Hay Festival Segovia 2022

Browse the programme of the seventeenth edition of Hay Festival Segovia. From September 15 to 18, 2022, we will have lots of events, including English-speaking authors. For the second year in a row there will be a series of previous events in various venues in the region, to celebrate the heritage of Castilla y León. All events will be in-person, respecting the security protocols. More information here.


As part of our 2021 Festival programme, we invite you to get creative with some dynamic and interactive workshops. Imagine what it's like to be a hedgehog with The School of Life; work with students from Hereford College of Arts to create a book or an animation using recycled materials or enjoy a poetry show. You can learn to code with the University of Oxford or explore biodiversity with Head 4 Arts and WWF Cymru. These events are for children aged 4–11 and are free to watch again and again..

Event 2

Autobiography workshop with Beltrán Gambier

Little brushtrokes of life

Venue: Librería Diagonal
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Once again this year, Beltrán Gambier brings to the Hay Festival his Short Autobiographies Workshop, open to anyone considering using their own life as material for writing. As was the case with the first workshop, which was full to capacity, participants will write an autobiographical fragment. Gambier is the founder and editor of Intramuros magazine, a Spanish-language publication that is pioneering in its dedication to biography and memoir. In its 26-year run, it has published work by many major writers, including three Nobel Literature laureates: the Germans Herta Müller and Günter Grass and the Chinese writer Mo Yan. The workshop will be co-hosted by the journalist Laura Garrido.

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Autobiography workshop with Beltrán Gambier

Event 8

Autobiography workshop with Beltrán Gambier

Lives in few words

Venue: Centro Penitenciario de Segovia
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Around a dozen inmates of the Segovia Penitentiary Centre will have the chance to participate in the Short Autobiographies Workshop that is to be given once again this year by Beltrán Gambier, founder and editor of Intramuros magazine, which specializes in this literary genre. During its 26-year run, the publication has brought us the words of some famous figures, including three winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature. This is a great opportunity for the inmates to take part in a literary event of distinction, supported by the Hay Festival, at which they will write an autobiographical fragment. Gambier is also a lawyer and has authored several legal texts, including one dedicated to Penitentiary Administration Law.

Also contributing to the workshop will be Félix Losada, writer for Intramuros and owner of the magazine.

Event directed exclusively for the inmates of the Penitentiary Center
Autobiography workshop with Beltrán Gambier

Event 16

Journalism workshop for children

Learning to write the news

Venue: CEIP El Peñascal
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How do you write a news story? How do you choose a good photo? What is a headline? The El País journalism workshop for children offers two sessions on journalism through simple activities that require nothing more than the wish to tell a story. In this hands-on workshop, the students of CEIP El Peñascal will choose their own story, learn how to write it in the form of a news item, and create a front page that they will take home as a souvenir.

This event is exclusively for CEIP El Peñascal students
Journalism workshop for children

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