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San Miguel Reading for "Change!"

Kathy Devine, Mary Norquist, Arlena Lawrence, Diane Ruszczyk, Leslie Von Jaeger - Copy (Medium)by Gregory Gunter

Local residents know that San Miguel de Allende supports every artistic endeavor imaginable and while art–from painting to sculpture–seems to rule the scene, us writers get the chance to have our day every once in a while.

Last month was just that chance!

When local nonprofit Mujeres en Cambio asked for volunteers to read from their works as a fundraiser, they had no trouble receiving enthusiastic responses.  You see, Mujeres en Cambio is committed to enhancing the lives of women living in the rural communities surrounding San Miguel de Allende, and they work to accomplish that goal by providing educational scholarships to young women.  It’s a worthy cause that us writers, especially, feel compelled to support.

And that we did.  Authors participating included Mark Saunders, Arlene Krasner and playwright Anne Campbell, who actually participated in the play she’d written.  Oh, and did I mention that your blogger read from the new paperback version of his thriller, The Cupola Collusion, previously only available in Kindle from

Thanks to hostess Leslie Von Jaeger–and a host of volunteers–the evening was a page-turning success!