Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Mexico Book Association January News

Jan. 22 Round Table Gathering. Feb. 19 Non-Traditional Publishing Workshop!
NMBA Begins 15th Year of Service
New Mexico Book Association's first membership gathering of 2009 will be our 5:30 pm informal Happy Hour Round Table at the Santa Fe Bar & Grill, in DeVargas Mall on Thursday, January 22. By then we'll have all recovered from the holidays and (we trust) be ready to tackle the challenges of a new year! Our Round Tables are informal, yet a great occasion to get acquainted and network with like-minded book people. No reservations--just come.
This is NMBA's 15th year serving the book professionals of New Mexico! We will present two Professional Development Workshops just ahead, on Feburary 19 and March 19. The first is on the ways and means of non-traditional publishing--and New Mexico has an abundance of non-traditional publishers. The March workshop/seminar features Ruthie Francis, who will share her wealth of knowledge on book promotion and marketing.
You are invited to apply now for the IBPA Publishing University Affiliate Scholarship. IBPA-U takes place just before BookExpo America 2009 in New York, May 28-31. Free tuition and a $500 stipend! Phone (310) 372-2732 for details. We'll have details right here at NMBA shortly as well: (505) 231-1755.
NMBA keeps growing! We welcome our newest members: Kathryn Fraser, Michele Heeney, Margaret E. Neighbor, Valerie W. Stasik, Maida Tilchen, and DonnaLee Wheeler.

+ JANUARY 2009 Book Events
Jan 5: International Scriptola Screenplay Competition earlybird deadline. $10,000 prize. (323) 654-5809, info@scriptola.com
Jan 9: SOMOS Winter Writers Series. The series will run every Friday evening theough February 27, at Caffe Tazza, 122 Kit Carson Road, Taos. Dori Vinella, (575) 758-0081, somos@laplaza.org
Jan 15: DEADLINE: ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards. Many categories, $1500 prizes for best fiction and non-fiction. See www.forwordmagazine.com
Jan 15: DEADLINE: NMBA Book Events Calendar for February. Include basic details in your email or letter (no attachments, please). Send to NMBA, PO Box 1285, Santa Fe 87504, or (505) 231-1755, or email richard@oceantree.com
Jan 17: NMBA Board Retreat, The Writers Room, Santa Fe, 10am to 2pm. Jim Mafchir, (505) 988-7214.
Jan 21: DEADLINE! Eric Hoffer Awards. Open to academic, independent, small press, and self-published books released in the last two years. Several categories. Visit www.HofferAward.com
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 25: Duende Poetry Series. Anasazi Fields Winery, Placitas, 3pm. Contact Jim Fish, (505) 867-3062, anasazifieldswinery@att.net , or Cirrelda at (505) 897-0285.
Jan 27: Annual Bookbuilders West Awards. Dinner and Conference at Oakland Convention Center. Reservations open Dec. 15: www.bookbuilders.org .

+ On the Horizon:
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. But if you have questions: (505) 231-1755, (505) 988-7214.
Feb. 19: "Non-Traditional Publishing" NMBA Professional Development Workshop. The Writers Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe., 6:30-8:30pm, $25 members, $35 non-members. Contact Paula Lozar (505) 473-3479, lozarpaula@cs.com
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!
Mar 19: "Ruth Francis Shares All: Book Marketing and Publicity," NMBA Professional Development Workshop. The Writers Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe., 6:30-8:30pm, $25 members, $35 non-members. Contact Paula Lozar (505) 473-3479, lozarpaula@cs.com
Mar 23-25: Publishing Business Conference & Expo, New York. Fee reduced to NMBA members if you register by January 9. Register at www.publishingbusiness.com . Enter "NMBA100" discount code, or "NMBA25" for free Expo pass.
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.
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, Mesilla 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 25: DEADLINE! San Francisco Book Festival entries. Call JM Northern Media for details on this and several other "festival" book awards programs (DIY Book Festival, Hollywood Book Festival, Green Festival, etc.), (323) 665-8080.

+Book Signings & Readings:
Jan 4: Paul White Birthday Poetry Party. North of Santa Fe, 2pm. Email white@grappawireless.com for directions. (505) 988-1083
Jan 10: Michael McGarrity (Dead or Alive), Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, 2:30-3:30pm, (505) 986-0151.

+ On the Air:
Write On Four Corners. Connie Gotsch (Winner of NMBA's Book-in-Hand Award, 2008) 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 www.ksje.com. You can find the program you want online by searching MP3 Archives, Write on Four Corners.
Green Knees. Andy and Aunt Agatha (Gae enhardt) play music and read stories for the younger set every Saturday at 7 am on KSFR-FM 101.1, Santa Fe.
Visit www.nmbook.org for continuing news and events!


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

1 comment:

TL Boehm said...

wow - I've not heard of this organization. I am a New Mexico Author...how does one connect with NMBA? peace and thanks.
TL BOEHM
http://www.eloquentbooks.com/BethanysCrossing.html