Upcoming Writers Conferences & Retreats in Mexico

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’.

Puerto Vallarta 8th Annual Writers Conference

Puerto Vallarta 8th Annual Writers Conference


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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at info@themexicoreport.com

3 comments for “Upcoming Writers Conferences & Retreats in Mexico

  1. Susie Albin-Najera
    2013-01-27 at 7:31 pm

    Hi Mary,
    The websites are listed in the article for each conference. For info on San Miguel, visit: http://sanmiguelwritersconference2013.org/ and for info on Puerto Vallarta, visit http://www.pvwg.com/2013-conference/.
    Each site has complete information such as rates, schedules, hotel accommodations and more. I hope you find it useful!
    All the best,

  2. Mary-Marg Swift
    2013-01-27 at 2:05 pm

    Can you send info regarding costs, lodging, etc for both the San Miguel and PV conferences? Thanks so much!!!

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