Tuesday, 29 January 2019

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Date

29

Jan
2019

Participante

5th Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana Prize (EAFIT)

The 5th edition of the Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana Prize (V PBNC) is held in order to stimulate and give credit to the production and publication of literary works in Colombia, and also as a way to promote the reading of high quality literature. Based on the opinion of a suitable and independent group of judges, the Prize will be given to the best narrative work in Colombia published the previous year. This 5th PBNC is possible thanks to the partnership among Biblioteca de la Universidad EAFIT, Grupo Familia and Caracol Televisión -companies and institutions fully committed to culture.

This Prize is supported by Universidad EAFIT and Hay Festival

Auditorio Fundadores.

Hour: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

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Date

30

Jan
2019

Kankyo Tannier

Meditation workshop

This workshop is open to all ages, with humour and simple explanations to find the inner silence, everyday. Kankyo Tannier is a budist nun form the Zen tradition. She lived 15 years in a monastery in France. She divides her time between a life surrounded by trees and animals and a modern, very social activity: videos, books, blogs, conferences. She is the author of The gift of silence: finding peace in a world full of noise, translated into 13 languages. Her aim is to share what zen meditation is and to show an example of contemporary espitituality that is accessible to all.

Consecutive translation from French into Spanish

Support from Wom@rts

Quinto Piso Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín.

Hour: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Date

30

Jan
2019

Lydia Cacho in conversation with Patricia Nieto

#EllosHablan: Machismo y violencia

The struggle for gender equality is one of the most important matters of our times. The journalist, social activist and writer Lydia Cacho has dedicated her career to researching gender violence, health, children’s rights and organized crime. This year sees the publication of the life stories of men who have suffered from sexism and violence in her book #EllosHablan. Testimonios de hombres, la relación con sus padres, el machismo y la violencia.

Teatro Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín.

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Date

30

Jan
2019

Sabrina Duque in conversation with Diego Aristizábal

Afternoon Talks. Book and Culture Festival. To undertake the journey, an expedition to see the world

Sabrina Duque is a journalist, chronicler and translator. She lived for four years in Lisbon, Portugal, where she wrote -among other profiles- about snarling waiters, the inventor of lobotomy and the education of a future football star. She lived for two years in Brazil, where she has published texts on feminist animation, grandmothers in bikinis and bankrupt millionaires. She now lives in Nicaragua and has made it her goal to climb all the volcanoes in the country and tell the story of the people who live at the foot of them. She was shortlisted for the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Prize in 2015 in the Text category with her piece of work Vasco Pimentel, el oidor and is the winner of the Michael Jacobs Scholarship for travel chronicle 2018 with her project Nicaragua: pueblos, lava y cenizas. Sabrina will talk to Diego Aristizábal, Director of the Book and Culture Festival of Medellín on the process of building her texts from submerging herself in a constant expedition of land and characters. This will be the first ‘Afternoon Talk’ of the Book Festival and the opportunity for the audience of the city of Medellín to get to know the central theme of the event, which this year will be “expeditions”.

Quinto Piso del Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín.

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Date

30

Jan
2019

Wolfram Eilenberger in conversation with Carlos Vásquez

Western cosmovisions: how four geniuses revolutionized philosophy

Wolfram Eilenberger (Germany) is a philosopher, journalist and writer. His passion is the application of philosophical ideas to our life today, whether in politics, culture or sports. He is, in addition, the founding editor of Philosophie Magazin. In March 2018 he published Zeit der Zauberer - Das große Jahrzehnt der Philosophie 1919-1929, the history of how four geniuses revolutionized philosophy and changed our way of understanding the world. The book explores the work of philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Cassirer and Martin Heidegger. The book became a best seller, and is currently being translated into 20 languages. With a splendid narrative style, Eilenberger draws connections not only between the ways of life and revolutionary thinking of these four philosophers, but also between philosophy and science, art, literature and architecture. In conversation with Carlos Vásquez.

Simultaneous German to Spanish translation available

With support from Goethe

Auditorio 1. Parque Explora.

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Date

30

Jan
2019

Xavi Ayén in conversation with Juan Diego Mejía

Aquellos años del Boom. The Latin American literary movement

Xavi Ayén is a Spanish writer and cultural journalist who works for La Vanguardia, in Barcelona. He has interviewed 23 Nobel Prize for Literature laureates worldwide. He is the author of Aquellos años del Boom. García Márquez, Vargas Llosa y el grupo de amigos que lo cambiaron todo (Debate, 2018), a book that takes us back to the 60s and 70s, when Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes, Julio Cortázar and José Donoso, along with the literary agent Carmen Balcells, revolutionised western literature and people started focusing on Latin America for the very first time. In conversation with Juan Diego Mejía.

Auditorio 2. Parque Explora.

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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[07]

Date

30

Jan
2019

Pedro Baños in conversation with Jorge Giraldo Ramírez

Power and geopolitics

Así se domina el mundo: Desvelando las claves del poder mundial, by Pedro Baños, is an unmissable work for those who want a readable introduction to the intricacies of geopolitics. The colonel and expert strategist Pedro Baños draws us into the mysteries of the games of domination between countries and shows us the keys and tricks of world power through numerous revealing examples that will make us change our perspective on how the balances of power work between countries and regions. He will be in conversation with Jorge Giraldo Ramírez about his own experience as a security consultant for different European organizations and about the particular cases analyzed in his book, and also in its second part: El dominio mundial. Elementos del poder y claves geopolíticas.

Auditorio 1. Parque Explora.

Hour: 18:30 - 19:30.

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[08]

Date

30

Jan
2019

Deirdre McCloskey in conversation with César Tamayo

How ideas enriched the world

Distinguished professor of Economics, History, English and Communication at the University of Illinois in Chicago since the year 2000, and Harvard graduate in Economics, Deirdre McCloskey has written 17 books and over 400 articles on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, feminism, ethics and law. In her work she has covered subjects such as the economic “failure” in the UK in the 19th century, the economic growth in the 19th century, agriculture in the Middle Ages, the gold standard, capitalism, free trade and the industrial revolution. Since 2007 she has received 7 doctorates honoris causa. Her latest book, Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World, is a study on the social and economic history of Europe. She will talk about how ideas enriched the world with César Tamayo.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

Teatro Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín.

Hour: 18:30 - 19:30.

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Date

30

Jan
2019

Kankyo Tannier in conversation with Claudia Restrepo

We live in the era of noise. We are part of the hustle and bustle of society. We are constantly faced with excessive amounts of information and, at times, we explode and feel lost. What’s the solution to this problem? Kankyo Tannier (France) is a Buddhist nun, author of the book The Gift of Silence, where she presents us the essence of silence within the incessant noise we are destined to live in. Kankyo Tannier reveals the gift of silence through practical exercises that allow us to evade noise. She will be in conversation with Claudia Restrepo.

Simultaneous French to Spanish translation available

Quinto Piso del Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín.

Hour: 18:30 - 19:30.

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Date

30

Jan
2019

Leonardo Padura in conversation with Juan Luis Mejía

The prize-winning Cuban author, journalist, screenplay writer and literary critic Leonardo Padura again gives life to the detective Mario Conde in his novel La transparencia del tiempo. The statuette of a virgin stolen in the Catalan Pyrenees, a Spaniard fleeing from the Civil War, foreign gallerists and collectors, and other characters of dubious reputation combine historical and crime fiction, set between contemporary Havana and the Europe of last century. Leonardo Padura will be in conversation with Juan Luis Mejía.

Plazoleta al Aire Libre del Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín.

Hour: 19:30 - 20:30.

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[11]

Date

30

Jan
2019

Dylan Moore and Sabrina Duque in conversation with Esteban Carlos Mejía

Travel Literature

A well narrated journey, the story of discovery of a culture, of an event; travel literature is a non-fiction genre that captivates adventurous readers. Two authors who enjoy and experience this genre talk to Esteban Carlos Mejía about their work. With Dylan Moore (United Kingdom), writer, professor, editor of The Welsh Agenda Magazine and Hay Festival Creative Wales International 2018/2019 scholar; his debut book, Driving Home Both Ways is part essay collection, part travelogue through life. It offers fresh reflections on the changing nature of the local and the global. Sabrina Duque (Ecuador) is a journalist, translator and the winner of the Michael Jacobs Scholarship 2018. Her stories have been translated into Portuguese, Italian and English. She now lives in Nicaragua, where she is working on a book she has entitled VolcáNica, crónicas desde un país en erupción.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

With the support of the Arts Council of Wales

Auditorio 1. Parque Explora.

Hour: 20:00 - 21:00.

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Thursday, 31 January 2019

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Date

31

Jan
2019

Meditation workshop with Kankyo Tannier

This workshop is open to all ages, with humour and simple explanations to find the inner silence, everyday. Kankyo Tannier is a budist nun form the Zen tradition. She lived 15 years in a monastery in France. She divides her time between a life surrounded by trees and animals and a modern, very social activity: videos, books, blogs, conferences. She is the author of The gift of silence: finding peace in a world full of noise, translated into 13 languages. Her aim is to share what is zen meditation and to show an example of contemporary spitituality that is accessible to all.

Consecutive translation from French into Spanish

Parque ARVI - COMFAMA.

Hour: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Date

31

Jan
2019

Laura Restrepo in conversation with Juan Diego Mejía

Los Divinos

Based on a true crime, Laura Restrepo creates Los Divinos, a fictional novel which portrays the dazzling and ostentatious world of the Tutti Frutti, a group of five prosperous high-class professionals, united from infancy by an unbreakable friendship pact. Throughout their lives and their relationships with different women, the savage feminicide that one of them will commit is being foreshadowed. The characters as well as the situations narrated in this book are the result of imagination, but the tragedy is brutally real. The author talks about her work with Juan Diego Mejía.

Quinto Piso del Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín.

Hour: 17:30 - 18:30.

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[14]

Date

31

Jan
2019

Joselo Rangel in conversation with Juancho Valencia

Literature and music

Music and literature go hand in hand in the work of Joselo Rangel (Mexico), member and guitarist of the legendary rock band Café Tacvba, whose songs are in Spanish. Author of the short story collection One Hit Wonder and an astute chronicler, Joselo will talk with Juancho Valencia about his double life as a rockstar and writer.

Teatro Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín.

Hour: 17:30 - 18:30.

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[15]

Date

31

Jan
2019

José Ignacio Latorre in conversation with Juliana Restrepo

The quantum era

The future will be quantic or it will not be. But are we prepared for this new era? Opening before us is a world where this science, which is as unknown as it is applicable, can bring innumerable benefits to human beings, especially in the field of medicine, yet it also brings with it a more unsettling aspect, including its application in IT for breaking encryptions. The Spanish physicist José Ignacio Latorre, professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Barcelona, a researcher at the Center for Quantum Technologies of Singapore and director of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual, tries to answer these and many other questions in his book Cuántica: Tu futuro en juego. He will talk about these issues with Juliana Restrepo.

With the support of Acción Cultural Española

Auditorio 1. Parque Explora.

Hour: 17:30 - 18:30.

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[16]

Date

31

Jan
2019

Álvaro Enrigue in conversation with Esteban Carlos Mejía

Ahora me rindo y eso es todo is the latest publication by the Mexican writer Álvaro Enrigue, winner of the Herralde Prize 2013 for his novel Muerte súbita. The point of departure for Enrigue's story is the border between Mexico and the United States, a family journey, and writing as a way to create literary landscapes. It's a narration set in the present, where legendary historical figures such as the Apache chief Geronimo, settlers and missionary people cohabit. The author will be in conversation with Esteban Carlos Mejía over this fascinating work.

Auditorio 2. Parque Explora.

Hour: 17:30 - 18:30.

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[17]

Date

31

Jan
2019

Shirin Ebadi in conversation with Ana Cristina Restrepo

Until we are free

The winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, the first Muslim woman in history to receive it, is an Iranian lawyer who specializes in human rights. Currently in exile in London, she continues to work for human rights and democracy, despite having received numerous threats and reprisals from the Iranian authorities. Ebadi will talk to Ana Cristina Restrepo about her latest work, Until We Are Free. This is a biographical narrative in which Ebadi tells the story of her courage and the difficulties she faces with a government willing to destroy her family and her mission, which is to bring justice to the people and the country she loves.

Simultaneous translation from Persian to Spanish available

Plazoleta al Aire Libre del Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín.

Hour: 18:30 - 19:30.

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[18]

Date

31

Jan
2019

Michael Pollan in conversation with Pascual Gaviria

How to change your mind

The writer and activist Michael Pollan launches his new book: How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. In the last few years, perhaps no one has written as much about food as Michael Pollan, who in 2016 launched the series Cooked on Netflix. Named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people in the world in 2010, he is author of the books Cooked, Food Rules and The Omnivore’s Dilemma. He will speak with Pascual Gaviria.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

Plazoleta al Aire Libre del Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín.

Hour: 19:30 - 20:30.

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Friday, 01 February 2019

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Date

01

Feb
2019

Pilar Gutiérrez and Lucía Donadio in conversation with Adelaida del Corral

Independent Publishing Houses in the 21st Century

In a world in which the survival of the traditional book was being questioned and it was thought that thus survival would be limited to best-sellers published by big publishing houses, small independent publishers have been in charge of keeping alive publications that, in addition to being of very high quality, bet on new formats which refresh the literary scene. On this topic, Lucía Donadío (Sílaba Editores) and Pilar Gutiérrez (Tragaluz Editores) will talk with Adelaida del Corral, journalist and Director of the Edition Workshop.

Quinto Piso del Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín.

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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[20]

Date

01

Feb
2019

Amalia Restrepo and Valentina Toro in conversation with Mónica Quintero

On Monsters, Fairies, Fantasy Universes and other Demons

Illustrators are in charge of turning stories and tales into images, and their field of work is gaining more and more territory in the media, where they see graphic language as a great opportunity to approach their consumers, with an enormous potential to transmit messages that sometimes photography just can’t encompass. Two professionals, Amalia Restrepo and Valentina Toro, active in the world of illustration, talk to macroeditor of El Colombiano newspaper, Mónica Quintero.

Quinto Piso del Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín.

Hour: 18:00 - 19:00.

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[21]

Date

01

Feb
2019

Jacobo Celnik in conversation with Jaime Andrés Monsalve

60 years of history of rock in Colombia

60 years ago, Very, Very Well, the first rock and roll made in Colombia, was recorded. This song by Carlos Román and his Sonora Vallenata was the starting point for the birth of Colombian rock. From the book La causa nacional. Historias del rock en Colombia by Jacobo Celnik, the journalist Andrés Monsalve, Head of Content at Radio Nacional de Colombia, will speak to Celnik about the main events, causes and protagonists that helped shape a solid and stable movement in the country, with Medellín, Barranquilla, Cali and Bogotá as the main axis of a strategic development in the music industry.

Teatro del Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín.

Hour: 18:00 - 19:00.

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Date

01

Feb
2019

Jazz concert with David Sánchez

Plazoleta al Aire Libre Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín

The Grammy-winning saxophone player David Sánchez explores the relationship between the African drum and traditional melodies of his native Puerto Rico. All the compositions are inspired by traditional melodies of Puerto Rico and Haiti. Carib is a pan-African ensemble based on the roots of African diaspora with a contemporary gaze that reveals the deep connections of these two cultures.

Plazoleta al Aire Libre Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín.

Hour: 20:00 - 21:00.

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