25 Aug 2017

Humber Mouth Literature Festival Programme Reveal – Part 2

Rounding off the festival in style. Beatboxing, science experiments and more – literature like you’ve never experienced it before.

The Humber Mouth Literature Festival has always sought to be different, in the way it presents literature and Hull to the world.

Alex Wheatle: Young Adult Writing Workshop

7 Oct 2017, 2.30pm (free, ticketed)
Hull Central Library

Alex Wheatle, winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for his 2016 book Crongton Knights will run a writing workshop for teenagers aged 14-18.

One World

7 Oct 2017, 3.30pm and 4.30pm (free, unticketed)
Hull Central Library

One World is a theatrically inspired musical show conceived and composed by award winning composer, Helen Yeomans. It explores the idea that the human race currently stands at a crossroads in its evolution.

Sally Gardner

7 Oct 2017, 4pm (tickets £4-£5)
Hull Central Library

Sally Gardner is a multi-award-winning novelist whose work has been translated into more than twenty-two languages.

Alex Wheatle: In Conversation

7 October 2017, 6pm (tickets £4-£5)
Hull Central Library

Alex Wheatle is the author of several novels, some of them set in Brixton, where he grew up. Born in London of Jamaican parents, his first book, Brixton Rock (1999), tells the story of a 16-year old boy of mixed race, in 1980s Brixton.

Lexi, or Electra Retold  

7 Oct 2017, 7pm (tickets: pay what you can)
University of Hull

Featuring singer-songwriter and beatboxing champion Grace Savage, Lexi is a one-woman show bringing together beatboxing and music in a modern retelling of the Greek story Elektra.

Pamela Robertson Pearce and Neil Astley

7 Oct 2017, 8pm (tickets £4-£5)
Hull Central Library

Award-winning filmmaker Pamela Robertson-Pearce and Bloodaxe Books editor Neil Astley, appear to talk about In Person: World Poets, an international collaboration and a sequel to In Person: 30 Poets (2008), the world’s first poetry DVD-anthology.

Hands On!

8 Oct 2017, 12pm (free, unticketed)
Hull Central Library

Join our scientists from the University of Hull for an afternoon filled with fun and take part in exciting drop-in activities: surprising science experiments, arts and crafts.

Looking for H

8 Oct 2017, 3.30pm (free, ticketed)
Hull Central Library

Four Hull stories: people you want to meet, people you don’t want to see, people you miss – writers and film-makers from the Writing Squad’s Project H weave film out of the city’s Pride celebrations, a night out, the Old Town, our waterfront.

The Evolution of Science Writing            

8 Oct 2017, 5pm (tickets £5-£7)
Hull Central Library

Join our exciting panel of past prize winners and judges as they discuss the evolution of science writing over the past thirty years, and how it could evolve over the next thirty.

Will Self

8 Oct 2017, 7.30pm (tickets £8-£10)
Hull Central Library

Here talking about his latest book; Phone, Will Self will also present a never before heard, commissioned piece; How Was Your Day?

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