Women At Hay Festival In Budapest

  • 18 May 2013 5:00 AM
Women At Hay Festival In Budapest
Until 21 May, the Hungarian audience will have the chance to meet international authors, thinkers, musicians and well-known Hungarian authors, at the Hay Festival, in Petőfi Museum of Literature, the Central European University (CEU), and Akvárium Klub. The event will have such participants as one of the most significant American novelists, Nicole Krauss, Marta del Riego, feature editor of Vanity Fair, architect Odile Decq, and the Australian feminist author, Germaine Greer.

On 18 May, Saturday, 9:30 AM (CEU Auditorium) Petra Finy, one of Hungary’s best-loved children’s authors, presents her poems which are also sung by Réka Farkasházi and her band. The programme features storytelling, puppetry, and lots of interaction with the audience.

On 18 May, Saturday, 11 AM (CEU Auditorium) Odile Decq, the award-winning French academic and architect, awarded Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur discusses where contemporary architecture is headed, with Martha Thorne, Executive Director of the Pritzker Prize.

After that, at 12:30 PM the bestselling Spanish author, María Dueñas author, whose novel The Time In Between was translated into Hungarian in 2012, discusses her work with HH Georg von Habsburg, President of the Red Cross and Hungarian Ambassador-at-large and Marta del Riego, editor of Vanity Fair.

Finally, on 20 May, Monday, 6:30 PM the Petőfi Museum of Literature hosts the Australian professor of poetry and author of The Female Eunuch Germaine Greer who lays bare Shakespeare’s depiction of romantic lovers and the explorations of sex, love and marriage in the plays, with special reference to Romeo & Juliet.

Hay Festival was founded in Hay-on-Wye 25 years ago, and it has grown into one of the most significant cultural series of events in the world, with eleven festivals across five continents. The goal of the festival is to make people think together about the world both as it is and as it might be. Hay is a great discussion on revelation and intellectual adventures where participants share their ideas and stories with international authors and thinkers, historians and philosophers, poets and scholars, and at nights we are entertained by famous musicians.

Tickets for the discussions can be purchased in advance at the ticket office of PIM (Petőfi Irodalmi Múzeum), the Libri bookshops, online at www.PORT.hu, or at the venues on the day of the programmes.

For more information about the complete programme of the 2013 Hay Festival Budapest please, visit hayfestival.org/budapest and hungarofest.hu.

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