David Sedaris-Level Funny Memoir, Poetry, and Short Stories

By Lynda Schor

Be prepared to be entertained for our July 9 event when The Literary Sala will present three varied authors, all reading from their newly published books.

Lori Horvitz

We are thrilled Lori Horvitz is making San Miguel de Allende a part of her book tour for her new book, The Girls Of Usually, published by Truman State University Press. Her writing is an unusual mix of memoir and essay¾and she is funny! In an excerpt from a review of Lori’s book, Sharon Harrington writes: “When I say that Horvitz is funny, I don’t just mean that she is witty, or playful with words, or cleverly amusing (though she is those things, too) I mean she is David Sedaris-level funny, especially when she writes about her early youth. I wanted to read The Girls Of Usually out loud to my entire family, a testament to Horvitz’ fresh and quirky talent.”

And from another review: “Horvitz writes with a fine balance of wit and poignancy, deftly delivering her stories in a way that feels both personal and universal. The Girls Of Usually is a read that stays with you—unsettling, complicated, and wholly rewarding.”

Lynda Schor and James Cervantes

Also on the program are San Miguel residents James Cervantes, who will read several poems, and Lynda Schor, reading a short story from her newly published In Like Company: The Porch, and Salt River Review Anthology. James Cervantes edited the anthology, which is a collection of the best poetry and short fiction published in Porch, a print literary magazine, and Salt River Review, an online literary magazine. Lynda Schor was the fiction editor of Salt River Review for ten years, and James was poetry editor, and during those years they published a treasure trove of fiction and poetry, from authors well known and new.

James Cervantes’s most recent poetry collections are, Mr. Bondo’s Unshared Life, and Sleepwalkers Songs: New and Selected Poetry, both published by Hamilton Stone Editions.

Lynda Schor’s most recent short fiction collections are, Sexual Harassment Rules published by Spuyten Duyvil Press.

Join us on Thursday, July 9 at 5pm at the Aldea Hotel, Ancha de San Antonio 15, for a memorable literary evening. Complimentary wine and snacks will be served. Admission is 100 pesos, 50 pesos for members of the Literary Sala.

Literary Sala Presents
Lori Horvitz’ The Girls of Usually
James Cervantes’ Mr. Bondo’s Unshared Life
Lynda Schor’s Short Story from In Like Company
Thu, Jul 9, 5pm
Aldea Hotel
Ancha de San Antonio 15
100 pesos, 50 pesos for members
Complimentary wine reception

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