Hay Festival Cartagena

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Country and Region ColombiaBolívar
Type of Festival Literary, Music
Location of Festival Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar, Colombia
Festival Contact Information

Hay Festival of Literature & the Arts Ltd.
The Drill Hall
25 Lion Street
Hay on Wye, HR3 5AD
Box Office: +44 01497 822 629
Administrative phone: +44 01497 822 620
Fax: +44 (0) 1497 821 066
Email: admin@hayfestival.com

Festival Description

Cartagena de Indias on Colombia’s Caribbean coast for our celebration of world literatures and for rigorous debate. Hay Festival Cartagena celebrated its inaugural edition in 2005, and continues to offer a more diverse and exciting program each year. Writers help us to understand the changing modern world and we welcome perspectives from around the globe to share their thoughts.

Festival Dates January 24 - 27, 2013
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Festival Events:

Programming 2013:
  • Our Caribbean festival’s programme, headlined by Mario Vargas Llosa, Herta Müller, Javier Cercas, Susana Baca, David Grossman and Julian Barnes is now online. The Colombian city is magical and is the perfect escape from the European winter. Half of the events are in English, and the Spanish sessions are often translated. For more information visit


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