Highlights of the 2014 San Miguel Writers’ Conference

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“Creative Crossroads of the Americas!” the 9th Annual San Miguel International Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival, is a bilingual, co-cultural conference held in magical San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

2014 Conference Highlights

Yann Martel (The Life of Pi)

Calvin Trillin (Tepper Isn’t Going Out)

Laura Esquivel (Like Water for Chocolate)

Benjamin Alire Saenz (Winner of the PEN/Faulkner award for this year!)

Guest Speakers: Kathi Diamant (World expert on Kafka), David Whyte (Poet & author of The House of Belonging and River Flow: New & Selected Poems),Ellen Bass (Poet and co-author of The Courage to Heal)

64 ninety-minute workshops to choose from.  Including: Fiction Techniques, Travel Writing, Blogging, Scriptwriting, Publishing Online, Pleasures of Reading, and many more.

Pitch Sessions with Literary Agents!

Fiesta at the Instituto de Allende: One of the biggest parties we’ve ever thrown!

New Excursions such as “Literature and Cuisine:  An Afternoon of Recipes, Magical Realism, and Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate”

Writers’ Conference:  February 12 to 17, 2014

Optional 4-hour Intensive Workshops: February 17, 2014

Registration at www.sanmiguelwritersconference.org  (Opens August 1, 2013)

The 2014 Conference promises to be THE Writers’ Conference of the year.


  1. Hector Manuel Butron Ramos says:

    I am interested in attending. I don’t see the cost.
    Also, I am a registered interpreter-translator with the Administrative Office of the Court in NC and in the State of Guanajuato. I would like to offer my translating-interpreting services during the conference.

  2. We are busily preparing the 2013 Writers’ Conference website that will include online registration. Prices and lots of other information about the conference will be available in late August/ early September.

    I’ve forwarded your name and information to the appropriate channels about translation. They should be in contact with you soon.
    Nathan Feuerberg

  3. I’m confused. Do the conference costs as outlined in the registration page include lodging? If not, where and what are the lodging options?

  4. I was in Morelia and San Miguel for two weeks in June. I have traveled to Mexico seven times in the past two years, flying out of Tijuana. When I tell friends where I’m going, they always look at me askance and ask, “Is it safe?” Of course it’s safe—especially far away from the U.S. border. I have walked the streets of Mexican cities at night and felt far safer than if I were walking in downtown Los Angeles. I love Mexico. I love the way I have been welcomed by its people over and over again, even though my grasp of Spanish is rudimentary at best. I will never stop visiting this wonder-filled country!

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