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San Miguel Writers’ Conference 2020 Guest List Brings Many Highly Lauded Authors

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By Susan Page As it reaches its fifteenth anniversary in 2020, the San Miguel Writer’s Conference celebrates with a number of keynote speakers who are bright lights on the North American literary scene, including a New York Times bestseller, a MacArthur Grant winner, a former US poet laureate, and an American Book Award winner. Keynote [...]

San Miguel Writers’ Conference 2020 Guest List Brings Many Highly Lauded Authors

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By Susan Page As it reaches its fifteenth anniversary in 2020, the San Miguel Writer’s Conference celebrates with a number of keynote speakers who are bright lights on the North American literary scene, including a New York Times bestseller, a MacArthur Grant winner, a former US poet laureate, and an American Book Award winner. Keynote [...]

Expert on the Invisible Microbes Around Us to Speak at La Casona

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By Robert Lerner The micro-world made its human debut in 1672 when a Dutchman named Leeuwenhoek peered at a drop of pond water through his primitive microscope and dubbed the amazing tiny moving critters he saw as “animalcules.” Today we know them as microbes, but our progress in understanding them has been limited to the [...]

Is Bali on Your Bucket List?

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By Irineo Muñoz Alexsandra Trevor—aka Smartalexcoach on various social media platforms—fell in love with Bali on her first visit in 1989 and lived there from 2011–2018 before relocating to San Miguel de Allende. While living in Bali, Trevor invited small groups in order to introduce them to the wonders of Bali. Now she is inviting [...]

One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse

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By Fredric Dannen “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary [...]

More than Just Acting

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By Judy Sasson San Miguel de Allende is fortunate to have as many as 83 NGOs dedicated to improving social welfare through various initiatives, all of which have left their mark on the various sectors in which they are involved. One might think that these organizations, working together with government agencies, should be more than [...]

Spectators Become Participants at Fábrica la Aurora’s Art-Themed Day of the Dead Event

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By Edward Swift Fábrica la Aurora´s annual celebration of México’s Day of the Dead holiday will take place on Saturday, November 2, with galleries and shops open and altars dedicated to departed loved-ones or famous popular figures. In many galleries at this event, new exhibits will be on display, and music will welcome visitors as [...]

Master Weaver’s Vibrant Rugs at Mask Museum Event Reflect Their Creator’s Happiness

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By Barbara Erickson As part of Casa de la Cuesta’s Day of the Dead celebrations, Master Zapotec weaver Jacobo Mendoza returns to San Miguel de Allende to show and sell his masterpiece rugs and wall hangings October 30–November 1. At 1pm on each of those days, Heidi Levasseur will give an informative talk on Day [...]

Eco-Art Event Takes Aim at Disposable Fashion’s Environmental and Social Costs

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By Ileana Muñiz For the first time in San Miguel de Allende, eco-activist and artist Chía Ortegón presents an eco-fashion-art installation show entitled #ImEcoMuse “L’Amante de la Naturaleza.” #ImEcoMuse is an immersive art installation in which the staging is designed so that the audience members are not simply spectators but active participants in the program. [...]

New Chapel of Jimmy Ray Exhibit Celebrates the Joys of Idiosyncrasy

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By Richard Lorenz The nights are drawing in, the dead are preparing for their annual visit, and everyone needs something to distract them from the nonstop daily news onslaught. That something could be this exuberant celebrative art opening at the Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery on Saturday, October 26. Dancing mojigangas serving tasty bellinis and [...]

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