Hay Festival Segovia, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Junta de Castilla y León and others, supports future generations of creators, readers and authors, offering an educational programme for children and young adults. A special initiative that brings them closer to literature and music, encouraging passion for reading, creative writing and communication of thoughts through any kind of language, including the poetry of social media.
This year the Festival founds Poets at Plaza San Martín. National Youth Poetry Prize winner Ángela Segovia is one of the most outstanding and original poets of the new generation, contributing to the spread of poetry fever among young adults with an active social media presence. She and Antonio Lucas, LOEWE Poetry Award winner, will attend a reading in Segovia, giving voice to the power of the new generation.
My own and others’ is Hay Festival Segovia’s project to promote reading and gather, in a place of communion and expression, voices of calibre. At this year's festival, readers participating in the series will be Ibero-American public figures. Let´s celebrate this place for thought, cohabitation and welcoming surroundings, let´s celebrate their cultures. Let´s celebrate that we are here and now. After the success of last year, San Martín Square will fill itself with poetry, culture, music and dancing during the Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as the Jardín del Romeral de San Marcos with its stalwarts and their favourite readings during the Saturday and Sunday mornings. New for this edition of My own and others’, José Antonio Municio, expert on the history of the garden, will reveal some of its secrets to us.
An initiative where the workshop is considered a vital part of enjoying culture. That’s why we offer a wide and varied programme of workshops for families, teenagers and young adults. Since poetry is the main leitmotiv of this year's festival, British Council Segovia offers the workshop 'Poetry in Family'. El País will teach us to take advantage of all the material obtained during a conversation for the elaboration of different journalist works. Storytel workshops, forty years after the last literary boom in Spain, remember generations of authors who have to come back to that intimacy, in a literary world that knows almost everything about its readers after the internet revolution and the rise of social media. In visual arts, Ricardo Cárdenas provides the industrial key to creating studied pieces of art and performance.