Hay Writers at Work 2018

I’m absolutely delighted to be among 20 writers from Wales who are taking part in the Writers at Work project at the Hay Festival this year


Writers at Work will run for the whole 11 days of the festival and has a fantastic program of workshops and talks, with speakers ranging from authors and poets to publishing industry professionals. I’m especially looking forward to hearing the advice of Roddy Doyle, Frances Hardinge and Ian McEwan.

The object of the scheme, now in its third year, is to aid the professional development of writers from Wales. It’s funded by the Arts Council Wales and led by Hay Fellow, Tiffany Murray.

Meet the 20 writers taking part.

We’ll also have the chance to read from our work at public sessions and to discuss our new writing with members of the group.

I’m hugely grateful to be included in the class of 2018. It’s a fabulous opportunity and the start of the festival – 24th May – can’t come too soon! 


Sara’s debut novel ‘Not Thomas’ – a story of child neglect, love and hope, shown through the eyes of five-year-old Tomos – is published by Honno Press in paperback and as an e-book, and is available to buy direct from the publisher, from Amazon and from bookshops.



5 thoughts on “Hay Writers at Work 2018

  1. I can only imagine how thrilled you are to be taking part in this, Sara. Enjoy every minute. Jo and I are coming up on Tuesday and have booked a number of events, spread over the day, ending with Margaret Atwood’s. Have a great week! 🙂📚

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    1. Thanks, Jan. I’ll be at the Margaret Atwood session too – will look out for you. (If you’re there very early on Tuesday morning with nothing to do (!) take a peek in the Writers at Work tent – I’ll be reading from Not T.) Enjoy your day there 🙂


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