San Miguel (de Allende) Writers' Conference
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15th International San Miguel Writers' Conference and Literary Festival

February 12-16, 2020

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 Condé Nast Traveler + Travel & Leisure magazines.

Featuring 2020 Keynote Presentations by Delia Owens, Tommy Orange, Valeria Luiselli, Madeleine Thien, Juan Felipe Herrera, Literary Death Match, and more.
  • Seven 90-minute concurrent sessions (choose from 70+ workshops and panels)
  • Five Lunches, Open Mic and Bookstore
  • Literary Death Match and Spectacular Quiceañera
  • Optional One-on-one agent pitches, individual consults, writing contest
  • Twenty Optional 3-Hour Intensive Workshops
  • Five Optional 5-Day Master Classes
  • Optional "Explore San Miguel" Excursions

    Faculty includes incredible instructors (craft and commerce)!

    2020 90-Minute Classes
    Concurrent morning and afternoon session topics include fiction, non-fiction, travel writing, poetry, short story, memoir, personal writing, feature articles, editing and self-editing, young adult, children, both traditional and independent publishing, agents, book proposals, and more.

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  • About Us
    Program Description
    2020 Includes 13 main stage events, 7 classes (from 70+), open mic, lunch, parties. Optional excursions, 3-hr. intensives, agent pitches, individual consults, 5-day post-con master classes. Bilingual (ENG/ESP).
    Program Length
    5 Days
    Group Size or S:T Ratio
    1:15-1:35; 1:1 available
    Program Focus
    Humor, Travel, Publishing, Poetry, Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Young Adult, Non-fiction, Children's, Marketing
    2020 features: Delia Owens, Tommy Orange, Valeria Luiselli, Madeleine Thien, Juan Felipe Herrera, Literary Death Match, and more!
    2020 Packages (usd): Whole Enchilada: $895.00 includes (2) 3-hour Saturday Intensives; Full Conference Package: $745.00; NEW! Writers Package $345; Value ($85usd single or double) and luxury lodging options.
    Global Locations
    San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    Maia Williams
    San Miguel Literary Sala
    Ancha de San Antonio 9 - Box 526
    San Miguel de Allende, GTO 37700
    Phone: (52) 415-324-5020