Hay Announces Festival Programme: Open Books, Open Minds

Hay has published its full line-up for the Festival starting in May (see Diary Dates link top right). Some of this year’s storytellers include Stormzy, Margate Atwood, Elif Shafak and, predictably, Richard Osman. As usual there are lectures, debates, book launches – fiction and non-fiction – for all ages. The selection of events is enormous. To encourage young readers Welsh Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell, Jacqueline Wilson and Julia Donaldson will be joining many more in a packed programme. Hay 2023 promises to be bigger than ever.

This year Ukraine’s biggest book festival, Lviv BookForum, comes to Wales, spotlighting great Ukrainian storytelling and the state of Ukraine today.

Art as an act of storytelling comes to the fore as actor Russell Tovey and Robert Diament, director of the Carl Freedman Gallery and Counter Editions in Margate, present Talk Art; artist Tracey Emin discusses her life and work; artisitic director of the Barbican Will Gompertz (See What You’re Missing) joins artist Jeremy Deller (Art Is Magic) to take us into the mind of artists; and curator and art historian Katy Hessel shares The Story of Art Without Men

So much to see and hear. Tickets on sale. Here’s the link HAY TICKETS


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