Hay Festival and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)
Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) is a public organisation whose goal is to promote Spain’s culture and heritage, within the country and abroad, through an extensive programme of activities that includes exhibitions, conferences, lecture series, film, theatre, music, audiovisual productions and initiatives that encourage the mobility of professionals and creators. As one of these initiatives to promote the internationalisation and mobility of professionals in the Spanish literary sphere, AC/E is working in cooperation with the Hay Festivals held in different parts of the world, co-organising activities for the promotion and dissemination of Spanish creators’ work overseas.
Hay Festival @BBC Mundo
To accompany the real-world event programmes of the Hispanic festivals, expanding their scope through the use of digital tools, Hay Festival has teamed up with BBC Mundo for the preparation of a supplementary online programme. At this programme, Hay Festival Querétaro guests and other major figures in the world of European and American culture talk about current affairs, offer suggestions for books to read and authors their like, and share their views on specific subjects. Readers can also find notes of interest and test their knowledge of literature and the Spanish language.
This digital programme, with exclusive online videos, texts, images and conversations, will be broadcast on the website of BBC Mundo and Hay Festival from 25 August onwards.
Hay Festival y el British Council
Hay Festival and the British Council launched a global alliance at the 2010 Hay Festival in Wales, and since then they have worked together to take UK writers and thinkers to a global audience. The British Council literary team promotes British publishers, poets and writers in different communities and audiences around the world, running high-quality innovative events that build links between writers, publishers and cultural institutions. With over 75 years of experience, the British Council works in more than 100 countries, offering exciting opportunities for international audiences to find out about the extensive and creative world of British writing and literature.
The Querétaro association for the promotion of reading, LEO, works on programmes aimed at children and young people aged 0 to 14. It seeks to boost interest in and passion for reading through didactic, creative and inclusive projects; its aim is that children be competent readers and also to broaden their horizons and knowledge of their own identities and environment, particularly with regard to those children in vulnerable situations. Hay Festival and LEO have worked together on the organization of some events during the festival.
Hay Festival and the Canada in the Americas Initiative (CITA) at McGill University
The Canada in the Americas Initiative (CITA) at McGill University has established the Indigenous Literatures in the Americas track in partnership with the Hay Festival of Literature. We aim to foster dialogue between Canadian and Latin American indigenous artists and intellectuals who are exploring the challenges and opportunities for indigenous expression in our hemisphere.
Following our successful events in the Hay Festival Americas' annual editions in Mexico, Colombia, and Peru, we are proud to participate in this first edition of Hay Querétaro in 2016, establishing Indigenous Literatures in the Americas as a regular feature in all of the Hay Festivals in the Americas.