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The historic Casa Dracula was built in 1852 by sugar baron Antonio C. Domingues

The Todos Santos Writers Workshop, a center for creative writing,  is a writer’s retreat based in the historic pueblo magico of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The Todos Santos Writers Workshop offers craft workshops in the art of Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction and Memoir for writers at all levels led by noted authors, editors, and publishing professionals.   All workshop sessions are located at the town’s landmark Casa Dracula, a 19th Century hacienda renowned in local legend and myth. Short stories, poems and essays are read and critiqued by the workshop leaders in a participatory setting. Writers with works-in-progress may also register for one-on-one mentoring sessions.

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Casa de la Cultura in the historic district, built in the 1930s

Special seminars are open to the Todos Santos community featuring  guest speakers from the ranks of Baja writers and the literary world. The seminars take place in the Casa de la Cultura in the town’s historic center.

 

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The Todos Santos Writers Workshop invites you to the Casa Dracula courtyard on special nights to hear our distinguished faculty and speakers share their own work. Readers have included Christopher Merrill, Bruce Berger, Jonathan Penner, and Gordon Chaplin. It’s a BYO picnic underneath the stars and a highlight of our week.

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TSWW participants assemble in the courtyard as the day begins…

Rex Weiner and his Non-fiction Workshop in the Salon of Casa Dracula
Rex Weiner and his Nonfiction Workshop in the Salon of Casa Dracula

Gordon Chaplin and his Memoir Workshop
Gordon Chaplin and his Memoir Workshop on the veranda.

Jeanne McCulloch and her Fiction Workshop
Jeanne McCulloch and her Fiction Workshop under the palapa.

Peter Buck (REM) discusses music and writing at an afternoon seminar in the courtyard gardens, January 2014.

Gordon Chaplin, Peter Buck, Jeanne McCulloch, Rex Weiner (photo by Howard Ekman)
Gordon Chaplin, Peter Buck, Jeanne McCulloch, Rex Weiner (photo by Howard Ekman)