News - February 2013

See Hull through the eyes of new writers

28 February 2013

A new collection of work from 16 writers will be launched this week.

Martin Goodman

All the writers studied Creative Nonfiction as part of the University of Hull’s MA in Creative Writing.

Grow up in Barton. Take to sea as a woman in a tough crew. Scan the Humber on suicide watch. Be fitted for a ballgown by Madame Clapham. Experience all the fun of Hull Fair. Put out fires, tread Medieval landscapes, shop at ‘Boyes’, hunt ghosts through the Paragon Station, chase down birds at Spurn Point… These writers bring you brilliant flavours of life in and around Hull, in their own distinctive voices.

The book is published by Barbican Press and edited with an introduction by Martin Goodman, Professor of Creative Writing, University of Hull.

Prof Goodman said: “This is your opportunity to discover – and hopefully promote - some truly striking new writing talent from the region. And while you’re doing that, you’ll start seeing Hull through new eyes.”

‘Writing Hull: True-life tales from 16 writers’ will be launched at a joint event alongside ‘Huddled Together: 50 years of Hull University Drama Department’ on Thursday 28 February in Middleton Hall, Hull Campus.

Above: Martin Goodman

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