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2015 SOMOS Summer Writers Series, begins on Wednesday, 7/8/15, and continues for eight consecutive Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. through 8/26/15. All readings will be held at the Harwood Museum. Tickets are 8/members & seniors; 10/nonmember; students always free!

7/8/15 (SOMOS Salon): Local Writers Night – Andres Vargas (memoir); Christine Sherwood, Fire and Ash (spiritual memoir); Martha Grossman, Coming of Age: Come Rain or Shine (memoir); and Chipper Thompson, The Substance of Things Hoped For (novel)

7/15/15: Taos Summer Writers Conference Faculty: Debra Monroe is the author of six books, including the memoir, On the Outskirts of Normal (2010) and the memoir, My Unsentimental Education (forthcoming, 2015). Rob Wilder is the author of two critically acclaimed books of essays: Tales From The Teachers' Lounge and Daddy Needs a Drink .
Brigid Meier, autobiographical essays from the anthology: Zig Zag Zen, Buddhism and Psychedlics.

Lucinda Johnson has written a “Real” series of mysteries feature FBI Special Agents Jackson Avery and Charlie Black as they try to identify and subdue the evil that is leaving behind a trail of grisly murders. The trail begins in Texas, moves to Mexico, and ends up in New Mexico. Along the way, help comes from both normal and paranormal sources.

C. E. Poverman’s (from Tucson, AZ) most recent book is a novel of suspense and obsession, Love by Drowning (August 2013) which earned a starred review from Library Journal

7/29/15: Poets: Valentin Sandoval hails from the desert metroplex of El Paso, Texas. Sandoval gives us a tale for all from the heart, not simply just a “Latino” voice in pop culture, but an inadvertent humble fresh take on Americana where the modern written word is still important to extend English Literature and the novel further into the 21st century. Orlando White is the author of two books of poetry: Bone Light and LETTERRS. He holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Brown University. His poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Omnidawn Poetry Feature Blog, Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics, American Indian Culture And Research Journal, Evening Will Come: A Monthly Journal of Poetics, and elsewhere.

8/5/15: Natalie Goldberg, author of over twelve books of fiction and nonfiction, including Writing Down the Bones, and Lorraine Ciancio, poet, essayist, and editor of Chokecherries.

8/12/15: John Nichols, author of over nineteen books including The Milagro Beanfield Wars, and On Top of Spoon Mountain (UNM Press, 2012) and William DeBuys, whose books include A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American West (released by Oxford University Press in November 2011), River of Traps (a 1991 Pulitzer finalist), The Walk (an excerpt from which won a Pushcart Prize in 2008), Salt Dreams (winner of a Western States Book Award in 1999) and his most recent, The Last Unicorn

8/19/15: James McGrath Morris, New York Times Bestselling, Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press. He is currently working on a new work The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway and Dos Passos--Literary Lives in War and Peace that will be published by Da Capo Press in 2017.

8/26/15: Poets: Pam Uschuk latest collection, Blood Flower (Wings Press, 2014), gives a voice to her family’s ghosts, starting with her Russian immigrant ancestors, and moving on to her late brother and first husband, who were permanently scarred by their service in Vietnam. Among her many accomplishments, Pam is the editor of Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts.

Will Pitt Root, also a poetry editor for Cutthroat, a Journal of the Arts, author of Strange Angels: New Poems and (translations)Sublime Blue: Selected Early Odes of Pablo Neruda)

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