Hay Festival Scribblers Tour came once again to a university near you in February 2020, thanks to Welsh Government funding.
In interactive events pupils built stories, asked questions and expressed themselves through the power of writing. Authors and compères spent time with the pupils, on and off the stage, to encourage creative conversations throughout the tour.Download the Scribblers Tour 2020 programme
|University||Week 1 – Years 7 & 8||Week 2 – Years 9 & 10|
|Glyndwr University||Monday 3 February 2020||Monday 10 February 2020|
|Aberystwyth University||Tuesday 4 February 2020||Tuesday 11 February 2020|
|Swansea University||Wednesday 5 February 2020||Wednesday 12 February 2020|
|Cardiff Metropolitan University||Thursday 6 February 2020||Thursday 13 February 2020|
|University of South Wales||Friday 7 February 2020||Friday 14 February 2020|
Ali Sparkes should NEVER have ended up an author. When she was five she thought the letter ‘m’ was a three-legged orange. Find out why when you meet Ali – and learn about all the things that went wrong in her bid to be an author, starting with the sad story of the worst reader and writer in school. This will be a highly interactive event with props, sound effects and a bit of hypnotism; whether you love reading or are baffled by books… you’ll never be quite the same again.
Award-winning poet Aneirin Karadog was Bardd Plant Cymru 2013–2015 (Children’s Poet of Wales) and writes poetry mainly in Cymraeg. He speaks five languages and has been known to rap in a previous life. Bilingually, Aneirin will introduce you to the mystical arts of Welsh poetic kung-fu, known as Cynghanedd, and give you the tools to become acely-paced poets.
Patrice is an award-winning writer who never believed that people like her could be an author. She was too different in so many ways. In this interactive workshop, Patrice will use her own story to help young writers find their unique storytelling skills. Warning: a teenage diary may be involved.
Brian is a Scottish author of contemporary YA fiction that includes award-winning books The Bombs That Brought Us Together, When Mr Dog Bites, The Weight of a Thousand Feathers and The M Word. Brian will be challenging pupils to create short dialogue pieces through a series of visual and textual stimuli. This interactive workshop will give pupils an opportunity to craft their own characters, giving them a distinctive voice.