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Hay Festival Colombia is back: Discover the must-sees of the 2022 Edition

The renowned cultural festival will be held from Jan. 21-30, and will offer a number of free virtual events.

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Hay Festival Colombia will take place between Jan. 21 and 30, with a hybrid program of face-to-face and virtual events that will this year, focus on climate emergency, equality, democracy and well-being.

The cities of Hay Festival 2022 will be Jericho (Antioquia), with programming between Jan. 21 and Jan. 23, then from Jan. 24 to Jan. 27 in Medellín; finally in Cartagena, between Jan. 27 and Jan. 30.

"We will meet in person in Jericó, Medellín and Cartagena de Indias to celebrate and enjoy the work of those who, through their creativity, teach us to see reality in a different way," said Cristina Fuentes La Roche, director of Hay Festival, during a presentation of the festivities.

For this year's edition, the 17th, Hay Festival will count the participation of literary figures such as the American writer Jonathan Franzen, who will present his new novel, Crossroads, Mexico's Juan Villoro, who has just published The Land of Great Promise; Spain's Irene Vallejo, author of Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World (not yet published in English), Nigeria's Wole Soyinka, the first Nobel Prize winner in Literature for Africa in 1986, and Chile's Raul Zurita, one of the most famous and provocative poets of Latin America.   

In the field of science, the festival will be attended by German philosopher Wolfram Eilenberger, anthropologist Wade Davis, archeologist Carl Henrik Langebaek, biologist Brigitte Baptiste, among others.

The program will combine face-to-face and virtual events, the latter free of charge to all those who cannot travel to the three cities chosen to host events.

Those who wish to register for the virtual activities can do so on the Festival's website. 

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