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Category archives for: Literature

Writers’ Conference Reveals 2018 Keynote Speakers

Joseph Boyden

By Susan Page The San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival, now widely recognized as the best writers’ conference in North America, is also one of the most exciting weeks of each year in San Miguel. Hundreds of writers and readers gather in San Miguel from all parts of Mexico, the US, Canada, and Europe [...]

Libros Sin Fronteras Will Host a Book Drive and Fundraiser


By Linda Curran and Aurora Lopéz Trujillo Libros Sin Fronteras, a mobile library, provided books to six rural primary schools, three kinder schools, one local private school, and a community center in the outskirts of San Miguel the past school year. This literacy initiative impacted approximately 625 students with 1,300 books. We also provided literacy [...]

Local Authors Present Free Readings at Saturday’s Book Fair

By Sarah Grace Powers Some people believe printed books are becoming extinct, and that Kindles will take their place. Wrong! E-book sales are actually declining! Many of us still savor the joys of holding a delicious new book in our hands and seeing it sitting among other favorites on our shelves. Literary San Miguel Literary [...]

San Miguel Book Fair Features Local Authors and Greeting Card Artists


By Susan Page A wonderful book is often the most appreciated and most thoughtful gift to take back home if you are visiting San Miguel, or to savor for yourself if you live here. If you are looking for greeting cards with a San Miguel theme, look no further. The San Miguel Book Fair is [...]

Las Monjas Church and Oxford Press


By Marcela Andre A misfiled packet of 18th century letters found by researchers in Michoacán years ago resulted in another fortuitous coincidence regarding San Miguel de Allende: The letters were about San Miguel´s “Las Monjas” (Church of the Immaculate Conception), and the research was conducted for an author at Oxford University in England. In 2005, [...]

Literary Sala Announces Book Release Celebration


By Carole Schor The August Literary Sala will celebrate the publication of An Orchid Sari: The Personal Diary of an American Mom in 1960s India by Cynthia Claus. The program will also present poetry by Honora Simon. San Miguel Literary Sala Presents An Orchid Sari: The Personal Diary of an American Mom in 1960s India [...]

New book by Thomas C. McCollum III


By Stephanie L. Cook Thomas C. McCollum III has lived in Mexico off and on for the past twenty years. He was a friend of O.J. Simpson for more than twenty-six years until the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. McCollum recently appeared in all five episodes of the Oscar winning “O.J. Made [...]

Book Review: The Fix

By Marcela Andre Excruciating narrative inside a family harboring a long-addicted father, the overdose crisis of heroin seen now daily lived for a decade in an eldest child´s narrative, a girl maturing from childhood grasping the garrulous flaws of her beloved father; a working family theatrically denying a problem to appear as normal Jewish community [...]

Literary Sala Presents Works in Progress

Linda Hampton

By Carole Schor The annual “Works in Progress” Literary Sala event gives audiences an opportunity to hear some of San Miguel’s outstanding writers who are working on a gem of a piece that has not been exposed to an audience—until now.. Frank Thoms taught English in four Soviet schools during the Mikhail Gorbachev era. He [...]

What was first … The Egg or Stirling Dickinson?


By AlTirado How is it that we have reached the point where San Miguel is well known internationally as a tourist destination as well as an artistic destination? Metaphorically speaking it is said that, “Who was first the egg or the hen,” because somehow life began. In San Miguel we live, breathe, and even drink, [...]

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