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Sat 6 Apr 2019

Independence Celebrations: Young Writers of Bookstagram

This session allows some of our young unpublished writers to share with us some of their latest work. They will also talk interactively with the audience about their own personal writing process and some of the ups and downs of trying to get published. This session will be chaired and introduced by Elke Desanghere of HarperCollins who, if we are lucky, may give us some hints at the end of how to get noticed by an agent or a publisher.

Community event 10.30am
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Sat 6 Apr 2019

Independence Celebrations: The Second Bookstagrammer Book Quiz

Come and get challenged by possibly the hardest literary quiz in the world. Created and delivered by Charlotte, @theroamingreader, and Jack, @that.english.guy.who.reads and based on 42: The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe and Everything  as we are celebrating 42 years of Hay Independence. There will be seven rounds of six questions loosely based on the 7 ages of man from Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’, making a total of 42 questions. This is a team or individual sport and there will be prizes!

Community event 4.00pm
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Sat 6 Apr 2019

Independence Celebrations: The Second Official Bookstagrammy Awards

Dress to Impress as we roll out the red carpet for a second time for the famous Bookstagrammy Award Ceremony. Last year over 1,000 Bookstagram accounts entered, making this the most representative award for Bookstagrammers in the World. This year there are again three categories – for both those in Hay for the weekend and those who could not make it - so six prizes in total. This year’s themes are:

1. Book(s) that have given meaning to my life. #haymeaningoflife

2. Book(s) that give us hope or no hope for the future. #dystopiahay

3. A plain shelfie. #hayshelfie

 Judges include Peter Florence of The Hay Festival, Richey Beckett, Local Artist, Mari Fforde of Hay Castle Trust and from away: @james_trevino, @elizabeth_sagan, Jude – @mybookbath , Maria - @booksugar and Siobhan - @thehalcyondaysofsummer

These five bookstagrammers have over 510 thousand followers between them!

For rules on how to enter and what hashtags to use please follow @bookstagramhay or @addymanbooks

Community event 6.30pm
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Sat 6 Apr 2019

Hay Independence Party - with DJ Max Galactic

Dust off your dancing shoes and help us celebrate Hay’s independence at our Saturday night party at The Globe, with a late-night 2am finish. Expect a stellar mix of disco, house and party classics with DJ Max Galactic playing an extended four and a half hour set - with a silent disco from midnight!

£10 a ticket - cash only! 

Tickets available to purchase from The Globe, Eighteen Rabbit & Flow - cash only 


Community event 9.30pm
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