Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tupelo Press: The Perfect Ten - Limited Space

Tupelo Truchas: The Perfect Ten 

Just four slots remain for The Perfect Ten, Tupelo Press's premier seminar offering, Friday through Monday, October 26-29, 2012. Limited to 12 participants. A no-nonsense seminar with intensive workshops that will result in selecting, revising and assembling ten "perfect" poems -- the ideal packet -- for submission to journals, MFA applications, and the like. Led by Jeffrey Levine, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Tupelo Press. These seminars are held at Truchas Peaks Place in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Gourmet meals, exceptional lodging and astonishing views included.

In addition, only two slots remain for Tupelo Truchas: Staying With It, a chance to extend your stay and continue the work you have begun with your "perfect ten." For an extra four days and nights (through November 2, 2012) you will work with Jeffrey Levine and an intimate group (limited to 6). Receive generative exercises, editing and manuscript critique, as well as generous time for writing new work and revising work-in-progress. Meals and accommodations provided. "Staying With It" ends at 11:00 am Friday, November 2, 2012.

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North Adams, MA  01247

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Truchas Peaks Place

Truchas Peaks Place, home of the Truchas Peaks Writers Conferences, is nestled high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, with panoramic views of the Truchas Peaks, the Jemez Mountains, and the Pedernal, made famous by Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings. At the midway point between Santa Fe and Taos, Truchas Peaks Place is easily accessible from either city, yet affords the peacefulness and pristine natural surroundings of a secluded retreat. Part of Spanish colonial village, Truchas, settled in 1754 is now a vibrant community of locals, artists, and craftspeople. Truchas is a place to re-calibrate. To escape stress, city noise, traffic, and everyday worries. To paint, read, walk, think, and spend time with loved ones.

Truchas Peaks Place houses the Donald Kalsched – Robin van Loben Sels 10,000-volume library and has more than enough space to allow group members to undertake individual work undisturbed, yet boasts excellent facilities for shared sessions.

Draft your next short story. Follow in the footsteps of the many great artists, past and contemporary, who have chosen North Central New Mexico as their base for its inspirational mix of peacefulness and majesty—Truchas is a favorite of poets and writers. Sit on the porch at sunset and watch the sun paint the mountains red. The landscape surrounding Truchas would inspire a painter at any skill level to new heights. Why not put together a painting workshop or retreat that includes the annual High Road Art Tour—or your own version of it? The rich culture and its creative output of sculpture, paintings, photography, pottery, weaving, jewelry, and crafts are sure to inspire you.

Explore the regional cuisine, hands-on style. Try your hand at cooking green chile stew with fresh produce from the farmer’s market. The gourmet kitchen at Truchas is the ideal setting for a food-lovers’ retreat, a fine cooking workshop, or simply a meal your family will never forget.

Listen to the yipping of the coyotes at dawn. The birds are not the only wild things greeting the stunning morning scenery of North Central New Mexico—though you will find plenty to delight over if bird-watching is a passion of yours. New Mexico boasts one of the richest lists of resident birds in the nation; around 500 all told. But songbirds share the region with many other animals, from muskrats and turtles to coyotes, deer, and bighorn sheep.

Stunning Natural Beauty, Luxury Accommodations, Meeting & Event Rooms, Wireless Internet . . . Truchas Peaks Place is a Northern New Mexico Retreat & Conference Center that is ideal for hosting a seminar, group retreat, small conference, family reunion? Are you looking for a unique venue to gather your family or a group of friends? Planning a workshop, an off-site company retreat, or a small wedding? Truchas Peaks Place is the perfect facility for small to mid-size groups, offering exquisite tranquility, luxury bedrooms, meeting rooms, an extensive library, a full-service kitchen for self-catering, and an abundance of possibilities for exploration.

Truchas Peaks Place, 1671 State Road 76, P.O. Box 471, Truchas, NM 87578