Hay Festival Cartagena 2024

Welcome to the Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2024 programme, to be held from 25 to 28 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 and Hay Comunitario are free of charge. Access on Sunday will be free of charge for inhabitants of the Department of Bolívar in most of the events.

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.

Online application for free events is now closed.

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

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Event HJ3

Álvaro Ortiz in conversation with Lisette Urquijo

On graphic novel

 Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar (Sede Manga) - Auditorio Jorge Taua
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Álvaro Ortiz is a comic illustrator and author, the winner of numerous prizes and the creator of several graphic novels. His latest is written for children and is entitled La pequeña genia y la partida de shatranj. His work deals with matters related to the history of art, the past, travel and remote cultures. In conversation with Lisette Urquijo.

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Álvaro Ortiz in conversation with Lisette Urquijo

Event HC7

Álvaro Ortiz

 Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Biblioteca)
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Álvaro Ortiz is a comic illustrator and author, the winner of numerous prizes and the creator of several graphic novels. His latest is written for children and is entitled La pequeña genia y la partida de shatranj. His work deals with matters related to the history of art, the past, travel and remote cultures.
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Álvaro Ortiz

Event HC9

Valentina Toro

The imaginary children

 Salón Comunal de Malagana
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Valentina Toro studied Graphic Design and later did a Master’s degree in Creative Writing. She is the author and illustrator of eight books, a number of which have been shortlisted for international prizes. Valentina is interested in stories about ghosts, animals, magic and supernatural beings. In her latest book, Los niños imaginarios, she deals with matters including the family and mourning. It tells the story of Lorenzo, who, after the death of his father, moves with his family to a house near a forest, one that his grandmother says is full of monsters. One day, guided by a dog, the child enters the wood and starts to discover all kinds of mysteries.
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Valentina Toro

Event HC21

Valentina Toro

The imaginary children

 Corporación Ruleli
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Valentina Toro studied Graphic Design and later did a Master’s degree in Creative Writing. She is the author and illustrator of eight books, a number of which have been shortlisted for international prizes. Valentina is interested in stories about ghosts, animals, magic and supernatural beings. In her latest book, Los niños imaginarios (The imaginary children), she deals with matters including the family and mourning. It tells the story of Lorenzo, who, after the death of his father, moves with his family to a house near a forest, one that his grandmother says is full of monsters. One day, guided by a dog, the child enters the wood and starts to discover all kinds of mysteries.
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Valentina Toro

Event 60

Kevin Johansen and Liniers in concert

 Centro de Convenciones (Auditorio Getsemaní)
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The Argentinean-US musician Kevin Johansen and the illustrator and cartoonist Liniers (Argentina) unite for an illustrated concert at which the music of Johansen becomes image and Liniers’ drawings become songs. A spectacular and moving live show for singing and setting the imagination free.

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Kevin Johansen and Liniers in concert

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