Would you like a little magic in your world? If you go down to the town today, or any day during the Festival, and find Richard Booth's Bookshop – a magical world in itself – you can experience a new concept in Ambient Literature. For two years, artists, writers, researchers and technologists have been developing literary works that manifest alongside your daily routine.
Delivered by smartphone, and responding to your presence in the world, these 20-minute pieces offer everyone an opportunity to experience the world differently.
Whether as a participant in a ghost story that knows where you are, or immersing yourself in a poetic meditation on memory as you walk through the streets, the works exist somewhere between the ethereal and the existential.
You never quite know what to expect at Hay, and this innovative session is no different. The title is Words We Never Wrote and is free to enjoy, upstairs at Richard Booth's Bookshop in Lion Street. Take time to browse and buy – new and secondhand books, and original artwork and prints by The Lost Words illustrator Jackie Morris, until the last day of the Festival on Sunday 3 June.