An Evening with Author Juan M. Garcés at Creative 360
September 8, 2022, Midland, MI. – Juan M. Garcés, comes to Creative 360 to share passages from his novel “Love in Four Dots”. The historical fiction is based on authentic coded love letters rich with political intrigue hidden in an 1844 edition of Don Quixote that Garcés had purchased as a college student.
Garcés, a retired chemist and Midland resident, did extensive research and discovered the identities of the lovers, Sofia and Federico, who traded the book back and forth between the military prison where Federico was held prisoner and the city of Popayán, Colombia during the One Thousand Days War (1899-1902).
Juan M. Garcés was born in Cali, Colombia at the onset of the atomic age. For more than 50 years as a student, instructor, researcher in the chemical industry and consultant, throughout his career as a scientist, Garcés always found time for other creative pursuits, be it woodworking or gardening, writing, or planning and designing his living space.
“Love, family secrets, subterfuge, discovery…it is a fascinating story,” Executive Director Laura Vosejpka said. “A true story this intriguing is rarely uncovered. It reminds us to pay attention to the details around us.”
The event is Thursday, September 22 from 7:00 – 8:30. Admission to the event is Free/ donations are gratefully accepted. Please preregister. Light refreshments, wine and cheese will be served