Writing in the Land of Enchantment in Taos, New Mexico
/ Schedule

June 2 - 16, 2018
3 undergraduate humanities & sciences credits
Course number HWD-3344-A
Tuition : $3,250

FACULTY: DAVIDA SINGER, ISABELLE DECONINCK

SATURDAY, JUNE 3
7:30PM: Welcoming dinner & brief orientation

SUNDAY, JUNE 4
9AM-12 PM: Introduction to the intensive course: use of journaling; creation of theme-based portfolio (4 creative writing pieces, 3 visual art pieces, 3-5 short response essays, one long essay on Taos experience with writing and multimedia) and final presentation/ performance; handouts. Discussion of themes, writing genre, chosen visual art component, and fusion of writing/visual art/music in performance. In-class writing exercise,  followed by model workshop.
Free afternoon
Evening reading

MONDAY, JUNE 5
9:30AM-11 AM: Presentation on the cultural history of Taos by Michael Knight, former director/current board member of the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, followed by private tour of Wurlitzer Foundation and its art collection (Art from the Taos Moderns – 1940-70s)
2:00PM-3:00 PM: Discussion of individual themes

TUESDAY, JUNE 6
9 AM-12 PM: Workshop
2:30PM-4:30 PM: Guided tour of Taos Pueblo

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7
9 AM-12 PM: Workshop
Free afternoon 

THURSDAY, JUNE 8
9 AM-12 PM: Workshop
2:30-4 PM: Visit of a gallery, followed by onsite writing in courtyard

FRIDAY, JUNE 9
9 AM-12 PM: Workshop – Includes one-hour discussion with local fiction/memoir writer Jan Smith
Free afternoon 

SATURDAY, JUNE 10
Day trip to Santa Fe
11 AM-1 PM: Visit to Georgia O’Keefe Museum, including onsite drawing and journaling in museum patio
Afternoon: Students’ choice

SUNDAY, JUNE 11
Free time
Optional: Hike to Williams Lake and visit to the town of Arroyo Seco. 

MONDAY, JUNE 12
9 AM-12 PM: Workshop
2PM-4 PM: Visit to the Harwood Museum

TUESDAY, JUNE 13
9 AM-12 PM: Workshop
Free afternoon

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14
9 AM-12 PM: Workshop
2-4:30 PM: Visit to the Millicent Rogers Museum and the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

THURSDAY, JUNE 15
9-11 AM: Workshop
11:30 AM-1 PM: Talk and rehearse with guest musicians
6 PM: Reading Performance at Katchina Lodge 

FRIDAY, JUNE 16
Free day
7:30 PM: Portfolio due. Farewell dinner at Katchina Lodge. 

SATURDAY, JUNE 17
Departure day