Collaborative Writing Workshop


Sue Boggio and Mare Pearl will give an in-depth collaborative writing fiction workshop on May 23 from 6-8 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Fe.  They will show how two or more writers can contribute to one book and make it seamless.  Ideas come together to form an exciting and warm story with characters that leap from the page and into your heart.

Sue Boggio and Mare Pearl grew up together as best friends.  Sue went on to attend nursing school in Pediatrics and Child Psychiatry.  Mare studied musical theater in New York City.  Both Sue and Mare credit their work at the UNM Children and Adolescent Psychiatric Center as invaluable instruction in their approach to characterization in fiction writing.  They formed a creative collaboration in the mid 1990s for their first novel, Sunlight and Shadow which was published by Penguin in 2004.  In 2012, their second novel, A Growing Season, was published by the University of New Mexico Press along with a new edition which was awarded finalist in the Zia Award from the New Mexico Press Women and then they went on to win the Tony Hillerman Award for best fiction.  Their third novel in the series, Long Night Moon, was released by UNM Press in March, 2017.

Sue Boggio and Mare Pearl have presented  collaborative fiction writing workshops at Southwest Writers, UNM Writers Conference. Tony Hillerman Writers Conference and Women Writing the West Conference.

The cost is $25 for NMBA members and $30 for non-members. To reserve your spot, email


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