“Set in the mountainous reaches of the Mexican desert, this astounding city of colonial architecture, thermal hot springs, perpetual blossoms and perfect light has an everlasting spring. Recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Miguel de Allende, contains a lively mix of Mexicans and foreigners. Ten percent of its 80,000 residents are expats from the U.S., Canada, Europe and elsewhere, people who’ve left their old lives behind to immerse themselves year-round in San Miguel’s myriad cultural offerings, climate, and dynamic artistic community.” – Laurie Gough
On Saturday morning I received word that I have been added to the Faculty for the 2013 San Miguel International Writer’s Conference in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The conference will be held February 13th through the 17th and I will be teaching a workshop titled “Dominating Social Media: How to Market Yourself to the Masses.”
I am more than thrilled. I am over the moon ecstatic with happiness to be a part of such an amazing conference in such a breathtakingly beautiful part of the world. Just the thought of roaming the historic cobblestone streets to capture photo after photo in such a magical place gives me goosebumps. A week surrounded by amazing writers and creatives will surely have a life changing impact on my soul.
This morning while out on my run I couldn’t help but think what a wonderful year this has turned out to be thus far. I graduated Cum Laude with my M.F.A. from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco; I finished my first half marathon in May; my photos are landing in galleries and private collections all over the world; I am a contributor to the upcoming Seal Press anthology “Dancing at the Shame Prom: The stories that kept us small;” and now I am on the Faculty of one of the premier writer’s conferences in the world.
I can’t wait to see what other wonderful things are waiting for me around the next corner!
For more information on the San Miguel Writer’s Conference visit their official website here. Registration and schedule information for the 2013 conference will be released in August.
Highlights from the 2012 Conference including Margaret Atwood & Naomi Wolf: