the 8th annual

Taos Writers Conference

Sponsored by SOMOS, Taos, NM

Friday July 19, 2024 - Sunday, July 21, 2024 

Early Bird Registration by end of day 6/17/24:

All workshops (except for the ones designated online via Zoom) are located at SOMOS, 108 Civic Plaza Dr, Taos, NM 87571, unless otherwise specified.

The Taos Writers Conference was named one of the best in the Southwest by The Writer magazine.

Early Bird Registration by end of day 6/17/24:
$499 all three days, including faculty readings, keynote and lunch roundtable discussions
$335 for three weekend workshops(three hours each) plus all of the above

$175 Friday Intensive (six hours) only plus all of the above

Beginning 6/18/24
$569 for all three days
$385 for all three weekend workshops
$199 for Friday Intensive
Allison Adelle Hedgecoke, Keynote Speaker & Instructor

Allison Adelle Hedgecoke, Keynote Speaker & Instructor

Keynote to be held at SOMOS – 108 Civic Plaza Dr. Taos, NM. Friday, July 19, 5:30PM

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Allison Adelle Hedgecoke

Her most recent honors include 2023 Thomas Wolfe Prize and Lecture. Her most recent book, Look at This Blue, was a 2022 National Book Award Finalist, a CLMP Firecracker Award Finalist, an ASLE Book of the Year Finalist, and won the 2022-2023 Emory Elliott Book Award. In 2021, she was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters  and awarded the 2021 AWP George Garrett Award from AWP. Hedge Coke was selected for an inaugural Legacy Artist Fellowship from the California Arts Council (2021-2022), and recently awarded the UCR Dean’s Mellon Professorship (2022-2023). An American Book Award winning author and 2016 Library of Congress Witter Bynner Fellow, she has written or edited 18 books and is a Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing for the University of California Riverside, where she directs UCR Writers Week Festival, directs the Medical Health and Humanities Designated Emphasis in the School of Medicine, where she teaches Death and Dying and Narrative Medicine,  and is affiliated faculty for the newUCR  department of Society, Health Equity, and Sustainability. Her eighth authored book is Look at This Blue (Coffee House Press, 2022) and tenth edited book is Effigies III.

Early Bird Registration ends 6/17/24. All registration closes on 7/11/24.

PLEASE NOTE OUR CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund minus a $35 administrative fee for cancellations dated 6/17/24 or earlier; 50% refund minus a $35 administrative fee for cancellations received between 6/18/24 – 7/10/24 No refunds given for cancellations received after 7/11/24.

Open Tues-Sat  12pm-4pm  575.758.0081  108 Civic Plaza Drive

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3225, Taos, NM 87571


SOMOS programs are made possible in part by these organizations: New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts • Taos Community Foundation • The McCune Foundation • The National Endowment For The Arts • The Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation • Taos County Lodgers Tax • TaosNetLLC for high speed internet service  • LANL (Los Alamos National Labs)  • New Mexico Humanities Council • Nusenda Foundation • Witter Bynner Foundation • Amazon Literary Partnership • Literary Emergency Fund

Seated woman talking at SOMOS writers group