Faculty & Workshops

The 2015 Conference will be held Sunday, July 12- Sunday, July 19 with weeklong workshops and master classes meeting Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17 and weekend workshops meeting Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19. Weeklong workshops and Master Classes meet for a total of 15 hours and take place either in the morning (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) or the afternoon (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.). Weekend workshops meet for a total of eight hours twice daily from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy noontime scholarship readings and round tables as well as evening faculty readings.

Additionally, we offer publishing consultations for a fee throughout the week. You can also sign up for a free pitch session with a UNM Press representative on site.

The keynote speaker for the 17th annual Taos Summer Writers

N. Scott Momaday

The keynote speaker for the 17th annual Taos Summer Writers' Conference is N. Scott Momaday.
N. Scott Momaday's novel, House Made of Dawn, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969. Momaday received the National Medal of Arts in 2007 for his work that celebrated and preserved Native American oral and art tradition. He holds 20 honorary degrees from colleges and universities, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Momaday is considered the founding author in what critic Kenneth Lincoln has termed the Native American Renaissance.