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 world 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 more. Classes fill on a first served basis. Admission to weeklong master classes is determined by an evaluation process. Each year, the Conference also invites several agents, editors and publishing professionals to give publishing consultations with Conference participants.
Fall of 2014 marked the inaugural Rananim courses. Rananim is the online writing community of the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference as was created not only as a way for Conference participants to keep their writing momentum and relationships that were created during their week in Taos, but also to promote D.H. Lawrence’s vision of a utopian artists’ community. All proceeds from Rananim go the restoration and revitalization of the D.H. Lawrence Ranch, located just outside of Taos.