• Amy Cotler

    San Miguel Prose Café
    Presents —Seriously Funny with Geoff Hargreaves, Gabrielle Brie, Mark Saunders
    Live via Zoom, Thursday, October 7, 5:00 – 6:00 PM CST
    Advance registration required (www.sanmiguelliterarysala.org).
    Tickets are free but donations are appreciated (See below)

    Ready for a change of pace? Tune in for our fun first event of the fall season. Prose Café is thrilled to feature three local writers who will make you laugh as they read their sharp, witty work for you, live via Zoom. Get ready for games, a book giveaway, and a stimulating question and answer session.

    Educated in the UK and Canada, Geoff Hargreaves worked for the British Council in Spain. He will be reading from his novel, The Collector and the Blind Girl (available on Amazon), which has been described as a “dexterous blend of Graham Greene and P. G. Wodehouse.” For the last thirty years Geoff has had a home in Mexico, where he now lives permanently, translating Mexican novels, stories, and poems. Among them is the novel Seventy Times Seven by Ricardo Elizondo Elizondo, published by Floricanto Press. In July of this year, Barely Seen, a New York literary magazine, named him “Playwright of the Month.”

    Gabrielle Brie is a visual artist, author, and the founder of Rescue San Miguel, Facebook, which has saved hundreds of street dogs. Gabrielle’s debut memoir, Tap Dancing on a Hot Skillet, chronicles the rich and complex journey of an unforgettable Jewish family led by Brie’s charismatic but mentally challenged father. We root for the independent and passionate storyteller as she navigates the American South of the 1950s and 60s with her family’s adventures, secrets, disappointments, and dreams. Told with a keen sense of visual detail, Southern wit, and an authentic adolescent voice, the characters dance off the page and sit right along next to you. Tap Dancing on a Hot Skillet is published by Poetica Press and is available at gabriellebrie.com and on Amazon.

    Mark Saunders is a winner of the Walden Fellowship, awarded to three Oregon writers each year. His award-winning humorous memoir about dropping out and moving to Mexico, Nobody Knows the Spanish I Speak, is available through Knish Books (www.knishbooks.com) and Amazon. He recently published Dogs, Cats & Expats, a second book of essays. His short plays have been staged in North America and Europe. Mark co-founded Diez Minutos, San Miguel’s successful international ten-minute play festival now entering its eighth year. With five feature film scripts and two short scripts optioned, as well as a television pilot, his scripts have garnered insignificant awards and even less money. Mark once owned a Yugo (please don’t ask about the car).

    Please note: If you make an optional donation (highly recommended) when signing up, you will be supporting both the San Miguel Literary Sala as well as San Miguel Prose Café, an all-volunteer organization presenting local and visiting writers, both established and emerging.
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