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Hull Story Map | Joanna Walsh

17 August – 6 September 2020

This is the Hull Story Map. It’s a map made of stories, or memories, of feelings, of words. Please add to the map by typing in a postcode and write a word, a sentence, a paragraph, a memory, a sensation, an event, an emotion. Together we’ll build Hull online as a city made of stories.

Joanna Walsh

Image: Joanna Walsh by Liam Bundy

Humber Mouth is delighted to have a new project from lockdown for Freedom Festival 2020.

Writer and artist Joanna Walsh is our Digital Writer-in-Residence and has created the Hull Story Map, a brand new interactive project which wants to gather your words about Hull.

Joanna has also written an essay – Place Writing – to accompany the map. You can read that here.

The map will be only be live for a short time (17 August – 6 September) so make sure you get your contributions in!

Don’t forget to get involved with the rest of Freedom Festival online 4-6 September.

Humber Mouth has been awarded National Lottery funding by Arts Council England to look at and deliver new approaches to Hull’s literature festival. This year we are taking a break from the usual festival format to offer something new for writers and audiences in 2020. We hope that you will enjoy our new approach which will take the form of a series of special projects.

Our very own Reader-in-Residence will programme a series of readings and talks to bring a range of new writing talent into the city and will work in partnership with Hull Libraries.

A number of local writers’ residencies will offer opportunities for poets, literary prose writers, and graphic novelists to develop their work, and will be an open call application process. 

An international writer residency in partnership with the University of Hull will welcome a writer to the city and give them time to develop new work. 

A Digital Writer-in-Residence will explore the possibilities of writing in a digital context in the city.

We’ll be announcing further details over the coming months so make sure you keep an eye on the website and social media and subscribe to City Arts Newsletter. 

The Humber Mouth Literature Festival has been produced by Hull City Council since 1992. It has formed a major part of our literature development programme since then. It works in partnership with other organisations to develop the Festival such as Hull Libraries, Freedom Festival and Wrecking Ball Press.

Humber Mouth has been awarded National Lottery funding by Arts Council England to look at and deliver new approaches to Hull’s literature festival. This year we are taking a break from the usual festival format to offer something new for writers and audiences in 2020. We hope that you will enjoy our new approach which will take the form of a series of special projects.

Our very own Reader-in-Residence will programme a series of readings and talks to bring a range of new writing talent into the city and will work in partnership with Hull Libraries.

A number of local writers’ residencies will offer opportunities for poets, literary prose writers, and graphic novelists to develop their work, and will be an open call application process. 

An international writer residency in partnership with the University of Hull will welcome a writer to the city and give them time to develop new work. 

A Digital Writer-in-Residence will explore the possibilities of writing in a digital context in the city.

We’ll be announcing further details over the coming months so make sure you keep an eye on the website and social media and subscribe to City Arts Newsletter. 

The Humber Mouth Literature Festival has been produced by Hull City Council since 1992. It has formed a major part of our literature development programme since then. It works in partnership with other organisations to develop the Festival such as Hull Libraries, Freedom Festival and Wrecking Ball Press.