Mujeres en Cambio Salutes the Litarary Arts!
By Mary Norquist
Join us on Thursday, April 7, for our final event of the season. We are hosting a cocktail party at the home of one of our long time supporters, Leslie Von Jaeger, who has generously donated her lovely Centro property with its expansive gardens and beautiful setting. The Garden Party will be from 5-7pm and wine, our signature cocktail “The Paloma,” botanas, and postres will be served while you wander through the grounds.
A Garden Party to Salute
the Literary Arts
Presented by Mujeres en Cambio
Thu, Apr 7, 5-7pm
Address is on the ticket-a home in Centro
Tickets: 300 pesos
Available at La Conexion
(Aldama 3 and Café Monet) and
La Tienda (Biblioteca/Insurgentes 25)
Three of San Miguel’s premier literary events will be represented at this elegant event. Maggie Bunce and BC May will revive their hilarious rendition of Tom Coach’s Kamasutra, one of the winning ten-minute plays from the 2016 International Ten Minute Play Festival recently held in San Miguel. If you missed it at the festival, you are in for a real treat. If you saw it, here’s your opportunity to see it again and enjoy these two great actors in this superb play about life and love as we age.
In addition, we will host a top award winner from a previous San Miguel Storytelling Festival, Carol Merchasin. Carol has charmed so many people with her ironic and humorous style, and we are thrilled to have her join us for this party. Last year Carol was the MC for the final showcase event for the 2016 International San Miguel Storytelling Festival. She is also an accomplished author, having penned books related to her law career, and she has written two books about living in San Miguel and Mexico. This Is Mexico: Tales of Culture and Other Complications and How It Goes in Mexico: Essays from An Expatriate.
And you will hear a reading from a recently published book by author Ellen Ackerman Hammond, a semi-fictional memoir of her Uncle Buddy, Buddy’s Story. It is based on the life of Bernard Akerman, born in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1920. Buddy, afflicted with cerebral palsy, unfortunately labeled a “crippled idiot,” is finally given a voice to tell the story of his life. He lived during a time when the handicapped were locked away, an embarrassment and a burden to their families and society. Ellen, his niece, has brought his silent voice to life in this powerful story of love that crosses all boundaries.
We look forward to seeing you at this upcoming salute to the literary arts. Tickets are 300 pesos, which includes food, wine, our signature cocktail “The Paloma” and, of course, the wonderful entertainment of our presenters. Tickets may be purchased at La Conexion (Aldama #3 and Café Monet) and La Tienda at the Biblioteca (Insurgentes 25).
Mujeres en Cambo is a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to under-served young women in the countryside villages surrounding San Miguel. www.mujeresencambio.org.