The University of New Mexico (UNM) Summer Writers’ Conference (formerly the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference) was held from July 24 to July 31 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The conference featured weekend and weeklong workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and publishing, as well as readings, manuscript consultations, and a visit to the nearby D. H. Lawrence Ranch. The faculty included poets Greg Glazner, Valerie Martínez, Sawnie Morris, and Luci Tapahonso; fiction writers Jonis Agee, LaShonda Katrice Barnett, John Dufresne, Minrose Gwin, Priscilla Long, B. K. Loren, Jo-Ann Mapson, Demetria Martinez, Lynn Miller, Daniel Mueller, Antonya Nelson, David James Poissant, Summer Wood, and Margaret Wrinkle; creative nonfiction writers Stephen Benz, Paul Bogard, Justin St. Germain, Debra Monroe, Mark Sundeen, Candace Walsh, and Robert Wilder; publishing professionals Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry (Book Doctors); editors Nancy Naomi Carlson (Tupelo Press) and Elise McHugh (University of New Mexico Press); and agents Emily Forland (Brandt & Hochman) and Jane von Mehren (Zachary Shuster Harmsworth). Each workshop was limited to 12 participants; each master class was limited to six participants. Tuition was $400 for a weekend workshop or $700 for a weeklong workshop. Lodging was available at the conference hotel starting at $149 per night. Scholarships were available. The registration deadline was July 24. Visit the website for more information.
UNM Summer Writers’ Conference, Department of English Language and Literature, 1 University of New Mexico, MSC03 2170, Albuquerque, NM 87131. Sharon Oard Warner, Director.