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Saturday 1st July

Saturday 1st July, 8pm
Hull Truck, Spring Street

Germaine Greer
£5 Box Office 01482 323638

Feminist icon, ground-breaking author and star of Celebrity Big Brother takes questions from the audience in a non-stop Q&A.;

Germaine Greer is an Australian academic, writer, and broadcaster, who is widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of the 20th century.

Recently retired as professor of English literature at the University of Warwick, and the author of several highly acclaimed books, Greer's ground-breaking The Female Eunuch became an international bestseller when it was published in 1970, turning Greer overnight into a household name, and bringing her both adulation and criticism.

Her ideas have created controversy ever since.

Belinda Luscombe in Time Magazine called her "the ultimate Trojan Horse, gorgeous and witty… a joy to read, an eloquent maniac."

Her more recent books include The Whole Woman, The Boy, The Change, Daddy, We Hardly Knew You and The Madwoman's Underclothes. She is a regular contributor to The Guardian and to Late Review on BBC television.

Chaired by Dr Helen Iball


Saturday 1st July, 11am - 4pm
Central Library, Albion Street

Writing Workshop:
girl/boy/girl

01482 616961
Booking essential

A workshop with a difference which questions how important gender is in the 21st century and asks who are we?

Using simple writing and drama techniques, tutor Jessica Penrose offers the chance to experiment with how it might feel to walk in someone else's shoes. How easy is it to write from the point of view of a different gender? If you are a man, how would it feel to be a woman? If you are a woman, can you see through the eyes of a man? Are we free to be ourselves or are we stuck in stereotypes?

An exciting workshop open to all, whether new to writing or more experienced.


Saturday 1st July, 2pm
Children's Library, Albion Street

A Stegosaurus is for Life
Free

Come along and celebrate the launch of A Stegosaurus is for Life, Trevor Millum's newest collection of poetry for children (published by East Yorkshire based Hands Up Books). From reptiles to rodents, from dinosaurs to dogs, Trevor's unique poems give a fresh, appealing take on some of the familiar as well as the lesser-known members of the animal kingdom.

Trevor will be performing poems from the book, copies of which will be available to buy, and there'll be a few other "poetry" treats to savour as well.

Trevor Millum started writing poems and short stories just for the fun of it. He still writes for the satisfaction it brings, but now he gets paid as well. He's seen elephants in Africa and monkeys in Malaysia but still enjoys watching the birds in his back garden in Barrow-on-Humber.

Hands Up Books is an exciting new venture in the world of children's publishing. Set up in 2002 by Graham Denton, it is the one independent publisher in the UK that focuses solely on poetry for children.