Thursday, July 25, 2013

Writers' Workshop Coming Up

Come November, I'll be offering a writers' workshop at beautiful Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.  This is the chance to jump start the writing you've long thought of doing, finish the novel you have been working on, or outline the memoir you have long promised to family, or yourself.  This is a photo of a dock at the lovely inn (rooms of volcanic stone) where we will stay, Posada Santiago, by Jeff Speigner.  And yes, it really looks like this.

Nov. 9-17, 2013

Writers’ Workshop
on magical Lake Atitlan

The gift of time to write.
Inspiration, and experienced support.

This will be a small group -- ideal for a spirit of retreat, and individual attention to each writer. We will work on structure, and voice. Feedback and thoughtful critique are central to developing the craft -- these will be key elements in our days at the beautiful Posada Santiago on the Lake.
With Mary Jo McConahay, author of Maya Roads, One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the RainforestIndependent Publishers' Award, Best travel essay book; Northern California Book Award, best creative nonfiction; USA BookNews International Book Awards: Best travel essay book, best autobiography/memoir, best new nonfiction; A National Geographic Traveler  Book of the Month. 
Mary Jo’s travel stories have won four Solas Best Travel Writing awards in the last two years, appeared in Best Travel Writing and Best Women’s Travel Writing (Travelers’ Tales), and on Her story on, was judged one of the site’s top five of the last year. Her award-winning reporting has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Vogue, Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times Magazine and more than two dozen other publications. Workshop details at: