13th International San Miguel Writers' Conference and Literary Festival
February 14-18, 2018
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 Creative Crossroads of the Americas." Named #1 City in the World by CondeNast Traveler and Travel&Leisure magazines.
Featuring: Wally Lamb, Rita Dove, Jane Friedman, John Vaillant, Jorge Volpi, Joseph Boyden, Emma Donghue.
- Seven keynote presentations
- Seven 90-minute concurrent sessions (choose from 70+ workshops and panels)
- Five Lunches, Daily Open Mic and Bookstore
- Friday's Spectacular Mexican Fiesta - Sunday's Tall Tales & Short Plays
- Optional One-on-one agent pitches, individual consults, writing contest
- Sixteen Optional 3-Hour Intensive Workshops
- Four Optional 5-Day Master Classes
- Fifteen Optional "Explore San Miguel" Excursions
Faculty includes Dinty Moore, Diana Spechler, Bonnie Nadell, Laura Davis, Merilyn Simonds, David Corbett, Susan Brown, Judyth Hill, Gerald Helferich, Kathleen Hudson, Lori Horvitz, Jamie Brickhouse, Martha Barnett, Sandra Gulland, Janet McAdams, and many more! 2018 90-Minute Classes
Concurrent morning and afternoon session topics include 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 and to register, visit sanmiguelwritersconference.org.
2018 Includes 7 keynotes, 7 classes (from 70), storytelling, short plays, panels, open mic, 5 lunches, parties. Optional writing contest, excursions, 3 hr. intensives, agent pitches, individual consults, 5-day post-con master classes. Bilingual (ENG/ESP).
Group Size or S:T Ratio
1:15-1:35; 1:1 available
Publishing, Fiction, Humor, Journalism, Mystery, Nature, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Travel, Poetry, Autobiography/Memoir, Young Adult, Non-fiction, Children's, Marketing
2018 Faculty: Wally Lamb, Rita Dove, Jane Friedman, John Vaillant, Jorge Volpi, Joseph Boyden, Emma Donaghue, Dinty Moore, Laura Davis, Merilyn Simonds, David Corbett, Susan Brown, Sandra Gulland, Bonnie Nadell, Leanne Dunic, Diana Spechler, and more!
2018 Packages: Whole Enchilada: $795.00 includes (2) 3-hour Saturday Intensives; Full Conference: $685.00; 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