2018 SMWC WRITING CONTEST: “To be or not be a San Miguel Writer”

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Do you write poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, or Spanish language short stories?  Well, now is the time to polish your piece and submit it to us. This year we will be selecting one winner from each category and inviting them to join us in magical San Miguel de Allende. Not only could you be one of the writers to walk away with a “Full Conference More...

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Mojica instructing and inspiring rancho women to achieve their goals with their embroidery talents.
By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
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Helping Locals Bootstrap into Independence

In these times of political, social and economic turbulence — and with a new relationship between the new governments in Mexico and the US — an important nonprofit organization here is putting hands More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2018 SAN MIGUEL WRITERS’ CONFERENCE

We’re excited to announce registration for the 2018 San Miguel Writers’ Conference (Feb 14-18) is Now Open! This year we are offering a limited amount of Early Bard specials (40 of each package type) for a More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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Silent Film Star In Guanajuato

Several years ago I stumbled upon a book called “Whatever Happened to Baby Peggy?”   It was a very intriguing autobiography by a child star of the silent era who was the precursor for Depression Era Shirley More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Partial solar eclipse in San Miguel de Allende “as we speak”

Today, August 21, there is a solar eclipse, which can be fully appreciated in the United States. While in Mexico it can only be seen partially. The entities in which the solar eclipse, from 50% to 70%, will be More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Ready, Set, St. Mike

Sunday was the rehearsal for the upcoming festivities of St. Michael’s feast day coming up in late September.  The procession was long and fascinating, laced with symbolism including the dead, Jesus’ crucifixion More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Take me to the soccer game this weekend!

In a country like Mexico, where soccer is undoubtely the most popular sport by far; the city of San Miguel de Allende, recently designated “Best City in the World” by Travel + Leisure readers, must have More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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I Scream, You Scream

During the summer vacation from school my gardener brings his six year old son along.  He enjoys lifting weights with my smaller barbells and doing most anything with the dog.  If I’m home, I try to schedule More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Who Needs Tyra Banks?

A few months back, a German documentary filmmaker approached me asking for my help in doing a film about my napkin selling sweetie, Isabel.  Isabel and I breakfast on Saturdays for years and ours is a tumultuous More...

BIBLIOTECA DE SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE A.C.
By sanmigueltimes On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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SMA Public Library, more than just a “biblioteca”

If you wouldn’t normally include a library on your vacation itinerary, you might want to reconsider when you’re in San Miguel. The city’s Public Library has an extensive collection of both Spanish- More...