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Here is the programme for Hay Festival Segovia 2017, we look forward to welcoming you soon

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Event 45

The poetry whisperers

Bringing poetry out into the open

– Venue: Plaza Mayor, Plaza San Martín, jardín del Palacio Quintanar

Once again, the poetry whisperers will be out and about in Segovia, this time in three central locations: the Plaza Mayor, the Plaza San Martín and the Quintanar Palace. Between 12 pm and 2 pm and then from 5 pm to 8.30 pm, some thirty actors will invite a passerby to a poem, whispering it in their ear. Some poems will be by writers that have taken part in Hay Festival Segovia before, like Antonio Lucas, Antonio Colinas, Javier Rodríguez Marcos, Clara Janés, José María Muñoz Quirós, Carlos Aganzo, Luis Alberto de Cuenca and Pablo Jiménez Burillo. Among the classics will be work from Santa Teresa de Jesús, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, María Zambrano, Dante, Federico García Lorca or Juan Ramón Jiménez. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Quintanar Palace at the same time.

 

Outdoor event in Spanish
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The poetry whisperers

Event 62

The poetry whisperers

Bringing poetry out into the open

– Venue: Plaza Mayor, Plaza San Martín, jardín del Palacio Quintanar

Once again, the poetry whisperers will be out and about in Segovia, this time in three central locations: the Plaza Mayor, the Plaza San Martín and the Quintanar Palace. Between 5.30 pm and 8.30 pm, some thirty actors will invite a passer-by to a poem, whispering it in their ear. Some poems will be by writers that have taken part in Hay Festival Segovia before, like Antonio Lucas, Antonio Colinas, Javier Rodríguez Marcos, Clara Janés, José María Muñoz Quirós, Carlos Aganzo, Luis Alberto de Cuenca and Pablo Jiménez Burillo. Among the classics will be work from Santa Teresa de Jesús, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, María Zambrano, Dante, Federico García Lorca or Juan Ramón Jiménez. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Quintanar Palace at the same time.

Free event

Outdoor event in Spanish
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The poetry whisperers

Event 77

Jay Bernard

Performance

– Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca

Jay Bernard explores the concepts of gender and identity through their work as artist, poet and performer, and reflects this by using gender-neutral pronouns when referring to their work.

Considered to be one of the most outstanding voices among emerging British contemporary artists, Bernard visits Spain for the first time with a spoken word performance of their poetry. Having presented their works in such emblematic venues as Buckingham Palace, the British Library or the Royal Shakespeare Company on this occasion Bernard will take the stage at Segovia’s former jail to present their vision on gender, sexuality and diversity from multi-disciplinary, critical and queer perspective.

Event in English with Spanish subtitles
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Jay Bernard

Event 89

Ben Okri

La política de la literatura

– Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE university, Refectorio

The best-selling author of Booker Prize–winning novel The Famished Road uses surrealism to show the dysfunction of a politically scarred country. He talks to Spanish journalist Jesús Calero about his work and latest projects.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish
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Ben Okri

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