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San Miguel’s Poetry Café to host Winter Open Mic


By Maia Williams Calling all poets! San Miguel de Allende’s Poetry Café Bellas Artes will celebrate the changing of the season with a poetry Open Mic. To claim one of twelve time slots, poets are asked to arrive by 4:30 pm and to have prepared a three-to-four-minute presentation comprised of up to three poems. First-time [...]

Literary Sala Presents Two Stories of History and Survival

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By Carole Schor The Literary Sala is pleased to present two distinguished and acclaimed authors talking about very different periods of history. Mamie Spiegel Mamie Spiegel has written her second book about the Mexican Revolution of 1810, San Miguel de Allende: Colonial Society and the War of Independence. She says there is new material in [...]

Escritores al Tú x Tú: Una confrontación entre escritores curiosos como tú


Por Yolanda Lacarieri Dos escritores se enfrentan, se confrontan y se divierten presentando el libro del otro: Yolanda Lacarieri presenta el libro del Dr. José Valencia. No se lleven a Henry versus Mi vejez, un menú que yo debo elegir. En un encuentro no tan casual como sucede en la vida, dos temas sin conexión [...]

New Canadian Literature Available at the Biblioteca

By Judy Rosenthal The literature of a country can be a window into understanding a national culture. When I mention Canadian literature to most people in San Miguel, they only think of Alice Munro, whose Chekhovian short stories both surprise and delight, or Margaret Atwood, who is best known for her feminist dystopias. However, many [...]

Writers’ Conference Seeks Volunteer Hosts for Ninth Annual Big Read


By Andrew Goodell The San Miguel Literary Sala will be announcing details at its monthly Literary Sala meeting on December 13 about its 2019 Writers’ Conference Big Read, featuring the historical fiction novel, The Shadow Queen by Sandra Gulland. This meeting, at 5pm at the Posada de La Aldea will give more details about this [...]

San Miguel Writers’ Conference Announces New Events for 2019


By Susan Page The San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival coming in February 2019 has announced a brand-new event, open to the public and part of several of the conference’s available packages. In “The Interviews,” on February 17 at 2pm, veteran Canadian literary host Hal Wake will interview three of the conference’s keynote speakers—Jennifer [...]

A Child at Heart

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By Christopher Phillips   Christopher Phillips, author of the acclaimed bestseller Socrates Café: a Fresh Taste of Philosophy, will present his new book, A Child at Heart, on November 28, at the Sala Quetzal in the Biblioteca. Weaving together philosophy, social science and neuroscience research, personal anecdotes and dialogues, A Child at Heart takes a [...]

Falling to Fly with Biographer and Novelist Matheu DeSilva

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By Susan Page In 2011, a gold miner named Jason Pednault was brutally attacked in a remote jungle by two native tribesmen. He was beaten, strangled and thrown off a 150-foot cliff into rushing rapids. Through a combination of mysterious intervention and extreme determination, Jason survived. Now, seven years later, he’s an activist, teacher, protector [...]

Villages of West Africa Slide Lecture & Photography Exhibition


By Carole Schor and Susan Page Architects Steven and Cathi House may be best know for the distinctive and highly acclaimed homes they build in San Miguel and elsewhere. But their award-winning photographs from their extensive travels are just as breathtaking as their homes, and just as highly acclaimed. We in San Miguel have an [...]

Poetry is Art

POETRY Gaia Schilke

By Maia Williams Three memorable poets will present their work at Poetry Café Bellas Artes in November.   Jenifer Phillips, Canadian, is a graduate of Queen’s University at Kingston, ON with a degree in Drama and English Literature. She previously lived in Neuchatel, Switzerland and after arriving in San Miguel for a two week vacation [...]

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