I am teaching an all-day intensive workshop at the inaugural, upcoming Taos Writers Conference. It’s called New Fiction for the Digital Age. With the onset of the internet and social media, narratives have taken on several new forms that break apart previous ideas of what a story should be. I will read examples and demonstrate through generative writing exercises ways in which we can experiment with traditional writing forms for the internet or print.
You can register here by March 1st: www.taoswritersconference.org
SOMOS or Society Of the Muse Of the Southwest, Taos, New Mexico’s own non-profit literary society/supporter, started back in 1983. Other than being a valuable resource for writers and a great little used bookstore, they put on several annual literary events. These include the winter and summer writers’ series that bring both local and national writers to our little town to do readings, and a Storytelling Festival every October.
I have the good fortune of currently being part of their annual Youth Mentorship Program and being paired up with a 9th grader in my little village of Peñasco. I love to teach writing and share my passion for writing with young people so this is a perfect opportunity for me.
Here is what the SOMOS site says about it: Continue Reading →