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2017 SMWC

2017 Summer Writing Workshops

AUG 5–SEPT 1, 2017, Sala Literaria Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende


FICTION

Writing The Next Great Novel: How to Start (and Finish) Yours with Alison Espach

  • Introduction Session August 5 at 2:00 from 3:00 PM
  • Three-Hour Sessions on August 9, 16, 23, 30 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

WORSHOP DETAILS

CREATIVE NONFICTION / MEMOIR

Reporting From Life: Creative Nonfiction and Memoir Writing with Elmo Keep

  • Introduction Session August 5 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM
  • Three-Hour Sessions on August 8, 15, 22, 29 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

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STORYTELLING

Live Storytelling: How to Talk About Your Life on Stage with Diana Spechler

  • Introduction Session August 5 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM
  • Three-Hour Sessions on August 7, 14, 21, 28 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM

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POETRY

Gateway to Creativity: 4 Paths to Finding Your Next Poem with Laura Juliet Wood

  • Introduction Session August 5 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM
  • Three-Hour Sessions on August 7, 14, 21, 28 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WORSHOP DETAILS

San Miguel Writers’ Conference & Literary Festival

The 2017 San Miguel Writers’ Conference is over. It was an extraordinary event!

The dates for next year’s Conference are: February 14 to 18, 2018.

Faculty proposals for next year’s Conference are due by March 1, 2017. To submit a proposal, click HERE.

If you would like to be considered to volunteer in 2018, please send us an application HERE.

Recordings of the Conference workshops, panels, and keynotes from this year’s conference are available for puchase HERE. If you purchased a coupon during the Conference you can reedeem it during checkout. Please read the FAQs before getting started.

2017 CONFERENCE:

Judy Collins

Legendary Folk Singer and Memoirist

Naomi Klein

Award-winning journalist and author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything.

Billy Collins

U.S. Poet Laureate, 2001 to 2003. Arguably the most beloved and acclaimed poet in the U.S. today.

Mary Karr

Award-winning author of The Liars’ Club

David Ebershoff

Author of The Danish Girl — Book and Movie

Lisa Moore

Award-winning Canadian novelist and short story writer

Pedro Ángel Palou

Celebrated Mexican Journalist and Scholar

Robert Moor

A brilliant new literary voice with San Miguel ties whose debut book, On Trails, is receiving superb reviews: “…narrative nonfiction at its finest!”

CONFERENCE LOCATION

HOTEL REAL DE MINAS
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
realdeminas.com