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Struggling with summer distractions, procrastination, or isolation in your academic writing?

Discover a writing retreat where productivity meets adventure.

Write From Anywhere: Mexico City

June 2 – June 9, 2024

Calling all dedicated scholars!

Are you determined to conquer your summer writing goals while reveling in the joy of your achievements? Seize the opportunity to join us in the heart of Mexico for a transformative writing retreat. Elevate your productivity, immerse yourself in a supportive community, and embrace unparalleled accountability.

The Experience of a Lifetime
An Academic's Oasis in Coyoacán's Colonial Abode

Discover a haven of productivity within the tranquil confines of a colonial-style house at Write From Anywhere: Mexico City. Delve into the historic charm of Coyoacán, one of Mexico City’s oldest and most enchanting neighborhoods.

Within the serene corners of our retreat space, immerse yourself in an environment tailored for focused writing. Days unfold with opportunities to engage with the vibrant culture of Coyoacán, savor its culinary delights, and partake in the local artistic scene—all while keeping your writing goals firmly in focus.

As you connect with fellow scholars, exchanging ideas and insights, witness the blossoming camaraderie in this intellectually stimulating setting. In Coyoacán’s embrace, discover not only inspiration but also the unwavering support and motivation needed to propel your writing pursuits to new heights.

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Can you imagine...

being immersed in Mexican culture, amongst like-minded scholars, achieving your writing goals and enjoying the finer things in life

For scholars, the thirst for knowledge and the quest for productivity often comes at a price. The relentless demands of academia can lead to burnout, isolation, and a stifling of inspiration. Write From Anywhere offers not just a sanctuary for intellectual exploration but also addresses the struggles many scholars experience.

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Tell me, is this you?

If any of this resonates, Write From Anywhere is designed for you.

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Secure Your Spot for a Productive Writing Retreat!

The Highlights

💻 4.5 Days of Focused Writing: Immerse yourself in a productive environment and achieve your writing goals.

🌟 Expert Coaching and Support: Gain valuable insights and overcome challenges with 1:1 guidance from an experienced academic writing and public communication coach.

🥇 Pre-Trip Goal Setting & Coworking Session: Meet your the Write From Anywhere community and get ready for success with personalized support before you even arrive.

🧐 3 Months of Post-Retreat Writing Support: Continue your progress and refine your work after the retreat ends with 1:1 editing and feedback from our academic writing coach and editor.

👥 Supportive Community of Scholars: Connect with like-minded individuals, commiserate over exploring and academic writing, and share your experiences with your new Write From Anywhere community of scholars.

🌮 Delicious Mexican Meals: Savor fresh, authentic cuisine and fuel your creativity made by our in-house chef.

👩🏽‍🏫 Professional Development Workshops: Enhance your communication, writing, and project management skills led by our academic writing and public communication coach.

🎨 Creative Workshops: Explore new avenues of expression through activities like yoga, painting, and cooking.

👩🏾‍💻 Professional Trip Planning: We handle the logistics, so you can focus on your writing journey. Just make sure you pack your laptop!

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The Schedule
What the Journey Entails
The presidential palace in the central district of Mexico City with the Mexican flag flying above it.
A Apple laptop sits on a wood table with Airpod listening devices on top of them and people in the background working on their laptops.
The Angel of Independence, a gold statue that sits high above the street in the middle of a main throughway in Mexico City, is in the foreground surrounded by tall skyscrapers.
Hot air balloons scattered across the sky with Mexican ruins in the background.
A busy commuter street in the central district in Mexico City filled with people and shops.

Sunday: Arrival


Arrive in Coyoacán in the afternoon and settle in. Join the group for a welcome dinner in the evening. We’ll learn about each other’s research and writing goals, and set our own intentions as we lead into a hyper focused and hyper fun week of productivity and exploration. 

M/Tu/W/F: We Write!


730 – 830am: breakfast

830am – 12pm: writing time; workshops

12 – 1pm: lunch

1 – 4:30pm: writing time; workshops

5 – 6pm: happy hour; debrief; workshops

6 – 10pm: dinner + evening activity

Thurs: Write & Play


830am – 12pm: writing time

12pm – 1pm: lunch

Afternoon: excursion

Evening: dinner + evening activity

Sat: Excursion Day


Today, we #treatourselves! 

A full day of active excursions, amazing food, and full-on cultural immersion will be the cherry on top a hard-earned week of writing.

Sunday: Departure


Join the group for a pre-departure brunch, reflection, and debrief. 

We’ll talk about how you can keep that same energy with your writing when you return home, or on your own Write From Anywhere solo retreat.

Transform Your Writing Goals into Reality

ACCOMMODATIONS

Welcome To Coyoacán

Nestled within the bustling embrace of Mexico City, Coyoacán promises to ignite inspiration and productivity

Throughout its storied past, Coyoacán has been a cradle of creativity and culture. It became the beloved home of legendary artists such as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. This neighborhood’s captivating history intertwines with its artistic spirit, creating a living canvas where writers, poets, and intellectuals still gather today, making Coyoacán an eternal symbol of Mexico’s cultural tapestry. 

You’ll be amazed by the ideal layout of our finca. Each of the five private bedrooms has its own workspace, television, and private bathroom. Our kitchen — complete with a private chef who will provide us with breakfast and lunch each writing day — opens up to a spacious dining room and living room. 

Enjoy meals, writing, or solo time out on the patio – reading in a hammock or soaking in the sun in a lounge chair during a siesta.

Coyoacán

Coyoacán is a neighborhood steeped in history. Meaning “Place of the Coyotes” in the Nahuatl language, Coyoacán was a jewel on the shores of the shimmering Lake Texcoco, where the vibrant culture of the Aztec civilization once thrived.

The arrival of Spanish conquistadors in the early 16th century, spearheaded by Hernán Cortés, transformed Coyoacán into one of Mexico’s first colonial settlements. The colonial legacy endures in the elegant architecture, the cobbled streets that wind like ancient secrets, and the iconic Parroquia de San Juan Bautista, a blend of indigenous and European influences.

Throughout its storied past, Coyoacán has been a cradle of creativity and culture. It became the beloved home of legendary artists such as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. This neighborhood’s captivating history intertwines with its artistic spirit, creating a living canvas where writers, poets, and intellectuals still gather today, making Coyoacán an eternal symbol of Mexico’s cultural tapestry.

An public bus labeled "Coyoacan" sits on a brick street waiting for people to board. Coyoacan is home to the Write From Anywhere retreat.

Join the Scholarly Community in Coyoacán!

The Food

ALL THE TACOS YOU WANT

Prepare your taste buds for an unforgettable journey through Coyoacán’s vibrant food scene. Here, the flavors are a symphony of tradition, color, and aroma that will leave you craving for more.

Dive into the vibrant Mercado de Coyoacán, where colorful stalls burst with a kaleidoscope of fruits, vegetables, and spices. Here, you can sample regional delicacies like esquites (corn kernels with toppings), tacos, and salsas that explode with zest. Don’t miss tlayudas, crispy tortillas topped with smoky black bean paste, grilled meats, and fresh avocado, bursting with savory sensations. 

Your taste buds will be in for a treat with enchiladas drenched in velvety mole sauce. Mole, a complex blend of chili peppers, chocolate, spices, and more, creates a savory, slightly spicy, and utterly addictive symphony on your palate.

And if you’re not ready to stop there, Coyoacán’s streets are lined with tempting street food vendors and mercados offering everything from crispy churros dusted with cinnamon sugar to sweet elotes (corn on the cob) slathered in creamy mayo, cheese, and chili powder. 

The food scene here is a delightful maze of colors, textures, and aromas, ensuring that every meal is an adventure for your taste buds.

Don't Miss Out on a Writing Retreat Like No Other!

What's Included

Here are some of the included treats that are waiting for you…

What's Not Included

These are some of the not-included things you cover yourself…

Flights

You’ll fly into the Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City (MEX), arriving mid-day on Sunday, June 2 (in time for our welcome dinner) and departing mid-day on Sunday, June 9, 2024 (after our farewell brunch).

If you’re adventurous and have some time, Mexico City and the surrounding area are well worth a few days’ visit. We’ll be happy to help you plan an extended stay for your added enjoyment.

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Meet Your Host
Meet Your Host, Alicia!

I’m Alicia Cintron, PhD, your retreat host! I’m a former academic, current entrepreneur and digital nomad. 

I designed Write From Anywhere to help my fellow scholars meet your professional and personal needs – the need to write and the need to be out in the world! As a ICF Certified Travel Coach, my goal with Write from Anywhere: Mexico City is to help you reach peak productivity while living your best life. 

But not only can I support you in carving out a space to write, I can help you with your writing and communication strategy if you seek to make a bigger impact with your research.

I look forward to hosting you! 

Elevate Your Writing Journey in Coyoacán!

FAQ

The tuition for Write From Anywhere is $4,085, which includes: a private bedroom and en-suite bathroom for 7-nights, most meals, water, tea, and coffee, excursions, workshops and creative classes. We offer payment plans. There is also an early bird discount, so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to access the discount. There also may be an opportunity to reduce costs with room sharing. 

Write From Anywhere is intimate, with no more than five scholars (plus me!). Scholars are goal-oriented, focused on meeting their writing goals while also exploring a new city. Scholars may include professors, independent researchers, knowledge-producing entrepreneurs, research lab leaders, or scholars from adjacent knowledge production fields such as think tanks. The vetting process will be exhausted to the best of the hosts’ abilities.

Absolutely, our chef can cater to a variety of dietary needs. Please inform us of your preferences and restrictions in advance so that we can ensure your culinary satisfaction. Additionally, Mexican cuisine offers a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free alternatives to its most cherished meals.

The cancellation policy for Write From Anywhere varies depending on the timing of your cancellation. But the deposit is non-refundable, no exceptions. Please refer to our terms and conditions for specific details.

We strive to make the retreat as accessible as possible and can make accommodations for attendees with special needs. Please let us know your specific requirements in advance.

We provide reliable internet access. Additionally, there are dedicated workspaces to ensure a conducive environment for research and writing. There will be communal writing spaces as well as writing coves located in your private bedroom. It should be stated, though, Mexico City is a vibrant and active city, and from time to time, neighborhoods may be filled with the sounds of street vendors. 

Attendees are responsible for their travel arrangements to and from Coyoacán. We can provide guidance on reaching Coyoacán from the airport. Visa requirements depend on your nationality; please check with your local embassy.

No te preocupes! Don’t worry! We will host a pre-planning call where we will discuss logistics, expectations, preparation, and a few Spanish words to help you get by. You will also receive planning and packing guides so you can travel in ease. The retreat host will be available to answer questions before, during, and after the trip! 

We would not be doing our jobs if there weren’t excursions, experiences, and cultural immersion! There will be loads of group outings and excursions to immerse attendees in the local culture and history of Coyoacán and Mexico City, offering a well-rounded experience. Museums, hot air balloon rides, lucha libre, cooking classes, and walking tours are just a few of the activities we have planned😊

We prioritize the safety and health of our attendees. We have implemented appropriate health protocols and contingency plans in line with local guidelines. Our accommodations have security measures in place, and our chef will go above and beyond health standards to ensure your meals and beverages are above standards. Be sure to check with your government’s travel recommendations before deciding to attend the retreat. 

Yes, Coyocán is safe. That being said, we’ll also give you some common-sense guidelines to follow, just as you would traveling anywhere else in the world.

We will give you all the information you need during our  pre-trip planning call – such as bringing a refillable water bottle for filtered water, using a waist pack, and leaving your valuables at home.

Not only can you stay longer, YOU SHOULD STAY LONGER! Greater Mexico City is a city of 9 million people, meaning there is a LOT to see, do, and explore. I can help you plan your extended stay by offering loads of dining, accommodation, and excursion options (additional fee may apply). I am also happy to help you plan trips to other parts of the country. Invite your partners, friends, or family to join you after the retreat for an adventure like no other. 

Write From Anywhere will include a number of different workshops that will inspire your writing and will also spark creativity. There will be workshops on public engagement, public writing, and project management. We will also host creative workshops including cooking and painting. 

Your Writing Adventure Awaits!

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