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Due to COVID-19 Humber Mouth has postponed all events.

We will let you know what is happening with future events as soon as possible. In the meantime thanks for your support and stay safe.

March/May 2020

We are thrilled to announce the first events of Humber Mouth in 2020. Curated and hosted by Jennifer Hodgson, Humber Mouth’s current reader-in-residence, these events for readers and writers alike welcome some of the best contemporary writers to Hull.

All events are FREE and take place in the James Reckitt Room, Hull Central Library

UNESCO World Poetry Day:

Nisha Ramayya

Saturday 21 March 2020
7.00 – 8.30pm

To celebrate UNESCO World Poetry Day Humber Mouth is delighted to welcome poet Nisha Ramayya to Hull for an evening event and an afternoon workshop for poets.

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.

UNESCO World Poetry Day:
Workshop for poets with

Nisha Ramayya

Saturday 21 March 2020
2.00 – 4.00pm

Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

Deborah Levy

Friday 3 April 2020
7.00 – 8.30pm

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 21 May 2020
7.00 – 8.30pm

Isabel Waidner is a writer and critical theorist. Their novel We Are Made Of Diamond Stuff (2019) was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize and is currently longlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize. Waidner is a co-founder of the event series Queers Read This at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and an academic at Roehampton University, London.

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.