Hay Festival Arequipa 2022 – Poetry

Welcome to the Hay Festival Arequipa 2022 programme. After two digital editions, this year we're back in person, with multiple events in different venues around the city.

Hay Forum Moquegua will also take place in person. You can fin the Forum programme here.

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Event 5

Play: La Poeta

Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Teatro)
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The story of a journalist who, while giving classes in creative writing to a woman imprisoned for murder, decides to write a book telling the story of the convict, who hopes it will become a bestseller, but the project brings a clash between two generations of women. The theatre company, Animalien, was founded by Fiorella Pennano and Norma Martínez, who have been creating theatrical and audio-visual projects in Peru and abroad since 2017.

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Event HJ4

Nelson Vallejo-Gómez

Blanca Varela

Teatro Arequepay
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Who was Blanca Verale, what was she like? If we had asked Varela about her professional and/or vital "journey" (curriculum vitae), the answer could be in those verses of hers, where the intimate, the private and the public spheres of life are intertwined: “Let us say that you won the race / and that the prize / was another race / that you did not drink the wine of victory / but your own salt / that you never heard cheers / but only the barking of dogs / and that your shadow / your own shadow / was your only / unfair competitor”, Poem from the collection of poems Canto villano (1972-1978). This conference by Nelson Vallejo Gomez proposes a journey through her life and her work to assess what is gained by reading and rereading Varela's poetry.

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Nelson Vallejo-Gómez

Event 47

Poetry gala

Nuria Barrios, Gioconda Belli, Piedad Bonnett, Augusto Carrasco, Andri Snaer Magnason, Katherine Medina Rondón and Alonso Ruiz Rosas, moderated by Doris Guillén

Teatro Fénix - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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A very special poetry evening for the Hay audience, with some wonderful poets from among this year’s festival guests. With Gioconda Belli (Nicaragua), Nuria Barrios (Spain), Piedad Bonnett (Colombia), Augusto Carrasco (Peru), Andri Snaer Magnason (Iceland), Katherine Medina Rondón (Peru) and Alonso Ruiz Rosas (Peru), moderated by Doris Guillén.

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