Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New Mexico Book Associaiton

December 5: Albuquerque at midday, then Holiday Fiesta in Santa Fe!

Friday is N.M.'s Literary Party Day!

Friday is Literary Party Day in New Mexico! The yearly NMBA Holiday Fiesta, as well as the Book Co-op holiday party, both happen this Friday December 5. You can attend both -- at lunchtime in the Duke City and after work at The Lodge at Santa Fe!
Details: The NMBA Book and Literary Holiday Fiesta happens at the very convenient Lodge at Santa Fe (the old Radisson), just north of downtown, left off North St. Francis Drive. Parking is easy and convenient. Sangria, hot cider, and lots good things to eat, beginning at 5:30 and going on to past 7:30pm. Bring your mate and/or other literary friends. It’s only $12, at the door, including everything. Reservations aren’t necessary.
As it happens this year, the New Mexico Book Co-op has a midday holiday party also December 5, at Lin’s Buffet on Albuquerque’s west side (see Calendar below). In that case, reservations are required. So go to both events and make this early December Friday a full and fun day of reconnecting with your literary friends!
Co-hosting the Holiday Fiesta in Santa Fe are SouthWest Writers, International Women’s Writing Guild, PEN-New Mexico, WordHarvest, NM Book Co-op, Narrative Arts Center, Recursos/Southwest Literary Center, and the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy.
Need more details? Call (505) 231-1755 or (505) 988-7214.
And Saturday, December 6 is SouthWest Writers Annual Holiday Potluck: Join SWW for their annual Holiday Feast at their Saturday meeting, December 6. www.southwestwiters.org. Bring you favorite holiday treats. We usually get a cornucopia of breakfast burritos (thanks Rob and Larry), posole, tamales, fruit cakes, decorated cookies, biscochitos, fruit pies and egg nog. Come very hungry.
+ DECEMBER Book Events

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 two 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.
also 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, info@nmbookcoop.com
Dec. 6: IWWG and Friends Luncheon sponsored by the International Womens Writing Guild, Mission Cafe, 239 E. De Vargas, Santa Fe, 1:30am. For directions, contact Paula Lozar, (505) 473-3479. lozarpaula@cs.com
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 richard@oceantree.com

+ On the Horizon:
Jan 15, 2009: DEADLINE: ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards. Many categories, $1500 prizes for best fiction and non-fiction. See www.forewordmagazine.com.
Jan. 17, 2009: NMBA Board Members Retreat, The Writers Room, Santa Fe, 10am to 2pm. Jim Mafchir, (505) 988-7214.
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.
Jan. 27: 38th Annual Bookbuilders West Awards. Dinner and Conference at Oakland Convention Center. Reservations open Dec. 15: www.bookbuilders.org
Feb. 13: 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.
Feb. 26: NMBA Round Table Happy Hour, Santa Fe Bar & Grill, DeVargas Mall, Santa Fe, Thursday at 5:30pm. All literary and book people welcome!
April 16: N.M. CultureNet Poetry Jam, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 7pm. Interested in performing? Contact Alex Traub at www.nmculturenet.org.
April 18-20: Border Book Festival, Messila Plaza, New Mexico. www.borderbookfestival.org
April 22-24: New Mexico Library Association Annual Conference and Trade Show, Albuquerque Convention Center. www.nmla.org
April 3-4: 18th Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair. UNM Conference Center, 1634 University Blvd (north of Indian School Road), Friday: 5-9pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm. Admission: $6 for both days, $2 Saturday only. Alan Shallot, (505) 291-9653, www.unm.edu/~alshal/aabf.html.

+Book Signings & Readings:
Dec. 4: Michael Brunei, Coming Clean, CCA, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, 6pm. Reach Mary at Collected Works for details: mary@collectedworksbookstore.com.
Dec. 5: Janet Chapman & Karen Barrie, Kenneth Milton Chapman: A Life Dedicated to Indian Arts and Artists, at Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, 5-6pm. katm@unmpress.unm.edu, (505) 986-0151.
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
Dec. 6: Laura Gomez, Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race, Signing at Albuquerque Borders at Coors By-Pass. 2-4pm, (505) 792-3180
Dec. 6: Poetry at Paul’s, just north of Santa Fe, 5:30pm. Gary Brower, Sylvia Ernestina Vergara, poetry from Federico Garcia Lorca & others. white@grappawireless.com or www.lacarretanewmexico.com
Dec. 6: Levi Romero, A Poetry of Remembrance, Garcia Street Books, 4:30-5:30pm. www.garciastreetbooks.com

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