Hay Festival Community Work

Wednesday January 27

[HFC0] 10:30 - 11:30 h Hay Comunitario Digital Stage

Teachers’ Event. Towards a new education. Luis Miguel Bermúdez in conversation with Martín Murillo

Luis Miguel Bermúdez Gutiérrez graduated in Basic Education specializing in Social Sciences from the Francisco José de Caldas University, and has a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Social Research from that university and a doctorate in Education from the Santo Tomas University. He won the 2017 Compartir Great Teacher Award, was in the Top 10 for the 2018 Global Teacher Prize 2018 and won the 2020 Global Teacher Award. He is an expert on the subjects of gender, sexuality, sexual diversity, citizenship, human rights, education in sexuality, the curriculum and childhood. He has worked as a teacher in Social Sciences and Ethics at the Gerardo Paredes IED school in Bogota, where his approach to sex education has produced significant results in terms of reducing teenage pregnancy and preventing sexual and gender violence. At this event, Bermúdez will talk to Martín Murillo about his work as a teacher, bearing in mind the challenge of tackling the education of children and young adults during a pandemic. 

For teachers and Pedagogy students

Thursday 28 January

[HFC1] 09:30 – 09:20 h Hay Comunitario Digital Venue

Valentina Toro

Valentina Toro is a writer and graphic designer who has written and illustrated seven books for children, covering the things they love, like animals and fantasy creatures. At this event, Toro invites children to let their creativity and imagination run free, with drawings and words, in a workshop about the creation of characters.

Thursday 28 January

[HFC2] 10:30 – 10:40 h Hay Comunitario Digital Venue

Lluís Prats

Lluís Prats is a Catalan author, winner of the prestigious Strega Ragazze e Ragazzi Prize for the best children’s book of 2018 with the novel Hachiko. El perro que esperaba. Prats studied History of Art and Archaeology, fields to which he has devoted years of study and teaching. He has also been a primary and secondary teacher, and has written numerous novels for children and young adults.

With the support of the Ramon Llull Institute 

Buy Querido monstruo by Lluis Prats at Librería Nacional

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Thursday 28 January

Podcast I 12:00h Spotify

Colors, sounds and matachines with Beatriz Helena Robledo

Podcast series The stories of our history. A lot has been told about the history of our country; but to hear it, understand it and discovering it is a whole different adventure. Four Colombian writers talk to youngsters from different parts of the country and go thought exciting moments of our history with them. Chapter 4: Beatriz Robledo.

For children

Buy Flores blancas para papá by Beatriz Robledo at Librería Nacional

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Buy Lupe y Lolo by Beatriz Robledo by Librería Nacional

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Buy Mi primer libro de poesía colombiana TD by Beatriz Robledo at Librería Nacional

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Buy Mi primero libro de poesía colombiana TB by Beatriz Robledo at Librería Nacional

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Buy Antología de poesía colombiana para jóvenes by Beatriz Robledo at Librería Nacional

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Buy Así somos, tradiciones de Colombia by Beatriz Robledo at Librería Nacional

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Buy Fígaro by Beatriz Robledo at Librería Nacional

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Thursday 28 January

[HFC3] 14:00 - 14:45 Hay Comunitario Digital

Elia Barceló in conversation with Ana María Aponte

Elia Barceló is one of the most prolific and acclaimed Spanish-language science fiction writers. She has published 30 novels: realistic, crime-themed, historic... some of them for adults and some for young adults. She has been translated into twenty languages. Her most recent book, La noche de plata (2020), is a detective novel set in Vienna, where a specialist in child kidnapping and murder, together with the mother of a girl who disappeared 27 years previously, investigate a case that was thought to have been solved… but nothing is what it seems. In conversation with Ana María Aponte.

For children

With the support of AC/E

Buy Hijos del clan rojo by Elia Barceló at Librería Nacional
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Thursday 28 January

[HFC4] 16:30 - 17:10 Llwyfan Cymru Digidol -  Digital Wales Venue

Landscape, poetry and peace. Mererid Hopwood

Mererid Hopwood (United Kingdom) has a degree in Spanish and German and a doctorate in German Literature. Recipient of the Cymrawd Rhyngwladol Cymru Greadigol Hay Festival 2020-21/ Hay Festival Creative Wales International Fellowship 2020-21 and winner of the PEN Wales Emyr Humphreys Award, she is one of the most highly-regarded Welsh authors and she is dedicated to promoting the Welsh language and traditional Welsh poetry. At this event, Hopwood will talk about Welsh poetry and culture, reflecting on matters such as the value of literature, language and peace.  The Hay Festival's roots lie in Wales, a country less known than its neighbor, England, and a country that has an ancient and rich language and culture. In this speech, Hopwood shares some more or less untranslatable words from his own language and uses them to meditate on the landscape, poetry and peace.

Funded by the Arts Council of Wales

Friday 29 January

[HFC5] 09:00 - 9:35 Hay Comunitario Digital

The comic as a tool for social action. Workshop with Cristina Durán

The Spanish illustrator and cartoonist Cristina Durán is dedicated to creating comics and illustrating for the press, books and advertising. She offers this workshop on creating comics and the power of images to tell all kinds of stories, especially those that can generate a impact on our environment.

With the support of AC/E


Buy Cuando no sabes qué decir by Cristina Durán at Librería Nacional
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Friday 29 January

[HFC6] 10:30 - 10:50 Hay Comunitario Digital

Following our dreams. Workshop with José Arturo Torres Moreno 

José Arturo Torres Moreno is the author of several books of children’s literature, including Todos somos genios. This activity seeks to promote children’s curiosity for science, building peaceful scenarios around them, and their taste for literature as a vehicle of expression. With readings about figures such as Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela and Gabriel García Márquez, followed by a short exercise in autobiographical writing, Luis Arturo motivates the children to know more about the world around them and explore their inner world. 

For children aged 8-12

Buy Todos somos genios 2 by José Arturo Torres at Librería Nacional
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Friday 29 January


Podcast II 12:00 Spotify

When the pirates arrived… with Pilar Lozano

Podcast series The stories of our history. A lot has been told about the history of our country; but to hear it, understand it and discovering it is a whole different adventure. Four Colombian writers talk to youngsters from different parts of the country and go thought exciting moments of our history with them. Chapter 2:  Pilar Lozano, when the pirates arrived...

For children

Buy Crecimos en guerra by Pilar Lozano at Librería Nacional

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Buy Historias de un país invisible by Pilar Lozano at Librería Nacional

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Buy La historia de los viajes y la abuela by Pilar Lozano at Librería Nacional

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Friday 29 January

[HFC7] 13:30 - 13:45 Hay Comunitario Digital

The marvels of astronomy. With Germán Puerta    

Astronomy is the ideal vehicle for motivating children and young people to appreciate science, culture and technology. At this event, the Colombian astronomer and writer Germán Puerta will share recommended reading, star maps for stargazing, and tools for observing the sky. An opportunity to learn about this science which lets us understand more about the extraordinary universe in which we live, as well as its relationship to the other sciences, music and the arts.

Friday 29 January

[HFC8] 16:30 - 16:50 Hay Comunitario Digital

Marta Altés  

The award-winning Spanish illustrator Marta Altés is the author of several illustrated books and albums, including Soy un artista, Mi nueva casa and Pequeña en la jungla. This workshop is to motivate young people to explore the world through creativity and art. This activity consists in seeing things from different points of view, transforming the image of a boy into a flower, passing through a bird. Get prepared with paper, paint and brushes to let the imagination fly. 

For children aged between 4 and 7

With the support of AC/E


 

Saturday 30 January

[HFC9] 09:00 - 9:10 Hay Comunitario Digital

Lecture by Eduardo Infante  

Eduardo Infante teaches Philosophy at a school in Gijon, Spain, using unorthodox methods: he turns public spaces and the social media into classrooms, taking classes in parks or sparking debate on Twitter. In his book Filosofía en la calle (2019), the author talks about this way of doing philosophy with his students, asking questions about daily life and putting them into philosophical context with reference to, for example, Plato, Kant, Bentham or Weil. In this lecture, Infante will talk about his first encounter with philosophy and how he fell in love with this way of thinking about the world, inspiring young people to reflect and think differently.

For young people aged between 14 and 20

Saturday 30 January

[HFC10] 10:30 - 11:00 Hay Comunitario Digital

Mujeres con todas las letra-z. Nuestro Flow   

The Nuestro Flow collective offers a workshop based on their book Mujeres con todas las letra-z, which invites children to tour Latin America based on some of the women in their books, such as Frida Kahlo, Totó la Momposina, Susana Baca and Rigoberta Menchú, with readings, videos and an activity, based on what has been learned, to be carried out at home. An event for talking to young people about equality, diversity and intersectionality by telling stories and playing games.

Saturday 30 January


Podcast III 12:00 h Spotify

Legends, fantastic stories and journeys with Irene Vasco  

Podcast series The stories of our history. A lot has been told about the history of our country; but to hear it, understand it and discovering it is a whole different adventure. Four Colombian writers talk to youngsters from different parts of the country and go thought exciting moments of our history with them. Chapter 3: Irene Vasco

For children

Buy La joven maestra y la gran serpiente by Irene Vasco at Librería Nacional

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Buy Atchú y otros cuentos. Kit by Irene Vasco at Librería Nacional

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Buy Expedición Macondo by Irene Vasco at Librería Nacional

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Saturday 30 January

[HFC11] 13:30 - 13:50 Hay Comunitario Digital

We are all migratory creatures! Liliana Arias 

Liliana Arias, author of the book La vuelta al mundo en cuatro animales will talk to the children about four animals who travel the world, unhindered by borders. Without luggage, using only wings, fins or feet, these migratory animals tell us of bravery, detachment, persistence and cooperation. In a world full of contradictions, of exclusion and of discrimination, it is comforting to think that all of us, the creatures that live on this planet, are migrants: we are all departing at every moment.

From 7 years old

Saturday 30 January

[HFC12] 16:30 - 17:00 Hay Comunitario Digital

What would you keep in a matchbox? Workshop with Adolfo Córdova  

Based on a poem by María Elena Walsh, the educator Adolfo Córdova (Mexico) proposes to children that they become collectors of verses and make an anthology. He will explain to them what his job of researcher and anthologist consists of, collecting poems in libraries in different parts of the world, and will share some of his findings as part of a new illustrated anthology.

For children aged 8 to 12

 

Sunday 31 January

[HFC13] 09:00 - 09:30 Hay Comunitario Digital

Everything’s going to be fine. Ricardo Silva Romero    

Ricardo Silva Romero is the author of numerous novels, short story collections, non-fiction works and children’s books. Todo va a estar bien is his most recent book for children, narrated by the doctor Jeremías Rey, a dog psychologist who undertakes a journey in search of Góngora, a sheepdog, together with Olga Adriana, its owner. In this activity, Ricardo will read excerpts from the book.

Buy Todo va a estar bien by Ricardo Silva Romero at Librería Nacional
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Sunday 31 January

[HFC14] 10:30 - 11:30 Hay Comunitario Digital

How did humans and wolves make friends? Catalina Navas

Catalina Navas works as a creative writing teacher in cultural spaces and libraries. She has published Camino de hielo (Planeta lector, 2019), a very short adventure novel about the friendship between a girl and a wolf in the Stone Age, as well as Las mujeres de la Independencia (Planeta Junior, 2019) and Correr la tierra (Seix Barral, 2020). At this workshop, Navas offers a reading aloud and will talk about the domestication of dogs in prehistoric times. Then the children will create a character based on paleontological evidence.

Buy Camino de hielo by Catalina Navas at Librería Nacional
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Buy Correr la tierra by Catalina Navas at Librería Nacional
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Buy Las mujeres de la independencia by Catalina Navas at Librería Nacional
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Sunday 31 January

Podcast IV 12:00 Spotify

Caves, mamuts and pumpkins: the story of our ancestors with Jorge Orlando Melo

Podcast series The stories of our history. A lot has been told about the history of our country; but to hear it, understand it and discovering it is a whole different adventure. Four Colombian writers talk to youngsters from different parts of the country and go thought exciting moments of our history with them. Chapter 1: Jorge Orlando Melo, caves, mamuts and pumpkins: the story of our ancestors.

For children 



Buy Colombia: una historia mínima by Jorge Orlando Melo at Librería Nacional

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Sunday 31 January

[HFC15] 13:30 - 13:45 Hay Comunitario Digital

Morir Juntos or how to turn a novel into a comic. Luis Fernando Macías 

Luis Fernando Macías has a Master’s in Philosophy and is a graduate in Education, Spanish and Literature from the University of Antioquia. He is the author of several novels, poetry books and books for children and young adults. His book Morir juntos was published first as a novel and later as a comic in 2020. In this session, Macías will talk about detective novels and their adaptation to the graphic format 

Buy Morir juntos by Luis Fernando Macías at Librería Nacional

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Sunday 31 January

[HFC16] 16:30 - 18:00 Hay Comunitario Digital

Colombian tradition: the power of plants and fungi in Colombia 

We offer a cookery class that celebrates the culinary tradition of Colombia with chef Álvaro Clavijo from El Chato of Bogotá, Carolina Castellanos, researcher of the Humboldt Institute, and Tiziana Ulian, leading researcher of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This is the moment to learn about the unique ingredients offered by the Colombian land, and how to prepare tasty and nutritional dishes. Introduction by Tom Birtwistle, Director of the British Council in Colombia

With the support of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and British Council

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