• San Miguel PEN presents Christine Wade

    San Miguel PEN presents Christine Wade

    News and Commentary

    Christine Wade spoke at the third PEN conference of 2015 on Jan 27th.

    Revolutions are fought, constitutions are crafted, countries are founded, and Christine’s fascinating talk tries to answer important questions: who wins? whose history do we remember and study today?

    Not ordinary folks, not women, not the indigenous, not the enslaved, not the poor. So how can we know the stories of those who don’t win?

    Drawing examples from American history and beyond, Christine Wade explains why these stories are important and how she managed to discover and research untold stories to write her book Seven Locks. Continue Reading »

  • It’s Midnight in Mexico with Alfredo Corchado and Angela Kocherga

    News and Commentary

    Alfredo CochardoAlfredo Corchado and Angela Kocherga were the protagonists of the second talk in the PEN series which took place on Jan 20th, 2015. You can listen to the full lecture here.

    Alfredo Corchado is the Mexican Bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, where he has worked for over 20 years. Earlier, he reported for various news organizations including the Wall Street Journal. He was a 2010 Woodrow Wilson Center scholar in Washington and a 2011 visiting fellow at David Rockefeller Center at Harvard.

    Corchado is best known for his non-fiction book, Midnight in Mexico. The book delves into the drug war and its intimidating and sometimes fatal impact on journalists. Continue Reading »

  • C.M. Mayo talks about Madero at the first PEN lecture of 2015

    News and Commentary

    On Jan 13th, C.M. Mayo inaugurated this year’s series of lectures organised by PEN International San Miguel Center. You can listen to the full talk here.

    C.M. Mayo

    C.M. Mayo talked about her new book called Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual (Dancing Chiva, 2014).

    The book includes Mayo’s translation of Madero’s Manual espírita, and is also available in Spanish, translated by noted Mexican novelist and poet Agustín Cadena as Odisea metafísica hacia la revolución Mexicana, (Literal Publishing, 2014), together with a transcript of the original Manual espírita. Continue Reading »

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