I have so much writing and reading I could be doing, but I thought I’d try to capture some of this experience while it’s still fresh. Here’s the schedule of events. And the conference blog.
This is my typical day thus far:
Wake up to the sound of birds outside my nest of a room (I’m staying in the Georgia O’Keefe room–used to be her studio–at the Sagebrush Inn), which is the only room on the third floor. Make coffee and read until breakfast.
Eat my oatmeal in the dining room, where the hotel offers a full complimentary breakfast.
Practice yoga on the courtyard grass with Laura and a few other yogis brave enough to get their feet wet and mats dirty.
Shower and dress.
Attend the “Beginning Memoir” workshop in Chamisa I of the Sagebrush Conference Center with BK Loren (instructor) and 11 other groovy folks from all over the US and Canada.
Eat lunch on the patio with fellow conference participants.
Attend the daily roundtable (today it was Wally Lamb).
Walk or drive for coffee. Monday: Taos Java; Tuesday: Koko Coffee; Wednesday: Wired? Cyber Cafe; Thursday: Purple Sage; Friday: The Coffee Spot (formerly The Bean).
Write whatever I need to write for tomorrow’s workshop. (I’ll post more on this later.)
Attend faculty readings.
Adjourn to my room for a light supper of yogurt, muesli, and almonds. Drink tea, watch TV, and check email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Take a hot bath.
Read until sleep.