Recap: 2015 "Writing Down the Baja" and "Manuscript Lab" - Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico

The Todos Santos retreat in February drew 18 participants from both coasts and Hawaii in a double-barreled “Writing Down the Baja” morning workshop followed by the “Manuscript Lab” in the afternoon, with excursions to various locations in and around Todos Santos. Guest authors Bruce Berger ( and Gordon Chaplin ( provided examples of Baja-based writing in evening readings. The testimonials below give an idea of what a productive and fun week it was. Special thanks to Serendipity for hosting all of us ( “Todas Palabras,” the anthology of very fine writing that resulted from this year’s retreat, can be ordered at Stay tuned for the announcement of 2016 dates!

Judging by the testimonials, it was a productive and inspiring experience for all of the Todas Palabras writers. "Thank you so much for your energy, time, thoughtfulness and constructive feedback at last week's writing workshop. As with last year's event, I enjoyed and learned from everyone, and every minute. It is certainly time well spent." Mike Brozda

"I am still Baja California Dreaming. It was a spectacular week, and I so enjoyed the company of each and everyone. With fond memories." ― Judith Miller