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Save the dates!

The 2017 San Miguel Writers’ Conference & Literary Festival will be held February 15–19, 2017.

We will announce our keynote speakers and open registration on August 1, 2016. Be sure to subscribe to our e-mail list so you will be among the first to hear about our 2017 event.

In the meantime, please join us for the
(see below)
and Summer Workshops for Writers.

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2016 Summer Writing Workshops

July 1-30, 2016

During the 2016 Summer Writing Workshops, writers will spend four weeks learning their craft in classes ranging from playwriting to memoir writing. Whether you are just starting out or you’re a seasoned professional you’ll find inspiration and insight in our writing workshops.

Writing A Page-Turner

with Diana Spechler

The Art of Memoir and Travel Writing

Creative Nonfiction
with Laurie Gough

Writing The Play That Moves You

with Merridith Allen

Blogging & Social Media Fundamentals for Writers

Writing/ Marketing
with Mittie Roger

Session schedule and registration info

2016 Summer Writing Workshops Faculty

Writers in Residence

Diana Spechler

Laurie Gough

Laurie Gough

creative nonfiction
Merridith Allen

Merridith Allen

Mittie Roger

Mittie Roger


The San Miguel Literary Sala Presents:

2016 Summer Literary FEAST

For registration information contact:
Laura Esquivel, Keynote Address
30.00 USD

Author of seven books including
Like Water for Chocolate; Malinche;
Between Two Fires; The Law of Love.


Hotel Real de Minas
Saturday, July 2, 1:00 p.m.
Book Now
Like Water for Chocolate Feast
95.00 USD

Featuring Laura Esquivel 
Tickets must be purchased in advance.

La Hacienda de San Miguel
Zeferin Gutierrez #19
(beside the new Convention Center)
Saturday, July 2, 7:00 p.m.
Book Now
2016 Summer Writing Workshops
395.00 USD


Classes ranging from playwriting
to memoir writing.


San Miguel Literary Sala
July 1–30
Book Now
Virginia Woolf’s A Room Of One’s Own
15.00 USD

A Play Adapted and Performed
by Catherine Bryne

$15usd Reserved Seating
(Best 4 rows = 44 seats)
$10usd General Admission Seating

Bellas Artes Auditorio, 2nd Floor
Saturday, July 9, 5:00 p.m.
Book Now
July Literary Sala Readings


LINDA GREY, star of Dallas and author of
The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction
Working for The New Yorker

Tickets available at the door:
Members $50 pesos
Visitors $100 pesos

Hotel Aldea
Thursday, July 14, 5:00 p.m.
Champagne Brunch Benefit
75.00 USD

to benefit “My First Book” Program


LINDA GRAY, star of Dallas and author of
The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction


Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Hotel Rosewood
Sunday, July 17, 12:30 p.m.
Book Now
Poetry Café Open Mic

Tickets available at the door:
$100 pesos

Sala Literaria Bellas Artes, 1st floor
Thursday, July 21, 5:00 p.m.
Summer Book Fair


Hotel Aldea
Saturday, August 20, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Reviews of the 2016 SMWC