the 2015 schools programme

SCHOOLS PROGRAMME
Hay Festival
21–22 May 2015
IMAGINE THE WORLD
Schools Programme: Hay Festival 21–22 May 2015
WELCOME
CONTENTS
Welcome
3
Croeso
4
Programme at a glance
5
Your questions answered
6
Thursday 21 May – Key Stage 2
8
10am events
8
11.15am events
12
1pm events
15
Friday 22 May – Key Stages 3 & 4
18
10am events
18
11.15am events
22
1pm events
25
Booking form
28
Hay Festival’s Schools Programme is curated
by Mary Byrne, Director of Hay Fever
We are delighted to announce the 2015 line-up of top writers
taking part in our programme of free events for schools in
Wales and Herefordshire. On Thursday 21 and Friday 22 May
we will again welcome thousands of children onto our Dairy
Meadows site on the edge of Hay. Pupils and teachers can get
involved in a wide range of events, exploring many subjects and
themes and offering pupils the opportunity to meet a variety
of experts.
This year’s programme will cover major curriculum subjects
including English, Literacy, Maths, History, Poetry and Science.
Meet some of the UK’s top writers and hear them talk about
their work and inspiration. They will all be signing books in
the Hay Festival Bookshop after their events. Pupils can also
watch one of Into Film’s excellent films. Bring a packed lunch
and picnic in our beautiful gardens.
We hope that your Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 pupils will be inspired
and enthused by the programme and we look forward to
welcoming you on site, whether you are an annual visitor or it
is your first time joining us.
S U P P O R T E D BY
Nessie Mason
Hay Festival Schools Programme
[email protected] | 07976 700 457
Photos: Cover and page 7 by Marsha Arnold
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Schools Programme: Hay Festival 21–22 May 2015
CROESO
P R O G R A M M E AT A G L A N C E
Mae Rhaglen Ysgolion Gŵyl y Gelli yn cael
ei churadu gan Mary Byrne,
Cyfarwyddwr ‘Hay Fever’
‘ Thank you for a well-organised
teacher- and child-friendly day.’
Rydym yn falch iawn o gyhoeddi enwau'r awduron ardderchog
a fydd yn cymryd rhan yn ein rhaglen o ddigwyddiadau am
ddim i ysgolion yng Nghymru a Swydd Henffordd yn 2015. Ar
ddydd Iau 21 a dydd Gwener 22 Mai, byddwn yn croesawu
miloedd o blant unwaith eto i'n canolfan yn Dairy Meadows
ar gyrion y Gelli Gandryll. Gall disgyblion ac athrawon gymryd rhan mewn ystod eang o ddigwyddiadau ac archwilio nifer
fawr o bynciau a themâu. Bydd cyfle hefyd i ddisgyblion gwrdd
ag amrywiaeth eang o arbenigwyr.
Bydd y rhaglen eleni yn cwmpasu prif bynciau'r cwricwlwm gan
gynnwys Saesneg, Llythrennedd, Mathemateg, Hanes, Barddoniaeth a Gwyddoniaeth. Dewch i gwrdd â rhai o awduron
gorau'r DG ac i'w clywed nhw'n siarad am eu gwaith a'u hysbrydoliaeth. Byddant yn arwyddo eu llyfrau bob un yn Siop
Lyfrau Gŵyl y Gelli ar ôl eu digwyddiadau. Gall disgyblion
hefyd wylio un o ffilmiau gwych Into Film. Dewch â phecyn
bwyd i fwynhau picnic yn ein gerddi prydferth.
Rydym yn gobeithio y bydd eich disgyblion Cyfnod Allweddol
2, 3 a 4 yn mwynhau ein rhaglen ac edrychwn ymlaen at eich
croesawu i'n plith, pa un ai ydych chi'n ymwelydd blynyddol
neu yn ymuno â ni am y tro cyntaf.
Nessie Mason
Rhaglen Ysgolion Gŵyl y Gelli
[email protected] | 07976 700 457
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Teacher, Clyro School
THURSDAY 21 MAY 2015
10am to
10.45am
Gill
Lewis
Jeff
Norton
Kenneth
Oppel
Into
Film
11.15am
to 12pm
Megan
Rix
Elen
Caldecott
Rachel
Rooney
Paddington
12pm
LUNCH
to 1pm
1pm to
1.45pm
Michelle
Paver
Stephan
Pastis
Joseph
Coelho
FRIDAY 22 MAY 2015
10am to
10.45am
Gemini
Force 1
Sarah
Crossan
Sam
Hepburn
Into
Film
11.15am
to 12pm
Tony De
Saulles
Tim
Bowler
Sita
Brahmachari
Skellig
12pm
LUNCH
to 1pm
1pm to
1.45pm
Robert
Muchamore
& Sophie
McKenzie
David
Almond
Joseph
Coelho
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Schools Programme: Hay Festival 21–22 May 2015
YO U R Q U E S T I O N S A N S W E R E D
‘ The children have displayed a new-found
enthusiasm for the books they heard about.’
Teacher, Clyro School
Why are the events free?
Our Schools Programme is funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Hay
Festival, as part of our ongoing commitment to education and the local
community. We ask Independent schools to make a contribution of £7.50
per pupil for the day that they attend.
How do I book tickets?
All bookings are handled by Nessie Mason on [email protected]
You can request tickets by submitting the supplied booking form via post
or email. Bookings will be dealt with in order of receipt. Please note the
closing date for applications is Friday 27 March 2015.
Are the events accessible?
Yes, our venues are wheelchair-accessible and have infrared audio loops
for students with hearing difficulties. We can also provide a palentypist
or British Sign Language interpreter, given advance notice.
Do we need to prepare the pupils?
Your pupils will get far more out of their visit if they have had the chance
to read some of the books by the authors they are going to hear speak.
They will know what questions they want to ask and be much more
engaged with the event. We will send out a book pre-order form at the
end of April. Our Hay Festival bookseller will help with discounted book
orders to schools. Please contact Nessie on [email protected] for
more information.
Can we bring packed lunches?
Yes, there is plenty of space on site for pupils to relax and enjoy themselves
during the lunch break. In the event of rain, everyone will stay dry inside
the tents.
Can the pupils bring their own books to be signed?
Pupils are welcome to bring their own books to be signed by the authors.
It makes the authors feel really appreciated. The Festival Bookshop will
also have books by all the authors appearing at the festival on sale. To help
prepare pupils before their visit, schools can arrange to buy books in
advance at a discounted rate – contact Nessie (see above) to arrange.
Where should we park?
The festival has parking on site for minibuses. Please mark on your
booking form if you need parking during your visit. Coaches can pull into
the layby outside the festival site on the Brecon Road for drop-offs.
Should coaches need to remain in Hay for the duration of your stay there
is coach parking available in the public car park in central Hay. Coaches
should arrive at least 20 minutes before your first event.
Can we go to more than one event?
You can attend as many events as you wish, as long as there is space available.
Is there anywhere we can buy tea and coffee on site?
The Friends Café will be open throughout the two Schools Programme
days, serving tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks.
Is it safe to bring a large group of children to the festival site?
Yes, the site is designed for safety and comfort. Each school will be greeted
as they arrive on site and guided to their first venue. Festival staff will be
on hand throughout the day to answer any queries you may have. The site
has full security, with a comprehensive lost child procedure.
What is Into Film?
Into Film is an education charity that seeks to put film at the heart of children
and young people’s learning and cultural experience. Into Film’s ambitious
UK-wide programme provides 5–19-year-olds with unparalleled opportunities to see, think, make and imagine, contributing to their educational,
cultural, creative and personal development. Into Film incorporates the
legacy of two leading film education charities, First Light and FILM
CLUB. To find out more and get involved please visit www.intofilm.org.
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Schools Programme: Hay Festival 21–22 May 2015
T HU R S DAY 2 1 M AY – K E Y STAG E 2
10AM GILL LEWIS
10AM JEFF NORTON
Before she could walk, Gill Lewis was discovered forcefeeding bread to a sick hedgehog under the rose bushes.
Now her stories reflect her passion for wild animals in wild
places. She draws inspiration from the many
people and animals she has met during her work and travels as a vet, both
at home and abroad.
If you think all zombies are brainless, cannibalistic
monsters...then think again! Jeff Norton challenges stereotypes and upends clichés in this hilarious event about the
inspiration for his new book Memoirs of a Neurotic
Zombie.
Gill’s first novel Sky Hawk was published to much critical acclaim. It won
the UKLA Children’s Book of the Year, Leeds Book Award, Heart of
Hawick Book Award, Solihull Book Award, Warwickshire Children’s
Book Award, Newton Marasco Green Earth Book Award and was shortlisted for the prestigious Red House Children’s Book Award, Waterstones
Children’s Book Prize and the Branford Boase Award. Her latest book is
Scarlet Ibis.
With an interactive, multi-media presentation, Jeff shares how he went
from being a video-gaming, reluctant reader to the award-winning author
(who still loves video games!) of the MetaWars series. Jeff confronted his
fear of zombies with his laugh-out-loud new novel about a neurotic
twelve-year-old called Adam Meltzer who unexpectedly finds himself
back from the grave.
Gill will talk about how her love of animals has inspired her writing and
offer creative writing tips to young writers.
A passionate and engaging speaker, Jeff playfully challenges students to
explore their own prejudices and discover, as Adam does, the value of
empathy. The event also includes a reading from the book and a Q&A
with the audience. Dressing up as a zombie is highly encouraged!
Focus: Biology, English, Geography, Creative Writing
Resources: www.gilllewis.com
Booklist: Sky Hawk, Scarlet Ibis
Focus: English, Creative Writing, Technology
Resources: http://jeffnorton.com
Books: Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie, Cortina
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Thursday 21 May 2015 – Key Stage 2
Schools Programme: Hay Festival 21–22 May 2015
10AM KENNETH OPPEL
10AM–12PM INTO FILM: PADDINGTON
Kenneth Oppel is the author of numerous books for young
readers. His award-winning Silverwing trilogy has sold
over a million copies worldwide and has been adapted as
an animated TV series and stage play. Airborn was
winner of a Michael L Printz Honor Book Award, and the Canadian
Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature; its sequel,
Skybreaker, was a New York Times bestseller and was named Children’s
Novel of the Year by The Times. His most recent book is The Boundless.
The film will be introduced by a BBFC (British Board of Film Classification)
Examiner and it will be followed by an interactive discussion, in which
children can raise questions about the film and its content.
Don’t miss the chance to hear this highly acclaimed and inspirational
writer talk about his latest book on a rare visit to the UK.
Focus: Creative Writing, Geography, English
Resources: www.davidficklingbooks.com
Books: Silverwing trilogy, The Boundless
An accident-prone bear from deepest Peru arrives in London searching
for a home, but finds himself lost and lonely at Paddington station.
However he quickly meets the Brown family, who take him in, having
read the label around his neck – ‘Please look after this bear’. This heartwarming film is packed with an all-star British cast, with Nicole Kidman
on hand to lend pantomime villainy as a wicked taxidermist. Showcasing
the modern city at its diverse, multicultural best, there are thoughtful
messages about being kind to strangers and helping everybody to fit in
sprinkled in among the fun. A charming family film to watch while
munching on marmalade sandwiches.
Rating: PG (suitable for 7+ years)
Duration: 95 minutes | Focus: Film Literacy
Resources: www.intofilm.org
For more information about the age rating for Paddington parents and teachers
can read the BBFC insight, which is available at www.bbfc.co.uk. Children can
find out more about BBFC age ratings at www.cbbfc.co.uk.
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Thursday 21 May 2015 – Key Stage 2
11.15AM MEGAN RIX
Schools Programme: Hay Festival 21–22 May 2015
11.15AM ELEN CALDECOTT
Photo © BlueMaterial Girl
Megan Rix is the author of several wonderful wartime
animal stories including The Great Escape and The Bomber
Dog, which is currently shortlisted for the Red House
Children’s Book Award 2015. She lives by a river in
England with her husband and two adorable dogs, Bella and Traffy.
Fans of Michael Morpurgo, Dick King-Smith and Sarah Lean will love
Megan’s original adventures. Join her to hear about her research into
wartime history and marvel at the fantastic artefacts and videos she has
to share. Her latest book, The Runaways, is set during the First World War
and tells the story of two friends, a brave old collie and a beautiful baby
elephant, fighting their way home.
Focus: English, Creative Writing, History
Resources: www.meganrix.com
Books: The Bomber Dog, The Runaways (May 2015)
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Elen Caldecott’s books have received high acclaim and
award recognition since she was first published in 2009. In
the last five years she has been shortlisted for the Red
House Children’s Book Award and the Waterstones
Children’s Book Prize, highly commended at the Sheffield Children’s
Book Awards and won the Lennoxlove Author Award. Elen’s books have
been shortlisted for 30 different awards. Originally from Llangollen in
Wales, Elen now lives in Bristol with her husband.
Elen’s event includes an introduction to the story and characters with
storytelling, plus interactive story plotting – Elen explains her writing
process and takes the audience through each stage, taking suggestions for
a new story from the group. At the end of a highly interactive, fun session
the group has the main characters, setting and rough plot outlined. If the
teachers wish, they can then get the children to write the story themselves
in their next creative writing lesson.
Focus: Creativity, Geography, PSHE/Citizenship
Resources: www.elencaldecott.com
Facebook: Elen Caldecott Children’s Author
Twitter: @ElenCaldecott
Booklist: Diamonds and Daggers (Marsh Road Mysteries), How Kirsty
Jenkins Stole the Elephant
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Thursday 21 May 2015 – Key Stage 2
Schools Programme: Hay Festival 21–22 May 2015
11.15AM RACHEL ROONEY
1PM MICHELLE PAVER
Rachel Rooney trained and works as a special needs
teacher, alongside visits to schools for poetry readings and
workshops. Her debut collection of poems for older
children The Language of Cat was the 2011 Poetry Book
Society children’s choice. It also won the 2012 CLPE Award and was
longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Her second collection of poems for
junior aged children, My Life as a Goldfish, came out in October 2014.
She has also published a rhyming picture book A Patch of Black.
Michelle Paver is a multi-million bestselling author, who
lives and breathes the adventure stories that she writes,
travelling far and wide in the name of research. She has
trekked erupting volcanoes, eaten seal’s blubber and come
face-to-face with a polar bear, to name but a few experiences. The Eye of
the Falcon is the third book in the epic five-part Bronze Age series Gods
and Warriors, for boys and girls aged 9+ years who like their reading
extreme.
‘Rachel Rooney’s poetry collection for children is a well-crafted, stimulating and unpatronising box of delights, always accessible and constantly
inventive.’ Carol Ann Duffy
Rachel’s performance encourages children to look at how poems are
made, inviting their interaction in a skilled and winningly informal
manner. She has a strong mission to educate as well as to entertain, and
the inclusion of opportunities for children’s participation in the performance enables her to demonstrate that ‘performing poetry brings it to life’.
Come and hear Michelle’s fascinating talk about her adventures while
researching her books – you’ll even get the chance to handle real Bronze
Age artefacts!
Focus: Creativity, Geography, Anthropology, English, Myth
Resources: www.michellepaver.com
Books: The Outsiders (Gods and Warriors 1), The Eye of the Falcon (Gods
and Warriors 3)
Focus: Creative Writing, Poetry, English
Resources: www.franceslincoln.com/rachel-rooney/
www.rachelrooneypoet.co.uk
Books: My Life as a Goldfish, The Language of Cat
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Thursday 21 May 2015 – Key Stage 2
1PM STEPHAN PASTIS
Schools Programme: Hay Festival 21–22 May 2015
1PM JOSEPH COELHO
Photo © Hayley Madden/Poetry Society
Stephan spent many childhood hours by himself, drawing
in his room. When Stephan wasn’t drawing, he was
spending time collecting baseball cards, his other childhood love. About entering the world of children’s books
for the first time, with Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, Stephan says,
‘For me as a kid, I liked to laugh. I just really want to give them a story
that has something humorous in every chapter.’
Stephan won the National Cartoonists Society Newspaper Comic Strip
Award in 2003 and 2006. Stephen is also a New York Times bestseller
with Timmy Failure.
In this lively event the creator of Timmy Failure talks about his career,
from lawyer to cartoonist. Expect lots of live drawing and cartooning
from Stephan, and plenty of laughs!
Focus: Creativity, Social Studies, Creative Writing
Resources: www.timmyfailure.com
Books: Timmy Failure: Now Look What You’ve Done, Mistakes Were Made
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Joseph Coelho is a performance poet and playwright. He
has written plays for companies including the Soho
Theatre, Polka Theatre, the Unicorn Theatre and Oily
Cart. His debut children’s collection is Werewolf Club
Rules.
Joseph has been a guest poet on Cbeebies Rhyme Rocket where he was
beamed up from The Rhyme Rock to perform his ‘Bug Poem’. He is a
brilliant performer – he engages and energises audiences with funny and
reflective poems about his school days as well as poems that will challenge
the audience to take part, becoming bugs and inventing disgusting recipes.
Young readers and writers will come away inspired and with a plethora
of literacy tools to make their own writing more exciting. This event is
not to be missed!
Focus: Poetry, Drama, Creativity, Creative Writing, Literacy
Resources: www.franceslincoln.com/joseph-coelho/
www.joseph-coelho.com
Books: Werewolf Club Rules
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Schools Programme: Hay Festival 21–22 May 2015
FR I DAY 22 MAY – K E Y STAG E S 3 & 4
10AM MG HARRIS & JAMIE ANDERSON
10AM SARAH CROSSAN
Gemini Force 1 is a modern-day reinvention of the magic
formula of adventure and rescue which formed the core of
Gerry Anderson’s most successful series, Thunderbirds. It
will appeal to generations of Thunderbirds fans and a
generation of readers entirely new to the Thunderbirds phenomenon.
Sarah Crossan is originally from Dublin. She graduated
with a degree in philosophy and literature before training
as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University
and has since worked to promote creative
writing in schools.
MG Harris is best known for her bestselling series The Joshua Files.
Brought on board Gemini Force 1 at an early stage, she is passionate about
the project and is honoured to be tasked with bringing Gemini Force 1
to life.
Sarah’s debut book, The Weight of Water, won the Eilís Dillon Award for
a First Children’s Book (CBI Book of the Year Awards), the We Read
Prize, a Coventry Inspiration Book Award and a UKLA Book Award. It
was also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the CLPE Poetry Award.
In ‘Beyond Gemini Force One’, MG Harris and Jamie Anderson present
an audio-visual tour of the background, design and influences behind
GF1. This is your chance to hear all the behind-the-scenes publishing
secrets, including the exciting story of how the worldwide community of
Thunderbirds fans helped MG Harris and Jamie Anderson to bring the
final Gerry Anderson project to the page.
Focus: Drama, English, Creativity, Construction/Engineering
Resources: www.mgharris.net
Books: Gemini Force 1
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Sarah will talk about her love of poetry and how it influences her work.
She wrote The Weight of Water in free verse. On publication she was surprised to find that many readers were weary of this unusual format. She
wrote Apple and Rain in reaction to that. Find out why she thinks teen
readers have fallen out of love with poetry and how she hopes her books
can help fix it.
Focus: Creative Writing, English, Geography, Poetry
Resources: www.sarahcrossan.com
Facebook: Sarah Crossan / Twitter: @SarahCrossan
Books: Apple and Rain, The Weight of Water, Breathe, Resist,
One (to be published in August 2015)
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Friday 22 May 2015 – Key Stages 3 & 4
Schools Programme: Hay Festival 21–22 May 2015
10AM SAM HEPBURN
10AM–12PM INTO FILM: SKELLIG
Sam Hepburn read Modern Languages at Cambridge
University before joining the BBC, where she produced
and directed factual documentaries for over 25 years and
commissioned factual programming for the launch of
BBC Four. Of dual British/Sudanese heritage, she has travelled widely in
Africa and the Middle East and now lives with her husband and three
children in London. Her thriller Chasing the Dark won the teen category
of the Stockport Book Award in 2014.
The film will be introduced by a BBFC (British Board of Film Classification)
Examiner and it will be followed by an interactive discussion, in which
children can raise questions about the film and its content.
Sam will engage audiences with a style which brings the shadowy world
of espionage, intrigue and global politics to life. Her talk explores the
impact of world events on individuals struggling to survive and the
destructive power of personal and press prejudice.
Focus: Creative Writing, Drama, English, Politics
Resources: http://doublecluck.com/author/Sam+Hepburn
Books: If You Were Me, Chasing the Dark
A fifteenth anniversary special screening of Skellig. Adapted from the
much-loved novel by David Almond, this is the story of a boy who finds
a mysterious person living in the shed at the bottom of his
garden...Michael has been going through a hard time since his baby sister
was born with health problems, and his parents understandably don’t have
much time for him, so his friendship with the strange Skellig helps him
through. But who, or what, is Skellig?
The film does a nice job of making the low-key fantasy elements fit
naturally into an ordinary suburban setting, while staying true to the heart
of an affecting story.
Rating: PG (suitable for 7+ years)
Duration: 100 minutes | Focus: Film Literacy
Resources: www.intofilm.org
For more information about BBFC age ratings parents and teachers can read
the BBFC insight, which is available at www.bbfc.co.uk. Education resources
about film classification aimed at secondary school students can be found at
www.bbfc.co.uk/education.
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Friday 22 May 2015 – Key Stages 3 & 4
Schools Programme: Hay Festival 21–22 May 2015
11.15AM TONY DE SAULLES
11.15AM TIM BOWLER
Horrible Science
Tony De Saulles trained as a graphic designer and
worked in advertising, graphic design and book design
before turning to illustration and writing. Tony has
been illustrating the bestselling Horrible Science series since it first started
back in 1996. Horrible Science has sold more than ten million copies in
over thirty countries.
Tim Bowler is one of the UK’s most compelling and
original writers for teenagers. He has written twenty books
and won fifteen awards, including the prestigious Carnegie
Medal for River Boy. He has been described by the Sunday
Telegraph as ‘the master of the psychological thriller’ and by the
Independent as ‘one of the truly individual voices in British teenage
fiction’. His books have sold over a million copies worldwide.
Tony will show you how he brings science to life in cartoons, in a horrible
way! Audiences will learn about both science and art in this lively and
fun-packed session.
His most recent novels are Night Runner and Game Changer, two fastpaced thrillers about young people in terrible danger. Tim will talk about
both books and give advice to keen writers in the audience on how to
hook and grip the reader.
Focus: Art, Science, Biology, History, Physics
Resources: http://www.scholastic.co.uk
Books: Ugly Bugs, Killer Energy
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Focus: English, Social Studies, Creative Writing
Resources: www.timbowler.co.uk
Books: Game Changer, Night Runner
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Friday 22 May 2015 – Key Stages 3 & 4
Schools Programme: Hay Festival 21–22 May 2015
11.15AM SITA BRAHMACHARI
1PM ROBERT MUCHAMORE & SOPHIE MCKENZIE
Sita was born in Derby in 1966. She has a BA in English
Literature and an MA in Arts Education. Her many
projects and writing commissions have been produced in
theatres, universities, schools and community groups
throughout Britain and America.
As a teenager Robert Muchamore dreamed of becoming
an architect, a photographer or a writer. On discovering
that architects have to train for seven years and after
quitting his Saturday job in a camera shop, he saved up enough
money to buy a word processor and set his heart on writing. The
only problem was, he didn’t know what to write. So he found a
regular job and spent thirteen years as a private investigator. He
was inspired to start writing again by his nephew’s complaints about ‘the
lack of anything decent to read’, and is now a global bestselling author.
Artichoke Hearts is her first novel for young people and won the
prestigious Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize for 2011. Her most recent
book is Red Leaves. As with all Sita’s work, this brings an insight of what
it means to ‘belong’; how her young characters deal with problems facing
children today.
Sita’s event brings these feelings to life and inspires all audiences with
stories of hope and discovery.
Focus: Social Studies, English, Creative Writing
Resources: www.panmacmillan.com/author/sitabrahmachari
Books: Artichoke Hearts, Red Leaves
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Sophie McKenzie is the multiple award-winning author of the Missing
series as well as over fifteen other YA novels. Her latest book for teens,
Every Second Counts, is the follow-up to Split Second. She has over 20
international, national and regional awards for her writing and has been
a featured World Book Day author twice.
Sophie and Robert’s event will inspire all young and aspiring writers and
show that story ideas can come from anywhere.
Focus: English, Creativity, Music
Resources: www.muchamore.com | www.sophiemckenziebooks.com
Books (Robert Muchamore): CHERUB: Lone Wolf, Rock War series
Books (Sophie McKenzie): Girl, Missing, Sister, Missing, Missing Me
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Friday 22 May 2015 – Key Stages 3 & 4
1PM DAVID ALMOND
Schools Programme: Hay Festival 21–22 May 2015
1PM JOSEPH COELHO
Photo © Hayley Madden/Poetry Society
David Almond is one of the most exciting children’s
authors writing today. His acclaimed books include Skellig,
winner of the Whitbread Children’s Award and the
Carnegie Medal; Kit’s Wilderness, winner of the Smarties
Award Silver Medal, Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal, and
shortlisted for the Guardian Award; and The Fire-Eaters,
winner of the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Gold Award and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. His latest book is the magnificent A Song
for Ella Grey, which is based on the Orpheus myth.
David is one of the truly great writers of YA fiction today. Come and be
inspired.
Focus: English, Creative Writing, History, Myth
Resources: www.hachettechildrens.co.uk
Booklist: A Song for Ella Grey, Skellig
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Joseph Coelho is a performance poet and playwright. He
has written plays for companies including the Soho
Theatre, Polka Theatre, the Unicorn Theatre and Oily
Cart. His debut children’s collection is Werewolf Club
Rules.
Joseph has been a guest poet on Cbeebies Rhyme Rocket where he was
beamed up from The Rhyme Rock to perform his ‘Bug Poem’. He is a
brilliant performer – he engages and energises audiences with funny and
reflective poems about his school days as well as poems that will challenge
the audience to take part, becoming bugs and inventing disgusting recipes.
Young readers and writers will come away inspired and with a plethora
of literacy tools to make their own writing more exciting. This event is
not to be missed!
Focus: Poetry, Drama, Creativity, Creative Writing, Literacy
Resources: www.franceslincoln.com/joseph-coelho/
www.joseph-coelho.com
Books: Werewolf Club Rules
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SCHOOLS PROGRAMME BOOKING FORM
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By post: Nessie Mason, Hay Festival Schools Programme, The Drill Hall, 25 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD
By email: [email protected] | Queries: 01497 822 620
CLOSING DATE: Friday 27 March 2015
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