Saturday, 9 May 2009
Hay Literary Festival at the Alambras, Granada
An epic talks space.
Hay began over 20 years ago in the Welsh town of first edition and second hand bookshops. Bill Clinton's ´Woodstock of the mind´. There are now off-shoots in Spain and Colombia.
How did the festival begin? Apparently, the Hay founder won a few pennies at a casino and decided to start a book festival with his pot of gold. This could well be a storyteller's rumour. But a rumour that I am keen to share.