The organizers of ChacaLit are very excited to be able to invite up to 7 authors as their guests for a 2 week residency in a beautiful donated villa this November.
Before the places get snapped up, there is still time for you to help us to find authors of any genre and background to come and take the opportunity of uninterrupted writing time by the beach. Do you know someone who is a published writer? A poet? Journalist? Novelist?
Why not invite them to come and work on their craft here in Chacala? We hope they will enjoy our laid-back community and beautiful scenery. Plus they have the opportunity to give a short workshop or reading to local children and/or attend a book signing event.
We believe that writers deserve a special place in society and we would like to give back to these dedicated people by opening our arms to them and holding the space for them to work on their writing.
The dates are November 19th - December 3rd and can be flexible if need be. The book signing event will be held on December 2nd.
It is a great pleasure to write about all the exciting progress for expanding our cultural experience in Chacala, Nayarit. We now have links to the artistic capital of the colonial highlands of Mexico: San Miguel de Allende, a place that exudes creativity and roots its visitors in the rich historical tapestry of Mexico.
We have some hardcore volunteers working to develop cultural exchange and encourage artistic performance in our community. A new member of the Committee of the Music and Arts Festival is Rosario Otero who has recently moved to Chacala from San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. With many years working in the arts and in publicity, she is a great addition to the team.
Last week Rosario arranged a series of meetings in San Miguel with cultural event leaders, such as Arq. Alberto Lenz, the Director of the Institute for Fine Arts (Instituto de Bellas Artes), Susan Page & Maia Williams who head up the San Miguel Writers Conference, Helenmarie Corcoran from the San Miguel Chamber Music Festival &, last but by no means least, Sarah Hoch, Founder of the Guanajuato International Film Festival. How’s that for name dropping?!
For more information on Chacala Arts Events: