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THE #HAYYA PROGRAMME FOR TEENS

Want to vlog or write or act? Want to know what Shakespeare might have written if he had thought of travelling in space? Want to be the first to know who has won The Bookseller YA Book Prize 2016? Or just want to listen to your favourite authors talking about their favourite things?

#HAYYA is full of events for readers and writers eager to know more about how the stories they love in books or films or on YouTube came about.

Join Patrick Ness, author and screenwriter of A Monster Calls, as he discusses the book and the film with actor Lewis MacDougall who plays the book’s hero Callum on screen. Celebrate with Melvin Burgess as he revisits his groundbreaking title Junk which caused such an uproar 20 years ago.

Listen to Malorie Blackman as she presents a brilliant new take on the old story of Desdemona and Othello. Hear from Caspar Lee how he became a vlogging sensation and what it takes to remain one. Relive the desperation of a First World War soldier in Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful. Listen to Holly Smale as as she talks about her Geek Girl series and why she finds writing YA fiction so intensely satisfying.

For older teenagers and students visit the new Hay Festival Compass venue on our festival site, packed with resources and drop-in events.

Every event is a spell-binding journey of discovery that will take you to the heart of creativity and the many ways it may be inspired.

You can see all HAYYA events here. And why not follow us on Twitter @hayfestival #HAYYA?