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Designed for long-term visitors to or residents of Oaxaca. Email us for details!

January 7-16, 2020

arrival January 7

workshop meets 8 mornings, January 8-15

departure January 16

Eight-day creative writing workshop in fiction and

memoir with two award-winning writers, in colorful and inspiring Oaxaca, Mexico.


$1750 USD includes:

  • Nine nights in a four-star hotel, breakfast included

  • daily workshop of writing exercises and group critique

  • two guided excursions outside Oaxaca City

  • welcome and farewell receptions

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Peter Bricklebank has published fiction in The American Voice, Carolina Quarterly, Mid-American Review, Kansas Quarterly, Confrontation, Fiction, and nonfiction in The New York Times Book Review, the American Book Review, and The Chicago Tribune. His chapter on writing essay and memoir appears in The Portable MFA (Writers Digest Books).  He has received a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in fiction and been a panelist for the BRIO awards for the Bronx Council of the Arts   He  has taught private writing workshops in NYC and in Oaxaca and Morelia (Mexico) and at New York University and elsewhere, including a year as Nonfiction Writer-in-Residence at Central Connecticut State University.  He taught  fiction and nonfiction at Bar-Ilan University in Israel in summer 2012 and taught at the Festival of Writers, Rensselaerville, New York in August 2013.  He currently teaches in the online graduate program of National University as well as the Hudson Valley Writers' Center and the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence. He was a guest lecturer at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts MFA program in January, 2016.

Sarah Van Arsdale’s fifth book, The Catamount, a narrative poem with her watercolor illustrations, was published by Nomadic Press in 2017. She is the author of four books of fiction: Toward Amnesia, Grand Isle, In Case of Emergency, Break Glass, and Blue, which won the 2002 Peter Taylor Prize for the novel. Her poetry and essays have been widely published in literary magazines. She has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Vermont College, and elsewhere, and currently teaches creative writing at New York University and in the low-residency MFA program at Antioch University/LA. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. 


To sign up, send us an email. We ask for a $300 deposit by December 10, 2020, to hold your spot.


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