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“Show Up & Write!” Writing Workshop Begins August 14

By Maia Williams

“Write what should not be forgotten.” —Isabel Allende

The Wild Muse writing workshops resume Wednesday, August 14, in San Miguel de Allende’s Historic Center. In each session, we’ll introduce examples of fine writing and technique. Here’s some of what we’ll delve into:

•Nonfiction (memoir and essay) by writers of various ages and ethnicities, known and emerging.

•Poetry by Joy Harjo, Billy Collins, Ada Limón, Gregory Orr, Ross Gay, and Rumi.

•Hybrid forms by Cecila Woloch and Campbell McGrath.

The goal is for each participant to produce at least one solid draft of a story or poem per week. Participants are welcome to use class exercises and writing time to revise and polish work already in progress. Our emphasis will be writing as creative expression rather than formal critique, and the generation of work for personal satisfaction or eventual publication.

Together, we will record and transform our thoughts and experiences into memorable poetry and prose—or a hybrid of the two. We invite your unique creative energies to be fully present as we create a community of encouragement and wave adiós to the usual stumbling blocks (real and imagined).

New and unique essays, memoirs, poems, stories, and prompts will be used to elicit ideas and memories and to embolden us to write with honesty and clarity. We will listen to the silence, to each other, and to ourselves. Sharing your work in class is optional and encouraged. Group size is limited to 10.

Classes are led by Maia Williams, who facilitates popular workshops on personal writing, leadership, and community/business building in the US, Europe, and México. She codirects the international San Miguel Writers’ Conference, cohosts San Miguel’s Poetry Café Bellas Artes, and serves as the publisher and editor of Crossroads, San Miguel’s annual arts and culture magazine. Courses are conducted in English.

To preregister or ask a question, please email: Use the subject line: Write!



“Show Up & Write!”

Maia Williams


August 14, 21, 28, 11am–1:30pm

US$90/1,700 pesos

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