The Writer's Path at SMU

Summer Camp for Adult Writers in Taos, New Mexico

July 5-10, 2017 

NEW! Worlds of Story! with Keith Goodnight:

Every story has a world to build, whether it's a particular view of our modern world or the invented world of a mythic past or space-opera future, whether it's as intimate as the home life of one family or as broad as an entire galaxy. A story's world provides the dramatic setting through which the hero makes his journey, and the storyteller designs that world to bring the journey to life. In this class we'll look at the process of building the world of your story, and work through exercises on details from daily life to mapmaking. We'll have a focus on science fiction and fantasy, genres that put world-building at center stage and provide the greatest range of topics to explore, but the tools you'll learn will apply to any story you want to tell.


Writer's Retreat

Writing: A process that takes time and energy and mental space. 
Give yourself all three at SMU-in-Taos! Think of it - five days to work on a project, meet a deadline, brainstorm your next work -- all without having to worry about "life." Organic meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be prepared for you.  We also offer morning stretch(ing) classes and collegial evenings with your fellow wordsmiths. Enjoy the writer's life and experience exponential progress toward your writing goals.


Chapters with Daniel J. Hale
You’re on the road of actual writing – join this class for accountability, direction and encouragement.Writing requires allies, and this class is full of them. From any point ofthe writing experience, in any genre, this class can help you getcloser to your goals. Meets EVERY DAY in Taos!PREREQUISITES: Foundation, Story, Plot






Questions? Call 214-SMU-WRIT (768-9748) or email

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