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San Miguel Lit Sala Sells Books!

Into-the-heart-of-san-miguel-de-allende-bookby Gregory Gunter

No one would ever accuse the San Miguel Literary Sala of sitting around on their haunches!  The organization keeps book lover–both readers and writers–busy with monthly, and sometime weekly, events.

This last week alone, the Lit Sala hosted two events.  The Sala’s monthly author presentation hosted local author John Scherber and local playwright/actor/director and author Michael Gottlieb.

John has written more than a dozen mysteries set in Mexico, a trilogy about vampires, and two non-fiction books about expatriates (a third soon to come), a cover of which is shown here.  John read from his new non-fiction book, Into the Heart of Mexico: Expatriates Find Themselves Off the Beaten Path, about people who settle, not in towns like San Miguel with large expat communities and networks for becoming comfortable quickly, but less gringo-populated places where foreigners have to make it on their own.  My Spanish isn’t up to that, John!

Michael Gottlieb has taken charge of our theatrical needs for almost a decade here, directing plays and readings for both Players’ Workshop and Playreaders and starring or performing in them as well. He is rehearsing now for Red, a Tony-award-winning play about the painter, Mark Rothko.  Michael read from his latest book, The Fourth Wall, which he admits is a little bit fantasy, a little bit autobiographical.

And the Lit Sala finished the week with the Book Fair, where authors like your blogger sold paperbacks, art, note cards, and a variety of literary related products.  A big thanks to all our readers who support our local authors!