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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. In a break from the usual festival format over 2020 and 2021 Humber Mouth developed a series of special projects. 

A Digital Writer-in-Residence explored the possibilities of writing in a digital context in the city. Joanna Walsh devised the Hull Story Map, which gathered in people’s stories about the city.

Our Reader-in-Residence programme welcomed some of the very best contemporary writers to Hull. Jennifer Hodgson curated and hosted this online programme.

A number of local writers were selected for a project with BBC Radio Humberside and we had some special micro-commissions from writers with a connection to Hull.

Humber Mouth partnered on commissions in Queens Gardens and the Guildhall Time Ball as part of the Hull Maritime project, on Whitefriargate as part of Hull’s High Street Heritage Action Zone project, and is developing projects with the University of Hull