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Book on Teaching to be Launched at Bellas Artes


By Kathleen Cammarata. Why come to the Sala Literaria at the Bellas Artes to hear Frank Thoms talk about a book on teaching? If you teach in San Miguel, whether poetry, writing, art, religion, language, or anything else, you will learn about innovative ways to connect with your students. Teaching, first of all, is not [...]

San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival is an International Event


By Susan Page The San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival, happening this year February 13–17, has become legendary, one of the most highly acclaimed and popular weeks in the San Miguel calendar year. Most of the festival events are open to the public by individual tickets. Although both full and partial conference packages are [...]

Poetry Café at Bellas Artes Celebrates Third Anniversary with Local Poets Performance

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By Maia Williams On January 17, Poetry Café Bellas Artes will mark its third anniversary by featuring three highly regarded local poets. Because her father was in the Foreign Service, Cynthia McCloud grew up in several countries, including Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Canada, and France. After graduating from the University of British Columbia, Cynthia went to [...]

Annual Big Read Event Transports Participants to French Baroque Court

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By Andrew Goodell Because the Big Read selection this year, The Shadow Queen, by San Miguel Writers’ Conference keynote speaker Sandra Gulland, takes place in the French court of Louis the XIV, we are going to take you there in a spectacular evening of video, drama, mini-lectures, live music, and even seventeenth-century French snacks! The [...]

Upcoming San Miguel Writer’s Conference to Include New Events and New Options for Attendees

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By Susan Page If you are just arriving in San Miguel for your winter vacation and you will still be here in February, we encourage you to go online soon to purchase your tickets to the San Miguel International Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival. Most of the events are open to the public. Sold out? [...]

Literary Sala Event Tells of Expats Who Came to México to Escape McCarthyism

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By Carole Schor The first Literary Sala of 2019 brings to town two storytellers, Mitch Ditkoff and Diana Anhalt, to tell tales of displaced expatriates moving to México to escape their McCarthy-era oppression in the United States, and to show audiences how to write stories of their own. Mitch Ditkoff Mitch Ditkoff, of San Miguel [...]

La Biblioteca’s Recent Fiction Arrivals


By Diane Gravell Motherland, a darkly humorous novel by Paul Theroux; The Only Story by Julian Barnes; Miss Subways by David (The X-Files) Duchovny; The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald; An American Marriage, a New York Times notable book by Tayari Jones; and Hag-Seed: William Shakespeare’s the Tempest Retold by Margaret Atwood; as [...]

La Biblioteca’s Recent Nonfiction Arrivals


By Diane Gravell The Biblioteca presents its list of new nonfiction books found on the Recent Arrivals shelves in the Library’s English section. Beginning the lineup are: In Pieces, a Personal Memoir by Sally Fields, Calypso by David Sedaris, When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions on the Edge of Thought, a collection of essays on [...]

Writers’ Conference Whole Enchilada Package Includes Everything


By Susan Page If you are a writer excited about your current project or salivating to get deeper into your craft, the Whole Enchilada Package is for you! When you purchase this package, you save money, and your badge will admit you to everything we offer! Think of it as literary summer camp for grown-ups! [...]

Nuevo libro de Sandra Cisneros


Por Jim McKeever El sábado, 22 de diciembre la célebre autora Sandra Cisneros, residente de San Miguel de Allende, leerá su nuevo libro bilingüe, Puro Amor, en Camino Silvestre. El nuevo libro de Sandra explora el amor por los animales a través de los ojos de la “Señora Rivera” en la Casa Azul. “Puro amor [...]

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