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Lviv BookForum and Hay Festival reveal free, hybrid programme, 6-9 October

Lviv BookForum and Hay Festival reveal free, hybrid programme, 6-9 October
Acclaimed Ukrainian writers join international authors in the hybrid Lviv BookForum programme, out globally now, broadcasting online 6-9 October in partnership with leading literary charity Hay Festival. 

STATEMENT FROM HAY FESTIVAL CEO JULIE FINCH

STATEMENT FROM HAY FESTIVAL CEO JULIE FINCH

“In this time of national mourning we celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s extraordinary life of public service and commitment to the arts, and send our condolences to her family. To our community of writers, festival makers and friends who will be affected by this in many different ways, you are also in our thoughts, and we will continue to process this change together in our events and conversations to come.”

– Julie Finch, CEO of Hay Festival.

Hay Festival Scribblers Cymraeg returns with free creative workshops across Wales, 9-10 November

Hay Festival Scribblers Cymraeg returns with free creative workshops across Wales, 9-10 November
Hay Festival returns with Scribblers Cymraeg this autumn, 9-10 November, inviting Year 7-9 pupils to get creative with the Welsh language at special events in Swansea University and Aberystwyth University.

Brecon Beacons National Park Writers in Residence appointed

Brecon Beacons National Park Writers in Residence appointed
The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, in partnership with Black Mountains College and Hay Festival has appointed two writers in residence for 2022-23. This innovative residency is one with purpose; it seeks to tackle two of the greatest challenges of our times.

Hay Festival and Lviv BookForum unveil partnership to defend free expression

Hay Festival and Lviv BookForum unveil partnership to defend free expression

Ukrainian literature will be brought to a global audience of millions in a new digital partnership announced today between Ukraine’s largest literature festival, Lviv BookForum, and Hay Festival.

Imagina Latinoamérica: conversaciones sobre nuestra región

Imagina Latinoamérica: conversaciones sobre nuestra región
Hay Festival presenta una nueva serie de conversaciones digitales y presencialesImagina Latinoamérica. Imaginar y promover, a través de actividades culturales inclusivas y para todos los públicos, procesos de cambio para la sociedad civil en la región.

Hay Festival Winter Weekend returns with new Hay Castle venue

Hay Festival Winter Weekend returns with new Hay Castle venue
Hay Festival Winter Weekend is back to bring writers and readers together for a year-end wonderland of in-person events to inspire, examine and entertain, 24-27 November, in Hay-on-Wye, Wales.

Presenta Hay Festival Querétaro su séptima edición

Presenta Hay Festival Querétaro su séptima edición

Hay Festival Querétaro 2022 se celebrará del 1 al 4 de septiembre, en las siete delegaciones de la ciudad y en el Estado de Querétaro. Contará con 145 participantes de 15 países, en 94 actividades para todos los públicos. Con la participación de los premios Nobel Wole Soyinka (Literatura) y Tawakkol Karman (Paz); escritores/as como Vivian Gornick, Rosa Montero, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Caitlin Moran, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Paul Muldoon, Gonzalo Celorio, Cristina Rivera Garza, Alma Guillermoprieto, Leila Slimani o Miriam Toews; músicos y artistas como Jarvis Cocker, Jorge Viladoms o La Cachada Teatro; científicos como Antonio Martínez Ron, Carlos Briones o George Makari y un largo etcétera. Adquiera ya sus boletos.

Hay Festival partners Graffeg for Hay Festival Faces book

Hay Festival partners Graffeg for Hay Festival Faces book
Finally able to return to its pre-pandemic scale and attendance following the recent challenges, this year’s festival is worthy of special note, with the variety and vibrancy of the speakers and guests brilliantly captured by photographer Billie Charity in the new book Hay Festival Faces.

Future Beacons Writer in Residence shortlist announced

Future Beacons Writer in Residence shortlist announced

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2022-23 Future Beacons Writer in Residence. Over 130 applications for the residency were received and the judges were delighted with the standard of applications.

Hay Festival Querétaro 2022 programme unveiled

Hay Festival Querétaro 2022 programme unveiled

Hay Festival has today announced the line-up for the seventh Hay Festival Querétaro in Mexico with more than 145 speakers from 19 countries set to take part in person, 1-4 September 2022.

NPR's Radio Ambulante and Hay Festival announce global media partnership

NPR's Radio Ambulante and Hay Festival announce global media partnership

Hay Festival and NPR’s Radio Ambulante podcast will showcase the evolving world of storytelling in a new global media partnership announced today... 

Hay Festival y Radio Ambulante/NPR anuncian colaboración para eventos en América Latina

Hay Festival y Radio Ambulante/NPR anuncian colaboración para eventos en América Latina
Con el objetivo de seguir evolucionando y destacar las mejores propuestas culturales y periodísticas de la nueva era digital, el Hay Festival y el podcast Radio Ambulante, de la National Public Radio (NPR) de Estados Unidos, anuncian una alianza para ser socios mediáticos en los tres festivales latinoamericanos que se celebran en las ciudades de Querétaro (México), Arequipa (Perú) y Cartagena de Indias (Colombia).

Submissions open for Hay Festival fellowship

Submissions open for Hay Festival fellowship

Hay Festival has today opened submissions for the 2022/23 Cymrawd Rhyngwladol Cymru Greadigol Hay Festival | Hay Festival Creative Wales International Fellowship...

Hay Festival 2022 closes after triumphant return

Hay Festival 2022 closes after triumphant return

Hay Festival 2022 closed Sunday 5 June after a triumphant return with more than 500 in-person events over 11 days bringing readers and writers together in a programme to inspire, examine and entertain...

BBC Marquee line-up unveiled for Hay Festival 2022

BBC Marquee line-up unveiled for Hay Festival 2022

Hay Festival and the BBC have today unveiled the full line-up for the BBC Marquee at Hay Festival 2022 along with broader coverage for the Festival, 26 May-5 June...

TikTok announced as digital media partner to Hay Festival 2022

TikTok announced as digital media partner to Hay Festival 2022
TikTok and Hay Festival have today announced an exclusive new partnership that will see the platform become Digital Media Partner to Hay Festival 2022...

Julie Finch appointed Hay Festival CEO

Julie Finch appointed Hay Festival CEO

Hay Festival Chair Caroline Michel is delighted to announce the appointment of Julie Finch as Chief Executive Officer of Hay Festival. The appointment was made on behalf of Hay Festival’s Board of Directors after an extensive nationwide recruitment process... 

Lyse Doucet, David Harewood, Robert Minhinnick and Jacqueline Wilson to receive Hay Festival medals

Lyse Doucet, David Harewood, Robert Minhinnick and Jacqueline Wilson to receive Hay Festival medals
Awarded annually since Britain’s 2012 Olympic year, Hay Festival Medals draw inspiration from the original Olympic medal for poetry. With Athena as muse, silversmith Christopher Hamilton crafts them locally... 

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