Hay Festival Arequipa 2022 – Events for Children and Young People

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.

The tickets are on sale for in person events. If you wish to register to see the live streaming of events, please select the option "Register to watch onlie" when this option is available.

If you have any questions, you can find us at contacto@hayfestival.org.

Here are all our events for families, children and young adults. Select events from our Programme for Schools or our traditional Hay Days programme, there is also a selection of interactive workshops to enjoy.

Please note: Hay Days events are available for free replay for the duration of the festival - after this you will be able to find them on Hay Player. Programme for Schools events and workshops will be free to replay for the duration of the festival and then free on Hay Player.

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Event M1

Katya Adaui in conversation with Emperatriz Vizcarra

Patichueca

Casa Quellaveco
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The Peruvian writer Katya Adaui presents a beautiful book for children, illustrated with the delightful artwork of Eduardo Tokeshi. Paty is a little dog who is growing older, but her companion Ciro is ready to look after her, learning about the passage of time, loyalty and affection. Moderated by Emperatriz Vizcarra.

For children aged 5 and over

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Event M5

Andrea Lértora

Drawing with Sayri

Casa Quellaveco
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The illustrator Andrea Lértora presents and activity based on her books Sayri y el mensaje del cóndor and Sayri y el telar de las estrellas, which tell the tale of Sayri, a very special boy who discovers great secrets in nature, accompanied by condors, the mountain, the sea and the stars. Andrea will share these stories with the young attendees and will lead a drawing session.

For children ages 7 to 11 and teachers

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Andrea Lértora

Event HF1

Alberto Montt

Plaza San Francisco
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At this event, we present one of the most talented and entertaining of illustrators, the author of books such as Soñar no cuesta nada, No apagues la luz, Dino y Laura, Solo necesito un gato and Ansiedad as well as the blog En Dosis Diarias. We will meet Alberto Montt (Chile) to talk about illustration, reading, childhood and growing up.

Event for parents and educators
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Alberto Montt

Event HF2

Storytelling and workshop with Adriana Roca

Elena Izcue

Plaza San Francisco
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Journalist and editor Adriana Roca offers a storytelling session about Elena Izcue. The book, created by Ediciones Pichoncito in alliance with the Museo de Arte de Lima -MALI-, tells the story of the life of the Peruvian artist and designer by focusing on the moments that challenged her the most, how she persevered through hard times with discipline, and how she loved ancient cultures and the artistic patterns that inspired her to create. The story is followed and a workshop so that girls, boys and adults and design their own patterns inspired by Izcue's designs.
Ages 3 to 12
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Event HF3

Carmen Pachas Piélago

Plaza San Francisco
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Carmen Pachas Piélago, writer and scholar on ancient Peru, will tell her story El sombrero de plumas inspired by a feather headset that is located a the Museo de Sitio Arturo Jiménez Borja – Puruchuco, Lima, Perú. This piece belongs to the ichma culture that developed from 1,100 to 1,450 AD in Lima between the valleys of Chillón and Lurín.

Ages 5 to 12
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Carmen Pachas Piélago

Event HF4

Alberto Vergara in conversation with Doris Zuzunaga. With the participation of illustrator Andrea Lértora

Plaza San Francisco
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Alberto Vergara presents his first book for children, Otta, la gaviota que tenía… ¡vértigo!, which tells the story of an unusual friendship between a seagull and a pelican, showing that much more important than differences is the affection that can arise between friends. Vergara will read parts of this charming and special story, in an activity moderated by Doris Zuzunaga. With the participation of Andrea Lértora, the illustrator of the book.

Ages 5 to 8
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Event HF5

Andrea Lértora

Drawing with Sayri

Plaza San Francisco
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The illustrator Andrea Lértora presents and activity based on her books Sayri y el mensaje del cóndor and Sayri y el telar de las estrellas, which tell the tale of Sayri, a very special boy who discovers great secrets in nature, accompanied by condors, the mountain, the sea and the stars. Andrea will share these stories with the young attendees and will lead a drawing session.

For children ages 7 to 11 and teachers
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Andrea Lértora

Event HF6

Katya Adaui and Eduardo Tokeshi

Patichueca

Plaza San Francisco
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The Peruvian writer Katya Adaui presents a beautiful book for children, illustrated with the delightful artwork of Eduardo Tokeshi. Paty is a little dog who is growing older, but her companion Ciro is ready to look after her, learning about the passage of time, loyalty and affection.

For children aged 5 and over
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Event HF7

Fernando Ampuero in conversation with Estefani Bengoa

Run Run. The sad and contorted life of a captive fox

Plaza San Francisco
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Fernando Ampuero, a wonderful Peruvian writer presents a book for children that tells the story of a fox that is in captivity, thus dealing with the subject of the mistreatment of animals. Nobody knows what muddles life will get you into; this is something that Run Run the fox discovers at an early age when he is obliged to pretend he is a dog, since fate has decreed that he will move from one family to another, interfering with his nature and his freedom. Moderator by reading promoter Estefani Bengoa.

For children ages 6 and over
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Event HF8

Gioconda Belli and Claudia Piñeiro in conversation with Cynthia Rodríguez

Of course it is literature…for young people!

Plaza San Francisco
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Children’s literature is a genre that is dedicated to a very specific public: those going through infancy. The quality of its content and relevance in terms of the intellectual and emotional education of young children are crucial. Gioconda Belli (Nicaragua) and Claudia Piñeiro (Argentina), two outstanding Latin American authors, will talk about their experiences writing for this particular readership together with the promotor of children’s literature Cynthia Rodríguez (Venezuela/Canada).

Event for parents and educators
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Event 58

Carmen Pachas Piélago and Cynthia Rodríguez in conversation with Ingrid Bejerman

Indigenous worldviews: cultural heritage in children’s literature

UNSA (Sala Mariano Melgar)
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Literature for children is a key ingredient for fixing and maintaining our language and culture for the generations that follow. Carmen Pachas Piélago, a writer and investigator into ancient Peru matters, and Cynthia Rodríguez, a promotor of children’s literature and of Spanish as an inherited language in Canada, will talk to the journalist Ingrid Bejerman about how to take on the responsibility of preserving this valuable legacy through reading literature aimed at child readerships.

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Event HF9

Adela Muñoz Páez

Women scientists: the past, the present and the future

Plaza San Francisco
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Adela Muñoz Páez (Spain) is one of the most brilliant essayists writing today. A professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Seville University, her other great passion is women scientists. She is the creator of Científicas: Pasado, Presente y Futuro, a series of dramatic representations aimed at school children aged between 8 and 14. At this event, we will see some of these works and find out from the scientist Muñoz why her work has been so important.

Ages 8 to 14
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Adela Muñoz Páez

Event HF10

Yero Chuquicaña

Plaza San Francisco
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The writer, journalist and illustrator Yero Chuquicaña studied Literature and Linguistics at the Universidad Nacional de San Agustín in Arequipa. He has published the books of short stories Falsos cuentos: La primera vez que alguien te habló de mí (2017), Peruanos de segunda mano (2019) and ¿Qué carajo es el amor? (2021). In 2017 he won the National Literature Prize in the children/young adult category for his book Falsos cuentos: Taca-Taca, and in 2021 he won the Nuestros relatos contest, organized by the Proyecto Especial Bicentenario de la Independencia del Perú. His most recent book is Un zorro en la ciudad, the story of a fox from the Andes that ends up in a busy city.

Ages 8 to 10
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Yero Chuquicaña

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