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september, 2022

03sepsatFeaturedHay Forum Dallas 2022 - DAY 15:00 pm - 11:59 pm Event Type :Festival

Event Details

Carlos Manuel Alvarez


Carlos Velazquez

Suxxy Puxxy

Fowzia Karimi

Sebastian Paramo

Zain Khalid

With its most ambitious line up to date, The Wild Detectives and Hay Festival are excited to combine forces again to bring together Latin and North American culture to stimulate, educate, and foster engaging global conversations on literature.

This year’s Hay Forum Festival will include nine authors from six different countries, three days of panels and book presentations, and will conclude with live music and DJ sets each night of the festival.

All the events will be free, you can RSVP for day 1 here.

The Musicality of Language: Using the Lyrical to Create Propulsive Storytelling (5p)

A discussion surrounding the use of different imaginative and lyrical literary forms to drive narratives forward. This panel will feature NY Times Writer to Watch, Zain Khalid, author of Brother Alive (Grove, 2022), and Rona Jaffe award-winner Fowzia Karimi, author of Above Us the Milky Way (Deep Vellum, 2020). Moderated by Sebastián H. Páramo, Editor-in-Chief of The Boiler and Poetry Editor of Deep Vellum.

Daring to Live in Democracy: Free Speech in Cuba (6p) –Carlos Manuel Alvarez in conversation with Maria Ramos Pacheco

Join Cuban journalist and writer Carlos Manuel Alvarez for a book presentation for his recent essay collection The Tribe (Graywolf Press, 2022). Blending reportage, narrative nonfiction, and novelistic techniques, this collection chronicles a vibrant portrait of Cuba during a particularly turbulent period of history, including the author’s own account of the San Isidro Movement and his experience of being detained and uncommunicated during the 2021 Cuban protest. Carlos Manuel will be in conversation with María Ramos Pacheco, a reporter for The Dallas Morning News and Al Día Dallas

Raise of Latin Music in the US (7.30p)

Mexican cumbia singer songwriter Amandititia, will be in conversation with music chronicler Carlos Velazquez and DJ Suxxy Puxxy  about the raise and influence of latin American sounds like cumbia in the US, and how they are establishing the new international musical canon. Amanditia, considered La Reina de la Anarcumbia has been a seminal figure in the cumbia boom within the us over the past decade.


DJ Set Nick Van House (Boom Boom Pum) & Suxxy Puxxy (Peligrosa) 


If you RSVP prior to the event, you can win a book and a drink free every month at WD during one whole year! Winner will be announced each day of the event at 7p.

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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