Taos has long been a mecca for writers and artists. In the early twentieth century - drawn by the area's clear, sharp light, ancient cultures, and stunning natural beauty - notables like D.H. Lawrence, Gertrude Stein, Georgia O'Keeffe and Mabel Dodge Luhan met and mingled in the remote little New Mexico town, and the rest is history.
Of course, the magic of Taos is nothing new to native Taoseños.Taos Pueblo, the oldest continually-occupied community in the U.S., has existed for more than 700 years. The Spanish-style architecture and layout of the nearby town proper date back to Coronado's expeditions in 1540. And the town's restaurants, galleries and unhurried atmosphere reflect twentieth-century arts movements ranging from the renaissance of the 1920s to the hippie communities of the 1960s.
Taos retains a remarkable ability to absorb the influences of various cultures while remaining wholly itself. Today, the town and pueblo comprise a one-of-a-kind blend of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo culture. We think it's the perfect place for our Summer Writers' Conference - and we invite you to share a week here with us.
Visit the Taos Visitor's Center for more information at www.taosvacationguide.com.