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Taos Writing Retreat

at the famed Mabel Dodge Luhan House with Laura Fraser

April 17-22, 2017

Eat-Write-Travel and Laura Fraser have designed a week of inspiration, mentoring and focused time for your writing! Join us at the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House in the magicial town of Taos, New Mexico.:

Mabel Dodge was a prominent figure in the arts and society of New York City and Europe who left New York to settle in Taos, marrying a full-blooded Taos Pueblo man by the name of Tony Luhan.

D. H. Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, Willa Cather, Ansel Adams and others found inspiration that would shape their lives’ work while visiting Tony and Mabel’s home. And you will too!

Give yourself the opportunity to immerse yourself in your writing in a beautiful, quiet place. Get expert, compassionate feedback on your work to help you take your writing to the next level or make headway on a project. Watch the starry sky, breath the desert air, and be inspired.




Taos Writing Retreat

at the famed Mabel Dodge Luhan House with Laura Fraser

April 17-22, 2017


Our Taos writing retreat is designed for writers who are currently working on a non-fiction project. Limited to 12 participants, the retreat offers individual attention and support, as well as a stimulating, insightful environment.

Day 1
Arrive to the Mabel Dodge Luhan House. In the evening, we'll gather for cocktails and dinner at one of Taos's most spectacular homes: the town's former Distillery.

Day 2

Morning writing class, followed by time on your own to write or explore the many wonders of Taos.


Day 3
Spend the day at the Distillery--writing class, lunch and time on your own to write in one of the many gardens on the property.

Day 4
Enjoy the inspiration of the lodge and quiet time to work on your project. Afternoon check-in with Laura, followed by readings.

Day 5
After morning mentoring sessions, we'll head to Rancho de Taos for their famous chile rellenos. Enjoy the afternoon at Ojo Caliente Hot Springs ( time for spa treatments*. Evening cocktail party and readings.


Day 6
Depart for home.


Laura will be holding mentoring sessions during the group's free time. She'll be in touch before the retreat to arrange each student's schedule.




Taos Writing Retreat

at the famed Mabel Dodge Luhan House with Laura Fraser

April 17-22, 2017


Cost per person, single occupancy:

$1750 for the Juniper House rooms

$1900 for the Main House

Included in the price are 5 nights at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House with daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 cocktail party and entrance to the Ojo Caliente hot springs.


Since Mabel's is a retreat facility, there's only wifi in the community areas.


*If you choose to visit the Ojo Caliente spa, the treatments are not included, however we'd be happy to help schedule them:

A $1000 per person deposit is required to reserve your place in the Taos Writing House. Since the number of participants is limited, early reservations are advised. Once your deposit is received, an email confirmation will be sent. The balance is due no later than 60 days before the tour begins. If not received by that time, EAT-WRITE-TRAVEL reserves the right to treat the reservation as canceled (please review our cancellation policy when booking).




Taos Writing House

at the famed Mabel Dodge Luhan House with Laura Fraser

April 17-22, 2017


The Taos writing retreat will be an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in your writing and be inspired by the landscape and serenity of the lodgings. Whatever your level of experience, this mentored retreat will give you the gift of uninterrupted time and reflection to make real progress on your writing. Throughout the week, you will get expert individual feedback from Laura, who will bring along her sense of humor and compassion.

We will start the week by establishing individual writing goals –whether it is to write a personal essay, a chapter of a memoir, structure a nonfiction book, or simply give yourself the opportunity to write freely and see what comes of it. Once you have established your goal, Laura will support you with group or individual exercises and feedback. Every morning will start with a check-in, a warm-up exercise, and a short lecture on craft. Then you will be free to spend the rest of your time writing, roaming, and breathing in the scented desert art. Laura will be available in the afternoons for individual consultations –to read your work and offer constructive edits and direction for your writing. The focus of the workshop is on nonfiction writing – personal essay, memoir, creative nonfiction, journalism, narrative features --though writers from any genre are welcome.

Laura Fraser is an award-winning journalist and the bestselling author of An Italian Affair and more recently, All Over the Map. She has taught writing at the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, Stanford Continuing Education, the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, and her own Laura’s Mexican Writing Fiestas. She's also a co-founder of, where she published 76 short literary memoirs by women. More on Laura at