Hay Festival 2018 Early birds

We are pleased to announce the first events for Hay Festival 2018. The full programme will be released in the Spring.

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Event 42

Aline Sax

Workshop – On Characters and Secrets

Venue: RAMPEN II

Every story starts with a character. How does a writer create the characters we come to love so much in our favourite books? In this workshop with the Belgian writer you will use your imagination to create a central character – and a big secret. Because everybody has a secret…

In English

12+
45 minutes
Free but ticketed
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Event 43

Arne Svingen in conversation with Trine May

Writing funny books for kids

Venue: STORE SAL

The author of numerous books about Hubert and Benny Bob talks about how to make kids laugh.

In Norwegian and Danish

8+
45 minutes
Free but ticketed
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Event 44

Finn-Ole Heinrich and Annette Münch in conversation with Martin Glaz Serup

The Point of no Return – On the Unknown and Dangerous, and Finding a Sense of Belonging

Venue: SCENETRAPPEN

Two writers discuss their stories written for the anthology Odyssey. They will share with the audience the ideas that sparked their tales and explore the central themes. The stories are: Pekka-Style by Finn-Ole Heinrich (Germany), When I Open My Eyes the World’s Askew by Annette Münch (Norway).

All are available on Gyldendal’s Danskportal

In Danish and English

13+
45 minutes
Free but ticketed
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Event 45

Come and see the Ginormous Pear

Venue: PUSTERUMMET

An exhibition by the publishing house Gyldendal of the author and illustrator Jakob Martin Strid’s world, together with other well-loved children’s books. There will be readings and activities throughout the festival.

In Danish

3+
45 minutes
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Event 46

Turn the book inside out

Venue: ALTANEN

We need your help to give new life to old books. In this workshop you can create book art by making figures from the pages, or compose poetry through rearranging words and phrases. We provide books and suggestions to get you started.

8+
45 minutes
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Event 47

Salla Simukka

How to Develop an Idea Into a Story

Venue: LILLE SAL

You have a great idea but don’t know yet how to make it into a whole story. This workshop with Finnish writer Salla Simukka will teach you expert tips on how to do just that.

In English

13+
45 minutes
Free but ticketed
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Event 84

Frida Nilsson

Venue: RAMPEN I

The Swedish author reads aloud from her book The Ice Sea Pirates, nominated for a Nordic children’s book award, and the story will be illustrated live on stage.

In Swedish and Danish

Moderator: Nina Sif Tønder
Illustrator: Cato Thau-Jensen 

5+
45 minutes
Free but ticketed
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Frida Nilsson

Event 48

Kim Fupz Aakeson

You read books?!

Venue: RAMPEN

The author of Berørte Katrine and Pragtfuldt, Pragtfuldt talks about on his book for teenagers – his inspiration, motivation and conviction that reading is important.

In Danish

13+
Free but ticketed
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Event 49

Maria Parr and David Machado in conversation with Rebecca Bach Lauritsen

About my Story: The Power of Words and Narratives to Heal and Triumph

Venue: SCENETRAPPEN

Two writers talk about their stories written for the anthology Quest. They will share with the audience the ideas that sparked their tales and expand on the central themes. The stories are: A Trip to Town by Maria Parr (Norway), Journey to the Centre of the Dark by David Machado (Portugal).

Both are available on Gyldendal’s Danskportal

In English and Danish

8+
Free but ticketed
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Event 50

The Liquorice Man with Hopspots

Venue: ÆSKEN

Go exploring in Louis Jensen’s universe centred on a boy living in a small town where something mysterious is happening. He is given a magical lucky bag from the woman who runs the town’s tuckshop. It contains a piece of liquorice in the shape of an arm. Other pieces look like a leg and a head. Would it be possible to put together these pieces in order to create a human being made of liquorice? Or perhaps a monster? During this workshop we shall examine the boy’s notes using interactive pieces, Hopspots, in order to drive around town to make up our own mind about this bizarre story – and find an ending for it.

In Danish

10+
2 hours
Free but ticketed
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Event 51

Illustration Hub with Dan Ræder Knudsen

Venue: UDSIGTEN

Drop in to the Illustration Hub where you can watch professional artists at work, from first stroke to finished book. Join in a workshop or simply watch and be inspired.

In Danish

13+
2 hours
Free but ticketed
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Illustration Hub with Dan Ræder Knudsen

Event 52

Come and see the Ginormous Pear

Venue: PUSTERUMMET

An exhibition by the publishing house Gyldendal of the author and illustrator Jakob Martin Strid’s world, together with other well-loved children’s books. There will be readings and activities throughout the festival.

In Danish

3+
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Event 53

Turn the book inside out

Venue: ALTANEN

We need your help to give new life to old books. In this workshop you can create book art by making figures from the pages, or compose poetry through rearranging words and phrases. We provide books and suggestions to get you started.

8+
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Event 54

Sandrine Kao, Annelise Heurtier and Victor Dixen

About my story: The Inner Compass - on birds, human migration and not entirely exotic instruments

Venue: BIBIANA

Two writers talk about their stories written for the anthology Odyssey. They will share with the audience how they found the inspiration for their story, and discuss the central themes.

The stories are: Journey at Dusk by Sandrine Kao (France) and Out There by Victor Dixen (France).

Both are available on Gyldendal’s Danskportal

In French

13+
Free but ticketed
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Event 60

Stop Motion Film - Workshop

Venue: TWEENSLAB/MAKER SPACE

Here we cut old picture books and create new narratives. Using the cutouts and iPads we create short stop motion films

In Danish

8+
1 hour 30 minutes
Free but ticketed
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Event 61

Turn the book inside out

Venue: ALTANEN

We need your help to give new life to old books. In this workshop you can create book art by making figures from the pages, or compose poetry through rearranging words and phrases. We provide books and suggestions to get you started.

8+
1 hour 30 minutes
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Event 55

Anna Woltz and Katherine Rundell

Illustrated Readings

Venue: RAMPEN I

Experience an exceptional reading aloud session, in Dutch, English and Danish, when two of Europe’s best young authors read from their own stories written for the anthology Quest. An illustrator will draw live on stage. The stories are: Piva is a Tone-Deaf Cat by Anna Woltz  (The Netherlands) and Beware Low-Flying Girls by Katherine Rundell (UK).

Both are available on the Gyldendals Danskportal

In Danish, Dutch and English

Moderator: Jesper Kirkegaard
Illustrator: Mette-Kirstine Bak

8+
Free but ticketed
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Event 56

Janne Teller in conversation with Trine May

On Everything and Nothing

Venue: STORE SAL

The Danish author’s existential YA/crossover novel Nothing (2000) was first banned, then became an international bestseller, winning numerous international prizes, and is now considered a modern classic. Teller will talk about her unique passport-shaped book War, What if it Were Here? about life as a refugee, which she has adapted to each country where it is published.

In Danish

13+
Free but ticketed
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Event 57

Endre Lund Eriksen

The Summer My Dad Turned Gay

Venue: SCENETRAPPEN

Eriksen (Norway) reveals how he wrote the book, and how much truth there is in it. He explains how he uses his memories to create fictional tales that have some truth in them. He will pass on his advice on how to write a story.

In Danish

11+
Free but ticketed
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Event 58

Sarah Crossan

How to Write a Poem

Venue: LILLE SAL

The Irish author, creator of the award-winning verse novel One, invites you to a workshop on writing poetry, using your own words and imagination.

In English

13+
Free but ticketed
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Sarah Crossan