Upcoming Taos Workshop (info & registration)

dodge luhan housePlease join Robert Vaughan and me for an exciting week at the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House in beautiful Taos, New Mexico! The workshop runs from August 20th – 26th. [ATTENTION: THIS WORKSHOP IS NEARLY FULL NOW. PLEASE REGISTER SOON IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.]

Here is a description of what the workshop will cover:

Exploratory Fiction: Tap In, Dig Deep, Discover Voice

The first day we arrive, on August 20th- Welcome circle after dinner. Binders for the course will be distributed and we’ll do a quick group write for 5-10 minutes. Q & A, etc. At this point we will break into a group led by Robert and a group led by Kathy and there will be activities for both the small groups and the combined group.

Each day:

Coffee/ Breakfast- 7-8:30

writing time

Craft Talk: 10:00- 11:30 covering various topics with reading/discussion of examples

writing time

Lunch: 12:00- 1:30

writing time

Roundtable: 3:00- 5:15

Dinner: 6:00- 7:30

Writing Time in the evenings

Thursday night reading- one page or so per person, a quick go-around! It’s a nice way to have the “other group” hear what each writer has been up to. It will also give us the chance to say our official good-byes, since Friday is the day we all leave Taos.

Description of the Mabel Dodge Luhan House:

“As you approach the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, it’s easy to see why some of the greatest minds of the 20th century were inspired here.

Situated at the end of a quiet road not far from the center of town, the house appears much as it idid in the days when Mabel used to admire her views o the Sacred Mountain from the third-story solarium. One can only imagine some of the tantalizing conversations that must have taken place within these walls. After all, Georgia O’Keefe stayed here. So did D.H. Lawrence, Ansel Adams, Martha Graham, among many other notables.

Today, you can add your name to the home’s impressive guest list. As those who came before you, you’re likely to leave with an impetus to return very soon.”

All rates include 6 nights room and board, 3 meals per day, and course fees:

Historic House-
Double Occupancy: 1580.00 (per person)
Single Occupancy: 1890.00

Juniper House-
Double Occupancy: 1520.00 (per person)
Single Occupancy: 1700.00

More information about accommodations HERE (Please note The Gate House Cottage, Auntie’s House, the Ansel Adams, the Austin, the Frank Waters, the Andrew Dasburg, the Solarium, Spud’s Room, and the Willa Cather rooms are now booked.)


robert-headshotRobert Vaughan leads roundtables at Red Oak Writing in Milwaukee, WI. He also teaches workshops in hybrid writing, poetry, fiction, and playwriting. He has facilitated these at locations like Alverno College, UWM, Fox Valley Technical School, JMWW (online), Redbird Studio, and The Clearing in Door County, WI.

He is the author of four books: Microtones (Cervena Barva Press, 2012); Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (Deadly Chaps, 2013); Addicts & Basements (CCM, 2014). His newest, RIFT, is a compilation of flash fiction with Kathy Fish (Unknown Press, 2015). He blogs at www.robert-vaughan.com.

Photo on 1-21-15 at 3.05 PMKathy Fish teaches flash fiction at the Mile High MFA Program at Regis University in Denver. Additionally, she conducts intensive two-week Fast Flash© Workshops online and Weekend Flash Workshops through Word Tango.

She is the author of four books: a chapbook in A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by Four Women (Rose Metal Press, 2008), Wild Life (Matter Press, 2011), Together We Can Bury It (The Lit Pub, 2012), and her most recent collection, Rift, co-authored with Robert Vaughan (Unknown Press, 2015).