THE SHORT STORY-WRITING COMPETITION FOR CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER
The Chris Evans Breakfast Show’s 500 Words story-writing competition returns to Radio 2 for a fifth year in 2015.
500 Words asks children aged 13 and under up and down the UK to put pen to paper to compose an original work of fiction using no more than 500 words.
The competition's panel of best-selling authors return in early May to pick three medal winners in two categories: 5–9 years; and 10–13 years.
The top 50 authors will all be invited to the 500 Words Final on Friday 29 May to hear the winners announced live on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show.
29 JANUARY–1 FEBRUARY 2015
Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias, our festival of stories and ideas in Colombia, celebrates its tenth edition in 2015.
Programme highlights include Nobel Laureates JMG Le Clézio and Jody Williams, novelists Javier Cercas, Almudena Grandes, Juan Villoro, Sofi Oksanen, Julia Franck and Héctor Abad Faciolince; film maker Sergio Cabrera; non fiction writers Andrew Solomon, Moisés Naím, Steven Pinker and Saskia Sassen; as well as Brian Eno and Faryd Mondragon; journalists Antonio Caño, Martin Baron and Leila Guerriero, and musicians Seu Jorge and Charles King.
INSPIRING CREATIVE WRITING FOR TEENAGERS ACROSS WALES
Hay Festival hits the road every spring, bringing a free programme of live events with inspiring authors to school students across Wales.
Focusing on literacy and creative writing, a fantastic line-up of the best young adult writers visit universities across the country between January and March, where they perform interactive sessions for KS3 and KS4 students.
The Scribblers Tour 2015 kicked off at Swansea University on 13, 14 and 15 January, with exciting sessions from Young People’s Laureate for Wales Martin Daws, Everyday Sexism project founder Laura Bates and young adult author Siobhan Curham.
INSPIRING 3-MINUTE FILMS FOR A LEVELS
On his way to speak at Hay Festival, superstar mathematician Marcus du Sautoy gave a bunch of A Level students a masterclass in the back of a minibus. It was a #lightbulbmoment. So we asked more of our inspiring university teachers to share their subjects with us direct. Here are their 3-minute #haylevels...
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