Schedule of Workshops and Events
See Special Events for more information


Saturday, July 12

1 pm Check-in opens at The Sagebrush Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn


Weeklong Workshops and Master Classes

Sunday, July 13

3:00 - 5:00 pm Registration for Weeklong Workshops
6:00 pm Buffet Dinner & Opening Ceremonies for Weeklong Participants & Faculty
8:00 pm Keynote Reading: Bob Shacochis (Open to the Public)

Monday, July 14

6:30-10:00 am Complimentary Breakfast*
7:00 - 8:00 am Complimentary Instructor-Led Yoga
9:00 am - 12 pm Morning Weeklong Workshops (Session 1 of 5)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Buffet ($10 all costs included)
12:30 pm Reading by D.H. Lawrence Fellow at lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Round Table: Bob Shacochis
2:00 - 5:00 pm Afternoon Weeklong Workshops (Session 1 of 5)
5:30 - 6:30 pm Faculty Readings (Open to the Public)
9:00 am & 2:00 pm Mini-Van Excursions: Taos Pueblo **

Tuesday, July 15

6:30-10:00 am Complimentary Breakfast*
7:00 - 8:00 am Complimentary Instructor-Led Yoga
9:00 am - 12 pm Morning Weeklong Workshops (Session 2 of 5)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Buffet ($10 all costs included)
12:30 pm Reading by Native Writer Awardee at lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Round Table I: YA Panel with Janie Chodosh and Kristen-Paige Madonia
1:00 - 2:00 pm Round Table II: John Kremer: How to Outsell a New York Times Bestseller: Book Promotion and Marketing
2:00 - 5:00 pm Afternoon Weeklong Workshops (Session 2 of 5)
5:30 - 6:30 pm Faculty Readings (Open to the Public)
9:00 am & 2:00 pm Mini-Van Excursions: D.H. Lawrence Ranch**

Wednesday, July 16

6:30-10:00 am Complimentary Breakfast*
7:00 - 8:00 am Complimentary Instructor-Led Yoga
9:00 am - 12 pm Morning Weeklong Workshops (Session 3 of 5)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Buffet ($10 all costs included)
12:30 pm Reading by Taos Resident Writer Awardee at lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Round Table: Allison Hunter and Alexis Hurley, InkWell Management
2:00 - 5:00 pm Afternoon Weeklong Workshops (Session 3 of 5)
5:30 - 6:30 pm Faculty Readings (Open to the Public)
9:00 am & 2:00 pm Mini-Van Excursions: The Harwood Museum of Art**

Thursday, July 17

6:30-10:00 am Complimentary Breakfast*
7:00 - 8:00 am Complimentary Instructor-Led Yoga
9:00 am - 12 pm Morning Weeklong Workshops (Session 4 of 5)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Buffet ($10 all costs included)
12:30 pm Reading by Leo Love Awardee in Poetry at lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Round Table: Karen Schechner, Kirkus Reviews
2:00 - 5:00 pm Afternoon Weeklong Workshops (Session 4 of 5)
5:30 - 6:30 pm Faculty Readings (Open to the Public)
8:30 - 10:30 pm Open Mic in the Sagebrush Inn Cantina
9:00 am & 2:00 pm Mini-Van Excursions: Mabel Dodge Luhan House**

Friday, July 18

6:30-10:00 am Complimentary Breakfast*
7:00 - 8:00 am Complimentary Instructor-Led Yoga
9:00 am - 12 pm Morning Weeklong Workshops (Session 5 of 5)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Buffet ($10 all costs included)
12:30 pm Reading by Leo Love Awardee in Prose at lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Round Table I: Andy Ross, Andy Ross Agency
1:00 - 2:00 pm Round Table II: Glenna Luchei, Hilda Raz and Elise McHugh of UNM Press Poetry Series
2:00 - 5:00 pm Afternoon Weeklong Workshops (Session 5 of 5)
5:30 - 6:30 pm Faculty Readings (Open to the Public)
6:30 pm Social with Cash Bar/ Reception & Signing by Featured Artist, Geraint Smith 
9:00 am & 2:00 pm Mini-Van Excursions: San Francisco de Asis Mission Church**

*The Sagebrush Inn offers complimentary breakfast to Conference participants lodging at the Sagebrush Inn and Comfort Suites. The Quality Inn offers complimentary breakfast to Conference participants lodging at the Quality Inn.

** The Conference offers mini-van excursions to participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Trips take place twice each day, Monday-Friday, and depart from the Conference Center. Seating is limited. Changes in destination may occur.

Note: The Taos Plaza and nearby galleries and shops can easily be reached all day via the Taos Chile Line which stops in front of the Sagebrush (50 cents one way) and other places up and down Taos a mile South to the Taos Pueblo 4 miles North.


Weekend Participants and Faculty

Saturday, July 19

7:00 - 8:00 am Complimentary Instructor-Led Yoga
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration for Weekend Workshops
9:00 am Breakfast & Opening Ceremonies for Weekend Participants & Faculty at the Conference Center
10:00 am - 12 pm Weekend Workshops (Session 1 of 4)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Buffet ($10 all costs included)
12:30 pm Reading by Hispanic Writer Awardee at lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Roundtable: Lara Reznik and Cynthia J. Stone, Violet Crown Publishers
2:00 - 4:00 pm Weekend Workshops (Session 2 of 4)
5:00 pm Social with Cash Bar with light appetizers for Weekend Participants and Faculty
5:30 pm Faculty Readings (Open to the Public) - Stephen Benz, Nancy Naomi Carlson, Veronica Golos, Lisa Lenard-Cook, Demetria Martinez, Robert Wilder

Sunday, July 20

6:30-10:00 am Complimentary Breakfast*
7:00 - 8:00 am Complimentary Instructor-Led Yoga
10:00 am - 12 pm Weekend Workshops (Session 3 of 4)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Buffet ($10 all costs included)
1:00 - 1:50 pm Open Mic on the Sagebrush Patio
2:00 - 4:00 pm Weekend Workshops (Session 4 of 4)

*The Sagebrush Inn offers complimentary breakfast to Conference participants lodging at the Sagebrush Inn and Comfort Suites. The Quality Inn offers complimentary breakfast to Conference participants lodging at the Quality Inn.