9th Annual San Miguel Writers' Conference & Literary Festival
Featuring Yann Martel (Life of Pi), Pat Conroy, Laura Esquivel (Like Water for Chocolate) & poet David Whyte • February 12-17, 2014 plus optional 1/2-day Intensive Workshops.
San Miguel is a Unesco World Heritage Site, a city steeped in beauty and history, extremely tranquil, and far from border issues. Long a mecca for writers, artists, and musicians the community is a rich mix of Canada, U.S., and Mexico: "The Creative Crossroads of the Americas." Depending on the package and options you select:
• 8 keynote addresses (including Sunday panel) • 8 daily class options (56 total) • One-on-one pitch sessions with agents • Individual consultations available • Open mic, Bookstore, Receptions, and many meals • 14 1/2-day Intensive Workshop options with distinguished writers • Optional Writing Contest • "Explore San Miguel" optional excursions to elegant restored colonial homes, walking tours, folk art collection, hot springs, etc. • Plus a spectacular Mexican Fiesta and the play, "Word of Will!"
Presenters Faculty includes Pat Conroy, Yann Martel, Laura Esquivel, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Ellen Bass, David Whyte, Kathi Diamant, Laura Davis, Dinty Moore, Amy Ferris, Tina Packer, and more.
90-Minute Classes Concurrent morning and afternoon sessions include topics such as fiction, non-fiction, travel writing, screen writing, poetry, short story, mystery and crime fiction, memoir and personal essay, young adult, feature articles, editing and self-editing, both conventional and self-publishing, agents, book proposals, and taking your book to the next level.
2014 faculty includes: Pat Conroy, Yann Martel (Life of Pi), Laura Esquivel (Like Water for Chocolate), Benjamin Alire Sáenz, poets Ellen Bass & David Whyte, Kathi Diamant (Kafka), Laura Davis, Dinty Moore, Amy Ferris, Tina Packer (Words of Will).
Earl Bard Registrations Save $100 on all 3 Packages thru Oct. 1, 2013! Whole Enchilada: $545 includes two 1/2-day Monday workshops. Full: $425 Basic: $325. After Oct 1, add $100! Budget to luxury lodging available.