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We’re excited to announce our first events of 2021 

Curated and hosted by Jennifer Hodgson, Humber Mouth’s current Reader-in-Residence, and delivered in partnership with our friends at Hull Libraries, these events for readers and writers alike welcome some of the very best contemporary writers to Humber Mouth. Originally due to take place in 2020 we’re delighted that we’ve been able to reschedule, so huge thanks to all. 

All events are FREE and take place online. 

As part of the celebrations for UNESCO International Women’s Day

Joanna Walsh

Thursday 11 March 2021
7.00pm

Joanna Walsh is a writer and artist. She has written seven books including Break.up, Hotel, Vertigo, Worlds from the Word’s End, and the digital work Seed. Her multidisciplinary text-based works are expressed across a range of media, bringing together digital technologies with more traditional work. Joanna was also Humber Mouth’s first Digital Writer-in-Residence in 2020. She devised the Hull Story Map  which was live in the summer 2020 and that you can see here  along with an accompanying essay Place Writing.

To celebrate UNESCO World Poetry Day on 21 March we are delighted to have events and workshops with two of the UK’s most exciting and innovative poets

Nisha Ramayya

Saturday 20 March 2021
7.00pm

Nisha Ramayya grew up in Glasgow and is currently based in London. Her debut collection States of the Body Produced by Love (2019) – a ‘modern mystical journey through love’ – is published by Ignota Books and has been hailed as ‘urgent and lyrical’ by the New Statesman. She is a member of the ‘Race & Poetry & Poetics in the UK’ research group and a lecturer in Creative Writing at Queen Mary University of London.

Nisha Ramayya:
Poetry Workshop

Saturday 20 March 2021
2.00 – 4.00pm

Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

Holly Pester

Saturday 27 March 2021
7.00pm

Holly Pester is a London-based poet and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Essex. Her recent radio work, Poems for Idle Workers was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2019, and her poem, ‘Comic Timing’ was shortlisted for the Forward Prize, Best Single Poem, 2019. Her book, Go to reception and ask for Sara in red felt tip is a collection of poetry and experimental fictions written in response to the Women’s Art Library archives (Book Works 2015) and her album + poetry pamphlet, Common Rest (Test Centre 2016) is a collection of collaborative lullabies and sound poems. Her collection, Comic Timing is forthcoming from Granta in 2021.

Holly Pester:
Poetry Workshop

Saturday 27 March 2021
2.00 – 4.00pm

Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

Watch past events

Deborah Levy

18 February 2021
7.00pm

Deborah Levy is the author of seven novels, including Swimming Home, Hot Milk and The Man Who Saw Everything. She has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize twice and the Goldsmiths Prize twice. Deborah Levy is also the author of an acclaimed series of living autobiographies, Things I Don’t Want To Know and The Cost of Living. The final volume of this series, Real Estate, will be published by Hamish Hamilton in 2021.

Isabel Waidner

Thursday 25 February 2021
7.00pm

Isabel Waidner is a writer and critical theorist. Their novels We Are Made of Diamond Stuff (2019) and Gaudy Bauble (2017) were shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize and the Republic of Consciousness Prize (2x), and won the Internationale Literaturpreis. Waidner is a co-founder of the event series Queers Read This at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, and the host of This isn’t a Dream, a literary talk show, also with the ICA. They are the editor of Liberating the Canon: An Anthology of Innovative Writing (2018), and their next novel Sterling Karat Gold is forthcoming with Peninsula Press in June 2021.

All these events are delivered in partnership with Hull Libraries and in support of their ‘Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights’ programme.

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 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 and Wrecking Ball Press.