Hay Joven

Hay Festival Querétaro has a programme directed to University students, with free events, prior register. Thanks to ITESM, Anáhuac, UAQ, TecMilenio, UNAM and UNIVA there will be meetings between authors and students.

2018's programme:

Thursday 6 September

[HJ1]  11:00 h – 12:00 h Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Salón del edificio "D" de la Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales

Journalism: the BBC Mundo model. With Enric Botella, Antía Castedo and Liliet Heredero

At this workshop, journalists and editors from the BBC Mundo will talk about the experience of this service: broadcasting, audience, new media, working model... The BBC exemplifies quality of information, journalistic rigour and diversification, with a number of television channels and radio stations, as well as a strong online presence.


[HJ2]  13:00 h – 14:00 h Universidad Anáhuac, Aula Magna Multiva

To infinity and beyond. Lecture by Marcus du Sautoy

What is the importance of the infinite in a limited world? Has anyone ever reached this indefinable point, given our finite lives? Can you count the uncountable? The mathematician Marcus du Sautoy (United Kingdom), Professor of Science and Mathematics at the University of Oxford, offers to take the reins on matters that affect us, as determinate beings. In his book How To Count to Infinity, Sautoy shows us the infinite as a kind of mathematical opening in our minds. At this event he will explain why it is worth imagining all the things that are above and beyond our brief existence.

Event in English

With the support of the British Council


[HJ3] 13:00 h – 14:30 h Universidad ITESM, Learning Commons, Edificio 6

On the essay. With Jazmina Barrera

Jazmina Barrera, author of the non-fiction work Foreign Body, talks about essay as a genre. Barrera (Mexico City, 1988) received a grant from the Foundation for Mexican Literature and took a Master’s in Creative Writing in Spanish from NYU (2014-2016). Her book of essays Cuaderno de faros was published in 2017 with Tierra Adentro. She is currently a fellow of the Fonca Young Artists programme. She is an editor with, and founding partner of, Ediciones Antílope.


[HJ4] 13:00 h – 14:00 h Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Facultad de Periodismo

All about Mafalda. With Daniel Divinsky

Mafalda, that ironic girl from the 1960s who hated soup, became popular throughout Latin America, Spain, Italy, Greece and France, and took her message of liberty and equality into more than 30 languages, crossing borders and becoming the symbol of a generation. Mafalda has been entertaining its readers since Joaquín Salvador Lavado (alias Quino) brought out the first comic in 1964, until today. Daniel Divinsky, co-founder of Ediciones de la Flor with Kukike Miler and co-editor of Mafalda since its beginnings, will give a talk about the past of Argentina’s most famous little girl.


[HJ5] 16:00 – 17:00 h UNAM, Centro Académico Cultural, Campus Juriquilla

Creation versus evolution? The risks of a false debate. Lecture by Antonio Lazcano

Doctor Antonio Lazcano, member of the Colegio Nacional and a Biology graduate from UNAM, where he studied the origin and early evolution of life, will talk about the false opposition between science and religion, exemplified by the rejection of the theory of evolution by some modern religious movements. A lecture on science, religion and the importance of education.


[HJ6] 17:30 h – 18:30 h Universidad TEC Milenio, Aula Magna

Journalism: the BBC Mundo model. With Enric Botella, Antía Castedo and Liliet Heredero

At this workshop, journalists and editors from the BBC Mundo will talk about the experience of this service: broadcasting, audience, new media, working model... The BBC exemplifies quality of information, journalistic rigour and diversification, with a number of television channels and radio stations, as well as a strong online presence.


[HJ7] 18:00 h – 18:20 h Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Facultad de Periodismo

Screening of the documentary What matters?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed in December 1948 and, since then, has been translated into 503 languages and dialects. In What matters?, 30 international writers, artists and students commemorate the 30 articles of the declaration, lending their voices and reading out in more than 15 languages the articles contained in the document. Personalities from different fields of culture, including the US singer and poet Patti Smith, the Turkish publisher and journalist Can Dündar, the British designer Vivienne Westwood and the Chinese multi-disciplinary artist Ai Weiwei, are just some of the figures who have joined this project to create a mosaic of languages and ideas that we should, in these times, remember and give prominence to. Duration 17 minutes

English with subtitles in Spanish


[HJ8] 19:30 h – 19:50 h Universidad ITESM, Set de TV, centro de medios

Screening of the documentary What matters?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed in December 1948 and, since then, has been translated into 503 languages and dialects. In What matters?, 30 international writers, artists and students commemorate the 30 articles of the declaration, lending their voices and reading out in more than 15 languages the articles contained in the document. Personalities from different fields of culture, including the US singer and poet Patti Smith, the Turkish publisher and journalist Can Dündar, the British designer Vivienne Westwood and the Chinese multi-disciplinary artist Ai Weiwei, are just some of the figures who have joined this project to create a mosaic of languages and ideas that we should, in these times, remember and give prominence to. Duration 17 minutes

English with subtitles in Spanish


Friday 7 September

[HJ9] 10:00 h – 11:00 h Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Centro Integral de Medios (CIM) de la Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales

The graphic novel, with Peter Kuper

The US graphic novelist Peter Kuper offers parallel realities, grotesqueries and metaphors about the world around us, through the medium of his drawings. He has illustrated more than twenty books, including the famous classics Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. He has also published the graphic novels Drawn to New York, The System and Ruins, all of which display an inventiveness that is representative of the startling powers of this graphic artist. At this event Peter Kuper will talk about his work as an illustrator.

Event in English


[HJ10] 12:30 h – 13:30 h Universidad TEC Milenio, Aula Magna

The graphic novel, with Peter Kuper

The US graphic novelist Peter Kuper offers parallel realities, grotesqueries and metaphors about the world around us, through the medium of his drawings. He has illustrated more than twenty books, including the famous classics Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. He has also published the graphic novels Drawn to New York, The System and Ruins, all of which display an inventiveness that is representative of the startling powers of this graphic artist. At this event Peter Kuper will talk about his work as an illustrator.

Event in English


[HJ11] 13:00 h – 14:00 h Universidad ITESM, Learning Commons, Edificio 6

DNA, the dictator. With Miguel Pita

Do we really choose our partners freely? Is infidelity hereditary? Are the illnesses I will suffer marked in my genes? The prestigious Spanish scientist, Miguel Pita, Doctor of Genetics and Cellular Biology and internationally recognized for his educational work on science, puts the reader inside the mind of Ale, a human being like any other, for a day. Through this narrative, Miguel Pita answers, in his book El ADN dictador, that important question: do our genes determine our tastes and decisions? In short: are we born, or are we made?


[HJ12] 16:00 h – 17:00 h Universidad ITESM, Salón de Congresos 1

Bogotá39. With Emiliano Monge, Eduardo Rabasa and Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Three of those chosen for the list of the "39 best Latin American writers under 40" talk about their work. With Eduardo Rabasa, Felipe Restrepo Pombo and Emiliano Monge.

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