Monthly Author Readings
This popular series features two authors each month followed by a “Meet the Authors” wine reception and book signing. Since 2004. Visit this page for details.
Located at the Biblioteca, the Tienda showcases books written by Sala members and offers an array of books and gifts.
Each February, prominent literary figures, industry insiders and instructors from Mexico, the U.S., and Canada gather in San Miguel for five days of lectures, workshops and special events for readers and writers. Since 2005.
Summer Literary Festival
This is a periodic event that brings a theme to life or explores a specific author or genre through lectures, discussion, field trips and special events.
Solamente en San Miguel
A multi-volume anthology of fiction, essays, memoir, and poetry about life in San Miguel compiled and published by the Literary Sala.
A community event in which everyone is invited to read the same book and attend special events before the author arrives to present at the Writers’ Conference. Since 2011. Visit our page for more details.
Weekly Spanish-Language Literary Radio Program
Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Radio San Miguel (1280 AM) our program, “Sancho Panza de Cabeza” presents a literary theme or author, with readings, discussion, call-ins and book give-aways. Since 2007.
“My First Book” Reading Program
Year-round, a teacher meets with children in a rural community to introduce them to books and the love of reading. Since 2013.
Libros Para Todos
Every fall, we launch a reading campaign in elementary schools in rural communities. We encourage hundreds of kids to read and give them the chance to meet famous Mexican authors in person. We also offer free courses for teachers on effective methods of teaching literature to children. Read more at www.makingreaders.com
Annual Teen Creative Writing Workshops
Each year, 60± local teens participate in one of two workshops (ages 12-14; ages 15-19). Winners present their work at the Writers’ Conference and get a donated, free computer.
Sala Literaria Bellas Artes
A public reading, writing, and meeting room that hosts a variety of literary programs for San Miguel youth. Visit our page for more details.
Poetry Café Bellas Artes
Poets, aficionados, and the curious gather on the third Thursday of every month, at Sala Literaria Bellas Artes, for an evening of original work in a casual setting.
Annual Writers’ Conference Adult Scholarship Program
Each year, the Literary Sala provides 30± scholarships to Mexican writers and teachers, and underwrites much of the cost of producing the Spanish language track.
Storytellers from Mexico, the U.S., and Canada gather for a weekend of storytelling, including classes, performances, and prizes. Learn more.