A Literary Evening to Benefit Animal Groups
From the SPA
By Megan Gabel
Sandra Cisneros is a renowned author who is now living in San Miguel. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and is regarded as a key figure in Chicana literature. Lucky for us, she is also a huge animal lover! She has graciously put together an exciting program for October 1 at Bellas Artes, Hernández Macias 75, on the second floor auditorium. Called “Amamos/We Love Los Animalitos,” it is a storytelling event that will be theatrical, fun, entertaining, and moving. The proceeds will benefit four San Miguel animal organizations: the SPA, Amigos de Animales, Adopciones Perrunas, and Santuario Felino.
Among the SPA animals that will benefit from this literary event are Bandit, Zorro, Javier, and Katya. Bandit, about nine-and-a-half months old, is a sweet, affectionate, small girl who likes to cuddle and loves to play, particularly with children. Medium-sized Zorro, about three years old, also likes children. He’s a handsome black Lab with a sweet, happy personality. A little over three months old, Javier is an affectionate kitten, a whirling dervish of play. A lovely dilute calico (gray with peach), Katya, about seven months old, is a quiet girl, reserved and sweet. You can meet these beauties and all our available dogs and cats at the SPA, Los Pinos 7, 152 6124, any Monday-Saturday, between 11am and 2pm. Read about them on our website www.spasanmiguel.org (Adopt Me! pages). Check out the videos of our dogs, available when you click to open each one’s photo page. Amamos/We Love Los Animalitos will be an evening of literature, poetry, and theater—in two separate and distinct performances—one at 7pm and the other at 8:30pm. Tickets are 100 pesos per performance to enable everyone to attend (additional donations are encouraged) and will be sold at the door starting at 6:30pm for the 7pm performance and at 8pm for the 8:30pm performance. Books by Sandra Cisneros will be offered for sale during the evening. Victor Sahuatoba and AnaBella Martinez Mireles will join Sandra in this bilingual evening of wonderful entertainment, the proceeds of which will be equally divided among the four organizations chosen by Sandra Cisneros. Mark your calendars and save the date! It’s an evening you won’t want to miss!