Friday, January 30, 2009

Treat Yourself to a Class at Ghost Ranch in 2009

Lots of artists and writers visit Santa Fe or Taos, but another beautiful and inspirational place is near Abiquiu, New Mexico: Ghost Ranch. It is the land made famous by the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe and is now owned by the Presbyterian Church. For several years I've had the pleasure of teaching creative writing classes as part of the summer Creative Arts Festival and again in October's Fall Writing Festival. The new catalog is now out and early registration comes with discounts. Log on at and look at the offerings. You can see my course description quickly if you enter "Jane Taylor" in the search box. I'll expand on these classes and the post more pictures of this amazing place later, but if you have questions now, I'll be happy to tell you all I know.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Scissortail Creative Writing Festival

Did this snow and ice make you wish for spring and Scissortail sightings? April may seem far way but mark your calendar now and make plans to come to Ada for the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival - April 2-4, 2009. East Central University hosts three days of wonderful readings, this year highlighting the award-winning writing of Rilla Askew and LeAnne Howe. I will be sharing the 11:00 a .m. hour on Thursday with poets Jim Chastain and John Morris. To learn more about the festival, check ECU poet Amanda Dill's blog at