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El Hay Festival celebra 18 años de conversaciones, cultura y diversidad en Colombia

El Hay Festival celebra 18 años de conversaciones, cultura y diversidad en Colombia
Con más de 180 participantes procedentes de 21 países, la nueva edición del Hay Festival se realizará el 21 y 22 de enero en Jericó, el 24 y 25 de enero en Medellín, y del 26 al 29 de enero en Cartagena de Indias.

Hay Festival celebrates 18 years in Colombia with programme to inspire hope

Hay Festival celebrates 18 years in Colombia with programme to inspire hope

Hay Festival has announced its 18th programme in Colombia with events in Jericó (21–22 January), Medellín (24–25 January), and Cartagena de Indias (26–29 January) featuring 180 speakers from 21 countries ranging global literary stars, Nobel Prize winners and internationally acclaimed performers. 

Hay Festival Winter Weekend marks season's change with bold visions and hope

Hay Festival Winter Weekend marks season's change with bold visions and hope

Hay Festival Winter Weekend closed Sunday 27 November after festivalgoers enjoyed 52 full-capacity events in and around the booktown of Hay-on-Wye with 5,000 tickets sold and 511,000 content engagements online (and counting). 

Writer’s Award 2023 goes to Ayanna Lloyd Banwo and Jarred McGinnis

Writer’s Award 2023 goes to Ayanna Lloyd Banwo and Jarred McGinnis

Authors Ayanna Lloyd Banwo and Jarred McGinnis have been named as the 2023 winners of the Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award, in a reception at the British Library last night (Wednesday 23 November).

Hay Festival reveals Book of the Year 2022

Hay Festival reveals Book of the Year 2022

Lessons in Chemistry, the debut novel by Bonnie Garmus, has been named Hay Festival Book of the Year 2022 after hundreds of book lovers nominated their favourite titles of the year online.

Line-up announced for Hay Festival Scribblers Tour 2023

Line-up announced for Hay Festival Scribblers Tour 2023

Hay Festival brings five exceptional Young Adult (YA) writers direct to thousands of Year 7-10 school pupils across Wales next year with the free Scribblers Tour, 6-10 February and 13-17 February. 

Actor Sally Phillips to join Hay Citizens of the Year in Christmas lights switch-on

Actor Sally Phillips to join Hay Citizens of the Year in Christmas lights switch-on

Actor Sally Phillips will join Hay-on-Wye Citizens of the Year Trish and Alan Kiddle to switch on the town’s Christmas lights on Friday 25 November as part of her Hay Festival Winter Weekend appearance.

2023 Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award shortlist announced

2023 Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award shortlist announced

The British Library and Hay Festival are delighted to reveal the shortlist for the 2023 Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award. Given annually to two writers in the early stages of a new book relating to the Americas, the £20,000 prize is now in its twelfth year.

New events added to sold-out Winter Weekend programme

New events added to sold-out Winter Weekend programme

Six new conversations have been added to the previously sold-out Hay Festival Winter Weekend programme, responding to high demand for the festival taking place next month, 24-27 November. 

A letter from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

A letter from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

A letter from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, released for the opening ceremony of Lviv BookForum 2022, bringing writers and readers together live online in solidarity, defiance and hope this weekend.

Hay Festival Arequipa returns with first in-person event in three years

Hay Festival Arequipa returns with first in-person event in three years

Hay Festival has announced the line-up for its eighth edition in Peru, Hay Festival Arequipa 2022, bringing writers and readers together in-person and online, 3-6 November.

Hay Festival Winter Weekend 2022 programme unveiled

Hay Festival Winter Weekend 2022 programme unveiled
Hay Festival Winter Weekend is back bringing writers and readers together for a year-end wonderland of in-person events, 24-27 November, in multiple venues across Hay-on-Wye, Wales...

Lviv BookForum and Hay Festival reveal free, hybrid programme, 6-9 October

Lviv BookForum and Hay Festival reveal free, hybrid programme, 6-9 October
Acclaimed Ukrainian writers join international authors in the hybrid Lviv BookForum programme, out globally now, broadcasting online 6-9 October in partnership with leading literary charity Hay Festival. 

STATEMENT FROM HAY FESTIVAL CEO JULIE FINCH

STATEMENT FROM HAY FESTIVAL CEO JULIE FINCH

“In this time of national mourning we celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s extraordinary life of public service and commitment to the arts, and send our condolences to her family. To our community of writers, festival makers and friends who will be affected by this in many different ways, you are also in our thoughts, and we will continue to process this change together in our events and conversations to come.”

– Julie Finch, CEO of Hay Festival.

Hay Festival Scribblers Cymraeg returns with free creative workshops across Wales, 9-10 November

Hay Festival Scribblers Cymraeg returns with free creative workshops across Wales, 9-10 November
Hay Festival returns with Scribblers Cymraeg this autumn, 9-10 November, inviting Year 7-9 pupils to get creative with the Welsh language at special events in Swansea University and Aberystwyth University.

Brecon Beacons National Park Writers in Residence appointed

Brecon Beacons National Park Writers in Residence appointed
The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, in partnership with Black Mountains College and Hay Festival has appointed two writers in residence for 2022-23. This innovative residency is one with purpose; it seeks to tackle two of the greatest challenges of our times.

Hay Festival and Lviv BookForum unveil partnership to defend free expression

Hay Festival and Lviv BookForum unveil partnership to defend free expression

Ukrainian literature will be brought to a global audience of millions in a new digital partnership announced today between Ukraine’s largest literature festival, Lviv BookForum, and Hay Festival.

Imagina Latinoamérica: conversaciones sobre nuestra región

Imagina Latinoamérica: conversaciones sobre nuestra región
Hay Festival presenta una nueva serie de conversaciones digitales y presencialesImagina Latinoamérica. Imaginar y promover, a través de actividades culturales inclusivas y para todos los públicos, procesos de cambio para la sociedad civil en la región.

Hay Festival Winter Weekend returns with new Hay Castle venue

Hay Festival Winter Weekend returns with new Hay Castle venue
Hay Festival Winter Weekend is back to bring writers and readers together for a year-end wonderland of in-person events to inspire, examine and entertain, 24-27 November, in Hay-on-Wye, Wales.

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