#HayYA

Want to vlog or write or dance? Want to be the first to know who has won The Bookseller YA Book Prize 2017? Or just want to listen to your favourite authors talking about their favourite things?

Two girls at Hay Festival

#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.

The #HAYYA programme sees stars of Young Adult writing talk about their new releases and the issues facing young people today, including Meg Rosoff, Sarah Crossan, Patrick Ness, Alex Wheatle, Juno Dawson, Brian Conaghan, Bali Rai, Peadar O'Guilin, Lisa Williamson and Gemma Cairney. Gillian Cross, Gill Lewis and Francesca Sanna join an engrossing discussion for Amnesty International on ways to make the world a better place, while the winner of The Bookseller's YA Book Prize is announced and the new Aarhus 39 anthologies are unveiled by contributors Peder Frederik Jensen, Dy Plambeck, Sanne Munnk Jensen and Sarah Engell.

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

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