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Saturday Nov 17th

The Humber Mouth welcomes the Mslexia Roadshow, a programme of innovative literature events, funded by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. Each roadshow involves some of the top woman authors in the UK and features a workshop, reading and discussion on related topics. The roadshows are an in-the-flesh extension of Mslexia magazine, the much praised, provocative and influential publication for women writers.

2.30pm - 4.30pm Tickets �5 (Conc �3)
Hull Central Library - Meeting Point is City Information on the Ground Floor

Booking a place is essential, please ring the Festival Office (01482) 616876

Mslexia Writing Workshop:
'Getting inside the child's mind'
Writing for and about children

Workshop led by Margaret Wilkinson, author of the inspirational 'Blank Page' column in Mslexia magazine. The workshop is for women only and numbers are limited to a maximum of 20. Workshop participants will have free entry to the Mslexia reading and discussion.

5.00pm Reading followed by Discussion from 6.00pm onwards
Tickets are �5 (Conc �3) Box Office (01482) 327600, City Information Service
1st Floor, Hull Central Library, Albion Street

Mslexia Reading: Anne Fine

Anne will talk about her work and answer questions as well as reading from her latest book for adults, 'All Bones and Lies', and her latest book for children, including 'Bad Dreams'.

Mslexia Discussion:
'Writing for adults and children - is there a difference?'

with Anne Fine, Margaret Wilkinson and Mslexia's editor Debbie Taylor. The reading and discussion are open to both men and women.

Anne Fine is a distinguished writer of over forty books for children of all ages. As well as being chosen as Children's Laureate in 2001, she is the winner of numerous prizes and awards, including the Carnegie Medal and Whitbread Children's Novel Award. Her novels written for adults have been published to considerable critical acclaim.

(The Anne Fine web-site is at:

Margaret Wilkinson teaches prose on the MA in Creative Writing at Northumbria University and has been an Arvon course leader. Amongst her published work is her most recent collection of short stories, '1956' (Diamond Twig, 2001).

Debbie Taylor is the founder and editor of Mslexia, now in its third year. She previously worked as an editor of the New Internationalist. She is a writer of fiction and non-fiction and her most recent novel 'My Children, My God' was shortlisted for the Fawcett Prize.

For more information about Mslexia magazine, contact 0191 261 6656 or [email protected]

The Mslexia Roadshow is hosted by The Humber Mouth in association with Hull Libraries