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Three NYC Poets with a Flair for the Dramatic

Tasha Paley

By Maia Williams Three unique poets, Tasha Paley, Harold Dean James, and Gaia Schilke, who share an affinity for poetry, performance, and a former life in NYC, will headline Poetry Café Bellas Artes. Literary Poetry Café Bellas Artes presents Three NYC Poets with a Flair for the Dramatic By Tasha Paley, Harold Dean James, Gaia [...]

Poetry Alive! Celebrates Billy Collins

By Maia Williams To commemorate the first anniversary of San Miguel’s popular reading series, “Poetry Café Bellas Artes,” two special events are planned in anticipation of the February 16 appearance of Billy Collins as a keynote speaker at the 2017 San Miguel Writers’ Conference. Mr. Collins, one of the world’s most beloved poets (and funniest), [...]

Textile Fiestas of Mexico


By Sheri Brautigam In the truest sense, as a designated Pueblo Magico de Mexico, the town of Cuetzalan is just that, a magic town! High in the hills of the state of Puebla, it is a lush, humid place, full of beautiful flowers, orchid farms, epiphytes hanging in the trees, and luscious vegetation. The winding, [...]

Page Turner Book Review

By Elizabeth M. Marshall The Road to Little Dribbling By Bill Bryson Bill Bryson has done it again in his latest book, The Road to Little Dribbling. In this rather hefty volume he describes his travels through the nooks and crannies of the British Isles by car, foot, bus, and train. His keen observations and [...]

December Literary Sala: Inspired Teachers of Children and Adults: Frank Thoms and Margaret Nash


By Carole Schor “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” -Malala Yousafzai, world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner. Frank Thoms In this world of troubling times, we look to the next generations to give us hope. Hope begins in the classroom where children are taught to [...]

San Miguel Big Read Launch Event


By Jessica Miramontes How is biology related to the decisions we make? Is it possible that through the choices we make we are influencing evolution? Following someone else’s trail makes us wonder whether we can create a new trail, or will we end up following the first one? Conference On Trails By Robert Moor Nov [...]

November Literary Sala—An Actor and An Agitator Tell Tales in and out of School


By Carole Schor On November 10, join us for a different kind of Literary Sala adventure. We’ll hear stories performed and also hear a fictional tale about an historic San Francisco Bay area event. We will also launch this year’s San Miguel Big Read at this program. Literary The Big Read Launch By Mick Diener [...]

Two Journeys, One Deep Within and One to the Far Corners of the World


By Carole Schor Literary San Miguel Literary Sala Presents Agnes Olive, Letters from Pakistan and Don Cramer, Where is Whitney Now? Thu, Oct 13, 5–7pm Hotel Posada de Aldea Ancha de San Antonio 15 100 pesos (50 pesos for Literary Sala members) Complimentary wine reception The Literary Sala is pleased to present Don Cramer, author of Where [...]

Come Hear Great True Stories at the 2016 San Miguel International Storytelling Festival!


By Stephanie Medlock Mark your calendars now for the 2016 San Miguel International Storytelling Festival! Tickets are on sale at La Conexión, Zacateros 83, for the various festival events, which take place October 12 through 15. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear stories told by people from a variety of places … [...]

Making Judges Root for You Is Key to Good Audition

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By Stephanie Medlock The Third Annual San Miguel International Storytelling Festival Competition is set for October 13 and 14, and auditions for the festival are coming up on October 7 and 8. For anyone who wants to audition but is feeling a temporary loss of nerve, we have six suggestions to get over that stage [...]

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