Lake Chapala Writers Conference – December 2009

Lake Chapala Writers Conference

January 21-22, 2010
Early-Bird Reservations Available
By Jay Raymond White
Contact info:    Phone 765-3676 (leave message)



Cai-EmmonsLast year it was a sell-out! Writers and would-be writers alike are encouraged to sign up early. Diane Pearl will help with that at the store on the corner of Col?n (at #1 Col?n) and Ocampo  in Ajijic or see Kay Davis at Writers Group meetings at La Nueva Posada (10 – 12) on the first and third Friday of each month. You can also pre-register by emailing Kay at the email address above.

Until December 18 the cost for the 6th Annual Lake Chapala Writers Conference is only $950 pesos. At about $75 US dollars for two full days plus the cocktail “meet and greet,” it is a bargain. The conference will be held at the Hotel Real de Chapala. After December 18, registration will be $1150 pesos.

There will be four half-day workshops run by two published and internationally recognized presenters: Cai Emmons and Marc Acito.

Jan. 20 (6 – 7:30): Cocktail “Meet & Greet”

Jan. 21 (9 – 12): Marc Acito – Injecting Creativity into your Writing (Giving Yourself a Boost)

Jan. 21 (1 – 4): Cai Emmons – Finding the Form

(Essays, Articles, Fiction)

Jan. 22 (9 – 12): Cai Emmons – Self-Edit to Perfection

Jan. 22 (1 – 4): Marc Acito – Turning Rejection into Success

Says Marc Acito, “It’s not who you know; it’s who knows you, or your writing. The moral is to write for anyone who will publish you. Someone might see it and it may lead to something else.”

Cai Emmons tells us, “I write because I can’t stop. It is my way of trying to understand life’s mysteries.”

Join us for two days of discovery. Learn how to write and publish your work. All registrants are invited to a welcome cocktail party to meet each other and the presenters and to introduce themselves and their writing interests. That will be Wednesday, January 20 at 6 p.m. at the Hotel Real de Chapala Lounge. Botanas are provided, along with a cash bar.

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