11th International San Miguel Writers' Conference and Literary Festival
February 10-14, 2016
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: Joyce Carol Oates, Scott Simon (NPR), Gail Sheehy, Kirk Ellis (John Adams, HBO), Lisa See, Luis Urrea, Elizabeth Hay, Juan Villoro
- Seven keynote presentations
- Seven 90 minute workshops (choose from 70 plus main stage panels)
- Open mic, Bookstore, and 5 lunches
- One-on-one agent pitch sessions available
- Individual consultations available
- 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 Joyce Carol Oates, Scott Simon (NPR), Gail Sheehy, Kirk Ellis (John Adams, HBO), Lisa See, Luis Urrea, Elizabeth Hay, Juan Villoro, Dinty Moore, Joyce Maynard, Liz Rosner, Laura Davis, and more. 2016 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 traditional and independent publishing, agents, book proposals, and more. For more information call 510-295-4097 in the U.S. or (415) 185-2225 in Mexico or visit our website at www.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, Fiction, Humor, Journalism, Marketing, Mystery, Non-fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Publishing, Screenwriting, Travel, Young Adult
2016 faculty includes: Joyce Carol Oates, Scott Simon (NPR), Gail Sheehy, Kirk Ellis (John Adams, HBO), Lisa See, Luis Alberto Urrea, Elizabeth Hay, Juan Villoro, Laura Davis, Dinty Moore, Liz Rosner, Joyce Maynard, and more!
Whole Enchilada: $775.00 includes (2)Saturday intensives; Full Conference: $625.00; Basic Conference Package $525.00; Budget to luxury lodging options available.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
San Miguel Literary Sala
San Miguel de Allende, GTO 37700
Phone: (52) 415-185-2225/510-295-4097