There are many opportunities to build a vacation around an event. Case in point, writers conferences in Mexico. There are several coming up, and they continue to grow and attract award- winning authors, writers and literary agents from all around the globe. Below are two upcoming conferences we highly recommend.
February 13 – 18, 2013
2013 San Miguel Writers & Readers Conference & Retreat
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
About this conference:
- 64+ speakers, faculty, & agents
- 56 workshop options, 4 Keynote Speakers
- One-on-one pitch sessions with agents
- Individual consultations, 2 panels, Live Play
- Legendary Fiesta & Fireside Carnitas Fest
- Gourmet dining all week
- Time to Write, Open Mic, Excursions
- Bookstore, Receptions, and More
Highlight: Featured keynote speaker and best-selling author, Luis Alberto Urrea will present “Our Lives on the Border: Building Bridges not Fences” at the Special Speaker Event on Monday, February 18 at 6pm @ Hotel Real de Minas.
February 22-24, 2013
8th Annual International Writers Conference & Book Fair
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Learn from a diverse group of writers and journalists who have defined success in many different ways—from becoming a New York Times best-selling author to new writers on the world literary scene making a name for themselves. One on one, in a seminar or workshop, the lineup of presenters for the Eighth Annual Puerto Vallarta Writers Conference will offer something unique for everyone. We were honored to be a featured speaker at this conference in 2011.
Highlight: the charming city of Puerto Vallarta held at the tranquil Los Mangos Library, the varied panel of keynote speakers plus Lit Agent, Susie Townsend of New Leaf Literary & Media will be holding private sessions for those who have books to pitch. She will also be giving sessions on ‘Finding an Agent’ and ‘What Agents Look For in a Query Letter’.