Friday, October 31, 2008

New Mexico Book Association November News

Holiday Fiesta set for Friday, December 5:
Book Networking Lunch Friday, Nov. 14
>> The November New Mexico Book Association Second Friday Networking Luncheon takes place November 14, upstairs in the Writers Room at 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe. Come at 11:30am and bring a friend! We’ll have drinks and cookies and share a close look at the state of writing and publishing today. Reservations are not necessary. NMBA’s November board meeting follows at 1:30pm. Books unsold at 2008 NMBA events will be available for pickup, as well as three (3) new copies of Penny Sansevieri’s Red Hot Internet Marketing (just $15) from her October all-day seminar. You may also pick up a copy of the 2008-09 New Mexico Publishers & Authors Showcase catalog. Call Jim (505) 988-7214 or Paula (505) 473-3479 for directions.
>> Holiday Fiesta Set for Friday, December 5! Every New Mexico’s literary and book person and business is invited to our annual holiday gathering. (You’ll reconnect with compadres and comadres you haven’t seen for months!) The NMBA Holiday Fiesta takes place at the very convenient Lodge at Santa Fe, just north of downtown. Book-in-Hand and other honors will be announced. Sangria and good things to eat, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, $12 at the door. Recursos, IWWG, New Mexico Coalition for Literacy, the Book Co-op, WordHarvest, PEN-NM, SouthWest Writers, and Narrative Arts Center members and friends are invited to be co-hosts for this very inclusive gathering! (It turns out the N.M.Book Co-op has an event earlier that day – see below – so make it a full day of reconnecting with your literary friends! Holiday Fiesta details: (505) 231-1755 and (505) 988-7214.
>> Tony Hillerman created vivid fictional characters and an authentic vision of Navajoland that will endure, enchant and entertain readers for generations to come. With Tony’s passing in October comes a sense of great loss, as well as deep appreciation for his lasting gifts to superb fiction and literary endeavors throughout New Mexico. NMBA expresses our collective sincere condolences to Tony’s wife and family. Tony Hillerman was, and is, one of our own.

+ NOVEMBER Book Events
Nov.1: The Write Answers: Solutions for Authors and Authoring, a Ron Chapman Workshop, SouthWest Writers, New Life Presbyterian Church 5540 Eubank N.E., Albuquerque: 1-4 pm, $20 (SWW members), $30 (non-members). Pay at the door. (505) 265-9485 or visit www.
Nov. 1: SOMOS Book Sale, 229 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, noon-3pm. All books priced from $1 to $2. Contact Dori, (505) 758-0081,
Nov. 1: Page One Self-Published and Local Author Fair, at the store’s cafe, Albuquerque, 3-5pm.
Nov. 1-2: "PaperBack Dreams." Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance (AIBA) hosts showing of film documentary about the struggles of two famous Bay Area independent bookstores (Cody’s Books and Kepler’s), Guild Theater, Albuquerque, at 2pm both days, free. Both showings followed by discussion led by director/producer Alex Beckstead (sponsored by Bookworks and the Guild). See www.keepitquerque .org, or reach Clifton Chadwick (505) 991-3331.
Nov. 5-9: Tony Hillerman Writers Conference: "Focus on Mystery" in Albuquerque. Featuring: Michael McGarrity, Louis Bayard, Sandi Ault, Pari Noskin Taichert, Steve Havill, agents and the 2008 Tony Hillerman Prize for best first mystery., (505) 471-1565.
Nov. 14: NMBA Networking Luncheon, The Writer’s Room, upstairs at 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 11:30am to 1:15pm, free. Just bring a friend and brown bag lunch. Reservations are not necessary. (505) 231-1755, (505) 988-7214.
Nov. 14: NMBA Board Meetingat the Writers’ Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 1:30pm.
Nov. 21-23: Book Sale Emporium at State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque. See
Nov. 21: New Mexico Book Awards Banquet, Albuquerque. Tickets $46. Paul Rhetts, (505) 344-9382.

+ On the Horizon:
Dec. 1: DEADLINE: Permian Basin Poetry Society Contest. Cash prizes. (432) 697-4205.
Dec. 5: NMBA Holiday Fiesta! The year’s great gathering of New Mexico literary people and organizations, at The Lodge at Santa Fe (just off North St. Francis Drive). Book-in-Hand Honor and other recognitions. Drinks and food included, 5:30 to 7:30pm, $12 at the door. Details: Jim (505) 988-7214 or Richard (505) 231-1755.
Dec. 5: N.M. Book Co-op Meeting & Party, Lin’s Buffet, 10100 Coors Rd, Albuquerque, $10.98 including tip. You must RSVP! (505) 344-9382,
Dec. 15: DEADLINE: NMBA Libro for January 2009 monthly online Events Calendar and Jan/Feb print edition. Include basic details in your email or letter (no attachments, please). Send entries to NMBA, PO Box 1285, Santa Fe 87504, or (505) 231-1755, or email
Jan. 22: NMBA Round Table Happy Hour for all book people at Santa Fe Bar & Grill, DeVargas Mall, Santa Fe, Thursday 5:30-7pm. Call Jim Mafchir for directions: (505) 988-7214.

+ Signings & Readings Sampler
Nov. 1: Eliezer Sobel, The 99th Monkey, Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe. Plus signings and readings by David P. Sklar (Nov. 2), David Tanis (Nov. 8), John Kessell (Nov. 14), Tom Stromberg and Robert Redford (Nov. 15). Garcia Street Books , 376 Garcia St, Santa Fe, (505) 986-0151, For more information:
Nov. 7: Laurie Brooks, Selkie Girl, Page One Books, Albuquerque. Plus Dave Durgin (Nov. 12), Ken Cohen (Nov. 14), Jane Lindskold (Nov. 15), Anne Schmauss (Nov. 18), Samuel Roll (Nov. 20). Call (505) 294-2026 for details.
Nov. 7: Nancy Bartlit, Silent Voices of World War II, speaks at Veterans Medical Center, Albuquerque, 11:30am. Other dates for Nancy and Silent Voices are Nov. 11 in Santa Fe and Nov. 20 in Albuquerque. Call Michael Hice, (505) 690-8056, 466-1256,
Nov. 8: Treehouse Open Mic featuring Christian Drake, upstairs at Sumner & Dene Gallery, 517 Central Ave N.W., in Albuquerque, 6:30pm. An hour and a half of open mic poetry with expert Christian Drake, Information: (505) 842-1400, adam
Nov. 15: Laura E. Gomez, Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race, Barnes & Noble, Coronado Center, 6600 Menual NE, Albuquerque, Signing at 1:00pm. (505) 883-8200. Also signing on Dec. 6: at Borders, 10420 Coors By-Pass NW, Alb. 2-4pm, (505) 792-3180
Nov. 22: Cathy Scott and Ali McGraw, Pawprints of Katrina: Pets Saved and Lessons Learned. Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, 4-5pm. Contact: Keira, (201) 748-6707
Nov. 29: Gregory McNamee, Otero Mesa: Preserving America’s Wildest Grassland, Garcia Street Books, 4:30 to 5:30pm. Contact: Katherine MacGilvray, (505) 272-7177,

Nov 29: Hal Simmons, Magic Lance: Mystery and Adventure in the New West, Borders, 10420 Coors By-Pass NW, Alb. Signing 2-4pm, (505) 792-3180
Dec. 6: Annie Lux, Historic New Mexico Churches, Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts, 251 Main St, S.E., Los Lunas, 5-7pm. Contact Patty Guggino, (505) 352-7720

+ On the Air
Write On Four Corners. Connie Gotsch hosts "Write on Four Corners" every Wednesday at 10:30am and Friday at 2:30pm on KSJE FM 90.9 in Farmington and on the Internet in real time at Connie Gotsch Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available

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