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Call for Poetry Submissions about Women Working for Change

By Carole Schor

Ser Mujer of San Miguel invites San Miguel women poets to submit up to three (3) poems on the theme of “Women Working for Change through Poetry.” Ser Mujer’s goal is to promote the commonality of women’s issues across cultures, to raise awareness of their challenges, and to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions.

A poetry reading celebrating Women’s History Month will be held on Friday, March 11, from 6 to 8pm at El Sindicato on Recreo. Joining us for this event will be Sandra Cisneros and Judyth Hill. We welcome bilingual submissions. The submission deadline is February 29.

Submission guidelines: Please attach each poem anonymously (title only) on separate documents. Attach a separate sheet with poem titles, author’s name, email, and phone number. Send all attachments to Mary Katherine Wainwright at

Ser Mujer is a group of Mexican, American, and Canadian women celebrating the successes and struggles of women around the world during March, Women’s History Month. The Instituto de Mujeres de San Miguel de Allende and the local UNAM are participating this year by providing space, speakers, and exciting energy contributed by smart, younger Mexican women.

For 2016, our theme is “Women Changing the World.” We will offer talks, films, and activities to the San Miguel community— in English and in Spanish whenever possible. Among the highlights of the month are Anne Lutterman Aguilar from Cuernavaca speaking on sexual and reproductive rights; Sandra Cisneros participating in our poetry reading; Indira Cato, filmmaker from Mexico City with her film Llevate Mis Amores, a documentary about Las Patronas, the women who feed the riders of “La Bestia,” the train from Central America to the United States border. Joining Indira will be one of the women of Las Patronas. Also participating in our March program will be a panel of local Mexican women entrepreneurs and Catherine Murphy, filmmaker, with her film Maestra about how illiteracy was eliminated in Cuba.

The full schedule of Ser Mujer’s March programming will appear in Atención the last week in February.


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