All work and no play turns the Merida Writers’ Group in to dull girls. And that would never do! So last night, after a full day of workshops and another great keynote speech by Lawrence Hill, we attended the Conference’s Fiesta Night.
Held at the Instituto Allende, the party was even more spectacular than I remember it being last year. Food, music, dancing and even fireworks made for a fabulous evening.
I had a chance to speak with some of the presenters . . . including Luis Urrea. I told him again how much I had enjoyed his presentation and we talked about Merida.
As well, I met Suzanne Braun Levine, the first editor of MS magazine. What a thrill it was to meet one of the women who made such an impact on my life.
In every Mexican city, music is always in the air and in San Miguel it’s there 24 / 7. At a Centro café I listened to an energetic trio singing songs of El TRI. The lead singer even sounded like Alex Lora.