The Scribblers - Hay Festival Writers Club

Made up of 12–17-year-olds, Hay Festival’s young writers group meets weekly at the Hay office to discuss the week’s news and books and eat an extraordinary amount of biscuits.

In between these two very important tasks, the group focuses on creating content for The Scribblers, a termly magazine published online and in print. The Scribblers themselves are involved in the entire publishing process, including the editing and design of the magazine, conceived with Paul Thomas at Hay-based BWA Design.

Expert help and encouragement often comes from local writers and journalists who donate their time to working with The Scribblers on their creative writing skills. During Hay Festival in the spring and the Hay Festival Winter Weekend, The Scribblers have further opportunities to put their skills into practice, as they review events and interview some of the many artists appearing.

New members are always welcome – get in touch with Jo on

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Serena Howard, Dave Jones, Rhys Price, Rowan Pritchard, Daisy Ruse, Tom Scruby, Alice Venables and Lucy Venables.

Paul Thomas of bwa designed this brilliant magazine. Thanks also to Maggie Kerr, Webster Wickham, Finn Beales, Jesse Ingham, Kitty Corrigan, the good people at the Telegraph and all at Hay Festival.

Jo Rodell-Jones
Hay Festival

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