Hay Festival Segovia, with the support of Ministerio Educación, Cultura y Deporte, Secretaría de Cultura and Plan to Promote Reading Leer te da vidas extra, la Junta de Castilla y León and other partners, are committed to young people and support the future generation of creators, readers and authors offering an educational program of events and workshops for teenagers and young people. A special initiative that brings them closer to literature and music, fostering a passion for reading, creative writing and the communication of ideas through any type of language, without forgetting the poetry and poets of social networks.

A compass for inspiration

Within the framework of Hay Festival Segovia, the Ministry of Education of Junta de Castilla y León will bring young people from the community to Segovia city to participate in opera or narration workshops or meetings with prestigious historians and young talents on the rise. The authors will also approach Cuéllar from Segovia city.

The Castle from the Duque of Albuquerque will host the students of the Institutes of Cuéllar for an event centered on storytelling, in all its literary forms. The Spanish writer and journalist Marta del Riego and the Peruvian writer and journalist Santiago Roncagliolo give this colloquium designed to discover the different variants of the narrative, in a newspaper article, a fictional story or an intimate poem.

Half a thousand students of institutes of several municipalities of the community will meet in the Aula Magna of IE University for a colloquium on the Second World War with the participation of the eminent historian Antony Beevor.

Hay Festival making and doing workshops

We think that workshops really help people to enjoy aspects of culture, so we offer a wide and varied programme of workshops for teenagers and young adults. To get to know the authors appearing at the festival in 2018, we'll have workshops run by the British Council in Segovia. For the technologically-minded, Storytel returns with a guide on how to create creative scripts, while Telefónica Educación Digital gets hands-on with the role of technology and digitalization in education. For young people, students and teachers interested in the world of theatre and opera, Trinity College London leads sessions to create your own Gilbert and Sullivan opera.

Reading in public spaces

This year Hay Festival Segovia will have a deep focus on the important role of reading in public spaces.

Reading enables you towards emotions and allows anyone to visit places and totally different worlds that would never be known otherwise.

A special occasion to celebrate the importance of reading will be with the poetry whisperers in three central locations: the Plaza Mayor, the Plaza San Martín and the Palacio Quintanar. Another opportunity to be enchanted by poetry in plain air at the Jardín Romeral de San Marcos, where the event "My own and others" will take place. This initiative will consist of an out-loud reading by a group of authors orchestrated by José Félix Valdivieso and Christina Ward, will read their own work during a walk around the garden Jardín del Romeral de San Marcos.

Moreover, there will be another chance to be amazed by poetry in Plaza San Martín, thanks to the Europa project. Some people from 25 different European countries will read their own pieces in their mother tongue, followed by their Spanish version, which reminds us the main motif of this year theme: coexistence.