2016 Program

Workshop location: Casa Dracula, 12 Calle Horizonte, Todos Santos, BCS                    Seminar location: Casa de la Cultura, Calle Benito Juarez, Centro

Sunday, January 24
Evening welcoming reception for TSWW faculty and participants. Location to be announced.

Monday, January 25, Casa Dracula
Registration 8:30 am
Daily workshops begin, 9:00am-12:30pm

Seminar: 3:00 – 5:00PM,  Casa de la Cultura                                                                        Jonathan Penner – THIS WORLD IS YOURS: THE POWER OF POINT OF VIEW               Point of view rules in imaginative writing as it rules in life.  Join novelist Jonathan Penner as he shows how you can use point of view — the craft at the heart of writing — to transform your world into your work.

7:00 – 9:00PM – TSWW SALUTES TODOS SANTOS WRITERS at the Hotel California             A reading by local novelists Ray Avery Bartlett (Sunsets of Tulum) and Tony Irons (Hoover’s Children, Dengman Gap), and poet Greg Mahrer (A Provisional Map of the Lost Continent)

Tuesday, January 26, Casa Dracula
Daily workshops 8:30am-12:30pm

Seminar: 7:00 – 9:00PM,  Casa de la Cultura
Christopher Merrill – THE FORGOTTEN LANGUAGE –  WRITING AND NATURE                     On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Forgotten Language, his widely-hailed 1991 anthology of work by poets writing about the natural world,  Merrill will focus on the sense of discovery and the relationship between humankind and nature, offering a consciousness-raising awareness of the threats to our environment.

Wednesday, January 27, Casa Dracula
Daily workshops 8:30am-12:30pm

Seminar: 7:00 – 9:00PM  Casa de la Cultura,
Bruce Berger – COLLECTING THE WORLD  – AN ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER’S LIFE                Nonfiction writer and poet Bruce Berger will offer personal insights into his work and his views on the planet’s environmental crises as they affect the writer’s life after decades of exploration and friendship in Baja California.

Thursday, January 28, Casa Dracula
Daily workshops 8:30am-12:30pm

Seminar, 3:00 – 5:00PM, Casa de la Cultura
WHAT YOUR AGENT CAN (and can’t) DO FOR YOU                                                                           Jeanne McCulloch: Moderator
Meg Thompson, Cindy Uh, Andrea Barzvi                                                                                              It is often said that the author-agent relationship is like a marriage. New York City-based literary agents Meg Thompson and Cindy Uh (Thompson Literary) and Andrea Barzvi (Empire Literary), in discussion with TSWW instructor Jeanne McCulloch, will talk all about their roles in the literary profession—and answer many questions.

SPECIAL EVENT: TSWW’s FIRST SALON AT HOME      6:30PM Casa Dracula                                                                             The Todos Santos Writers Workshop invites you to the Casa Dracula courtyard to hear our distinguished faculty and speakers share their own work. Christopher Merrill, Bruce Berger, Jonathan Penner, Gordon Chaplin. BYO picnic and refreshments. 6:30 PM donation requested.

Friday, January 29, Casa Dracula
Daily workshops 8:30am-12:30pm

Seminar, 7:00 – 9:00PM,  Casa de la Cultura
Earth Needs Writers! How Literature Impacts the Environment                                              La Tierra Necessita Escritores!  Cómo las letras pueden afectar al medio ambiente 
Viviane Mahieux – Moderator
Bruce Berger, Christopher Merrill, Bryan Jáuregui, others speakers to be announced
This bi-lingual discussion in English and Spanish focuses on the environmental crisis, from climate change to local challenges in Baja California, and how writers can respond effectively through their work, from journalism and fiction to poetry and other literary forms.

Saturday January 30, 1PM
Farewell luncheon and open mic reading for TSWW faculty, participants and special invited guests at Casa Dracula.