Hay Festival Querétaro 2023 – Drawing

Welcome to the Hay Festival Querétaro 2023 programme. The festival took place from 7 to 10 September, with 105 activities with 151 international guests from 20 countries, and with Hay Joven, Hay Festivalito, Hay Delegaciones and Talento Editorial events, as well as two activities in Cadereyta.

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Event HJ5

María Medem in conversation with Fernanda Aguillón

Universidad Anáhuac
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María Medem (Spain) is an award-winning illustrator and cartoonist, and one of the most promising young graphic novelists in Spain. Author of the books Cénit and Echos, her most recent publication is called Por culpa de una flor. In this last work, the main character finds herself in an abandoned village where the last flower still survives. This character cares for it, feeds it and keeps it alive, until a surprising visit occurs, one that triggers a process of self-discovery and transformation for all the creatures in the story. In conversation with Fernanda Aguillón.

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María Medem in conversation with Fernanda Aguillón

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Juan Gedovius

Biblioteca Juan de Dios Bátiz Paredes, Delegación Josefa Vergara
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Juan Gedovius is a writer, musician and illustrator, and has published over 40 books. Here he will give a drawing and writing workshop based on his illustrated version of Alice Through the Looking-glass, in which he gives colour and shape to the chess pieces that take on life in the classic book by Lewis Carroll.

From ages 6 to 12
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Juan Gedovius

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Aura García-Junco, Sarah Ladipo Manyika and María Medem in conversation with Gabriela Warkentin

Equity Series

Museo de la Ciudad (Espacio escénico)
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The British Council and Hay Festival present the series of events entitled Imagine Equity, the goal of which is to promote the contribution to cultural life of groups that are traditionally underrepresented. The intention is to create a conversation between writers of different continents so they can debate, through fiction and non-fiction, matters such as gender, sexual identity, race, ethnicity, neuronal and physical diversity, etc. With the participation of Aura García-Junco, named one of the best Spanish-language writers by Granta magazine in 2021; Sarah Ladipo Manyika (Nigeria/United Kingdom), Director of the Board of the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, California, and jury of a range of literary awards; and Maria Medem (Spain), cartoonist and illustrator, author of Por culpa de una flor (2023). They will talk to Gabriela Warkentin.

Simultaneous interpretation from English to Spanish available

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Aura García-Junco, Sarah Ladipo Manyika and María Medem in conversation with Gabriela Warkentin

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Poder Ejecutivo del Estado de Querétaro
Querétaro Juntos, Adelante
Querétaro y Entonces, encontré México
Querétaro Municipio

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