Sagebrush Inn Conference Center - photo: Gloria Sue Hyatt

Every year we feature a New Mexico artist. The 2014 featured artist is Geraint Smith. Click here to see present and past artists' work.


Named one of the Top Ten writers' conferences in the United States by USA Today, the Taos Summer Writers' Conference is an annual, weeklong gathering that draws writers from all over the country to the inspirational setting of Taos, New Mexico. Known for its inclusive, nurturing community, the Taos Conference offers numerous weeklong and weekend workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and screenwriting.

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Taos Summer Writers' Conference
Sharon Oard Warner, Founding Director
The University of New Mexico
Department of English Language and Literature
MSC03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Main Office Telephone: 505-277-5572
Sharon Oard Warner: 505-277-5264

Taos Summer Writers' Conference Faculty and Guests:

Anya Achtenberg, Jonis Agee, Kathleen Alcala, Dorothy Allison, Michael Amundsen, Elaine Avila, Ana C. Baca, Amy Beeder, Stephen Benz, Bruce Bond, Robert Boswell, Russ Bradburd, Laura Brodie, Andrea Hollander Budy, Sophy Burnham, Jared Bush, Gail Caldwell, Denise Chávez, Lisa D. Chavez, Cindy Chinelly, Steven Chuch, Jane Ciabattari, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, John Crawford, Justin Cronin, Alice E. Dark, Laura Dave, Jeffrey Davis, Jon Davis, Annie Dawid, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Anthony Doerr, John Dufresne, David King Dunaway, Trey Ellis, Blas Falconer, Daryl Farmer, Cristina García, Greg Glazner, Natalie Goldberg, Veronica Golos, Minrose Gwin, Elizabeth Hadas, Joy Harjo, Tony Hillerman, Pam Houston, Allison Hunter, Alexis Hurley, Frank Huyler, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Porochista Khakpour, Laurie Kutchins, Wally Lamb, Susan Lang, Dana Levin, Aaron Raz Link, Priscilla Long, BK Loren, Sandra Lynn, Evelina Zuni Lucero, Kristen-Paige Madonia, Sarah Manguso, Michael Maren, Tony Mares, Julie Mars, Gregory Martin, Demetria Martinez, Valerie Martinez, Maureen McCoy, Robert McDowell, Matthew McDuffie, Carolyn Meyer, Leslie Adrienne Miller, Carol Moldaw, Debra Monroe, Pat Mora, Tomás Q. Morín, Barbara Robinette Moss, Daniel Mueller, Sean Murphy, Antonya Nelson, Michelle (Karen) Otero, Ruth Ozeki, Maritza Perez, Eric Puchner, Nahid Rachlin, Margaret Randall, Emily Rapp, Hilda Raz, Levi Romero, Sandra Scofield, Sarah Sentilles, Julie Shigekuni, Gary Short, Joseph Skibell, Patricia Clark Smith, Marcia Southwick, Brent Spencer, Les Standiford, Elizabeth Strout, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Mark Sundeen, Mary Swander, Luci Tapahonso, Diane Thiel, Ouida Touchón, Natasha Trethewey, Lisa Tucker, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, Leslie Ullman, Judith Van Gieson, Alma Luz Villanueva, Marcus McPeek Villatoro, Connie Voisine, Franci Washburn, Robert Wilder, Summer Wood

The Taos Summer Writers' Conference is held in the Historic Sagebrush Inn and Conference Center

To find out more about the Conference and why faculty and participants keep coming back, watch this video with faculty comments and this video with participant comments.

The 16th Annual Conference will be held Sunday, July 13 - Sunday, July 20, 2014. Click here for workshop information. If you are not on our mailing list yet and would like to receive updates, please e-mail us at the Taos Summer Writers' Conference office.

If you missed this year's Conference, consider signing up for classes with Rananim - The Online Writing Community of the Taos Summer Writers' Conference.

2014 Keynote Reader: National Book Award Winner Bob Shacochis

Bob Shacochis - photo credit Larry D. Moore - Creative Commons

Click here for the 2014 Conference Schedule

Click here for 2014 Special Events.

Scholarship Recipients 2013

Tuition RemissionTuition remission for UNM faculty and staff is available. Click here for the tuition remission form.