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Back in San Miguel Allende

Here I am in lovely San Miguel Allende. The Writers’ Conference I am attending here is being called, “The Little Conference That Could” From the baby steps of 7 years ago, the event has hit full stride, and grown into a major annual gathering for writers of all genres and levels of expertise.

Last night’s keynote by Canadian author Margaret Atwood drew 800 attendees. The workshops, breakout sessions, and social activities have been expertly organized by Susan Page and her volunteer team. The conference theme is “Cultural Crossroads of the Americas” And it certainly is well-deserving of the moniker; tomorrow, we will have the great privilege of hearing from Elena Poniatowska.                                            

Anyway… I have to run! I have another workshop to attend


Photos: Yes the Cathedral really is pink! Yours truly with Patrice Wynn from Abrazos Boutique


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7th Annual San Miguel Writers Conference

Only five more sleeps!

On the 15th, I will be headed to San Miguel Allende for the 7th Annual Writers Conference.

This is a stellar opportunity to network with other writers in Mexico and to hear from amazing speakers. This year the roster includes: Margaret Atwood, Elena Poniatowska, Joy Harjo, and Naomi Wolf.

42 additional world-class speakers, instructors & agents are on the program. There will be one-on-one pitch sessions with agents, workshops , keynotes and panels, time for  individual consultations with seasoned professionals, and an open mic during the breaks.

The event will be held at the Hotel Real de Minas and a bookstore selling the participants’ books and unique gift items from sponsoring businesses in San Miguel will be open on site throughout the conference dates.

Other activities are: a live performance – That Dorothy Parker, intimate receptions, a spectacular Mexican Fiesta, guided excursions, and gourmet dining all week !

There’s still time to register! Here’s the website:


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