Free readings at Hay Festival 2019

Free reading events with Writers at Work, Hay Festival 2019

On Saturday 25th May, a whole host of writers from the Writers at Work cohort (past and present) will be reading at Hay Festival, at an open event held in the Writers at Work tent.

Writers at Work is a long-term professional development strategy to nurture Welsh talent writing in both languages, (Welsh and English), which runs during the 11 days of Hay Festival.

This year, I’m lucky enough to be part of this wonderful scheme, and am looking forward to engaging in the festival’s main events, attending masterclasses with artists, agents and publishers, and workshopping current projects with the other writers on the scheme.10-drawing-tree-completing-the-sketch.png

While I’ve got several projects on the go – from a collaborative poetry collection with the insanely talented Natalie Ann Holborrow (And Suddenly You Find Yourself, Parthian, 2017), to prepping for my PhD, I’ll be focussing during the festival on my ongoing magic realism short story collection. (This morning, I finished drafting a piece about a woman who falls in lust/love with, and subsequently becomes, a tree, abandoning her daughter in the process.)

I’m also in the process of trying to pack and prepare to move house – our completion date has, of course, landed while I’m away at Hay, leaving my husband to do the heavy lifting, (I wouldn’t have been much help anyway…)

It would be amazing if you could pop in to the tent and come and say hello on Saturday – there’ll be a mixture of poetry, short stories and non-fiction in Welsh and English. Everyone is welcome!

Saturday 25th May, Writers at Work tent, Hay Festival

12-1pm: Georgia Carys Williams | Meg Ellis | Emily Vanderploeg | Alison Powell

2:15-3:15pm: Samantha O’Rourke | Jane Fraser |Mari Ellis Dunning | Morgan Owen

3:30-4:45pm: Wendy White | Darren Chetty | Gareth Evans-Jones | Eloise Williams

5-7pm: Elan Grug Muse | Hanan Issa | Dyfan Lewis | Janine Barnett-Phillips | Rhiannon Hooson | Catrin Kean | Rhian Elizabeth

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