Lake Chapala Writers Conference

Lake Chapala Writers Conference

Company of  The Writers – Agents – Editors and Publishers

By Herbert W. Piekow

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The focus of the 12th Lake Chapala Writers Conference is on the writer and on various means to get published. Writers of all levels and genres are invited to learn and share and experience the camaraderie of a writing community. The fee of $2,500 pesos includes a cocktail reception, two lunches, coffee and snacks plus an opportunity to listen to expert speakers talk about today´s publication options.

Hollywood agent, Ken Sherman of Ken Sherman and Associates will speak about what book publishers and Hollywood is looking for. He will also be taking pitches, so here is your opportunity to meet an agent and talk about your writing. New York editor Sandi Gelles-Cole will speak about working with an editor, which is always recommended before submitting for publication. Well-known authors Rachel McMillen and Michael Hogan will talk about writing and where stories come from.

Three publishers and a printer will discuss the best options for getting your book printed. Independent book publisher Mikel Miller is well known locally and Judith Briles has earned a remarkable reputation as a book doctor and private print options. Guadalajara printer Carson Groppe will talk about having your book print ready. 

Each of these outstanding presenters is available for private consultations, but you must register. Forms are available at Diane Pearl’s, corner of Colon and Independencia, Ajijic. If you would like an electronic registration or have questions please e-mail Herbert Piekow at: or Victoria Schmidt at




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