Todo y Nada Open Mic featuring Catherine Marenghi and Pascal Monzies [] Cafe del Barrio

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Event Category: All Events, Community Events, Literary Events, Entertainment, and Musical Events

  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2022 AT 4 PM – 6 PM

    Todo y Nada is a new performance series in San Miguel de Allende. Each month we pair a feature writer and a musician and also showcase voices from the community at our open mic. Music, poetry, stories, and more. All mediums welcome! This month we are excited to be featuring award winning poet and writer Catherine Marenghi and singer songwriter Pascal Monzies.

    Food and drink available thanks to the wonderful staff of Cafe del Barrio. All seating is outdoors.

    For details and to sign up in advance for the open mic contact Matthew at Whatsapp or text: (360) 510-9686.

    About Catherine:
    A native of Massachusetts, Catherine Marenghi is the author of Breaking Bread: Poems (2020) and Glad Farm: A Memoir (2016). An award-winning poet, she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her poem “First Day of Kindergarten.” Her poems also twice received first-place honors from the Academy of American Poets University and College Poetry Prize program. Her work has appeared in international publications including Sisyphus, Bangalore Review, Ekphrastic Review, Peregrine Journal, Crossroads, Solamente en San Miguel, Italian Americana, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Phi Kappa Phi Forum, and Conclave. Her memoir Glad Farm, which President Jimmy Carter called “inspiring,” tells of a life rooted in poverty on a former gladiolus farm, and the power of a house to change our destiny. She is active in the rich literary community of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she has served on the board of the San Miguel Poetry Café and also co-founded Poetry Mesa, an international poetry community, along with poet Judyth Hill. She is currently working on an historic fiction, Our Good Name, based on her Italian immigrant ancestors; it is forthcoming in 2022 from Arch Street Press.

    About Pascal:
    Born in Switzerland to a French father and an American mother, Pascal grew up exposed to many different cultures and music. He spent his youth back and forth between France and the US as well as spending time in Canada. He finally ended up in Mexico where he began his music career. Pascal’s main instrument is acoustic guitar. He sings and writes songs in English, French, and Spanish. Fused with French romanticism, Latin rhythms and American roots Pascal’s music speaks to a generation of people born in a global village. Pascal now lives in San Miguel de Allende Mexico where performs world music on a regular basis.


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