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,
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 2 here.
A conversation with Alma Guillermoprieto
Join us for a very special event with one of the most relevant journalist of our continent. Alma Guillermoprieto began her career in the Nicaragua of the Sandinista struggle. She covered conflicts in Central America for The Washington Post and The Guardian, and has since written tirelessly on Latin America for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, National Geographic magazine and occasionally also for El País. She entered the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001. In 2008, at the invitation of Gabriel García Márquez, she held the Julio Cortázar Chair at the University of Guadalajara. Among her many awards, the 2018 Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities, the MacArthur Fellowship and El País’s Ortega y Gasset career award stand out. As a lecturer she has taught courses on Latin America at the universities of Harvard, Chicago, Princeton, and California-Berkeley, and on science journalism at Bogota’s Javeriana University. She has written, among other books, Desde el país de nunca jamás (2011), La Habana en un espejo (2017), ¿Será que soy feminista? (2020) and her latest publication, La vida toda (2022).
Centering Margins: Social Conflicts in Latin America –Yasnaya Elena, Dolores Reyes, and Joseph Zarate
This panel will follow Mexican linguist rights activist and writer Yasnaya Elena, Peruvian journalist and activist Joseph Zarate (Wars of Interior, Granta 2021), and Argentina writer Dolores Reyes (Eartheater, HarperCollins 2021) for discussion exploring the complexities of language, cultural homogenization, environmental conflicts, and gender violence within their respective homelands.
Dangers of the Internet: A Cautionary Anti-Apocalyptic Tale –Marta Peirano in conversation with Sarah Hepola
Addressing the current climate crisis and potential for disaster capitalism, Spanish journalist and researcher Marta Peirano will join Dangers of the Internet: A Cautionary Anti-Apocalyptic Tale, and will feature a book presentation and discussion of Peirano’s newest book Contra El Futuro (Debate, 2022). Panelists will discuss the relationship between technology and power and what action strategies can be utilized to deal with the acceleration of climate feudalism and mass surveillance. Plaform for Great Ideas. Sponsored by Baillie Gifford
Spoken Identities: Crafting Characters through Exile and Multiculturalism –Zain Khalid, Lizzie Davis, Jeremias Gamboa
Featuring NY Times Writer to Watch, Zain Khalid author of Brother Alive (Grove, 2022), English-Spanish translator and Coffee House Press senior editor Lizzie Davis, and Peruvian novelist Jeremias Gamboa for a discussion
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, and Baillie Gifford
ABOUT HAY FESTIVAL
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.
All Day (Sunday)
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas