Next Sunday we will be in Hay-on-Wye, the book town, for the Hay Festival, a unique literary and arts event on the border between Wales and England.
For book lovers, Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli Gandryll in Welsh) is an incredible place: a small town with some 1500 inhabitants in South-East Wales boasting over 20 libraries, mainly second-hand and antique books, and known all over the world as “the book town”. Each year, since 1988, it’s been hosting the Hay Festival, a literary and arts festival offering hundreds of events with international authors and keynote speakers, gathering thousands of visitors of all ages. Just to give you an idea, Bill Clinton, among the guests of the 2002 edition, defined it “the Woodstock of the mind”. In time, the festival has broadened also geographically, including twin editions in several countries of the world, from Mexico to India.
This year the Hay Festival runs from 24 May to 3 June and on Sunday 3 at 4:30 p.m. we will hold a workshop on the TwLetteratura method and the app for social reading Betwyll together with Head4Arts and Literature Wales. You will find us at the Scribblers Hut within the Hay Compass, the programme of events for young adults aged 16-25, in company of author Dan Anthony and publisher Meirion Davies from Gomer Press.
Always on Sunday at 1 p.m., author Mike Church and the Petra Publishing team will present Everything Starts With An Egg, a storybook born from the collaboration with The Parent Network and supported by Head4Arts.