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12th International San Miguel Writers' Conference and Literary Festival

February 15-19, 2017

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 from Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and beyond: "The Creative Crossroads of the Americas."

Featuring: Mary Karr, Billy Collins, Naomi Klein, Judy Collins, David Ebershoff (The Danish Girl), Robert Moor (On Trails), Pedro Ángel Palou, Lisa Moore.
  • Eight keynote presentations
  • Seven 90 minute workshops (choose from 70 plus main stage panels)
  • Open mic, Bookstore, 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches
  • One-on-one agent pitch session options
  • Individual consultation options
  • Twelve 3 Hour Intensive Workshop options with distinguished writers
  • Optional Writing Contest
  • "Explore San Miguel" optional excursions
  • Plus a spectacular Mexican Fiesta and a Storytelling Fest

2017 Presenters
Faculty includes Mary Karr, Billy Collins, Naomi Klein, Judy Collins, David Ebershoff, Robert Moor, Pedro Ángel Palou, Lisa Moore, Merilyn Simonds, David Corbett, Susan Brown, Cecilia Woloch, Martha Barnett, Richard Michelson, Diana Spechler, Justen Ahren, Bonnie Nadell, James Hoch, Tawni Waters, Marian Botsford Fraser, Gerry Helferich, Lori Horvitz, Juana Bordas, Roger Housden.

2016 90-Minute Classes
Concurrent morning and afternoon sessions include topics such as fiction, non-fiction, travel writing, songwriting, screenwriting, poetry, short story, mystery and crime fiction, memoir, personal writing, feature articles, editing and self-editing, young adult, children, both traditional and independent publishing, agents, book proposals, and more.

For more information visit sanmiguelwritersconference.org.


About Us
Website www.sanmiguelwritersconference.org
Year Established 2004
Program Description Includes 8 keynote addresses, storytelling, panels, 7 classes (choose from 70), open mic, 4 light breakfasts, 5 lunches, receptions. Optional writing contest, local excursions, 3 hr. intensives, agent pitches, individual consults. Bilingual (Eng/Esp).
Upcoming Event
Feb 15 - 19, 2017
Venue: Hotel Real de Minas, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

Number of Programs/Year 1
Program Length 5 Days
Group Size or S:T Ratio 1:15-1:35; 1:1 available
Program Focus Autobiography/Memoir, Children's, Fiction, Humor, Journalism, Marketing, Mystery, Nature, Non-fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Publishing, Screenwriting, Travel, Young Adult
Faculty 2017 faculty includes: Mary Karr, Billy Collins, Naomi Klein, Judy Collins, David Ebershoff, Robert Moor, Lisa Moore, David Corbett, Susan Brown, Cecilia Woloch, Diana Spechler, Bonnie Nadell, James Hoch, Tawni Waters, Lori Horvitz, Juana Bordas, and more
Costs Whole Enchilada: $795.00 includes (2) 3-hour Saturday intensives; Full Conference: $675.00; Basic Conference Package $575.00; Budget ($85usd single or double) to luxury lodging options.
Global Locations San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Months February
Sponsor's Facebook Page www.facebook.com/SMWritersConference
Contact Susan Page
San Miguel Literary Sala
Aldama #3
San Miguel de Allende, GTO 37700
Phone: (52) 415-324-5020
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