C. M. MAYO
Author of The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, etc.

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C.M. MAYO
SELECTED TALKS & INTERVIEWS
About .Books. Blogs. Podcasts
On Writing About Mexico: Secrets and Surprises
University of Texas El Paso, Centennial Lecture
El Paso, Texas, October 7, 2015
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On Seeing as an Artist or, Five Techniques for a Journey to Einfühlung
Transcript of C.M. Mayo's remarks for the panel "Writing Across Borders and Cultures"
Women Writing the West Conference
Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 15, 2016
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Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual
University of California San Diego, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies

La Jolla, California, January 29, 2015

Substantially similar talks on this same book were also given at the Centro de Estudios de la Historia de México, Rice University, Stanford University, UNAM San Antonio, PEN San Miguel, and elsewhere.
C.M. Mayo Reads Live in the Angela Peralta Theater:
"A Visit to Swan House"
(From the book in-progress, World Waiting for a Dream: A Turn in Far West Texas)
PEN San Miguel
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, January 29, 2013 

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The True Story of Mexico's Half-Washingtonian Prince:
On Researching the Novel The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
The novel based of the true story made extensive use of archives in the Library of Congress, including the Emperor Iturbide and Iturbide Family Archives, which were sold to the Library of Congress by the Emperor Iturbide's grandson, Agustin de Iturbide y Green (1863-1925), a long-time Washingtonian and the "last prince" of the novel's title. This novel was named a Library Journal Best Book of 2009.
The Library of Congress
Washington DC, July 20, 2009
 
A Banquet of Mexican Literature
C.M. Mayo reads the preface from her collection of 24 Mexican writers, Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion.
This was read as part of a book presentation in various bookstores and other venues, including
The Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington DC, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at New York University, the Southwest Writers & Artists Festival at Texas A & M University, the Texas Book Festival, Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, the UCSD Center for US-Mexican Studies, and elsewhere during 2006-2007..

[READ THE PREFACE]
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Why Translate? The Case of the President of Mexico's Secret Book
American Literary Translators Association Conference,
"Politics & Translation"
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 15, 2014 
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Translating Across the Border
For the Panel "Translating the Other Side"
American Literary Translators Association Conference, "Trafficking"
Tucson, Arizona, 2015
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On Writers' Blogs and My Blog, "Madam Mayo":
Eight Conclusions After 8 Years of Blogging
For the Panel "Homesteading the Digital Frontier: Writers' Blogs"
Associated Writing Programs Conference
Seattle, Washington, 2014
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A Spell at Chinati Hot Springs
Marfa Mondays Podcasting Project

May 2012
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To Remember, To Understand: On Researching and Writing The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
Keynote for the meeting of the Board of Directors
Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas Austin
April 22, 2010
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SELECTED INTERVIEWS

New Thinking Allowed
Jeffrey Mishlove interviews C.M. Mayo about
Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution:
Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book
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WATCH Part 1] [PART 2] [PART 3]

Occult of Personality
Greg Kaminisky interviews C.M. Mayo about
Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution:
Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book
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LISTEN]

The University of Chicago
Division of the Social Sciences Newsletter

Alumna Catherine Mansell (C.M. Mayo) Explores Secret Book
by the Leader of the Mexican Revolution
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READ]

The Book Studio
Bethanne Patrick Interviews C.M. Mayo about her novel,
The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
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WATCH]

National Public Radio
"All Things Considered"

John Ydse interviews C.M Mayo about
Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion
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LISTEN]

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