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Literary Sala Inaugurates the Prose Café Bellas Artes Author Reading Series

Jeannette Harvey

By Maia Williams

The inaugural Prose Café Bellas Artes will be held in the Sala Literaria on Monday, March 4. Prose Café is a curated series of readings featuring three writers of fiction and nonfiction, with each presenting fifteen minutes of their work in a casual setting.

Rosaleen Bertolino has spent pretty much her entire life just north of San Francisco. A year and a half ago, she and her husband retired to San Miguel de Allende. Her publications include stories in the New England Review, Storyscape, Superstition Review, Gravel, the Capra Review, and, most recently, the anthology México Hoy! She has an MA in creative writing from San Francisco State University. Her awards include a Marin Arts Council Individual Artist Grant and honorable mention for the James D. Phelan Award.

After Jeannette Harvey sold her advertising agency in Whitehorse, Yukon, she traded copywriting for writing short stories. She previously worked as a feature writer and editor for The Weekender, a Yukon News publication. She splits her time between Atlin, British Columbia and San Miguel. Her short story, “Thoughtful Murders,” has been nominated for The Journey Prize for short fiction in Canada. Currently, she is working on a novel set in México.

William Dunlap is a painter and writer who occasionally comments in print and on public television about art, its causes, effects, and consequences.

Dunlap has a master of fine arts degree from the University of Mississippi and has coached art (he claims you can’t really teach it) at the University of North Carolina’s Appalachian State University from 1970 to 1979.

Currently he is a working, exhibiting artist afoot in the land, and is, to date, getting away with it. His work is in the collections of, amongst others, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, The Mississippi Museum of Art, The Morris Museum, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and The Gibbes Museum.

His books include Homecomings, a collaboration with author Willie Morris, and Dunlap, a monograph of his work, both published by the University Press of Mississippi. More recently, he published Short Mean Fiction: Words and Pictures, published by Nautilus Press. Dunlap is currently wrapping up work on his second volume of short stories, Lying and Making a Living: Fiction with Footnotes.

The next Prose Café Bellas Artes will be held on Wednesday, April 24.

 

Literature

New! Prose Café Bellas Artes

Rosaleen Bertolino, William Dunlap, Jeannette Harvey

Mon, Mar 4, 5–6pm

Sala Literaria, First Floor

El Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez “El Nigromante”

Hernández Macías 75

50 pesos suggested donation

 

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