Truchas, New Mexico | September 19 – 22, 2014


Located midway between Santa Fe and Taos on New Mexico State Highway 76, only 45 minutes from either destination, Truchas is easily accessible but still provides the ambiance of a secluded retreat. The village of Truchas, settled in 1754, maintains its connection to its Hispanic heritage. Spanish is spoken and the buildings are still constructed of adobe. There is also a flourishing arts community with numerous art galleries exhibiting contemporary art as well as regional arts, weaving and woodcraft.

The elevated, abdobe-style house has panoramic views of mountains outside and spacious, quiet rooms inside.

truchas_iOn the first and second floor are bedrooms and sharable suites.


Please note that we will make all reservations and arrangements for lodging and meals for conference participants. Directions and other details will be sent to all registrants along with the pre-conference materials.


Plan to arrive on Friday, September 19, between 5 and 6 pm. Dinner is at 7 pm, when introductions and preparations for the next day take place. The conference will begin with breakfast at 8 am on Saturday and last till 11 am Monday, September 22.

How to Apply

Before you apply, please visit the Conference Criteria page to make certain this conference is right for you. If so, submit an application.

Conference Fee

Following successful application, the registration fee is $1,275.00. This includes:

Bedrooms are spacious, two separate bedroom, suites.

Location / Directions / Transportation

Truchas Peaks Place is located on 1671 Highway 76 in Truchas, New Mexico.

Area airports are at Santa Fe and Taso. You will need to take a cab or rent a car from there.

Make sure and send us your ETA. And don’t forget to arrange for a return shuttle on the final day of the conference, preferable 12 pm or later (conference ends at 11 am).

There is no other fee pertaining to the conference. Poets will receive pre-conference manuscript preparation assignments and other materials several weeks before the conference begins.

And So Forth

As a conference participant, you do not have to bring your laptop (although wireless service is available). However, you must bring writing materials and pre-conference work as instructed. If you want more information on the nature of the conference, or if you are not sure if the conference is right for you, please read How It Works to the right, and visit our Conference Criteria page.