Wednesday, October 29, 2008


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Thanks to everybody who came out to the Writers in BA meet-up at Sugar last Friday, it was great to meet you all! And for those who couldn’t make it, don’t worry, there will be more. It was a good night, about 20-25 people showed after only a week of reaching out, which affirms that there are many of us lonely writers here wandering the city. The next time the New York Times does one of their articles about the oh-so-trendy, Bohemian expat life in Buenos Aires, you know they’re going to have to call us, so let’s unite and become a force to be reckoned with! Remember, we are the Paris of South America. Fifty years from now, the literary community will be waxing nostalgic about the wave of great expat writers in Buenos Aires circa post-economic crisis. There will be walking tours throughout the city: “So-and-so penned the bulk of her classic novel, Insert Non-Tango Related, Truly Original Title Here, here at Café Margot in Boedo at this very table…you can see where she carved her initials…” Think big, people.

Stay tuned for news on an upcoming Open Mike night/Literary Café. If anybody has any ideas or contacts for venues in which to hold such an event, preferably free-of-charge or inexpensive and with a cozy atmosphere, sound system & bar, let me know…

Link your blog or website to ours! Send us a link and we will post it. And check out your fellow writers’ sites already up on the list at the right.

The many illustrious ways to currently participate in WBA and tell all your friends (writers, fans, editors, agents, etc.) are:

E-mail list:
Facebook group: “Writers in Buenos Aires” group.: “Writers in Buenos Aires” group: “Writers in Buenos Aires” (This is also a great website to share book recommendations, possibly create a book exchange and/or book club, highly recommend it!)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

First Writers in Buenos Aires meet-up!

Friday, 24 October
8 p.m.
Bar Sugar
@ Costa Rica 4619
(near Armenia) in Palermo

Pry yourself away from your typewriter, emerge from your hovel, and come out and meet other writers to discuss conspiratorial plots to take over the city. Friends/companions welcome. Spread the word!

More info:

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Welcome to Writers in Buenos Aires!

There are a lot of us here and we figured it’s about time to create a network to meet each other and share ideas and resources. If you are looking to form or join a writers group, host or attend an event (such as a reading or meet-up), find or advertise literary classes, share resources such as job postings, freelance outlets, etc., or simply meet other writers in the city to commiserate with, this space is yours! We also welcome friends and fans of writers, editors, literary aficionados, etc. And if you have a personal or writers group website you would like to link to the blog, send us the link.

We have this blog:
an e-mail list:
and an open Facebook group: “Writers in Buenos Aires”

If you want to post something to the list or blog, send an e-mail to and your notice will be passed along. This will be moderated! No spam, inappropriate material, excessive posting, or personal e-mails between members. If you do not want to be on this list, please send an e-mail asking to be taken off.

Tell all your friends! If you know anybody you think would be interested in taking part, please invite them to join, on Facebook and/or the e-mail list, and check the blog for updates. And please do share any ideas for what this group can become or how to grow the network!

Maryann Ullmann
Writers in Buenos Aires