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
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.
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).
Group Size or S:T Ratio
1:15-1:35; 1:1 available
Autobiography/Memoir, Children's, Fiction, Humor, Journalism, Marketing, Mystery, Nature, Non-fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Publishing, Screenwriting, Travel, Young Adult
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
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.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
San Miguel Literary Sala
San Miguel de Allende, GTO 37700
Phone: (52) 415-324-5020