Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The 1999 - 2013 Taos Summer Writers' Conference Video on YouTube

To commemorate the first 15 years of the Conference, Founding Director, Sharon Oard Warner, and longtime participant and intern, Jennifer Simpson, came up with a plan of making a video. We are proud to present the results on our new YouTube Channel.

Taos Summer Writers' Conference 1999 - 2013

Come take a look and enjoy!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Participant Achievements - Martha Burns

image from taosartschool.org - Taos Mountain

2012/2013 Novel-in-Progress instructor Laura Brodie shared the good news with us:

Martha Burns, piece, "Cody Posey," which was workshopped in Laura's class last year, is a finalist for the creative non-fiction category of the Faulkner-Wisdom competition in New Orleans.  Additionally, her novel is also a finalist.  Martha will learn the results in September. 

We are keeping our fingers crossed, Martha!

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Participant Achievements - Teddy Jones

Hardly back to life as usual at our UNM office in Albuquerque, and already we have Conference participants sharing news of their exploits!

Congratulations, Teddy Jones. Two pieces of her work have been named semifinalists in the Faulkner-Wisdom Fiction Competition. One is a short story, “Last Rodeo, “ a segment of the novel workshopped in this year’s master class with John Dufresne. The other is the novel, The Goods, which benefitted considerably from last year’s master class with Summer Wood. See results at http://www.wordsandmusic.org/2013%20Winners_Finalists.html.