A message from the festival co-director

What's going on?

I can't promise these next 10 dates for your diary will give you the answer, but hey sometime's its best not to know.

I remember my first experience of literature readings sitting somewhere at the back of the audience so I could make a quick exit if required. But most of these writers held me. I was transfixed by the way words were welding together so seamlessly. Some like every day speech, making me wish I had written that, but some poems like spider'sthreads weaving round the room and attaching themselves to me. I took these home and and it made me want to try harder.

So, swerving east from rich industrial shadows, this year we have writers from Brazil, USA, Finland and the UK. I still sit towards the back at readings I attend but I am in no fear of leaving these 10 days of events early and I hope to see some of you sitting there wishing you had written what you are hearing.

So I ask the question again 'what's going on?' Well in the distance I can hear the Humber Mouth, clearing its throat and if you care to turn these pages (PDF document below) it will tell you what is going on.

Shane Rhodes, Festival Co-director

Events and prices

The Dylan Thomas Shed - Friday 7 - Sunday 9 November, 10am - 4pm - Free
The Ones that Got Away exhibition - Friday 7 - Monday 17 November - Free
Personal Accounts of Conscientious Objectors - Friday 7 - Monday 17 November - Free
Amanda Coe - Friday 7 November, 7.30pm - Free
Sigurdur Palsson and Katariina Vuorinen - Saturday 8 November, 2.30pm - Free
Liz Kershaw - Saturday 8 November, 7.30pm - £8 and £5
Katherine Grant - Sunday 9 November, 1.30pm - £4 and £3
James Kelman - Sunday 9 November, 7.30pm - £5 and £4
Jen Campbell - Monday 10 November, 7.30pm - £4 and £3
Street Shrines and Zeppelins - Tuesday 11 November, 12.30pm - Free
Simon Armitage - Tueday 11 November, 7.30pm - £10 and £8
Disgrunthulled - Wednesday 12 November, 1 - 4pm and Thursday 13 November, 1 - 3pm - Free
Adelia Prado, Thomas Lux and Ellen Dore Watson - Wednesday 12 November, 7.30pm - £5 and £4
Trombone Poetry at Hull Jazz - Wednesday 12 November, 8.30pm - £7
The Battle for the Soul of Football - Thursday 13 November, 7.30pm - Free
Bonnie Greer - Thursday 13 November, doors open 7.30pm for 8.15pm start - £8 and £5
The Humber Writers - Friday 14 November, 7pm - Free
Rosie Wilby - Friday 14 November, 8pm - £5 and £4
James Booth - Saturday 15 November, 1.30pm - Free
Hollie McNish - Saturday 15 November, 8pm - £8 and £5
Danny Rhodes - Sunday 16 November, 1.30pm - £4 and £3
Alan Johnson - Sunday 16 November, 7.30pm - £5 and £4
Anarchist Rob, Russ Litten, Jim Higo and Wendy Salon, Monday 17 November, 8pm - Free

The full programme of activities and further information is available to download in the document below -

The events are also listed on the What's on diary where tickets can be purchased for fee paying activities.

Access the What's on diary for more information and to book tickets (link opens in a new window)

Contact us

Humber Mouth 2014
City Arts Unit
Fourth Floor
Kingston House
Bond Street

Tel: 01482 300 300
Email: cityartsenquiries@hullcc.gov.uk