Hay Festival Cartagena 2023

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.

The tickets of the general programme and reading clubs 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 online" when this option is available. Hay Joven, Hay Comunitario and Talento Editorial are 100% in person and free of charge.

If you have any issues regarding the payment of your tickets, please contact us at tickets@hayfestival.org or at +57 317 516 55 13.

If you are a students a wish to request free tickets, you can write to us at estudiantes@hayfestival.com.

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Event 3

Tsitsi Dangarembga and Gloria Susana Esquivel in conversation with Georgina Godwin

(In)equalities

 Teatro Adolfo Mejía
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Three authors from very different countries will talk to Georgina Godwin about how their artistic experiences have been affected by their class, race and gender. This is a conversation to reflect on (in)equality and the intersectional impact on the literary. With Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe), a high-profile African feminist, writer, filmmaker and author; and Gloria Susana Esquivel (Colombia), writer and podcaster.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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Tsitsi Dangarembga and Gloria Susana Esquivel in conversation with Georgina Godwin

Event 24

Jago Cooper in conversation with Laura Osorio Sunnucks

Visionary art

 Centro de Convenciones (Salón Barahona)
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Museum director and curator, documentary presenter and Professor of Art and Archaeology, Jago Cooper (UK) will talk about his new and radical vision of art. Drawing on his adventures in Latin America as well as his long standing work with human creativity - from Indigenous Caribbean cave painting to contemporary activist installations tackling issues such as the climate crisis - he will discuss the meaning of art and why the museums that care for it are magical. In conversation with Laura Osorio Sunnucks.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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Jago Cooper in conversation with Laura Osorio Sunnucks

Event 33

Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Ángela María Pérez

Whose Story Is This?

 Centro de Convenciones (Auditorio Getsemaní)
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Rebecca Solnit (United States) has received, in the US, a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Book Critics’ Circle Award. This author of over 20 books covers matters such as feminism, the indigenous peoples of the United States, insurrection movements, natural disasters and people power. Her most recent title, Whose Story Is This?, seeks to question hegemonic Western narratives, analysing the pressure of those who concentrate privileges by keeping racialized people and women on the fringes; the rise of the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements; and cases such as that of Harvey Weinstein. This is an essential text, one that documents some of the attempts to build a more democratic world, with the failures and triumphs that this involves. In conversation with Ángela María Pérez.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Ángela María Pérez

Event 44

Tsitsi Dangarembga, Mauricio García Villegas, Mariana Mazzucato and Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Juan Carlos Flórez

How to live differently

 Centro de Convenciones (Auditorio Getsemaní)
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Juan Carlos Flórez will chair a very interesting conversation about proposals for changes, and adjustments in our lifestyles that can make a difference in the search for a more just, sustainable and plural society, with some marvellous guests: Mauricio García Villegas (Colombia), Mariana Mazzucato (USA/Italy/UK), Rebecca Solnit (United States) and Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe).

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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Tsitsi Dangarembga, Mauricio García Villegas, Mariana Mazzucato and Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Juan Carlos Flórez

Event 56

Juan Manuel Santos in conversation with Michael Stott

 Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio)
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In the second decade of the 21st century, Colombia showed remarkable results in the fight against poverty. Over five million Colombians lifted themselves out of poverty, and the inequality gap decreased. Juan Manuel Santos, in his book La batalla contra la pobreza, emphasizes the importance of Colombia's pioneering adoption of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). This approach provides lessons for other nations, academics, and decision-makers. In conversation with Michael Stott.

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Juan Manuel Santos in conversation with Michael Stott

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