Lake Chapala Writers Conference

Lake Chapala Writers Conference

By Carol D. Bradley

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Storytelling –whether you are a novelist, playwright, a memoirist or non-fiction writer, we are all, first, storytellers. March 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2019, the LCWC is bringing inspirational, dedicated speakers to raise your storytelling to new levels. A literary agent, educators and professional editors will be here at El Jardin Eventos Salon in Centro Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.

Your fee includes two days of fast-paced programing with lunches, non-alcoholic beverages and hors d’oeuvres at two social events for you to mingle with like-minded individuals sure to inspire and encourage you.

Wednesday, March 6th at 5PM, a welcome reception (cash bar) to meet your presenters and other attendees.

Thursday, March 7th – registration and coffee/tea at 8:30 AM. Presentations from 9 through 4:30PM with lunch and breaks.

Friday, March 8th check-in with coffee/tea at 8:30AM, a full day, lunch and breaks, ending with a Wrap-Up Party (cash bar).

Eric Witchey is presenting four talks; Fiction Fluency: The Story of the Story, Fiction Fluency: Emotion-Driven, Vertical Story – Horizontal Story and Write the Story – NOW! An award-winning writer and teacher, Eric draws from his experience teaching at two universities, a community college, and countless conferences.

Kali Van Baale – Revision Strategies, Points of Entry in Storytelling and The In’s and Out’s of Publishing. Kali holds an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a faculty member of the Lindenwood University MFA Program.

Rosemary Grayson – Not What but How You Do It. From her first interview as a young British journalist – Hugh Hefner, and throughout her career at the BBC, Rosemary mastered the art of asking questions. If your genre is memoir, non-fiction or articles, she will share her witty, spot on interview style.

Rachel (R.J.) McMillan – The Art and Craft of Storytelling.   An International award winner, Rachel talks about incorporating personal beliefs into your story as she does in her Dan Connor mystery series. Rachel’s message and writing techniques are universal.

Roberta Rich – Unleashing the Muse. Roberta, author of the award-winning trilogy; The Midwife of Venice is a compelling speaker. Roberta will not only be presenting, she will be available to critique a sample of your manuscript. (500 pesos)

Mark Boyer – What Can You Do in Ten Minutes. Mark received his M.F.A. in Theatre Directing at Yale`s School of Drama. He says, “Regardless of your genre, writing a ten-minute play will sharpen your overall writing skills.” We have not had a playwright at the LCWC for a while, so this is a real treat.

Angela Renaldi Literary Agency has been opening publishing doors for writers since 1994, representing an eclectic list of passionate storytellers and writers. The first 50 registrants are eligible for a pitch slot at no additional cost. Polish up those pitches!

Sandi Gelles-Cole, a past Senior Acquisitions Editor for Dell/Doubleday will be here. You have an opportunity to have Sandi critique (an extra charge) part of your manuscript.

Registration Forms are available at Diane Pearle’s on Colon in Ajijic or from the organizing committee: Herbert Piekow at, Victoria Schmidt at, Mel Goldberg or Carol Bradley at Ajijic Writers Group meetings (1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at 10AM) in the garden at La Nueva Posada. “Like” our Facebook page for more info.

The fee is $2,300 pesos until January 18 and $2,600 pesos after.

Join Us! Learn how to better tell your unique story.


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