Our Mexico program begins on a Thursday evening with an informal reception and opens onto a weekend of festive meals and events that includes a Friday evening orientation dinner, an initial workshop session and a public reading in the village, as well as time to explore the village and dive into writing.
Daily three-hour workshops begin on the Saturday and, with Sunday off for writing and an optional market tour, resume Monday through Friday, with lunch provided for all participants. Work is generally distributed in advance by email, and printing is easily available on the village square if needed for subsequent submissions. Individual conferences are held throughout the week.
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Workshops convene from 9 am to 12 pm or from 1 pm to 4pm, with lunch shared by the whole group from noon to 1, leaving ample time for writing, relaxation and solitude. 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 toeight participants. An 8-10 page writing sample is required for acceptance into any of the workshops.