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    Upcoming:
    • Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution May 4.
    • Mother's Day Watercolor Whimsy Art Workshop to benefit Ojalá Niños! Online May 8.
    • + TOSMA Organic Market May 8.
    • Distinguished Speaker Series: Matthew McConaughey and Jamie Brickhouse May 14.
    • Workshop with Amy Gottlieb | Narrative Voice: Where Prose Comes Alive May 17 & 19.
    • Workshop with Laurie Gough | World Travels and Travel Writing: Turning One Passion Into Another May 17 & 19.
    • Workshop with Kat Falls | Writing for Teens (even if you aren’t one) May 18 & 20.
    • Workshop with Judyth Hill | Shamanic Origins of Poetry: The Deep Magic of Saying May 18 & 20.
    • + Walking Tour with Patronato Pro Niños.
    • + List of Health First Certified Establishments.
    • + Ongoing Virtual Activities.
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution May 4.
    Join San Miguel PEN for a Zoom reading and discussion to celebrate the groundbreaking new anthology, Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution. With an introduction by acclaimed author and US National Medal of Arts recipient Julia Alvarez, Resistencia is a powerful collection of voices ranging from icons of the movement to some of the most exciting contemporary poets.

    6 pm.
    Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution May 4.

    Mother's Day Watercolor Whimsy Art Workshop to benefit Ojalá Niños! Online May 8.
    Celebrate Mother's Day by having fun splashing on colors and using everyday stuff to create textures and patterns. In this class, led by award-winning mixed media artist and popular workshop instructor Cathy Taylor, you will learn how to use various materials, including everyday household items, to produce watercolors' textures and patterns. No experience is needed; just come willing to play and see what emerges with your creativity.

    10 am - noon.
    Mother's Day Watercolor Whimsy Art Workshop to benefit Ojalá Niños! Online May 8.

    + TOSMA Organic Market May 8.
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Distinguished Speaker Series: Matthew McConaughey and Jamie Brickhouse May 14.
    Texas native MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading men. He won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Ron Woodruff in Dallas Buyers Club, and has appeared in over 40 feature films. He is also a producer, director, and philanthropist with his Just Keep Livin’ Foundation – all the while sticking to his Texas roots and “just keep livin” philosophy.

    His interviewer is equally talented and just as loveable a personality. Called “a natural raconteur” by the Washington Post, JAMIE BRICKHOUSE is an award-winning writer and comedic storyteller. He’s the author of the critically acclaimed Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze Sex, and My Mother (St. Martin’s Press, 2015), which was an Amazon “Best Book of May 2015,” a Book Chase “2015 Nonfiction Top 10,” and is “required reading” in Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir. It received stellar reviews from Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, and the Washington Post, to name a few.

    6 pm.
    Distinguished Speaker Series: Matthew McConaughey and Jamie Brickhouse May 14.

    Workshop with Amy Gottlieb | Narrative Voice: Where Prose Comes Alive May 17 & 19.
    We know a good voice when we hear it, but how do we achieve it on the page? In this workshop, we’ll explore how voice compels readers with a sense of authenticity, energy, music, character, and confidence. We will look at excerpts that demonstrate how to craft memorable voices that will energize your prose and make your work come alive. As you “borrow” effective voices, you’ll uncover authenticity and vitality in your work.

    3 pm.
    Workshop with Amy Gottlieb | Narrative Voice: Where Prose Comes Alive May 17 & 19.

    Workshop with Laurie Gough | World Travels and Travel Writing: Turning One Passion Into Another May 17 & 19.
    As long as wanderlust exists, the travel essay will never stop appealing to readers who want more than mere information. You’ll learn that to be an effective travel writer you must lead the reader into the wonder of a place, remembering that your experience can only be conveyed through specific details. We’ll discuss ‘finding’ the story; ways to begin; the importance of the quest and we’ll do fun and inspiring writing exercises, sharing our travel experiences through the written word.

    5:30 pm.
    Workshop with Laurie Gough | World Travels and Travel Writing: Turning One Passion Into Another May 17 & 19.

    Workshop with Kat Falls | Writing for Teens (even if you aren’t one) May 18 & 20.
    This craft-focused workshop is designed for those who want to learn how to write a Middle Grade or Young Adult novel. Kat will cover the category’s unique parameters; creating a premise with “must read!” potential for the MG/YA market; and developing characters with teen appeal. In addition, she will touch on current and upcoming market trends and how to catch an agent’s eye. This seminar will also include writing exercises and is open to experienced writers and enthusiastic beginners.

    3 pm.
    Workshop with Kat Falls | Writing for Teens (even if you aren’t one) May 18 & 20.

    Workshop with Judyth Hill | Shamanic Origins of Poetry: The Deep Magic of Saying May 18 & 20.
    Exploring Poetry’s origins, we discover the deep Magic of Saying, a capacity for rare, wild insights, and attentive, musical language. When we write, aware of these roots, our writing ratchets up! Using Rothenberg’s superb collections, and source texts, we’ll learn ancient techniques of making poems that connect us from the fully celebrated Earth and chthonic energies to the profound, cross-cultural, trans-time and space, Holy Mysteries. Sure to be some of the most powerful, transformative writing you will ever do!

    5:30 pm.
    Workshop with Judyth Hill | Shamanic Origins of Poetry: The Deep Magic of Saying May 18 & 20.

    + Walking Tour with Patronato Pro Niños.
    Patronato Pro Niños has resumed their top rated Historical Walks. Tours are offered on a Private basis, and you must book ahead. Your volunteer Guide will be Dali Amaro: he is a state Certified Guide, with over 10 years of guiding experience and is a native son of San Miguel. He will provide you with a wonderful Tour, in English, at your convenience and with all safety protocols and precautions in place.
    Walking Tour with Patronato Pro Niños.

    + List of Health First Certified Establishments.
    Portal | Direct link to list of Certified Establishments | Certified Hotels | Gyms, spas, clubs, sports centers.

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.
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    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.
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    This is how the works are going on Av. La Luz, Ignacio Allende, 5 de Mayo and José Mariano de la Canal.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - This is how public works are going on some streets of the city, which for months have been being rehabilitated by the municipal government, some have 50%, while others are about to finish.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English. May 1.
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    Roadwork on 5 de Mayo en la Allende.
    We begin the rehabilitation of stamped hydraulic concrete on the 5 de Mayo in La Allende. We share the alternate routes and ask you to consider transfer times.
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    Avenida Independence Roadwork and Closure.
    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., October 6, 2020.- Today began the actions for the renovation of Independencia Avenue. The municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal García and the state governor, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo inaugurated the work for the rehabilitation of 1,350 linear meters of a Comprehensive Program in ...
    SMA Government (sp) | English.
    Today the president @VillarrealGTO opened the vehicular passage on the 1st stage of Avenida Independencia. Below we share the alternative routes to the construction of the 2nd stage of this great work for SanMigueldelaGente. Consider travel times.
    (Construction is still in progress but you can, at least at times, navigate the entire length of Av. Independencia.)
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