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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 [...]

Stories of Time Travel, Leonardo da Vinci, and a Magic Carpet Give Storytelling Festival a Big Sendoff

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By Lee Harris The 2019 San Miguel International Storytelling Festival concludes with the Showcase Finale, which from the festival’s founding in 2013 has been the most popular storytelling event of the year. The Showcase presents the best stories that have been crafted and told throughout the festival’s events and workshops that year. For over six [...]

Prose Café Guest Authors Take On Difficult Issues of Race and Injustice

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By Rosaleen Bertolino Please join us on October 3, when Prose Café is honored to present three gifted local writers with work that tackles the challenging issues of race, injustice, and more. Before moving to San Miguel de Allende in 2005, Cynthia Simmons lived in Atlanta, New York City, and, briefly, in New Orleans. She [...]

International Storytelling Festival Features Irish Storytelling and True Tales in Spanish

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By Brad Rockwell and Lee Harris The 2019 San Miguel International Storytelling Festival concludes with three special final events: the “Stories in Spanish/Cuentos en Español” event, a solo performance by celebrated Irish storyteller Conor McAnally, and the best of San Miguel de Allende’s storytellers in the annual Showcase Finale. Following a Spanish-language storytelling workshop led [...]

Experience Eighteenth Century San Miguel History—Live!

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By Susan Page In 1760, in the convent that is now Centro Cultural “El Nigromante” (Bellas Artes), some nuns who lived there staged a most curious rebellion. On October 17 and 18, the San Miguel Literary Sala will put on a two-day celebration and dramatization of this pivotal conflict in the city’s history, right in [...]

Festival Reenacts a Sixteenth-Century Nuns’ Rebellion from San Miguel’s History

By Susan Page In 1760, in the convent that is now Centro Cultural “El Nigromante” (informally known as Bellas Artes), some nuns who lived there staged a most curious rebellion. The San Miguel Literary Sala is bringing you a two-day celebration of this pivotal conflict and the fascinating history of San Miguel at that time. [...]

Literary Sala Presents Courtroom Suspense Novelist and Seasoned Screenwriter

By Carole Schor The August 8 Literary Sala is excited to present “the John Grisham of México,” courtroom suspense novelist Ronald Ruiz, along with screenwriter Frank Gaydos, in what will be an entertaining and spellbinding evening. Both Ruiz and Gaydos embody the dream of many of us who come to México to reinvent ourselves and [...]

Annual Writers’ Conference Announces 2020 Keynote Speakers

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By Susan Page The Writers’ Conference is excited to reveal the keynote speakers for our February 2020 event. Registration for the fifteenth annual Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival is now open. This year’s festival takes place February 12–16, 2020. For our “coming of age” fifteenth anniversary conference, we will present two authors whose debut novels [...]

Dear Editor:

As longtime residents of San Miguel de Allende, we are accustomed to seeing things go wrong in our fair city. First, it was the extreme focus on wealthier tourists and fancy hotels to accommodate them. And now, we have a BIG “security” problem and lots of killings that one local politician recently told us to [...]

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