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"Willa Cather and the Counterculture"—An Immersive Weekend in Taos, New Mexico

"Willa Cather and the Counterculture"—An Immersive Weekend in Taos, New Mexico

Thursday, November 10, 2022 to Sunday, November 13, 2022
Mabel Dodge Luhan House
240 Morada Lane
Taos, NM 87571

What's Included:

What's Included:
What's Included:

Guests may choose from several registration options:

Residents lodging at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House may choose from a Private or a Shared Room; rates shown are per person.  This registration includes Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at the MDLH, breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. Admissions and fees to museums and sites are included. The NWCC will host nightly dinners at local Taos establishments for those who want to experience the food scene, but dinner is not included in the registration cost.

Because most guests will need a car to reach Taos, we will not plan to have group transportation available but instead will plan to caravan or carpool to sites.



Our itinerary is in development and is subject to change; however, arrival and departure times are FIRM so you may start to think about travel arrangements.

Day 1 — Thursday, November 10
3:00 check-in to rooms, time to freshen up / rest / grab coffee or snack
4:00 meet in the living room for tours of the MDLH
Session 1 : Intro to Taos, Mabel Dodge & the Counter Culture
Dinner reservations at Taos Inn

Day 2 — Friday, November 11
Field trip 1: Taos Pueblo
Session 2: Cather and Southwest Introduction
Field trip 2: Millicent Rogers museum and the Plaza
Dinner reservation at Lambert's
Session 3: Cather and Native Culture

Day 3 — Saturday, November 12
Session 4: Cather and the Catholic Church
Field trip 3: Father Martinez Hacienda and St Francis de Asis
Session 5: Cather and the Taos Artists
Field trip 4: Fechin House
Dinner reservations at Love Apple

Day 4 — Sunday, November 13
Session 6: Putting It All Together: Cather and Taos
Departure at noon

Reading List

  • Death Comes For the Archbishop
  • The Professor's House
  • Selected Letters of Willa Cather
  • Special selection we will read on-site

Recommended stops while you're coming or going:

  • Acoma Pueblo (3 hours west)
  • Earthship Biotecture (15 minutes west)
  • Dennis Hopper Tour Stops
  • The Harwood Museum of Art
  • The Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway
  • Any of New Mexico's Scenic Byways