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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 [...]

Dear Editor:

This afternoon I was startled by the sound of a crash. On the street, a car pulling out from a parking spot and a city bus had collided. Even without having witnessed this, I know it is fair to assume that one or both drivers were distracted by a cell phone. When I ride an [...]

Diana Kennedy, “The Mick Jagger of Mexican Cuisine,” Spends a Weekend in San Miguel


By Jim B. McKeever The culinary world will be abuzz with the arrival of Diana Kennedy at the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) this year. Kennedy is the world-renowned author of cookbooks on Mexican cuisine and has been its stalwart defender and promoter for more than 60 years. She is known as the “Mick Jagger [...]

Free Literary Sala Event: Ten More San Miguel Authors Reading from Their Works

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By Susan Page On the heels of a successful event featuring 10 Literary Sala authors reading from their works in progress, the organization presents yet another 10 local authors reading from their works on Thursday, June 20. This free event in The Literary Sala event room at Bellas Artes, is entitled “San Miguel Writers Read [...]

Bellas Artes Center Celebrates Earth Day with Climate Change Lecture by Doug Kelbaugh


By Kathleen Nolan American academician and author Doug Kelbaugh will give a free slide lecture at the Bellas Artes cultural center on Monday, April 22, talking about his new book, The Urban Fix: Resilient Cities in the War Against Climate Change, Heat Islands, and Overpopulation. After the lecture, Kelbaugh will sign copies of his book [...]

Poetry Café Bellas Artes Launches Book of Poetry by San Miguel Artists

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By Sallie Kravetz On March 21, Poetry Café Bellas Artes will host the launch of the book Fridays at Ten: Six Poets Meet in San Miguel. This poetry anthology features works by US and San Miguel de Allende poets who have been meeting during the winter months for the past three years. The poets’ geographical [...]

Musical Extravaganza Celebrating Pro Musica’s 21st Birthday


By Michael Pearl Pro Musica’s 21st Birthday concert and celebration party will be the event of the year with a unique evening in magical surroundings, great music, wonderful food, stimulating company and Italian prosecco. Come join us in the country setting of Los Frailes amidst the fruit trees, palms and flowers of the magical gardens [...]

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