Events for Children and Young People

HAYDAYS brings audiences together with authors, poets, illustrators and performers in a varied range of events for children and young adults, to engage and inspire reading for pleasure and understanding other people's lives and experiences. Find all your favourite authors plus some new discoveries below.

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Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Rob Biddulph

Draw With Rob

Virtual venue: Baillie Gifford Digital Stage
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The author, illustrator and draw-along genius is thrilled to be back at Hay. Find out about his career from young illustrator to picture book creator and Guinness World Record holder for the largest online art lesson during lockdown, when 45,611 participants drew a whale with him.

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Event HD17

Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Michelle Paver

Skin Taker

Virtual venue: Llwyfan Cymru Digidol – Wales Digital Stage
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Run wild with this author as she introduces you to the latest book in her Wolf Brother series. Set in a Stone Age world, it invites you to rejoin Torak, Renn and Wolf for a non-stop adventure where the clans are tested like never before, as they battle to find ways to survive and thrive in the forest.

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Event HD18

Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Angie Thomas talks to Jenny Valentine

The Hate U Give and Concrete Rose

Virtual venue: Baillie Gifford Digital Stage
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Thomas’ internationally acclaimed debut novel The Hate U Give was adapted for the big screen. Find out how this was achieved and discover more about the world of Garden Heights in her new novel. Jenny Valentine's latest book is A Girl Called Joy.

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