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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 has developed a series of special projects. 

A Digital Writer-in-Residence explores the possibilities of writing in a digital context in the city. For 2020 Joanna Walsh devised the Hull Story Map, which gathered in people’s stories about the city.

Our Reader-in-Residence programme welcomes some of the very best contemporary writers to Hull. For 2020/21 Jennifer Hodgson curated and hosted this online programme.

A number of local writers have been selected for a project with BBC Radio Humberside. And we have some micro-commissions from more local writers coming up later in the year.

Humber Mouth is also partnering on commissions in Queens Gardens as part of the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project, on Whitefriargate as part of Hull’s High Street Heritage Action Zone project, and is developing projects with the University of Hull.

Hope you've enjoyed our Hull writers micro commissions 💫❤️👍
Huge thanks to @andhodgson @punkofcolour Michael Good and @LouiseWriter 🙏

You can catch up on http://humbermouth.com + YouTube + Soundcloud 👀👂We'll be be back soon 👋
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5mTqCbIbl4NDuEB8N1Mhxg/videos

In case you missed it earlier, here's my @humbermouth piece that I was commissioned to write, exploring what it was like to write my memoir during lockdown. #Yellow #Daffodils #memoir #poetryperformance
https://youtu.be/-jomOZdXODM

📢 The final of our micro-commissions is from Louise Beech @LouiseWriter 💫

'Yellow' comes from the experience of Beech writing her memoir during lockdown. Over on YouTube rn 👇 💐💛 #Hull
https://youtu.be/-jomOZdXODM

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.