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september, 2021

05sepsunHay Forum Dallas 2021 - DAY 112:00 am - 11:59 pm Event Type :Festival

Event Details

Valerie Miles

Carlos Velazquez

Joselo Rangel

Kiko Villamizar

DJ Elkin

Following the success of the  previous installments of Hay Forum Dallas, The Wild Detectives and Hay Festival combine forces again to bring you some of  the most interesting literary and cultural discussions happening across North and South America.

All the events will be free and outdoors, you can RSVP here for day 1. Proof of vaccination may be required to attend this event.


DAY 1 

12pm – 6p BOOM BOOM PUM

BOOM BOOM PUM Is an all inclusive and interactive cultural experience bridging the gap between art, dance and music. Rooted in the soul of Cumbia  and Mexica iconography, BBP brings contemporary world music and live painting to the stage.

6.30p New Spanish narratives in the US – Valerie Miles & Will Evans

In recent decades, one of the world’s literary events has been publication by Granta magazine of its lists of the best fiction writers in a certain territory aged under 35. In 2021, the second list, edited by Valerie Miles appeared showcasing the work of twenty-five of the most exciting writers under thirty-five in the Spanish-speaking world, chosen by judges Chloe Aridjis, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Rodrigo Fresán, Aurelio Major and Gaby Wood. Valerie will be in conversation with Will Evans discussing how the new Spanish narrative is influencing what we read and write in the US nowadays.

8p Rock & Literature – Joselo Rangel & Carlos Velazquez

Joselo Rangel is a founder member, guitarist and song-writer with one of the great bands of Mexican rock, Café Tacvba. He has also had a respected literary career, with the publication of the book of essays Crócknicas marcianas, followed by the book of short stories One hit wonder (2015), the novel Los desesperados (2018) and his most recent book, La niña aburrida (2021). Joselo will be in conversation with Carlos Velazquez to discuss his new book and the links between rock music and literature. –This event will be bilingual.

9.15p Live Music: Kiko Villamizar

Kiko Villamizar and his 8 piece band will transport you to the Colombian Andes and Caribbean with traditional Afro-Colombian drums and the Indigenous Colombian “gaita” flutes meshed with a full psychedelically electric ensemble. Kiko carries the traditions of their ancestors while staying relevant in any modern setting. 20 years of trajectory, two world tours later, and a third on the way, from Viena or Bogotá, to Berkeley or New York , Kiko’s stories are always received with standing ovations and hip shaking workouts..

22:30 DJ Set: Elkin


Want to check more events? Since this edition is digital, you can explore all the events that will be part of Hay Festival Queretaro, with appearances from guests like: Svetlana Alexievich, Joseph Stiglitz, Diego Luna, James Rhodes, LASTESIS, Ken Loach and many more…

Check Hay Queretaro’s full program here

Hay Forum Dallas is made possible with the help of The Mexican Consulate in Dallas, UTD (Center for Translation Studies), UTA (Center for Mexican American Studies), SMU (World Languages and Literature), UNT WGST (Women’s and Gender Studies), UNT (Latina/o and Mexican Studies) and PEN America


Hay Festival is a not-for-profit organization that brings readers and writers together to share stories and ideas in sustainable events around the world. The festivals inspire, examine and entertain, inviting participants to imagine the world as it is and as it might be.

Nobel Prize-winners and novelists, scientists and politicians, historians and musicians talk with audiences in a dynamic exchange of ideas. The Festival’s global conversation shares the latest thinking in the arts and sciences with curious audiences live, in print and online. Hay Festival also runs wide programmes of education work supporting coming generations of writers and culturally hungry audiences of all ages.

In 1987, the festival was dreamt up around a kitchen table in Hay. Thirty-one years later, the unique marriage of exacting conversations and entertainment for all ages has travelled to editions in 30 locations, from the historic town of Cartagena in Colombia to the heart of cities in Peru, Mexico, Spain and Denmark. The organization now reaches a global audience of hundreds of thousands every year and continues to grow and innovate, building partnerships and initiatives alongside some of the leading bodies in arts and the media.

Acclaimed author, actor and writer Stephen Fry is President of the organization; Peter Florence is Director; and Caroline Michel, CEO of leading literary and talent agency Peters Fraser + Dunlop, is Chair of the Festival board.

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(Sunday) 12:00 am - 11:59 pm


The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas