Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New Mexico Book CoOp News

September 29, 2008

Congratulations to all the finalists in the 2008 New Mexico Book Awards In just the first two days we have over 150 reservations. If you are thinking of going to the biggest gala for New Mexico Books in 2008 act quickly or all the seats will be gone. Cost is $36 per person if reserved before Oct 15 (cost is $46 after that date). If you use the link below and pay for tickets on PayPal you are guaranteed a seat and you do not need to do anything else to reserve your space. If you are sending a check also RSVP at 505-344-9382 so we can hold your seats. You can make and pay for your reservation online at http://nmbookcoop.com/page5/page105/page105.html. Or mail a check to the address below. Don’t wait too long to make your reservation as the banquet was sold out last year by October 1. The winners will be announced at the Banquet on November 21. You can check out the entire list of Finalists at http://nmbookcoop.com/page5/page108/page108.html. The Banquet will be at the MCM Elegante at 2020 Menaul in Albuquerque, one block East of Menaul and University Blvd. Attire is New Mexico casual (bolos, boots, and broomstick skirts). It starts at 5:30pm and dinner will be at 6:30.

You've written the initial draft(s) of your short story. Now what? Bring your work to this class and hone your storytelling skills further through the process of honest and positive peer review. The first class will focus on constructive critiquing techniques. We will then critique one another's stories, and time will be available to discuss any topics of interest to the class. Requirement: Participants must have at least one short story (5,000 words or less) completed and ready to turn in by the first session Lead by David J. Corwell (his short fiction has appeared in Dead in Th13teen Flashes and Cloaked in Shadow: Dark Tales of Elves. His writing has won seven national writing awards, including a SouthWest Writers (SWW) Storyteller Award. He received his M.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. David is a member of the New Mexico Book Coop and SWW, as well as a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and the Borderlands Press Writer's Boot Camp.). Five Thursday evenings-- October 2, 9, 16, 23 (skipping October 30), and November 6 -- 6:30 - 9:00 PM; SWW Conference Room -- 3721 Morris NE -- Albuquerque, NM 87111; $75.00 (SWW members) $85.00 (nonmembers). Only 4 spaces remain - register today! Call 265-9485, or visit http://www.southwestwriters.org/classes.php.

The New Mexico Book Co-op and the New Mexico Book Association have produced a catalog of New Mexico books. It was originally distributed at the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers meeting in Colorado Springs. It is available online. Please note that as this is a 7.3 MB file it may take several minutes to download, especially if you are on a dial-up service (it takes approximately 45 seconds at cable or DSL speeds and considerably longer at dial-up speeds). It can be downloaded at http://nmbookcoop.com/NMPub-AuthorsCat.pdf.

New Mexico Book Coop
925 Salamanca NW
Los Ranchos, NM 87107


Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

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