a two-week Master Class in Science Fiction and Fantasy

July 10-23, 2016

taught by

Walter Jon Williams

Nancy Kress

and special lecturers

James S.A. Corey


E.M. Tippets

Taos Toolbox is a workshop designed to bring your science fiction and fantasy writing to the next level. If you’ve sold a few stories and then stalled out, or if you’ve been to Clarion or Odyssey and want to re-connect with the workshop community, this is the workshop for you!

Taos Toolbox has only been in existence for six years, and already graduates have been nominated for six Hugo awards.

This is not a workshop for absolute beginners. We won’t teach you correct manuscript format or what an adverb is and why you shouldn’t use one, because we’ll assume that you already know. We want to concentrate on giving talented, burgeoning writers the information necessary to become professionals within the science fiction and fantasy field.

Though short fiction will be enthusiastically received, there will be an emphasis at Taos Toolbox on the craft of the novel, with attention given to such vital topics as plotting, pacing, and selling full-length works.

Students will have deluxe individual rooms in a lodge near Taos, NM, where they can work on their craft amid the beautiful mountain scenery that inspired such diverse creative figures as DH Lawrence, Carl Jung, and Georgia O’Keefe.

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Applications will be considered beginning December 1.
Mark the date on your calendar!