writing down the baja 2020

Todos santos, BCS, mexico

January 26 - February 2, 2020

Pool at Serendipity B&B, Todos Santos

Pool at Serendipity B&B, Todos Santos

Mark your calendar now for “Writing Down the Baja 2020,” celebrating the 10th year of Todos Santos’ longest-running creative writing workshop.

Give yourself the gift of dedicated writing time at the Writing Ranch’s inspirational “Writing Down the Baja.” 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of this popular writing retreat held at Serendipity, a beachfront Hacienda-style boutique hotel in the pueblo magico of Todos Santos. Established and emerging writers welcome! Led by Writing Ranch founder and award-winning writer and poet, Ellen Waterston, the week includes:

  • daily writing workshops

  • optional Manuscript Lab

  • commemorative anthology of writing by 2020 participants

  • an outstanding lineup of evening presenters

  • nightly turtle hatchling release

  • gourmet Mexican cuisine

  • fiesta celebrating ten years of “Writing Down the Baja”

  • New this year! Special fiction-writing intensive (guest author to be announced.)

  • Morning sessions are for emerging writers and writers returning to their practice of writing. Prompts are designed to improve craft, be it poetry or prose, and to enrich participants’ Baja experience.

  • Afternoon Manuscript Lab sessions are for writers with a prose or poetry manuscript that needs a jump-start or fine-tuning.

  • Morning and afternoon sessions limited to 15 participants each.

Cost and Deposit

$1,975 USD includes lodging and meals at Serendipity, ground transportation from and to San Jose del Cabo airport, daily workshops, guest author presentations, and a published anthology of the group’s work.

To register, send non-refundable deposit of $500 USD by November 16, 2019. Balance is due by December 15, 2019. Pay online at writingranch.com or mail deposit to arrive by November 16 to Writing Ranch, P.O. Box 640, Bend, OR 97709.

DISCOUNT! Deduct $100 if you pay in full by October 1, 2019.


  • Airfare not included.

  • Single occupancy rooms available at additional cost of $55 USD per night.

  • Specialty excursion transportation to area sights and beaches at participants’ expense.

  • Alcohol at individual’s expense.

Day Student Rate

  • $600 USD includes seven days of workshops, anthology, supplemental readings and materials, guest author presentations.

  • Cost of meals negotiated directly with Serendipity.

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