FAQs - Hay Festival Digital Arequipa 2021

The seventh edition of Hay Festival Arequipa will be digital, from November 1 to 7.

Will the festival have any in-person events?

No. The current health situation does not allow us to go back in-person to the beautiful venues of Arequipa, but even if it is digitally, we will bring a part of Arequipa to all our events, so all our followers will know where is the Festival from. And we really hope 2022 is the year when we will celebrate the festival in-person after two digital years in a row.

When is the festival?

Hay Festival Digital Arequipa 2021 will run November 1-7

Will we have Hay Forum Moquegua?

Yes we will! The first two days we will be in Moquegua, although digitally, with a programme full of activities and great guests as Sheera Frenkel, Fernando Iwasaki, Francisco Mora, Ignacio Morgado or Gabriela Wiener.

Who else is coming to Hay Festival Digital Arequipa?

More than 140 participants of 18 countries, who will take part on several activities for all the ages. Some big names? Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Susana Baca, Martín Caparrós, Ken Follet, Jeremías Gamboa, Yuval Noah Harari, César Hildebrant, Paul Krugman, Marie Modiano, Francisco Sagasti, Vandana Singh... Do you want more? Go to our Highligths page.

Is there any chance you have a video so I can share it with all my friends?

Of course we have! Now it's time to share it wildly.

And which are Hay Festival's social media accounts?

Everything about Hay Festival Digital Arequipa will go on our Spanish feeds of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And we will have TikTok for the first time! Also, do not miss our English speaking accounts: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The official hashtag for this edition is #HayDigitalArequipa21.

I want to register to the events. What should I do?

Just go to the programme, which you will find on the main page, and you will find the registration option in every single event. Just click there, fill our short form, and you will be registered.

That was easy. Will I receive any confirmation about my registration?

Yes, of course. As soon as you are registered you will receive a confirmation email. If you don't receive any, please look into "Promotion" or "SPAM" folders, it might be there... If it has been more than one hour since you registered and you haven't receive any e-mail, you might have misspeled it when you filled the form.

Besides the confirmation e-mail, you will also receive reminders once the Festival is closers. This way you will not forget about your favourites events.

Excuse me, I have registered but I did not get any confirmation e-mail. What should I do?

Have you tried with the Spam or Promotion folders? It might be there. Or you might have misspelled your address, as that happens often. Why don't you register again? Our system will tell you if you are already registered with that specific e-mail address... 

Is there any limit on the number of events I can register for?

No! You can join to whichever events you wish. In fact, don't you know that we love all of you that register to plenty of events? And, isn't it joyful to be surprised by new authors that we did not know before?

Will Spanish events have simultaneous translations into English?

No. As this is a Festival celebrated on a Peruivan city, it is specially aimed for an hispanic audience. Therefore, events in Spanish will not have translations, and events in English and French will have simultaneous translation into Spanish.

Can I ask questions to the authors?

Yes. The events will have Q&A chats, and the Hay Festival team will monitor all the questions we receive in order to send them to the speakers. You will aslo be able to send an e-mail to contacto@hayfestival.org with your questions.

Will you be selling books?

Yes. We know that you don't want to miss any of your favourite authors books, so we have partnered with Librerías SBS once again. You will find the books in the programme section, under each event.

What can I do if I have tech issues when watching live events?

We suggest that if you are experiencing technical issues viewing the activities, you try one of these solutions:

1. If audio or video have lags, please try with lower resolutions, you can click on the video, in the right lower side.

2. This might be because your Internet connection is not working as well as it should. If you are sharing your network with more people, try asking them not to use Internet and the same time.

3. Refresh your page.

Our streamings work with Vimeo Live. Here you will find some advices to solve any problem.

Can I watch the events anywhere or do I need to be in Peru?

Yes, you can watch the events anywhere in the world. You only need to take into account that the Time Zone and hour shown on the website are the ones of Arequipa, Peru: PET / GMT -5

Can I see the events later if I can't join live?

Yes you can, events will be available to rewatch until November 21. Once this period is over, you will be able to watch them on the Hay Player.

I'm a journalist. Where can I ask for my accreditation?

Just visit our Press site. You will find all the information for media there.

I do have more questions. Can I write you?

Please, send us an e-mail to contacto@hayfestival.org and we will get back to you soon.


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