Hay Festival 2022 – Children Secondary

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Event W2

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Workshop with Linda Davies

Money: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Venue: Summerhouse
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What every young person needs to know. Join this interactive workshop with bestselling author and financial empowerment guide Linda Davies, where you’ll learn how to create a healthy relationship with money.

14+ years
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Workshop with Linda Davies

Event W7

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Theraplay Workshop with Vivien Norris

Venue: Summerhouse
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Theraplay is a way of playing with your child which builds and enhances attachment, self-esteem, trust in each other and joyful engagement.The ideas can be used in everyday parenting and in any setting where relationship connection is important. It is based on the natural patterns of healthy interaction between parent and child. Join our family Theraplay group and experience what it’s like! The group will be playful, physical, personal and fun. Everyone joins in so come prepared for activity.

8+ years
A parent/carer must attend but does not require a ticket.
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Event HD22

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Nicola Davies

The Song that Sings Us

Venue: Cube
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Join the award-winning author, environmentalist and zoologist to explore her new novel in which dark forces are destroying nature. Those with the ability to listen to animal thoughts stand in their way. Who will triumph in this epic conflict? Who will learn The Song That Sings Us and what it means, in the world of the story and on our own planet?

YA, 12+ years
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Nicola Davies

Event W9

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Robotics Workshop with Klaudia Krawiecka, Hunar Batra, and Hayyu Imanda

Venue: Summerhouse
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An exciting workshop with plenty of hands-on activities and exciting coding challenges for parents and children who will work together and code Sphero SPRK+ robot to dance to their favourite song. Children will then code their Spheros to race, with amazing prizes for the winning robots.

11–12 years
90 mins
Parents/carers must attend but do not require a ticket.
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Robotics Workshop with Klaudia Krawiecka, Hunar Batra, and Hayyu Imanda

Event HD29

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Krystal Sutherland

House of Hollow

Venue: Cube
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Setting the scene and atmosphere is key to a twisting thriller story that keeps readers guessing. From sweet summer roses to the foetid stench of decay, scent is a powerful, yet all too often an underused, storytelling tool. Krystal Sutherland, author of House of Hollow, leads an interactive workshop on good and bad smells, and how to use the language of smell to create atmosphere in your writing.

YA, 12+ years
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Krystal Sutherland

Event HD32

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Jessie Burton talks to John Mitchinson

Medusa

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Join the internationally bestselling author of The Miniaturist in conversation with the Unbound publisher about her dazzling, feminist retelling of the Greek myth Medusa. Exiled to a far-flung island by the whims of the gods, Medusa has little company except the snakes that adorn her head instead of hair. But when a charmed, beautiful boy called Perseus arrives on the island, her lonely existence is disrupted with the force of a supernova, unleashing desire, love and betrayal.

YA, 12+ years
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Jessie Burton talks to John Mitchinson

Event HD36

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Strong Young Minds

Venue: Summerhouse
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How best can we support children and young people with their mental health and wellbeing? Join the Strong Young Minds champions and wellbeing ambassadors for a panel discussion about ways we can provide support to our young people.

YA, 10+ years
Free but ticketed
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Strong Young Minds

Event HD37

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Manjeet Mann

The Crossing

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Actor and award-winning writer Manjeet grew up in a house where there were no books. She was put on the ‘slow readers’ table in junior school and in secondary school was told ‘not to get her hopes up’ for her English GCSE. In this interactive workshop, Manjeet uses her own story to help liberate you from your fears around writing and open up a space for creativity, while supporting you to find your unique storytelling voice.

YA, 12+ years
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Manjeet Mann

Event HD42

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Manon Steffan Ros

The Blue Book of Nebo

Venue: Cube
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Award-winning Welsh author Manon Steffan Ros leads an informal writing workshop about how to write about the things that matter to us. How can we use stories as a way of making us feel a bit better, or to better understand the world? Manon guides us into the world of creative writing with tasks that aim to open up a new way of interpreting the world.

YA, 12+ years
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Manon Steffan Ros

Event HD50

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Aneesa Marufu

The Balloon Thief

Venue: Summerhouse
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Aneesa Marufu’s workshop event focuses on fantasy world-building. Learn about the inspiration and mythology which inspired the novel, and use Aneesa’s tips to create your own fantasy world as an audience. You’ll also get the chance to hear Aneesa read from The Balloon Thief.

YA, 14+ years
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Aneesa Marufu

Event HD52

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Jenny Eclair talks to Nell Frizzell

Writing on the Wall

Venue: Starlight Stage
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From acclaimed writer and comedian Jenny Eclair comes a hilarious and heartbreaking story about friendship against the odds. When Hermione discovers Helena’s writing under her bedroom wallpaper she is transported back to summer 1975 to discover a truth about Helena’s future that suggests she is in great danger…

YA, 14+ years
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Jenny Eclair talks to Nell Frizzell

Event HD58

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Lewis Hancox

Welcome to St Hell

Venue: Summerhouse
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The writer and illustrator of this groundbreaking YA memoir about being a trans teen is an influencer, filmmaker and bold new voice in comics. He takes readers on a heartbreaking but ultimately healing path as he overcomes trauma, confusion and dubious fashion choices to become the man he was always meant to be. This book will resonate not just with trans teens, but with every young person who has ever felt the awkward sting of finding their identity in adolescence.

YA, 14+ years
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Lewis Hancox

Event HD67

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Danielle Jawando

When Our Worlds Collided

Venue: Summerhouse
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Danielle Jawando’s new novel is a powerful coming-of-age story set in Manchester about chance encounters, injustice and how the choices that we make can completely change our future. Danielle Jawando teaches creative writing, her credits including Coronation Street and her debut YA novel And the Stars Were Burning Brightly was shortlisted for many awards.

YA, 14+ years
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Danielle Jawando