Hull Literature Festival 2001 8th - 18th November
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{The Humber Mouth}


This year we celebrate ten years of the Literature Festival in Hull with a distinguished line up of internationally known talent.

As it has grown the festival has sought to involve an increasing number of local people and to bring you a wide range of events for all tastes. The success of the 2000 Humber Mouth Festival has encouraged us to once again include a blend of music, dance and visual arts, around what is still at heart a celebration of the very best literature around.

This year the Humber Mouth Festival is particularly proud to present events in collaboration with the Africa Centre, The Poetry Book Society, Mslexia Magazine, The Philip Larkin Society and The Writers Guild, who collectively bring us an unprecedented range of renowned and prize winning writers.

Once again Hull Truck Theatre provides a focus throughout the festival, with highlights including Kate Adie, John Godber and Alan Ayckborn, and the return of the hugely impressive Linda Marlowe with a new show ' Diatribe of Love'.

New for this year Wrecking Ball Press will be organising a 'Festival Fringe', six nights at the Sailmakers Arms, including Galway Kinnell from the U.S.A.

If it's workshops you want you can learn how to write your own poem, song lyric, children's book or soap opera - or ask David Nobbs, the man who 'didn't get where he is today' without writing Reggie Perrin, for tips on writing comedy.

We are especially looking forward to welcoming Anne Fine, the newly appointed Children's Laureate, who will be giving a reading of her work at the Central Library. Details of a whole programme of children's events are available separately.

Complementing all of this is a programme of commissions of local writing, visual arts, film, music and dance, which demonstrate once again the quality of our local talent and the commitment of local people.

Our thanks go to the writers, poets, artists and performers, to Yorkshire Arts and to all of those who have helped put this year's festival together.

I hope that you enjoy the Festival.

Councillor David Gemmell
Cabinet Member, Kingston upon Hull City Council

Download the Hull Literature Festival Programme:
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