From September 14 to 17, 2023, the Hay Festival Segovia returns, which will turn the Castilian city into the world capital of debate and ideas. This edition revolves around the future of humanism in times of Artificial Intelligence.
AC/E collaborates, like other years, with the following programming:
1. Sabina Urraca in conversation with Aida González Rossi, Violeta Gil and Margarita Yakovenko
LITERATURE THAT UNCOMFORTABLE. NEW VOICES AND NARRATIVES
Friday, September 15, 2023, 5:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. Venue of the event: Public Library of Segovia
Sabina Urraca, journalist, writer and guest editor of Caballo de Troya 2023, will talk with the editorial writers Aida González Rossi, Violeta Gil and Margarita Yakovenko. Through the existing connections and bifurcations in the works of these three Trojan Horse authors, Sabina Urraca will open a space for reflection around the new voices of narrative from the work of a publishing house that works as a political and social tool. , with books that bother and voices that write from the immodest.
Sabina Urraca, journalist writer and guest editor of Caballo de Troya, she specializes in gonzo or immersion themes. She collaborates in publications such as Vice, Tentaciones, Eldiario.es or El Comidista, generally with articles in which she shares very personal experiences. Among her published work, her fanzine Your misspellings make the child God cry; also her first novel Las niñas prodigio (2017) and her participation in the anthology Quiet: stories to go alone at night (2019).
WITH THE COLLABORATION OF ACCIÓN CULTURAL ESPAÑOLA, (AC/E) AND PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE GRUPO EDITORIA
2. AC/E Digital Annual Report 2023
STORIES THAT TRAVEL
(An approach to the conclusions of the Focus of the AC/E Yearbook on digital culture 2022 presented in 2023)
Saturday, September 16, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. Venue of the event: La Alhóndiga. Wales Headquarters / Llwyfan Cymru
"Do digital content travel in Spanish?" is the topic presented by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) in the Focus of the AC/E Yearbook on digital culture 2023. Through an exhaustive study, AC/E presents the keys to the operation of digital cultural content in Spanish, the most demanded themes, their export to other markets and their transformation into other formats (music, books, audiobooks, movies, television series, podcasts, video games, plays, etc.).
The AC/E Digital Culture Yearbook is the result of an internal reflection undertaken in 2013 by Acción Cultural Española on how to incorporate the digital dimension into its objectives and support the digitalization of the cultural sector. It is, therefore, a publication that reflects the impact that the Internet is having on our society. Books that become movies. Podcasts that become books. Video games that emerge as TV series. In this session, we will analyze how the contents of the cultural industries (film, music, books, podcasts, etc.) are transformed into multiple formats and travel around the world.
Javier Celaya will moderate Molo Cebrián, the creator of the most listened to psychology podcast in Spanish in the world, Entiende tu mente, and Carmen Domingo (Barcelona, 1970), writer, playwright, lecturer, media contributor and teacher specializing in issues of research related to the condition of women in 20th century Spain
WITH THE COLLABORATION OF ACCIÓN CULTURAL ESPAÑOLA, (AC/E) AND THE CITY COUNCIL OF SEGOVIA
3. Rosa Montero in conversation with Ana Gavín
THE MADNESS THAT LOOKS
Saturday, September 16, 2023, 6:10 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Venue of the event: Torreón de Lozoya
The alternative that life gives us is to be sane and die of boredom or have the "gift of fairies" that brings us closer to madness, with its tolls and lack of inhibitions. In her latest work, El peligro de estar sane, the writer Rosa Montero reflects, deeply and at the same time funny, on what it means to be "different", to think and act without rules, and how close she came to losing the reason. She will do so in conversation with Ana Gavín, director of Editorial Relations for Grupo Planeta.
Rosa Montero, a native of Madrid, studied Journalism and Psychology. She is the author, among others, of the novels Chronicle of heartbreak, I will treat you like a queen, Beloved master, Trembling, Beautiful and dark, The cannibal's daughter, The heart of Tartarus, The crazy house (Qué Leer and Grinzane awards Cavour), History of the Transparent King (Qué Leer prize), The ridiculous idea of never seeing you again and The danger of being sane. Her journalistic career has been recognized, among others, with the National Journalism Award, the Rodríguez Santamaría Award and the El Mundo Journalism Award. In November 2017, she was awarded the National Prize for Literature in recognition of her novel, journalistic, and essay career.
WITH THE COLLABORATIONN OF SPANISH CULTURAL ACTION, (AC/E) AND OF THE PLANETA GROUP
4. Karina Sainz Borgo, Daniel Fernández and Miquel Molina
WILL BOOKS ONE DAY BE WRITTEN WITHOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE?
Sunday, September 17, 2023, 12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Venue of the event: Torreón de Lozoya
The irruption of highly advanced generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) processes has a disruptive potential greater than that of other technological improvements of the past. In the case of culture, the development of pre-trained dialogue models forces us to reconsider concepts that seemed immovable: nothing less than the very notion of artist or content creator is at stake. Every technological revolution has undeniable advantages, such as the expansion of the limits of art. But also obvious risks. In the case at hand, it is worth asking how this process will affect the very concept of authorship and the defense of intellectual property. The novelist and journalist Karina Sainz Borgo, currently a columnist for ABC and author of two successful novels (the last one, El tercer país) and the editor and columnist for La Vanguardia Daniel Fernández, who is also president of the Federation of Trade Unions, will talk about it. publishers of Spain and the Royal Board of the National Library. The debate will be moderated by Miquel Molina, deputy director of La Vanguardia, essayist and novelist.
WITH THE COLLABORATION OF ACCIÓN CULTURAL ESPAÑOLA, (AC/E) AND THE NEWSPAPER LA VANGUARDIA
5. Laura Ferrero in conversation with Mar García Puig
FACTS OF FICTION
Sunday, September 17, 2023, 1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Venue of the event: La Alhóndiga. Wales Headquarters / Llwyfan Cymru
Laura Ferrero and Mar García Puig are two writers of powerful stories about people who give their all in their relationships, with affinities and contradictions. Both will talk about their books and how to come to spin a narrative that contributes, from fiction, stories anchored in reality.
Laura Ferrero is a writer, journalist and screenwriter. Author of the story books Empty Pools (2016) and People do not exist (2021), of the novels What are you going to do with the rest of your life (2017), Love after love (2018) and The astronauts (2023 ). She regularly writes for El País and participates in the Cadena SER program La Ventana.
Mar García Puig is an editor by profession, she has published articles in media such as La Vanguardia, El Periódico, elDiario.es, Público or CTXT. She has collaborated on the books LGTBI (2020), Neorrancios (2021). On the dangers of nostalgia (2022) and More than visible (2022). The Vertebrate Story (2023) is her first individual book.
WITH THE COLLABORATION OF ACCIÓN CULTURAL ESPAÑOLA, (AC/E) AND PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE EDITORIAL GROUP