Taos Writing Retreat for Health Professionals

Taos Writing Retreat for Health Professionals

The Eleventh Annual Taos Writing Retreat for Health Professionals, sponsored by the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Office of Continuing Medical Education and the Permanente Journal, Kaiser Permanente, will take place August 1-7, 2010 at the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico.

The retreat encourages individuals to pursue their writing in a communal environment that provides maximum space for personal exploration and growth. Participants are invited to bring along work-in-progress (both scholarly and creative), ideas for writing they want to begin, or simply a desire to write. No prior experience necessary! Typically, mornings will include a group workshop session in the Luhan House large classroom. Afternoons will be free for scheduled individual writing consultations with faculty members, for optional small group meetings, and for solitary writing, reflection, and communion with the beauty of Taos. Evenings will offer informal gatherings that may include anything from music to guest writers.

Faculty for 2010 are Julie Reichert, PhD, writer, filmmaker, and teacher, and Daniel Becker, MD, poet and editor of the on-line literary journal Hospital Drive.

Cost: $2,250 per participant. Includes six nights lodging (attractive private room with bath), three meals per day, and materials. (A spouse or adult companion is welcome to share the room, at an extra cost of $35/day for meals. The morning workshop, however, is for participants only.)

For further information: Please call Lois Montoya at (505)272-3942, email lemontoya@Salud.unm.edu  or visit our web page at www.taoswritingretreat.com . Seventeen hours of CME credits available.

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