Programs at Casa Werma

  • $108.00 – Program Price

Date & Time Details: Sunday, June 23, 2024, 9 am - 6 pm Registration, coffee and pastries: 9 am - 10 am Catered lunch: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Casa Werma

Address: Libertad 80, El Mono, Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México

Contact: [email protected]

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Write From Where You Are – Memoir Workshop

con Tim Z. Hernandez

June 23, 2024

We often think that the stories worth writing about and publishing are the ones that happen somewhere out in the world, so we tend to look at external experiences for material, rather than where we are now. But if we expand our sense of awareness and attention, we can discover that the stories themselves aren’t as distant as we think, and that they are actually searching for us. And whether these stories take the form of poems, prose, journalism, photographs, a song, etc, the important part is that we are the ones to tell them, write them, sing and dance them into the light. This workshop will guide participants into the process of gathering their own stories, and turning them into impactful writing.

This workshop is open to writers of all levels and genres and will include meditation instruction, sitting meditation, a discussion on memoir craft ( research, ethics, structure and publishing), generative writing exercises, and sharing of your work if desired.

Registration $108 usd, full program tuition not including accommodations.

Pay-It-Forward program tuition not including accommodations: $216 usd  We invite all who are able to do so to consider paying the Pay-It-Forward tuition rate. By doing so, you make it possible for us to offer scholarships to others, particularly our Mexico sangha (community), while also covering the direct cost of your stay here and contributing to our year-round operations.  Please select “Pay-It-Forward Tuition Add-On” in Registration.

Financial Assistance: If the full tuition is unworkable for you, please let us know.  Scholarships or a subsidized rate may be available for this workshop.  Please email [email protected] to to inquire about eligibility. Casa Werma is not able to offer work/trade options at this time.

Hotel Accommodations: Shared lodging at Casa Werma is available in our Casita for $50 usd per night. For those who are interested in staying off site, we recommend the following hotels in Centro Patzcuaro:

Estancia de la Era 

Hotel Casa Encantada

Posada Yolihuani

All of them offer a discount to our participants if you mention “Casa Werma.” They are within 5-20 minutes walking distance to our meditation center.

Travel Arrangements:

For those of you that are flying, we recommend flights into Morelia airport (90 minutes away by car). If you need help with travel arrangements, please inquire about options. Visit our How to Get Here page for more info. All participant air travel will be offset by The Good Traveler carbon offset program.

Please email [email protected] with any further questions.

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Tim Z. Hernandez
Tim Z. Hernandez is an award winning writer, research scholar, and performer. His work includes poetry, fiction and non-fiction, and he is the recipient of numerous awards, most notably the American Book Award, the Colorado Book Award, and the International Latino Book Award. His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, C-Span, and NPR’s All Things Considered. Public Radio International hailed his book, Mañana Means Heaven, as one of their top picks of the year in 2013. Hernandez was also named one of sixteen New American Poets by the Poetry Society of America, and…
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