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Pep Durán

Xalapa 2014, 
Librero desde 1970 y trajinante de cuentos, Pep Durán está especializado en contar álbumes ilustrados para niños y adultos. Su trabajo en el ámbito de la promoción de la lectura ha sido galardonado con el Premio Nacional al Fomento de la Lectura del Ministerio de Cultura Español, entre otros. En este evento, Pep contará varios cuentos acompañado de sus maletas, siempre llenas de tesoros y secretos.
Evento para niños de los albergues del DIF

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Richard Jenkyns, Robert Irwin, Mary Beard

Wonders of the World

Hay Festival 2004, 
Three contributors to the Profile series look at the world's architectural masterpieces and consider their significance. Jenkyns examines Westminster Abbey, Irwin The Alhambra, and Beard The Parthenon.

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Tanni Grey Thompson

Hay Festival 2005, 
Britain's greatest  Paralympian, made Dame in the new year's honours, talks to Nicola Heywood Thomas.

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Simon James

Hay Festival 2005, 
The dynamic and captivating illustrator, author of the award winning Leon and Bob and Days Like This unveils his latest creation, Baby Brains, a picture book as bright and engaging as it's extraordinary young hero. (Age 6+)

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William Nicholson

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Screenwriter 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation with the brilliantly entertaining screenwriter of Shadowlands, Life Story and the Oscar-winning Gladiator, whose new love-at-first-sight novel The Trial of True Love has just been published.

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Deborah Moggach

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Screenwriter 3

Hay Festival 2005, 
The novelist and screen-adaptor discusses her work on, and previews clips from the forthcoming Working Title movie of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen and Judi Dench.

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Jason Byrne

Hay Festival 2005, 
Brilliantly inventive stand-up from the mercurial comedian. 'The greatest improviser I've ever seen.' (Peter Florence)

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Peter Hobbs, Stephanie Merritt and Niall Griffiths

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
The hero of Hobbs' The Short Day Dying is a Methodist lay preacher and an apprentice blacksmith in 1870s Cornwall. Merritt's Real explores a contemporary relationship between actor and playwright. In Griffiths' lyrical and superverbal Wreckage his scouser characters get hammered and hammer others. Chair Paul Blexard.

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Simon Blackburn

Lust

Hay Festival 2004, 
'Broadminded though we take ourselves to be, lust gets a bad press. It lives on the wrong side of the tracks, lumbers around elbowing its way into too much of our lives, and blushes when it comes into company'. The Cambridge Philosophy Don points to the work of David Hume, who saw lust not only as a sensual delight but also as a joy of the mind. 'Be proud of your lust, says the professor of pleasure.' (Daily Mail)

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Julian Barnes

Hay Festival 2004, 
The novelist, treasured for his elegance of style and acuteness of perception, presents his exquisite short stories collected as The Lemon Table. Barnes is also the author of the magical Pedant in the Kitchen cooking column in The Guardian Review.

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Yolanda Reyes

Xalapa 2014, 
La autora colombiana Yolanda Reyes presenta Los años terribles, un libro que cuenta la historia de tres chicas adolescentes y las experiencias que cada una de ellas vive de manera distinta: su primer amor, su relación con sus hermanos, los vínculos con sus amigas y la manera que tienen de enfrentarse a secretos familiares que marcarán sus vidas.
Edades: 10-13 años
Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Colombia

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Roger McGough

Hay Festival 2004, 
Round off your day with poetic fun from one of Britain's best loved poets. Described as 'the patron saint of poetry' Roger's newest books include All The Best and The Bee's Knees. He also currently hosts Radio 4's Poetry Please.

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Raymond Tallis

The sighted Watchmaker: how we got to be so different

Hay Festival 2005, 
The distinguished physician and thinker, author of Hippocratic Oaths argues that it is possible to defend human exceptionalism without rejecting Darwin. He identifies the hand as the biological means by which man transcended it's biologcal roots and hominids evolved towards self-consciousness and freedom.

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Mark Lynas

High Tide

Hay Festival 2004, 
A glacier disappears high in the Peruvian Andes. Ten thousand Pacific islanders begin to evacuate their homeland. Floodwaters surge across the English countryside. The earth's climate is in crisis, and after three years of travelling to all these places to witness it, the journalist and campaigner has returned to tell this amazing story.

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Helena Kennedy

Just Law

Hay Festival 2004, 
The left-wing QC Baroness prosecutes a savage indictment of the government's record on liberty and justice. Blair (shallow), Blunket (feeble) and Falconer are the accused over the burden of proof, fat-cat lawyers, old white judges, terrorism special powers, and the legal opinion on the Iraq War.

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Spiritual Writing in the Modern World

Dhaka 2013, 
Patrick Laude and Mara Matta in conversation.

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A Woman's Place is on the Shelf

Hay Festival 2004, 
Comedian, novelist and chair of this year's Orange Proze Sandi Toksvig and the louche, superverbal genius that is John Walsh captain star teams to play a few rounds of lavishly entertaining parlour games with pretty tenuous literary connections. We'll steal (pay homage to? Ed.) the best rounds from every other quiz show you love to make it as entertaining as possible.

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Transmedia Borders: Language borders / creative expansions. Malika Booker, Rocío Cerón, Gaspar Orozco and Johny Payne in conversation with Edgardo Bermejo

Querétaro 2017, 

Creators that work with language and with other creative media speak about how creative migrations and appropiative strategies can result in new creative forms athat call for the collective and the comunal. Edgardo Bermejo (Mexico) speaks with Malika Booker (UK), Johnny Payne (USA), Rocío Cerón (Mexico) and Gaspar Orozco (Mexico).

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50 years of Sgt. Pepper. Joselo, Hanif Kureishi and Carmen Pardo in conversation with Rulo

Querétaro 2017, 

The release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is considered not only a milestone in terms of The Beatles discography, but also in 20th century pop music. With this concept album, in which the band experimented with very different rhythms and subjects, and full of references to the 1960s context, the Fab Four left a musical legacy that is still with us today. Three fans and admirers of The Beatles talk to Rulo about the album that revolutionised music history. With the musician and writer Joselo, the novelist and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi, and the academic and writer Carmen Pardo.

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Lesley Glaister, Helen Dunmore

Hay Festival 2004, 
Conversation with two leading fiction writers. Glaister discusses As Far As You Can Go, her menacing thriller about two couples on an isolated farm in the Australian outback. Orange Prize-winner Dunmore discusses Morning Ruby which tells not only the story of the loss of a child and it's effect on three people, but an account of a young girl's life in a brothel during the First World War, the magical story of a circus acrobat, and the history of Stalin's first wife and her mysterious fate.

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Julian Fellows talks to Laurence Marks

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Oscar-winning screenwriter (Gosford Park) discusses his first novel, Snobs, a witty and enthralling contemporary comedy of manners set against the background of aristocracy, business and actors.

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Gillian Clarke

Making Beds for the Dead

Hay Festival 2004, 
The great Welsh poet discusses and reads her new collection which celebrates her themes of family, landscape and nature. The title poem charts the journey of a virus in 'the plague year'. Come from outer space, it travels - on a fox's paw, the beak of a kite and a crow and a buzzard - into the very heart of our lives.

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Christopher Lee, Jim Naughtie and John Davies

England and the Celts

Hay Festival 2004, 
In this second turning points session, the historian examines Athelstan's unification of tenth-century England and the peace with the Scots. With Wales historian John Davies and the broadcaster Jim Naughtie, he looks at the subsequent relationship with England's Celtic neighbours.

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Mark Thomas, stand-up

Hay Festival 2004, 
Mark is working on some new stuff. He will be talking about transvestite direct action, adventures with the confetti-istas, blocking the traffic in Scotland, arms dealers in East London, and DIY places of worship. He will also be having a closer look at The Real Thing and asking why anyone would want to teach the world to sing. 'A supurbly funny show ... Thomas has a delightfully tiggerish enthuaisam for his stories ... If comedy could ever be described as necessary, this is it' (The Observer)

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Paloma Sánchez Ibarzábal

Ven que te cuento cómo nace un cuento.

Xalapa 2014, 
¿Cómo nacen las historias? En este taller de animación a la lectura y a la escritura, la autora contará a los niños cómo se le ocurren sus historias y contestará a todas las preguntas de los participantes, animando el encuentro con la lectura de fragmentos de sus obras.
Edades: 7-9 años
Evento para niños de los albergues del DIF