such as Sean O’Brien, Alan Plater and Douglas Dunn as well as delivering a commentary on Hull and the East Riding in the inimitable Rutter style.

Barrie Rutter was born in Hull in 1964 and has achieved international success as an actor and theatre director. He has won many awards, including the Sam Wanamaker Award and the Creative Britons 2000 prize.

He has worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre and with Northern Broadsides. He is currently touring with Blake Morrison’s new translation of Antigone, and is appearing in a new series of Fat Friends on ITV.

Hull Truck Theatre, Spring Street, Hull - 8.00pm
England’s Burning: The Fire Poet, Valerie Bloom & the Inklein Quartet
£6/£4 Box Office 01482 323638

A blazing new fusion of word and music featuring the UK’s foremost performance poet The Fire Poet with the uplifting and unique Valerie Bloom. They will be performing alongside Shirishkumar, tabla maestro, and The Inklein String Quartet - the magic behind the Talking Heads and Morcheeba.

This Arts Council-funded tour arrives in Hull for a blazing festival finale, with specially commissioned new work for the city of Hull.


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