Category archives for: Literature

One Author’s Quest to Find a Mysterious Ancestor

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By B. Black The designation “Unknown,” written on her grandfather’s death certificate where his mother’s name belonged, sent author Bonnie Lee Black on a quest to discover her mysterious Scottish great-grandmother, Helen Reid David Black, of Kirriemuir, Scotland. With little to go on, beyond a sure grasp of place and history, Black imagines Helen’s dramatic [...]

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By Cliff DuRand Two years ago, the Center for Global Justice supported Sallie Latch in her calling to assist the refugees who were streaming to the Greek island of Samos, fleeing the wars that were ravaging the Middle East. This feisty 83-year-old lady spent eight months there talking with terrified, exhausted, cold, hungry, and ill [...]

Literary Sala Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoonist and Short Story Writer

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By Carole Schor If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then an editorial cartoon is worth at least 10,000, and the San Miguel Literary Sala is proud to present one of America’s finest cartoonists, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Keefe. Keefe, the editorial cartoonist for the Denver Post since 1975, is nationally syndicated by, with cartoons [...]


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San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival February 13 to 17, 2019 Registration and Individual Ticket Sales Now Open   Writers’ Conference Announces 2019 Keynote Speakers By Susan Page Registration and individual ticket sales are now available on the Writers’ Conference website:, for the all new 2019 San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary [...]

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Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India by Sujatha Gidla Reviewed by Kate McCorkle Without a doubt, India is one of the most complex societies on earth. Caste, religion, political affiliation, economic status, and family ties combine to define each individual’s role to an almost inescapable extent. At the bottom, [...]

Los hijos del volcán vienen a Bellas Artes

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Por Lucina Kathmann El escritor José Revueltas escribió “Dionisio Pulido es la única persona en el mundo que puede jactarse de ser propietario de un volcán.” El 23 de febrero de 1943 a las 3pm don Dionisio Pulido trabajaba en su sembradío con sus animales cuando vio que humo salía de entre sus surcos. Era [...]

The Volcano’s Children are coming to San Miguel

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By Lucina Kathmann The writer José Revueltas wrote,“Dionisio Pulido is the only person in the world who can boast of being the proprietor of a volcano.” On February 23, 1943, at 3pm, don Dionisio Pulido was working his field with his animals when he saw smoke coming from between the furrows. He was the proprietor [...]

Novelist and Dramatic Reading at the Literary Sala

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By Carole Schor The July Literary Sala is proud to present highly praised novelist, Sharon Solwitz, along with an encore presentation by actor Mick Diener performing a literary work, on Thursday, July 12 at 5pm at the Aldea Hotel. Sharon Solwitz: Once, In Lourdes A starred review in Booklist, says this of Sharon Solwitz’s novel, [...]

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). [...]

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