Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Truman State University Press Series Editor in Nonfiction Attending Taos Summer Writers' Conference

Truman State University Press announces a new series of Contemporary Nonfiction Books.  We have already firmly established ourselves in Early Modern Studies, American Studies, Poetry (specifically by sponsoring the T.S. Eliot competition and publishing the winner every year), and magazine publishing (we publish poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in The Chariton Review).  Series editor Monica Barron will attend the Taos Summer Writers' Conference and will be happy to field inquiries from writers interested in either the Contemporary Nonfiction Series (email or The Chariton Review.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Peggy McGivern Annual Solo Show in Taos

Great news!  Last year's featured artist for the Taos Summer Writers' Conference, Peggy McGivern, is having her annual solo show this month, and the opening reception will take place on Saturday July 14 from 4 - 6 p.m at Act One Gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte.  If you're in town, why not stop by?

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Discount for the Kit Carson Home and Museum in Taos

For those of you looking to add an extra excursion in Taos to your list, the Board of Directors of the Kit Carson Home and Museum voted to give attendees of the Taos Summer Writers' Conference 20% off admission to the museum!  If you'd like to receive the discount, just make sure to present your Conference credentials at the museum's service desk

Monday, July 02, 2012

Taos Resident Award Winner, Jean-Marie Saporito

Jean-Marie Saporito received her MFA in Creative Writing in 2011 from Vermont College of Fine Arts. During her tenure there, she was nominated for an AWP Intro Award. She’s published non-fiction and has a critical essay forth coming in the on-line literary journal Numero Cinq.  She’s completing a linked story collection and has begun her first novel. She teaches creative writing seminars in Taos, New Mexico.

Praise for Jean-Marie’s work:

"… the grim physical corruption of disease serve as a backdrop and a kind of dramatic warrant for wonderful stories of love and lost love."  Douglas Glover, Winner of the Governor-General's Award for Fiction

"Filled with texture and precise detail of a nurse's life … these stories are fully imagined and emotionally resonate in fictional form..." Jess Row, O'Henry Award recipient,  2010