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Hay Festival 2014: Steven Moffat - The Showrunner

My final talk at Hay was a discussion with Steven Moffat. If you haven’t heard of him, Moffat is best known for being at the head of two BIG BBC shows:  2,151 more words

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Hay Festival 2014: Fictions - Gothics

Part of the joy of going to Hay is getting to see writers talk about their latest novels. In ‘Fictions’ talks, authors are generally presented in pairs and the talks are given a particular theme that ties the two books together, with a host engaging in a discussion about the starting points, characters, and other elements of the books with the authors. 801 more words

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Hay Festival 2014: The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media - Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Holly Baxter

I don’t read non-fiction books very often, which is something I need to rectify, pronto. They’re often very informative and make for compulsive reads, but novels are more up my street. 1,229 more words

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Making Hay While the Sun Shines (or How to Act on your dreams….).

So this year I actually went to some literary festivals, hoping it would fire up my creativity.

I wasn’t as optimistic as Tara Sparling who actually tried to WRITE something at  the Galway Arts Festival  – you can read her account of how… 796 more words

Hay Festival 2014: Heather Widdows - Perfect Me! & Laura Bates - Everyday Sexism: The Project That Inspired a Worldwide Movement

So! It’s been a while, but it’s time to begin the Hay Festival posts! What a cool weekend it was. Literally and figuratively – it tipped it down, which wasn’t ideal as it meant the grassy sunbathing spots were out of bounds, but the talks were as interesting as ever and I bought a hell of a lot of books. 1,636 more words

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Hay-on-Wye, here I come!

Hello everyone. Today is Tuesday and I bring you something a little special. I don’t  know if you remember but a few months ago I told you I had left my job and I was going to be trying other things. 503 more words

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