Black Mesa Writers’ Intensive


Georgia O’Keeffe, Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie’s II, 1930.

Theo Nestor Productions


The Black Mesa Writers’ Intensive


Julia Cameron (The Artist’s Way) and Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones)


Theo Pauline NestorTanya Taylor Rubinstein, and Candace Walsh


Candace Walsh


Theo Pauline Nestor

Julia Cameron

Julia Cameron


Natalie Goldberg

Tanya Roses

Tanya Taylor Rubinstein

Come join us for a day of writing, inspiration and community focused on the possibilities and craft of personal narrative.  During this one-day intensive, we will explore together where our desire to tell our own stories can take us.  First person storytelling is our common impulse but our genre choices for sharing those stories are more abundant than ever.  Will your story be a blog post? A full-length memoir?  A solo performance? A personal essay? An autobiographical novel? Or maybe self-help?  The Black Mesa Writers’ Intensive will be a day of generative discovery into the art of personal narrative and a celebration of our shared need to express our experience. See the full schedule of the day’s events here.

Where: The Bishop’s Lodge, Ranch Resort and Spa, Santa Fe, New Mexico

When: Friday, December 6, 2013

Who: Anyone with an interest in personal narrative and finding their own voice. No previous writing experience required.

What: A day of instruction, discussion, and writing opportunities.

Registration fee: 275 dollars (includes lunch). Pay full payment now through Pay Pal or credit card:
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After your payment has been received, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Black Mesa.

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Bring: Your desire to write, paper, pens, or your laptop.

Limited space available.

Stay and Play: Bishop’s Lodge is extending a rate of 119 dollars a night to Black Mesa participants from December Bishop's lodge4th-8th. Rooms at this discount rate are limited in number so make your reservation early. Call Bishop’s Lodge In-House Reservations and mention that you are with the Black Mesa group when you make your reservation: 505-819-4022.

In Santa Fe December 4th?  Come to a free memoir writing class taught by Theo Pauline Nestor at Collected Works Bookstore at 6pm.

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55 Responses to Black Mesa Writers’ Intensive

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  2. Julie Catagnus says:

    Thinking about registering. Are spots still available?

  3. Jude says:

    It is past early bird. If there is still room what is the registration fee?

  4. Larada Horner-Miller says:

    Is there still room and what is the fee?

  5. Hello,
    I am very interested in attending. I am from Philadelphia and would love to come to Santa Fe for this. Is there still space available? Thanks so much,
    Marsha Pincus

  6. Anita says:

    Will there be a confirmation email sent after registration has been paid?

  7. Mary says:

    OK, now it’s November 7th…Is there still room?

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  12. canarymary says:

    I am raring to go and wish to apply for a scholarship! If there are any remaining, please email the info to: Thanks!

  13. canarymary says:

    P.S. I will be attending Theo’s workshop at Collected Books and I am in Tanya and Candace’s 6 month memoir writing workshop!

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  15. Helen Juliette says:

    Hello! I just found out about this workshop; are there still spaces available? Why the long break in the afternoon – will we be able to talk about our writing projects with conference speakers during this time? I live in Albuquerque. look forward to your reply, Helen

  16. Mamie Mitchell says:

    Can I still register?

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  24. Robin Troup says:

    Will you be offering another NM workshop with this all star cast in 2014?

  25. Robin Troup says:

    Thx for the prompt reply. Loved your book: Writing is My Drink. I also found the essay, Learning to Work, so relevant. Thx for posting it! Robin

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