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.

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

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Event 67

Andrey Kurkov in conversation with Emma Graham-Harrison

Hay Festival and Lviv BookForum series

 Centro de Convenciones (Auditorio Getsemaní)
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The Ukrainian writer, novelist and essayist, Andrey Kurkov, recently awarded the French Médicis Étranger Prize, started to write a diary when the first Russian rockets fell on Kiev on 24 February 2022. In Diary of an Invasion (2022), Kurkov chronicles the terrible impact of the conflict through a personal narrative, which is both a testament to Ukrainian identity and the day-to-day lives of his compatriots. Kurkov has published, in both English and Spanish, the books The Gardener From Ochakov, Death of the Penguin and the recent Grey Bees. In conversation with Emma Graham-Harrison.

Simultaneous interpreting from English to Spanish available

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Event 71

Fonseca in conversation with Winston Manrique Sabogal

 Centro de Convenciones (Auditorio Getsemaní)
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The Colombian musician Fonseca celebrates 20 years of his musical career and, to celebrate it, he has published the book Canciones, historias y 20 años de memorias. The singer-songwriter, that includes tradicional and contemporary music on his repertoire, goes through his career looking at his most celebrated songs, referencing the creative process and his personal experiences. In conversation with Winston Manrique Sabogal.
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