Hay Forum Dallas - Day 1

Hay Forum Dallas - Day 1

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The Wild Detectives

314 West Eighth Street

Dallas, TX 75208

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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 and outdoors, you can RSVP for day 1 here.

Daring to Live in Democracy: Free Speech in Cuba –Carlos Manuel Alvarez

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.

Raise of Latin Music in the US

Mexican cumbia singer songwriter Amandititia, will be in conversation with music chronicler Carlos Velazquez 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.

Live Show Amanditita

DJ Set Nick Van House (Boom Boom Pum)

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

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