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A Tailor-Made Model: Mario Moreno “Cantinflas”


By Mónica García Olvera Recently, the Public Library received the donation of the book Un Modelo a la Medida: Mario Moreno Cantinflas. The books was edited by the Mario E. Moreno Foundation for the occasion of the 106th anniversary of the birth of this Mexican comedian, who was better known as “Cantinflas.” The copy is [...]

Poetry Presentations at Bellas Artes


By Maia Williams Three celebrated poets will present their work at the Poetry Café on October 18. James Cervantes’s latest book is From Mr. Bondo’s Unshared Life, a series of closely related persona poems. Sleepwalker’s Songs: New and Selected Poems, published in 2012, is comprised of 32 new poems and poems selected from six previous [...]

Un modelo a la medida: Mario Moreno Cantinflas

Por Mónica García Olvera En días recientes la Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de allende AC recibió en donación la obra “Un Modelo a la Medida: Mario Moreno Cantinflas” el cual fue editado por la Fundación Mario E. Moreno A.C. Con motivo del 106 aniversario del natalicio del comediante mexicano conocido como “Cantinflas”. El ejemplar [...]

Story Showcase Marks Festival’s Fifth Year

By Lee Harris Get your tickets now for the Showcase Finale of the Fifth Annual San Miguel International Storytelling Festival. From the beginning, the Showcase has been the most popular event of the festival and has played to sold-out houses. To celebrate its fifth year, the San Miguel International Storytelling Festival will present its Showcase [...]

Recent Arrivals

By Diane Gravell Race and justice are called into play in Small Great Things, a new novel by Jodi Picoult; a Chaim Soutine painting connects the fates of two women living generations apart in The Fortunate Ones by Ellen Umansky; and a Baghdad bookshop owner finds solace in a memoir written long ago in The [...]

Festival Offers Stories in Spanish and Schedules Showcase Auditions

By Lee Harris San Miguel’s Fifth Annual International Storytelling Festival continues this week with Showcase auditions and stories performed in Spanish at Auditorio Miguel Malo at Belles Artes. One of the benefits of listening to storytellers is to have a better understanding of the life experiences of others. An organization called Noche de Cuentos ( [...]

Fifth Annual San Miguel International Storytelling Festival 2018


By M. Elizabeth Blair San Miguel’s favorite festival is coming again in October 2018! Every person has a thousand stories to tell, both real and imagined. When you think about it, our identities are simply the sum of the stories we remember. Each one of us has stories that define our lives, including school events, [...]

Writers To Read Favorite Authors at Literary Sala Event

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By Cynthia Simmons In February, after “Black Voices,” a reading of literature by authors from the African diaspora, more than twenty people asked—“Are you going to do it again? Can I read with you next time?” One woman said, “You don’t have to wait until next February. We could read work from other authors.” Reading [...]

New Pictorial Book Offers a “Tangible Memento” of San Miguel

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By Rick Jorgenson A coffee table pictorial book, Under the Spell of San Miguel…Its Colors & Textures, has been published and is now available for purchase in San Miguel de Allende. The hardcover book measures 13 x 11 inches (34cm x 28cm) and is 128 full-color pages. It was printed by Imprenta Davalos in Leon. [...]

Poetry Café Bellas Artes

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By Maia Williams The third fall season of San Miguel de Allende’s popular Poetry Café will begin by featuring three dynamic poets on September 20. Ratna Dikini Mariana, whose birth name is Mariana Robles Martinez, was born in Puebla, Mexico in 1981. She has travelled and explored many states of being and geographies. She has [...]

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