Category archives for: Literature

Literary Sala Presents Works in Progress Readings By 10 Authors

By Susan Page One of the Literary Sala’s perennially popular events will occur on June 21 from 5 to 7 PM at the Aldea Hotel, when ten San Miguel de Allende writers will read from their works. You will hear a sampling of some of the best writers working here today, including fiction, nonfiction, memoir, [...]

International Book Day

By Danilo Filtrof On Monday, April 23rd, during the International Book Day, members of the civil society of San Miguel de Allende got together at the Museum Casa de Allende to acknowledge the work and legacy of Victor Sahuatoba, founder and director of FELISMA (Festival Literario y Feria del Libro de San Miguel de Allende). [...]

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

Casi on horse

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

Glen Rogers Peru

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


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, [...]

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