Humber Mouth heads online for 2021

Curated and hosted by Jennifer Hodgson, Humber Mouth’s Reader-in-Residence these events for readers and writers alike welcome some of the very best contemporary writers to Hull. All events are free and take place online. Find out more at the Humber Mouth website

Deborah Levy

Thursday 18 February, 7pm

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. Book now via Eventbrite

Isabel Waidner

Thursday 25 February, 7pm

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.

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In celebration of UNESCO International Women’s Day

Joanna Walsh

Thursday 11 March 7pm

Joanna Walsh is a writer and artist and founder of the Read Women social media campaign. She was Humber Mouth’s first Digital Writer-in-Residence in 2020 and devised the Hull Story Map.

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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, 7pm

Nisha Ramayya grew up in Glasgow and is currently based in London. Her debut collection States of the Body Produced by Love was published in 2019 by Ignota Books.

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Holly Pester

Saturday 27 March, 7pm

Holly Pester is a London-based poet and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Essex. Her new collection, Comic Timing was published on 4 February by Granta.

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Humber Mouth events support Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights programme at Hull Libraries.

Hull Libraries Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights

Tuesday 16 February – Monday 8 March

In partnership with The British Library and Living Knowledge Network, Hull Libraries presents Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights. Leading up to International Women’s Day we discuss historic, contemporary and future themes of womanhood, exploring gender, equality and liberation. Speakers include award winning journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, bestselling novelist Sarah Ward, historian and author Clara Barley, Senior Lecturer at the University of Hull Dr Sabine Vanacker and young adult and children’s author Sally Nicholls.

For more information and bookings visit Hull Libraries on Eventbrite