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Hay Festival reveals dazzling Eurovision Book Contest list

Hay Festival reveals dazzling Eurovision Book Contest list
On the eve of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 final, Hay Festival has unveiled the list of titles to be celebrated in the Eurovision Book Contest following thousands of public submissions.

Hay Festival launches Planet Assembly

Hay Festival launches Planet Assembly
Hay Festival and green energy experts Hive Energy have today (#EarthDay) launched Planet Assembly, a pioneering use of civic space that will explore dynamic solutions to regenerate the planet. The assembly is being convened as a driver for change that meets the urgency for action to save our planet. 

More star names join Hay Festival line-up

More star names join Hay Festival line-up
Forty-one new events have been added to the Hay Festival 2023 line-up, including the full schedule of free BBC Marquee broadcasts. 

Hay Festival launches Writers at Work programme for emerging Welsh writers

Hay Festival launches Writers at Work programme for emerging Welsh writers
Hay Festival has today relaunched Writers at Work, a creative development programme for emerging Welsh talent at Hay Festival 2023 (25 May–4 June) with the support of Literature Wales, funded by Arts Council of Wales.

Hay Festival Medal recipients announced for 2023

Hay Festival Medal recipients announced for 2023
Recipients for 2023 are Mererid Hopwood (Medal for Poetry), Alice Oseman (Medal for Fiction), Serhiy Zhadan (Medal for Songwriting) and Salman Rushdie (Medal for Prose). 

Hay Festival unveils free Programme for Schools

Hay Festival unveils free Programme for Schools
Hay Festival has today revealed the free Programme for Schools for this spring’s edition, bringing writers and young readers together in-person and online for a series of inspiring interactive activities and conversations, 25-26 May, kicking-off the full Festival running 25 May-4 June 2023.  

Hay Festival 2023 programme announced

Hay Festival 2023 programme announced

Hay Festival has unveiled the full programme for its 36th spring edition in Hay-on-Wye, with more than 500 in-person events over 11 days, 25 May-4 June 2023. 

Hay Festival launches Eurovision Book Contest

Hay Festival launches Eurovision Book Contest
Ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest landing in the UK this May, Hay Festival is launching a special project to explore and celebrate the most dazzling European literature, inviting audiences to champion old favourites and discover new recommendations with the Eurovision Book Contest.

Resolución de la 1.ª Beca Hay Festival

Resolución de la 1.ª Beca Hay Festival

El proyecto Sala de cine, archivo de la memoria disidente y estudio de música en un barrio de alta vulnerabilidad de Lima, de Verónica Ferrari Gálvez es el ganador de la primera Beca Hay Festival. Así, Cursiva y Hay Festival cubrirán el costo íntegro de la matrícula del curso de Gestión Cultural impartido por ambas instituciones, y valorado en 599€.

Más información sobre el Curso de Gestión Cultural del Hay Festival y Cursiva.

Scribblers Tour 2023 reaches 5,000 pupils across Wales

Scribblers Tour 2023 reaches 5,000 pupils across Wales

Hay Festival Scribblers Tour closed on Friday 17 February after bringing five exceptional YA writers direct to more than 5,000 Year 7-10 school pupils across Wales.

100 days to Hay Festival 2023, Illustrator in Residence revealed

100 days to Hay Festival 2023, Illustrator in Residence revealed
Freelance illustrator Beth Suzanna has been awarded this year’s Hay Festival Illustrator in Residence position, revealed today alongside her design for the Hay Festival 2023 programme cover.

Book of the Month Extract – The Library Suicides by Fflur Dafydd

Book of the Month Extract – The Library Suicides by Fflur Dafydd
The Library Suicides by Fflur Dafydd is our Book of the Month for February 2023. Read an extract from the opening of the book here...

Surprise Hay Festival 2023 early-bird events revealed

Surprise Hay Festival 2023 early-bird events revealed
32 early-bird events for Hay Festival 2023 have been announced, taking place 25 May-4 June 2023 in the world’s first booktown, Hay-on-Wye in Wales.

El Hay Festival celebra 18 años de conversaciones, cultura y diversidad en Colombia

El Hay Festival celebra 18 años de conversaciones, cultura y diversidad en Colombia
Con más de 180 participantes procedentes de 21 países, la nueva edición del Hay Festival se realizará el 21 y 22 de enero en Jericó, el 24 y 25 de enero en Medellín, y del 26 al 29 de enero en Cartagena de Indias.

Hay Festival celebrates 18 years in Colombia with programme to inspire hope

Hay Festival celebrates 18 years in Colombia with programme to inspire hope

Hay Festival has announced its 18th programme in Colombia with events in Jericó (21–22 January), Medellín (24–25 January), and Cartagena de Indias (26–29 January) featuring 180 speakers from 21 countries ranging global literary stars, Nobel Prize winners and internationally acclaimed performers. 

Hay Festival Winter Weekend marks season's change with bold visions and hope

Hay Festival Winter Weekend marks season's change with bold visions and hope

Hay Festival Winter Weekend closed Sunday 27 November after festivalgoers enjoyed 52 full-capacity events in and around the booktown of Hay-on-Wye with 5,000 tickets sold and 511,000 content engagements online (and counting). 

Writer’s Award 2023 goes to Ayanna Lloyd Banwo and Jarred McGinnis

Writer’s Award 2023 goes to Ayanna Lloyd Banwo and Jarred McGinnis

Authors Ayanna Lloyd Banwo and Jarred McGinnis have been named as the 2023 winners of the Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award, in a reception at the British Library last night (Wednesday 23 November).

Hay Festival reveals Book of the Year 2022

Hay Festival reveals Book of the Year 2022

Lessons in Chemistry, the debut novel by Bonnie Garmus, has been named Hay Festival Book of the Year 2022 after hundreds of book lovers nominated their favourite titles of the year online.

Line-up announced for Hay Festival Scribblers Tour 2023

Line-up announced for Hay Festival Scribblers Tour 2023

Hay Festival brings five exceptional Young Adult (YA) writers direct to thousands of Year 7-10 school pupils across Wales next year with the free Scribblers Tour, 6-10 February and 13-17 February. 

Actor Sally Phillips to join Hay Citizens of the Year in Christmas lights switch-on

Actor Sally Phillips to join Hay Citizens of the Year in Christmas lights switch-on

Actor Sally Phillips will join Hay-on-Wye Citizens of the Year Trish and Alan Kiddle to switch on the town’s Christmas lights on Friday 25 November as part of her Hay Festival Winter Weekend appearance.

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