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Final Spring Poetry Event at Bellas Artes

Mario Oliva

By Maia Williams Four poets will present their work at Poetry Café Bellas Artes on April 19. Tandy Martin started writing poetry as soon as she could read. One of her first poems was called “The Balloon and the Spider,” a title she still finds obliquely appealing. Her father worked for NATO, so she spent [...]

Literary Sala Presents Early History of San Miguel

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By Susan Page Wouldn’t you like a time machine to take you back to the early days of San Miguel, to learn what happened here during the Mexican Revolution, during the Cristo Wars? What was San Miguel like for all those people who came here on the GI Bill right after the war? We know [...]

April Literary Sala presents the Divine Feminine in Art and the Mexican Macho of Finance

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By Carole Schor On April 12 at 5pm, the San Miguel Literary Sala presents Glen Rogers, an artist who travels the world to find symbols of the divine feminine to produce provocative and beautiful art; and Andrew Paxman, author of Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate, the story of [...]

Storytelling 2018

By Eduardo Sánchez Vázquez Storytelling begins with a family member, who while working or resting, shares traditional cuentos (stories) with their children. To continue supporting the beautiful tradition of education through stories, the Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende, AC offers Cuenta Cuentos “Storytelling, Reading Aloud,” a free activity that will take place every [...]

Recent Arrivals in Nonfiction

By Diane Gravell Many new biographies have been added to the Biblioteca de San Miguel de Allende. Among them are Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson, Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly, Sargent’s Women: Four Lives behind the Canvas by Donna M. Lucey, A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships [...]

Recent Arrivals in Fiction

By Diane Gravell There are many new fiction books for your enjoyment on the Recent Arrivals shelf at the Biblioteca. They include Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan, Autumn by Ali Smith, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates, Exit West by [...]

Three Poets from Near and Far at Bellas Artes

David Dykes

By Maia Williams Three well-traveled writers will present their poems at Poetry Café Bellas Artes on March 15. Joan Hall, a native New Yorker, is a writer, poet, and a pioneer in the field of collage and assemblage illustration. She has been a resident of Westbeth Artist Housing in New York City since 1971. Hall [...]

Two Book Signing Events for Author Peter Olwyler

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By Michael Olwyler Two book signing events will take place in San Miguel for Peter Olwyler’s just-released book of black-and-white photographs of the people and city of San Miguel de Allende and surrounding central Mexico, San Miguel de Allende and Its People. The Instituto Allende will host the first of these book signings on Tuesday, [...]

Teddy Roosevelt and Trump, Lobotomies, and Photographs at the March Literary Sala

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By Carole Schor The Literary Sala on March 8 is proud to present Gerard Helferich, author of An Unlikely Trust, and memoirist and photographer Janet Sternburg, author of White Matter: A Memoir on Family and Medicine. Gerard Helferich An Unlikely Trust: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, and the Improbable Partnership that Remade American Business is a study of the [...]

Sale and Book Signing with Jan Baross

By Bertha Bannett Before award-winning author Jan Baross leaves San Miguel to celebrate her mother’s 103rd birthday in the States, she is having a book-signing sale. You can find a Cuban coloring book for your grandchildren, small illustrated travel/adventure/guidebooks on Cuba and San Miguel, and her award-winning novel, Jose Builds a Woman, a love story. [...]

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