Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Faculty Feature: Robert Wilder

Robert Wilder is the author of two critically acclaimed books of essays: Tales From The Teachers' Lounge and Daddy Needs a Drink; both have been optioned for television and film. He has published essays in Newsweek, Details, Salon, Parenting, Creative Nonfiction, Working Mother and numerous anthologies. He has been a commentator for NPR's Morning Edition, the Madeleine Brand Show, On Point and other national and regional radio programs including the Daddy Needs a Drink Minute which airs weekly on KBAC FM. Wilder's column, also titled "Daddy Needs A Drink," is printed monthly in the Santa Fe Reporter. He was awarded the 2009 Innovations in Reading Prize by the National Book Foundation. Wilder lives and teaches in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit his website at

At the 15th annual Taos Summer Writers' Conference, Rob will be teaching a weeklong workshop titled "Now That Is Funny: A Workshop in Humor Writing." He says, "We will try to push the funny by examining our own work, the work of published writers like David Sedaris, Ian Frazier, and Sarah Vowell, and try written exercises designed to enhance the humor and humanity of our work." The workshop is open to all levels of writers and can handle any form (essay, fiction, monologue). If you want to liven up your fiction or try writing a laugh out loud essay based on that embarrassing night in Toledo, this workshop is for you. Not only will we create work that is more fun to read, we will have a lot of fun along the way. And you better hurry, because there is only one spot left!

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