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 HJ17

Josefa Sánchez Contreras and Gabriela Wiener in conversation with Daniella Sánchez Russo

Explorers, dreamers and thieves

 Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar (Sede Manga) - Auditorio Jorge Taua
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In 2022, the Hay Festival and the British Museum teamed up to create the anthology Volver a contar: escritores de América Latina en los archivos del Museo Británico, in which a group of ten writers delved into narratives on the past using a collection of Latin American objects in the museum, a collection never seen by the public. In 2023 we present the anthology Exploradores, soñadores y ladrones, in which six fiction writers visit the museum’s collection to come up with a new compilation of texts that question and reimagine the predominant narratives.With the sociologist and activist Josefa Sánchez Contreras (México) and the writer and journalist Gabriela Wiener (Perú), in conversation with Daniella Sánchez Russo.
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Josefa Sánchez Contreras and Gabriela Wiener in conversation with Daniella Sánchez Russo

Event CL5

Book club: Gabriela Wiener in conversation with David Lara Ramos

 Casa Hay (Centro de Convenciones)
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Our book clubs are intimate events with guests selected from the Hay Festival programme. These small-scale events will be a chance to talk in depth about the most recent work published by those invited. At this event, Gabriela Wiener (Peru) will talk to David Lara Ramos about her book Huaco retrato. A huaco retrato is a piece of ceramic made by the native peoples of Peru. In 1878, the Austrian Jewish explorer Charles Wiener, the author’s great-great-grandfather, carried four thousand pre-Colombian pieces away from Peru, in the process gaining recognition at the Paris Universal Exhibition. The protagonist faces up to this instance of stolen memory and reflects on their history and on the consequences of colonization and racism in our lives.

The book should be read before attending.

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Book club: Gabriela Wiener in conversation with David Lara Ramos

Event 55

Philippe Sands in conversation with Javier Ortiz Cassiani

 Teatro Adolfo Mejía
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Philippe Sands (UK) talks to Javier Ortiz Cassiani about The Last Colony, a book about the Chagos Islands, which describes and censures the role of the UK in the expulsion of its native inhabitants in the 1960s. This prominent lawyer and human rights expert has not only documented these events, but also explores how the unjust acts have affected the lives of the inhabitants of the archipelago to this day, making a call for reparation of this colonial past.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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Philippe Sands in conversation with Javier Ortiz Cassiani

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