Friday, January 10, 2014

New Writers' Workshop -- November

Nov. 9-16, 2014

Writers’ Workshop
on magical Lake Atitlan

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


With Mary Jo McConahay, Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year
Author of Maya Roads,
One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest ( 

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.

*Independent 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 Honored Book.
   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. Photo of the dock at Posada Santiago by Jeff Speigner.