Extend your experience with LiteraryDay Trips and Community Literary Events.
Santa Fe New Mexican
Santa Fe’s fabled blue skies and fresh air inspire festivalgoers to take a deeper dive into the city and Northern New Mexico environs. A series of full- and half-day excursions on Monday, May 23, give you the chance to extend your stay, join an author, and experience the area’s cultural treasures and spectacular landscapes. Please visit our website for an up-to-date list of events, prices, and times for all Day Trips and Community Events. Sustainability& Food Study at Los Poblanos Spend a day at Los Poblanos, a beautiful organic farm located in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, an hour south of Santa Fe. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with leading writers and thinkers working in sustainability, food, and agriculture. Sessions include: James Beard Award-winning author Deborah Madison in conversation with Nicolette Hahn Niman, author of Defending Beef; chef and Native foods educator Freddie Bitsoie on the role chefs and the food industry can play in creating a more sustainable food system; and Los Poblanos’ director of horticulture, Wes Brittenham, on the challenges of sustainable farming in dry climates. The day will include a three-course lunch at Los Poblanos’ award-winning Campo restaurant, a farm tour, and a cocktail demonstration showing how Los Poblanos uses herbs and botanicals to create delicious drinks. For a truly memorable getaway, extend your stay by booking a room or spa treatments at Los Poblanos. Indigenous Voices and Perspectives at the School for Advanced Research’s Historic Campus Founded in 1907, the School for Advanced Research (SAR) is one of North America’s preeminent independent institutions for the study of anthropology, related social sciences, and humanities. During this day trip, you’ll hear from several important Native writers who, through their work, offer unique, varied, and important perspectives about our history, collective memories, and relationship to the land. You’ll also be treated to a private tour of the Indian Arts Research Center, home to one of the nation’s most important Southwest Native American art research collections, with more than 12,000 works that span from the sixth century to the present. The group will then enjoy a poetry reading by Max Early (Laguna Pueblo), who writes in both English and his native Keresan language. Afterward, attendees will join a panel discussion with a number of SAR’s former Indigenous Writers in Residence, followed by a catered lunch prepared with Ancestral ingredients and a contemporary flair. Finish the day with a self-guided tour of SAR’s historic campus. Hungry for More: ADay of NewMexico Inspired Cooking and Writing How do you combine all of the ingredients that are needed for successful food writing? Find out on this literary day trip with James Beard Award-winning author Cheryl Alters Jamison at the internationally acclaimed Santa Fe School of Cooking. As she shares her expertise on how to make your food writing stand out, Jamison will prepare some classic NewMexican dishes such as those she pays tribute to in her book Tasting NewMexico: Recipes Celebrating One Hundred Years of Distinctive Home Cooking. You will also have the opportunity to put on an apron and join in tamale making. This excursion is equal parts cooking class and food-writing seminar, finished off with a full New Mexican lunch served with a flight of NewMexico wines!