I'm Rochelle Cashdan serving my no-cal Mexican buffet with Guanajuato as the main course. Check the sidebar for the most popular posts. I also post about art & culture at www.guanajuatolegends.blogspot com. My online poems and stories, including "Our Mutual Friend" (set in Guanajuato), can be reached by googling.
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Guanajuato Book Fair Fights the Rain
A canvas cover protected the booksellers and their wares in Pastitos the past three weeks. At 6pm during the first two weeks, a live program was presented every night. Believe me, the spoken word comes alive when readers who seem like actors present it. One program was a tribute to writers who died during the year, including Miguel Delibes of Spain. After the program I found a used copy of his book Los Santos Inocentes. Delibes was new to me and now I am a fan. I hope to add at least one photo to this post but not tonight. Another hope: that the festival will repeat next year in a sunnier season.