AN EXCITING writing roadshow, featuring award-winning authors, is touring Wales next year.

Hay Festival Scribblers Tour, running in February, will take five accomplished writers to thousands of school pupils across Wales.

On it's eighth year, the tour gives pupils a chance to visit their universities and experience a taste of campus life. The first leg of the tour will stop at universities in Newport, Aberystwyth, Swansea, Cardiff and Wrexham.

Jenny Valentine will compère the events and run writing workshops for the pupils, creating new stories using augmented reality technology.

The event will also feature hip hop artist, poet, and writer, Karl Nova; journalist, Emma Carroll; war correspondent Sue Turton; and award-winning novelist Alex Wheatle.

Education Manager at Hay Festival, Aine Venables, said: "Every May, in Hay-on-Wye, thousands of young people join us to meet their favourite writers, and now we’re bringing Hay to them.

"In these free festival days we will be sharing stories, debating questions and celebrating the power of writing and reading for pleasure.

"We want to start conversations with young people, hear their voices and inspire their creative identities.”

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