Thursday, May 03, 2007

Hello from Western New York

I'm a virgin blogger and this is my first entry into that interesting realm. What better place could there be to start than with the Taos Summer Writers Conference, where'll I'll be a first-time attendee. I'm among the weekend group and look forward to meeting fellow writers and poetry instructor Amy Beeder, whose work I'm now studying. See you all in Taos in July.


  1. Welcome to the blog! If you have any questions about posting or commenting please feel free to send us an e-mail.

    We're really excited about the expanded blog this year, and we hope the opportunity to post work and feedback on workshop experience will enhance the experience for everyone.

  2. Hello. My name is Marc Petersen. I'll be in John Dufresne's master novel class and in Greg Martin's master memoir class. I'm looking forward to meeting with you all and especially excited about Richard Rodriguez's reading and talk on Sunday night. Is anyone riding to Taos on a motorcycle? I'm seriously considering it, but the elevations are very high, perhaps some as high as 11,000 feet, and I've never ridden at that altitude before. Anyone have any suggestions on how to prepare the bike not to breathe very well? I'm coming from the San Francisco Bay Area, probably by way of the Grand Canyon and then straight east by Farmington through the San Juan Mountains. I want to see this part of the country.

  3. Marc -

    I've published your comment in the blog with the labels "greetings" and "travel." Have you received an invitation to author on the blog? If not, please send us an email at and I'll make sure you're added to the author list.

    If you have any questions about the blog, please feel free to email us, we're happy to help.

  4. Hi Karla,

    Nice to see another outdoor enthusiast in Amy's workshop! I look forward to hearing your poetry of place.


    Michael Smith
    Los Alamos, NM