Our Mexico session begins with a weekend of shared meals and events that include special sessions with local activists and cultural figures.
Daily three-hour workshops meet Monday through Friday, with lunch provided for all participants. Initial work is distributed in advance by email, and printing is easily available on the village square for subsequent submissions. Individual conferences are held throughout the week.
Workshops convene from 9:30-12:30 pm or from 1 pm to 4pm, leaving ample time for writing, relaxation and solitude. Tepoztlán is a paradise for those inclined to hike, visit nearby ruins, sample the local food or work on their Spanish.
While specific workshops differ in format, they share a common goal: to offer highly motivated individuals an intensely sympathetic reading of their work, with strategic suggestions for revision.
Registration for each master class is limited to ten participants, with four auditor slots. An 8-10 page writing sample is required for acceptance into any of the workshops. Space permitting, participants may audit a second workshop for a modest additional fee.
“I’m still suffused with the warmth of Tepoztlán and the support of the group. The schedule offered just the right blend of work and holiday, and the right balance of group and independent meals. Best of all was the good will and generosity of all involved — the faculty as well as the participants.”