Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Mexico in DC

Our friend, novelist CM Mayo, is giving a talk this Sunday in Washington, DC. If you are in DC, you should go. I'll let her explain:
This Sunday October 18 at 2:30 p.m. at the Historical Society of Washington DC, I will be talking about the Washingtonian history behind the true story of Agustin de Iturbide y Green, the last prince of my novel, The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire--- many curious things about 19th century Georgetown, Cleveland Park, the White House, and much more. Here's the formal announcement:

October 18th 2:30 p.m.
Historical Society of Washington DC Author & Lecture Series
The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire (Unbridled Books)

Allow yourself to be spellbound by author C.M. Mayo as she gives a talk about her enchanting book, The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire. “A sweeping epic that takes you from a palace ball to an orphanage kitchen, from Brussels to Yucatan, the White House to the Tuileries to the flank of a snow-dusted Mexican volcano, The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire is also, and always, a story about a tiny boy, only two and half-years old, whose Mexican diplomat father and American mother agreed to give him up to Maximilian, to become, so they had supposed, heir apparent to the throne. A fairy tale based on the true but never before completely told story— the work of seven years of travel and research in archives as far flung as Vienna, Washington, D.C., and Mexico City— it begins, as it must, with, “Once upon a time...”

C.M. Mayo’s books include the widely-lauded travel memoir, Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California the Other Mexico, and Sky Over El Nido, which won the Flannery O’Connor Fiction Award for Short Fiction. An avid translator of contemporary Mexican literature, Mayo edited the Anthology Mexico: A Traveler’s Literary Companion, and literary prose of 24 Mexican writers. Mayo divides her time between Mexico City and Washington DC. She is on the faculty at the WritersCenter.

Historical Society of Washington is located at 801 K Street, NW between 7th and 9th Streets.

1 comment:

C.M. Mayo said...

Thanks for the mention, Helmut!

For anyone who might be interested, my July 2009 Library of Congress lecture (on the Iturbides in Washington and other LOC-specific research) is online here:

For the Historical Society of Washington talk I'll be focussing more on 19th century Georgetown, Cleveland Park's Rosedale, and the White House.