A Hay Festival project funded by Arts Council Wales, Writers at Work is led by former Creative Wales Hay Festival International Fellow Tiffany Murray and supported by Literature Wales.
The fully programmed week allows the selected writers to engage in the main Festival events, to attend masterclasses and workshops with British and foreign publishers, agents and, crucially, with established international artists. The writers work across genres: fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and script.
Since last year, the Writers at Work cohort has achieved many awards: a major short- listing for The International Dylan Thomas Prize, The New Welsh Writing Award, the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, a Wales Media Award, a Welsh Rising Star Award, a Hay 30 listing, and a Creative Wales Award.
This year, Writers at Work will focus on the written page and share their work with the public in four programmed sessions. They will also create new work in English and in Welsh on site during the Festival.
The following public readings take place in the Writers at Work venue on the Hay Festival site on Saturday 25 May.
Public Reading 1: 12pm–1pm
Georgia Carys Williams, Meg Elis, Emily Vandeploeg, Alison Powell.
Public Reading 2: 2.15pm–3.15pm
Samantha O'Rourke, Jane Fraser, Mari Ellis, Morgan Owen.
Public Reading 3: 3.30pm–4.45pm
Wendy White, Darren Chetty, Gareth Evans-Jones, Eloise Williams.
Public Reading 4: 5pm–7pm
Elan Grug Muse, Hanan Issa, Dyfan Lewis, Janine Barnett-Phillips, Rhiannon Hooson, Catrin Kean, Rhian Elizabeth.