Macondo Writers



Texas Public Radio feature on Macondo

July 1, 2023

Fronteras: ‘It’s a different kind of workshop’: Writers with conciencia gather at this month’s Macondo Writers Workshop

An annual workshop in San Antonio gathers select writers from across the country for an intensive and rewarding five-day experience.

The Macondo Writers Workshop was founded in 1995 at the kitchen table of famed writer, Sandra Cisneros.

The name stems from the fictional town at the center of Gabriel García Márquez’s novel, A Hundred Years of Solitude. 

Writers of all genres are able to attend seminars led by esteemed faculty and give public readings of their work. Over the years, featured writers — or Macondistas — have included John Phillip Santos, Richard Blanco, and Reyna Grande.

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