Event HF1

Journalism workshop for young community reporters

With Nicolás Congote Gutiérrez

 Puerto Rey
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Nicolás Congote Gutiérrez, a social media expert and journalist at El Tiempo, will share his experiences with children and teenagers who do community-based journalism.
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Event HF2

Alberto Montt: Graphic Artist

 UNIBAC
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Alberto Montt is the author of the blog En dosis diarias, where he publishes his cartoons, and which has given rise to nine compilations of his work, published in different countries. He has also illustrated over forty books of children’s literature. In this workshop he will talk about his style of drawing and creating illustrations.

Children 12+ years

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Event HF3

Irene Vasco: Writer

 Membrillal
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Author of books for children and young people Irene Vasco founded and currently runs the Librería Espantapájaros in Bogota and also promotes the La Imprenta Manual programme, the goal of which is to educate through writing. She will read some of her own stories and those of other writers, together with those attending.

Children 5+ years

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Event HF5

Antarctica

With Sergio Rossi

 Boquilla
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After having participated in three polar research campaigns, biologist Sergio Rossi will talk to children about the Antarctic, about how it is possible to live in such an extreme climate, the effects of climate change and its importance for our future as a species.

Children 7+ years

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Event HF4

Books on the screen

Menena and Alfredo Cottin

 Sede de Aluna (Barrio Chile)
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Books on the screen: a new way of reading, listening and touching to discover the story. Menena Cottin is the author of El libro negro de los colores and Doble Doble, both award winners at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (2007 and 2014). Menena and her son Alfredo Cottin, a digital editor, run the And Then Story Designers publisher.

Children 6+ years

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Event HF6

Alberto Montt: Graphic Artist

 Centro Cultural Las Pilanderas (Barrio El Pozón)
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Alberto Montt is the author of the blog En dosis diarias, a website where he publishes his cartoons, which has given rise to nine compilations of his work, published in different countries. He has also illustrated around forty books of children’s literature. In this workshop he will talk about his style of drawing and creating illustrations.

Children 12+ years

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Event HF8

Boris Pfeiffer: Writer

 UNIBAC
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German author of books, plays and poetry for children and young people. Before starting out as a writer, he was a theatre director and scriptwriter. His books include the popular series The Wild Pack, featuring a very sophisticated chameleon, a gorilla with a big heart and an existentialist wolf.

Translation from English to Spanish available

Children 8+ years

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Event HF7

Irene Vasco: Writer

 Centro de Cooperación Española (biblioteca)
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The author of books for children and young people, Irene Vasco founded and currently runs the Librería Espantapájaros in Bogota and also promotes the La Imprenta Manual programme, the goal of which is to educate through writing. She will read some of her own stories and those of other writers, together with those attending.

Children 7+ years

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Event HF9

Seu Jorge: Musician

 IE 14 de Febrero (Barrio El Pozón)
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The musician, actor and composer Seu Jorge, born in a favela in Rio de Janeiro, has released several samba music albums and contributed to film soundtracks. At this Hay Festivalito event he will share some of his music and talk about his profession with the children.

Children 10+ years

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Event HF10

Painting a wall – Day 1

Alejandra Acosta, Isidro Ferrer and Diego Bianki: Illustrators

 Puerto Rey
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Three well-known illustrators will give a range of workshops to groups of children that will result in the creation of a collective work: a large mural as a gift to the community, made by all participants. The mural will also act as a stage for a later game in which each child will create a large cartoon figure, of the body mask type.

Children 8+ years

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Event HF12

Irene Vasco: Writer

 Boquilla
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The author of books for children and young people, Irene Vasco founded and currently runs the Librería Espantapájaros in Bogota and also promotes the La Imprenta Manual programme, the goal of which is to educate through writing. She will read some of her own stories and those of other writers, together with those attending.

Children 7+ years

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Event HF11

Ruth Kaufman: Publisher and writer

 UNIBAC
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A poetry workshop run by the co-founder of the Pequeño Editor publisher and author of books such as Nada de luz, ni siquiera velas, La ciudad de los magos and Las aventuras de Bigote, el gato sin cola, among others. Her book Nadie les discute el trono received the Uruguayan Ministry of Education and Culture’s National Fiction Prize in 2006.

Children 7+ years

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Event HF13

Antarctica

With Sergio Rossi

 Policarpa
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After having participated in three polar research campaigns, the biologist Sergio Rossi will talk to children about the Antarctic, about how it is possible to live in such an extreme climate, the effects of climate change and its importance for our future as a species.

Children 7+ years

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Event HF14

Ignacio Martínez de Pisón: Writer

 Centro de Cooperación Española (biblioteca)
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Author of a dozen novels and a film screenplay writer, Ignacio Martínez de Pisón has written the Los hermanos Bravo books for young people, the anti-war tale Una guerra africana and El viaje americano, a story set in 1930s Hollywood. At this event he will talk about his work and about the profession of writer.

Children 12+ years

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Event HF15

Books on the screen

Menena and Alfredo Cottin

 Centro de Cooperación Española (biblioteca)
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Books on the screen: a new way of reading, listening and touching to discover the story. Menena Cottin is the author of El libro negro de los colores and Doble Doble, both award winners at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (2007 and 2014). Menena and her son Alfredo Cottin, a digital editor, run the And Then Story Designers publisher.

Children 6+ years
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Event HF16

Boris Pfeiffer: Writer

 Centro Cultural, Barrio Las Palmeras
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German author of books, plays and poetry for children and young people. Before starting out as a writer, he was a theatre director and scriptwriter. His books include the popular series The Wild Pack, featuring a very sophisticated chameleon, a gorilla with a big heart and an existentialist wolf.

Translation from English to Spanish available

Children 8+ years

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Event HF18

Philosophy for young people

With Jean Paul Mongin

 UNIBAC
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A philosophy workshop for children, given by Jean Paul Mongin, French editor from Les petits Platons, a publishing house created to disseminate philosophical matters to both young and old, in a fun, entertaining way. He is the author of books such as ¿Por qué tienen nombre las cosas?, Un día loco en la vida del profesor Kant and La confesión de San Agustín, among others.

Children 10+ years

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Event HF17

Ruth Kaufman: Publisher and writer

 San Francisco
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A poetry workshop run by the co-founder of the Pequeño Editor publisher and author of books such as Nada de luz, ni siquiera velas, La ciudad de los magos and Las aventuras de Bigote, el gato sin cola, among others. Her book Nadie les discute el trono received the Uruguayan Ministry of Education and Culture’s National Fiction Prize in 2006.

Children 7+ years

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Event HF19

Champeta with Charles King

 Bayunca
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This event will focus on champeta, a musical style that began more than thirty years ago in the neighbourhoods of Cartagena; it will be given by one of the style's icons, Charles King, a prolific musician and author of more than 200 recorded songs, whose hits have been playing in the city for more than 20 years.

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Event HF20

Diana Uribe: Historian

 Carmen de Bolivar
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The historian Diana Uribe, presenter of the programme La Historia del Mundo on Caracol Radio, will speak about her book África: Una misma raíz.

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