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Saturday 17th June, 1pm - 2pm
We Need to Talk About Kevin was one of the most talked about books of recent years, a winner of the Orange Prize (2005), and a searing examination of contemporary parenthood.
Telling the story of Kevin, a teenager who massacres several of his fellow high-school students, the book raises questions about the nature of evil and has been described as "Desperate Housewives as written by Euripides" (New Statesman).
Lionel Shriver visits the festival to talk about her recent novel Double Fault and We Need To Talk About Kevin, the novel which provoked admiration and horror in equal measure, and caused readers to reassess their views on guilt, punishment, love and family life. An awesome achievement, We Need To Talk About Kevin was the word-of-mouth publishing sensation of 2005.
Lionel Shriver is the author of seven novels and has written extensively for the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Economist. She lives in London.
"I am not as nice as I look" Lionel Shriver
"Sometimes searing...impossible to put down...brutally honest...Shriver doesn't take the easy way out by blaming the parents. Instead, the novel holds a mirror up to the whole culture. Who, in the end, needs to talk about Kevin? Maybe we all do". Boston Globe
Saturday 17th June, 1pm - 4pm
A Libraries Connect Project initiative that helps to sort the facts and myths about refugees and people from other cultures.
Walk a mile in my shoes... Footsteps lead people through Queen's Gardens to encounter text- and image-based artwork inspired by myths and facts about refugees and people from other cultures, as well as quotes, proverbs and sayings that help foster peace, tolerance and understanding. Take the opportunity to learn how to write simple messages in other languages and learn something about cultures from around the world.
The Libraries Connect Project is a Libraries Services initiative that aims to develop and improve access to services for Hull's refugee communities. Intended for those aged between 13 and 30 the project involves events held at libraries, schools and community/support centres, and includes language, arts, information, education and training initiatives.
The Libraries Connect Project is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Saturday 17th June - Sunday 2nd July, 1pm - 5pm.
Artist's books, 'zines, booklets and printed multiples go hand-in-hand with the ideas of DIY punk aesthetics, and the revolutionary belief in the ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange and the more 'anarchic' notions of publishing.
The Bookville Publishathon will challenge, provoke and inspire perceptions of what publishing is and what it can be beyond the boundaries of printed matter into all kinds of personal to public communication.
Firmly placed outside of the climate of business, control, vanity and outcome-driven politics, the Publishathon will offer anyone the opportunity (and assistance), to get their hands dirty, sticky and paper-cut; and make their own publications without restrictions or the need to conform to what is assumed to be correct.
Photocopiers, paper, scissors, staplers, glue, pens, pencils etc. will be provided, but donations of these items are most welcome, as we might run out....
So if you have ever wanted to know what it feels like to publish yourself; this is your opportunity. It could be anything, so come along and make it happen!
Alongside the DIY book-making, there will also be a program of exciting events featuring specially invited artists, as well as the third instalment of 'NothingHappensHere', an evening of open-mic tomfoolery, bonkers ideas and hidden gems.
Saturday 17th June10.30 am - 3.00 pm
Whether you like theatre and performance, film, writing, radio, quizzes or just kicking a football around, this family event offers something for everyone.
The day features a special performance of All the World's a Stage by Newland High School for Girls (runners-up in the recent All England Theatre Festival) at 1pm and 2pm. Tickets are £2 and include refreshments.
Elsewhere, free workshops include video filming and editing, creative writing and community radio. Places are limited so prior booking is essential.
Other free events include an interactive quiz, for which serious prizes are available, and the Wyke World Cup Challenge, an outside activity for 9- 11 year olds (weather permitting).
Tickets available from Wyke Sixth Form College.
Conversaction in context
A communal artwork involving conversation, graphic action, text and digital imagery facilitated by Simon Bradley and Rebecca Cherriman. The artists will spend two days with festival-goers documenting experimental conversations on the theme of text. The results will be presented as digital artworks online at:
Meet Simon and Rebecca at Zest Newland Avenue on Saturday 17th June