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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Carmen Alvarado works in the world of culture, libraries and books. She has also written books featuring characters such as Tío Tigre (Uncle Tiger) and Tío Conejo (Uncle Rabbit) that come from oral tradition, and using them has tacked issues we find in daily life, such as friendship, love and death.
Fernando León de Aranoa, renowned screenplay writer and director from Spain, will talk about his career in general, and in particular about his most recent work, presenting Sintiéndolo mucho, a documentary about the last decade of Joaquín Sabina. León de Aranoa wrote and directed the movie Barrio, telling the story of the life of a group of teenagers in a marginal neighbourhood, and won the Goya awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director, and the Concha de Plata for Best Director at the San Sebastián Film Festival. Mondays in the Sun, starring Javier Bardem, which he directed in 2002, won five Goya Awards and the Concha de Oro for Best Film at the San Sebastián Film Festival. In 2021, his movie The Good Boss, starring Javier Bardem, won the Goya Awards for Best Film and Best Director, and was selected by the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain as the Spanish representant at the 94th edition of the Oscars, in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. He will talk to the director of El Tiempo, Andrés Mompotes.
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 people of this planet use energy. In recent decades, the exponential increase in the population and the consumption of fossil fuels have caused irreversible damage, and we must change our ways. It is a matter of the greatest urgency to undertake global climate action through the reduction of emissions, to make great efforts to adapt, and to channel appropriate funding flows. This needs to happen as part of an integrated framework of sustainable development that will tackle poverty, hunger and unemployment, and improve the empowerment of young, Afro-descendent, indigenous and LGTBIQ+ people, as well as local communities and women; this is a transition that needs to have the planet at its heart. Our guests will talk to Ricardo Chica about this important challenge for humanity. With Jazmín Romero (Colombia), legal representative of the Wayuu Feminist Movement; Maira Alejandra Jayariyu (Colombia), communicator for Fuerza Wayuu; and Nohora Alejandra Quiguantar (Colombia), representative of the Pasto indigenous village of the Muellamués community.
Deforme Semanal Ideal Total is a fortnightly radio programme for Radio Primavera Sound on which Isabel Calderón and Lucía Lijtmaer give their particular vision of contemporary life and culture, with laughter, some emphatic explanations and, in short, everything you need to know in an hour just for you. Ondas Award for Best Podcast in 2021 and Best Podcast of the Year at the Global Ondas Podcast Awards in 2022 “for creating a radio show with a provocative, feminist view of culture and life”. One of Spain’s most popular shows, with listeners in Argentina, Mexico, Colombia and Chile.
This event will be recorded and later broadcast as a podcast