Welcome to the Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2023 programme, to be held from 26 to 29 January. In this page you can find the events in the general programme as well as Hay Joven activities tor university audiences, Hay Comunitario sessions which will take place in different areas of Cartagena, Reading Clubs and Talento Editorial.
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A fascinating discussion about the genre of travel writing with two great journalists and non-fiction authors: the US Jon Lee Anderson, aauthor of books such as Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, The Fall of Baghdad and Los años de la espiral: Crónicas de América Latina; and Óscar Martínez (El Salvador), Head Writer at El Faro and author of Los migrantes que no importan, El niño de Hollywood and the recent Los muertos y el periodista. In conversation with the writer Teresita Goyeneche.In 2014, the Gabo Foundation and the Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias, as part of an alliance which was to last over a decade, decided to organize, in homage to the English writer, the Michael Jacobs Travel Writing Grant, an award supported by the Michael Jacobs Foundation.
Yayo Herrero will share some ways to create a more aware and healthy relationship with nature and the environment, in conversation with María del Rosario Osorio, Deacon of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Cartagena. Herrero is a major figure in ecofeminism, an expert in environmental education and sustainable development and the co-author of around a dozen books on the ecological challenges we face. In her work as an activist, she was the State Coordinator of Ecologistas en Acción and General Manager of the ecosocial organization FUHEM.
The Colombian author María del Mar Ramón has lived in Argentina since 2012 and currently works for radio and on the creation of audio-visual content. In her work as a writer and content creator, her main interest is feminism and related matters, such as pleasure, violence and liberties. She is the co-founder of the Argentinean NGO Red de Mujeres and coordinates the Fanáticas de los Boliches project, which aims to raise gender awareness in nightlife venues. She has written for media outlets such as Vice and Playboy and has published the book Tirar y vivir sin culpa: El placer es feminista, which relates her experiences regarding sexuality and the feeling of guilt that arises when living in a society that constantly judges women. María del Mar Ramón offers a space for talking to young women about their bodies and their desires, without restrictions, fears or shame, where they can think about how to live fully and at liberty. Her latest work is the novel La manada, which explores the intricacies of group attacks. A city and a society that could be anywhere in Latin America; this is the setting for an exploration of masculinity. The book examines the motivations, fears and frustrations of a group of young men who will live the rest of their days knowing they are responsible for a life that is not their own. Can you escape the weight of a body for the rest of your days? In conversation with Carolina Échavez Martínez.
We humans like to believe that we act rationally, but the emotions are a much more important part of experience that most of us think. Richard Firth-Godbehere has put his thoughts on this matter into his book A Human History of Emotion, which analyses and studies the role of human emotions throughout history and in different cultures. The author will talk about how the emotions, in all their complexity and diversity, have modelled the world that we live in over the course of history. This fascinating work of non-fiction weaves together psychology, neuroscience, art, philosophy and religion. In conversation with Alberto de Castro.
How has the role of light in understanding the universe changed, and how is it still changing? In 2012, Serge Haroche (France) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics, together with David J. Wineland, for his innovative work in the field of quantum optics. Their discoveries make use of the properties of light particles to create new technologies, such as ultrafast quantum computers. With The Science of Light: From Galileo’s Telescope to Quantum Physics, this Nobel laureate offers a revealing narrative about what we now know about light, from relativity theory to quantum physics, about how we have learned it and how this knowledge has led to many inventions that have changed our lives. In conversation with Rafael González.
Simultaneous interpreting from French to Spanish available