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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 [...]

Literary Sala Inaugurates the Prose Café Bellas Artes Author Reading Series

Jeannette Harvey

By Maia Williams The inaugural Prose Café Bellas Artes will be held in the Sala Literaria on Monday, March 4. Prose Café is a curated series of readings featuring three writers of fiction and nonfiction, with each presenting fifteen minutes of their work in a casual setting. Rosaleen Bertolino has spent pretty much her entire [...]

New Book, A Year of Silence, to Be Launched at Biblioteca

A Year of Silence

By Irineo Muñoz Dh. Kiranada, artist, contemplative, and ordained Buddhist from New England, set out in New Zealand on a brave adventurous leap of faith at a remote retreat where she would remain for a year in self-imposed silence. Looking for answers to questions she had carried since childhood, including—what would happen if she were [...]

Canadian Writers Seek to Encourage Others in Supportive San Miguel

Janet Dunnett

By Antonio Ramírez San Miguel de Allende has always had a knack for squeezing creative juices from those who come to visit or to stay a while. It means there is a potent brew of talent here, in the fields of visual art, sculpture, photography, music, fabric art, and writing. Everyone seems to draw on [...]

Book Signing at Camino Silvestre to Showcase Ari Seth Cohen’s “Advanced Love” Movement


By Jim B. McKeever Ari Seth Cohen, author of Advanced Style and Advanced Style: Older and Wiser, is coming to San Miguel de Allende to celebrate inspiring couples and, in particular, those who call San Miguel their home. He and five of the San Miguel couples featured in his new book, Advanced Love—a collection of [...]

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