For one week each summer I host the La Misión Writer's Retreat in Baja, Mexico. The retreat is held on a beautiful property on the beach (La Casa de Gracia), 45 minutes south of the border. The town of La Misión is quaint, isolated and safe.

Cost varies depending on whether you plan to sleep in the house or an apartment, share living quarters, etc. Without food expenses, a week at La Misión ranges from $350 to $750.

If you are interested in attending the La Misión Writer's Retreat in summer of 2012, please send a letter of intent, as well as 20 pages of poetry, or 30 pages of prose between the dates of April 1 to May 31 to diana (at) dianaarterian (dot) com. About 16 people are invited to attend each year.