Final Count Down to International Writers Conference 2015


IMG_3059For those of you who like to read and write. This is the event for you- an intensive weekend of workshops and presentations starting with registrations at noon on Friday 6th March at Los Mangos Library in Puerto Vallarta. The inspiring title Leaving Our Mark… Awakening More Than Memoir intends to convey the flavour of the conference which will cater to writers and readers of all genres.

In addition there are Workshops on Twitter, Songwriting and on Performing The Written Word something many writers find difficult.
The Keynote will be given by Caleb Pirtle at 7.00 on Friday evening.
On Friday afternoon starting at 2.30 we will have workshops on Twitter with Donna Dahl, Performing the written word with Colin Hamilton, A songwriting workshop with Rusty Debris and Friends and The use of poetic techniques to make your prose sparkle with Sarah Cortez.Meetings will be scheduled throughout the afternoon with agent Elise Capron and publisher Evelyn Byrne.
Saturday will open at 9.30 with a plenary session with Maurice Monette author of Confessions of a gay married priest and Sunday will begin with Melissa Frost and The instant story telling power of memoir.
On Saturday and Sunday two separate panel discussions will address the Pros and cons of publishing today and Marketing the elephant in the room.
Our teaching faculty includes Colin Hamilton former radio broadcaster for the BBC, Evelyn Byrne of White Bird publishing New York ,Elis Capron of the Sandra Dijkstra Agency in California, Thomas Pulley musician, songwriter and author, Sarah Cortez, Poet and memoir specialist, Maurice Monette Memoir and mindfulness, James Calland author and dialogue expert, Donna Dahl Twitter and marketing and Melissa Frost visiting academic and Twitter expert and author from the University of Virginia.
This is the only local event in the Bay of Banderas aiming to meet the needs of both visiting and local authors, artists and readers.

We look forward to seeing you at this inspiring and thought provoking event for writers honing their craft and readers who love to devour books.

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About Charlotte Ortega

I am a family physician and writer.I am an active member of the Puerto Vallarta Writers Group and I am coordinating this years International Writers Conference to be held in March in association with Los Mangos Library.Winters are spent in Mexico to escape the cold and the summers in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am British born but have not lived in the U.K. since 1997. My blog is intended to inform would be travellers and those who view Mexico as a preferred retirement destination on every aspect of living in Mexico, the good and the other...My husband Humberto is Mexican and is a font of knowlege on the diverse cultural and social nuances which exist in this vibrant and colourful country.
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