Wednesday, December 18, 2013

2013 Participant Video on YouTube

Winter Light on the Rio Grande
photo by the 2014 Featured Artist, Geraint Smith

Please watch and share this video that Jennifer Simpson produced for the Conference to find out what leads participants to come for the first time and then return.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Faculty Publications - Debra Monroe - "Why I Wrote About Sex"

Debra Monroe just had an essay published with the title, "Why I Wrote About Sex." It’s getting a lot of attention from writers, both beginning & established.  Its premise is that writing about sex is never writing about sex; it’s writing about civilization itself.

Read it here.

Debra is teaching again this summer at the Taos Summer Writers' Conference (you can find out more about her class here) from July 13-18.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

2014 Instructor Appearances - Dani Shapiro

Dani Shapiro at Poets & Writers Live

Credit: Bastian Schweitzer

Dani Shapiro will be the featured reader at Poets & Writers Live: INSPIRATION

The author most recently of Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life from Atlantic Monthly Press, Shapiro is a perfect addition to the program for this inaugural Poets & Writers Live event, which has Inspiration as its theme.

The event will take place on Saturday, January 11 in Los Angeles. Kevin Larimer, editor in chief of Poets & Writers, will lead a session on Publishing 101; Cheryl Klein, director of our Los Angeles office, will lead a discussion on local resources for writers; poet Harryette Mullen, fiction writers Ron Carlson and Charles Yu, and LA Times columnist and author Meghan Daum will discuss what motivates them to write. We'll finish the day with a literary mixer at a local watering hole.

Space is very limited. Register today at the Early Bird price of just $50. (After January 1, registration will be $75.)

Poets & Writers Live is a new initiative that aims to bring together everything you expect of Poets & Writers -- trustworthy information, inspiration, and community -- in a real-time, real-life forum. So, if you're not in southern California, stand by! We plan to bring Poets & Writers Live to other cities, and to develop an online extension.