During Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias in Colombia, representatives from the Municipality of Querétaro and Hay Festival gathered to renew the collaboration agreement for Hay Festival Querétaro, 3-6 September 2020.
The Secretary of Culture of the Municipality of Querétaro, Andrea Avendaño, and Cristina Fuentes La Roche, International Director of the Hay Festival, signed the letter that endorses the Municipality of Querétaro as the main partner of this cultural festival that marks the fifth edition in the city and eleventh in Mexico overall.
Four internationally speakers were announced during the event: actor Gael García Bernal, Russian writer and poet Eduard Limonov, Professor Clara Grima and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax. The full program will be available at the end of June.
The fifteenth Hay Festival in Mexico, Querétaro follows editions in Zacatecas, Xalapa and Mexico City. One of the northern hemisphere’s fastest growing cities and a World Heritage City, Querétaro’s majestic architecture makes for a unique Festival backdrop as Hay Festival Querétaro takes over the city’s cultural venues including the Republic Theatre, the Cineteca, the Guerrero Garden and the City Museum.
Twenty-five per cent of main stage event capacity is also available free to students, while events for children (Hay Festivalito) and students (Hay Joven) reach far into the surrounding region. Satellite events – Hay Forum Dallas in Texas, USA, and outreach events in Monterrey’s Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico (5-10 September) – further promote the global exchange of ideas.
More information about the Hay Festival Querétaro here.