Friday, January 28, 2011

Good News for Taos Native Writer Alum Oscar Hokeah!

A belated congratulations to Oscar Hokeah, who won the Native Writer Award for the Conference in 2008.

During the 2009 Conference, Oscar worked on a story, then called "Got Per Cap," in Pam Houston's workshop. (That's him on the far left of the class photo, below.)

It's got a new title ("Our Day") but that same story was recently published by American Short Fiction! The story deals with Oscar's experience growing up in his Kiowa community, and it's his first major journal publication.

Congratulations, Oscar!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Spaces Available in Newly Added Priscilla Long Weeklong Workshop!

In case you missed it, we recently added a Weeklong Workshop with acclaimed writer and Taos alum Priscilla Long. The workshop is called "The Art of the Sentence, The art of the Paragraph" and there are still eight spaces remaining!

Here's Priscilla's bio: Priscilla Long's new book is "The Writer's Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life." Her poems, stories, and essays appear widely in journals such as /The American Scholar, The Southern Review, Raven Chronicles, and Passages North. Her awards include a national magazine award for "Genome Tome," and awards from the Seattle and Los Angeles arts commissions. She is author of *Where the Sun Never Shines: A History of America's Bloody Coal Industry *and serves as Senior Editor for, the online encyclopedia of Washington state history. For more information please visit her website:

If you're interested in registering for Priscilla's class, or any of the other wonderful workshops we're offering this year, visit our website. Registrations are coming in fast this year!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Debra Monroe on Barnes and Noble Review's "Year's Best Reading" List!

Taos faculty member Debra Monroe's recent memoir, "On the Outskirts of Normal," has received enormous acclaim since she published the book in May of last year

And...the accolades continue! Barnes and Noble Review recently included the book in their list of Editor's Picks for the Best Reading of 2010.

Congratulations, Debra!

At this year's Conference Debra will be teaching a Master Class, "Honing the Story Shape in Your Memoir"--it's almost full, but there are still three spaces left!