the 6th annual
Taos Writers Conference
will be held LIVE and on-line via Zoom on Friday, July 29 to Sunday, July 31, 2022
All registration closes on Thursday, 7/28/22, at 5pm
Ana Castillo, Keynote Speaker
Chicana novelist, poet, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scholar
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Ana Castillo
Ana Castillo (born June 15, 1953) is a Chicana novelist, poet, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scholar. Considered one of the leading voices in Chicana experience, Castillo is known for her experimental style as a Latina novelist. Her works offer pungent and passionate socio-political comment that is based on established oral and literary traditions.
Castillo’s interest in race and gender issues can be traced throughout her writing career. Her novel Sapogonia was a 1990 New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and her text So Far from God was a 1993 New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She is the editor of La Tolteca, an arts and literary magazine. Castillo held the first Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Endowed Chair at DePaul University.
She has attained a number of awards including a 1987 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for her first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters, a Carl Sandburg Award, a Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in fiction and poetry and in 1998 Sor Juana Achievement Award by the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum in Chicago.
Early Bird Registration ends 6/15/22. All registration closes on 7/28/22.
PLEASE NOTE OUR CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund minus a $35 administrative fee for cancellations dated 6/15/22 or earlier; 50% refund minus a $35 administrative fee for cancellations received between 6/16/22 – 7/25/22 No refunds given for cancellations received after 7/25/22.
Thank you to the following sponsors of the Taos Writers Conference:
The Taos News, Taos Community Foundation, and these individuals: Holly & Tom Azzari, Catherine Strisik, Ana McCracken, Lucy & Dirk Herrman, and Bob & Sharon Barton
Open Tues-Sat 12pm-4pm 575.758.0081 108 Civic Plaza Drive
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3225, Taos, NM 87571
THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDERS
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 • Frost Foundation • Witter Bynner Foundation • Amazon Literary Partnership • Literary Emergency Fund