The Frank Waters Foundation

"Sheltering the Creative Spirit"

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Taos, New Mexico USA












This Web site is dedicated to the memory and work of the preeminent Southwest writer, Frank Waters.  The Frank Waters Foundation's primary purpose is to promote an awareness of Waters' works as well as the arts in general by sponsoring educational workshops,  and making available inspirational living space, at the Foundation headquarters in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico, in which creative persons can work for limited periods. The Web site also provides access to information about the chronology of the man, his writings, the writings of his widow Barbara, and the Frank Waters Southwest Writing Award and Residency Program. Additionally, there is an intimate glimpse of Frank the person, his friends and family,  important pieces of the Waters' legacy. You will also find Frank's book list, book reviews, tributes and photographs taken throughout his long career. There is information about the activities of the Foundation as it pursues its goal of 'Sheltering the Creative Spirit' and more.



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                       Charcoal Sketch of Frank Waters by Nicolai Fechin




                                                                                                      Frank and Barbara Waters, 1989


                                                                      How to use this Website 

Select a topic from the navigation bar which appears on both the top and bottom of each page.  It may be easier once you get into the website to use the navigation bar at the bottom of the page to move to a new category. You may also utilize the index page in order to review in detail the material to be found within each of the general  navigation bar categories. The index page is divided into two parts, a categorical listing and an author listing. Simply click on any underlined subject, or topic, in order to proceed directly to it.  

Most pictures and graphics may be viewed in an enlarged format by simply clicking on the image. Use the back button of your browser to return to the previous page.

Please Enjoy!

Barbara Waters, Executive Director

The Frank Waters Foundation

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Mailing Address: The Frank Waters Foundation

                                 PO Box 1127, Taos, New Mexico 87571

Phone: 575-776-2356


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Updated on:  02 October, 2014


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