Thursday, February 26, 2009

New Mexico Book Association News

March 2009 Book Events You Won’t Want to Miss!

TAKE A LOOK BELOW at all that’s going on in New Mexico in March! Major happenings are listed first, next Author Readings and Signings, then a look On the Horizon to April and beyond!
• "Give Me a Book I Can Sell!" declares marketing and publicity expert Ruthie Francis. Ask her how at our Professional Development Workshop (see March 19 below).
• Two more Professional Development events in April! Learn how digital printing works (April 16), find out about award-winning screenwriting (see April 25), and show your titles to most New Mexico’s librarians (see April 22-24).l
• Get it right! Go to the end of the list to find how to get your event posted here. The rules have tightened up! And come to our NMBA Networking Luncheon (March 13) and Literary Round Table Happy Hour (March 26):

March 3: SOMOS: "How to Start and Maintain a Book Club" with career bookseller Danielle Freeman, SOMOS headquarters, 233-B Paseo del Sur, Taos, free. (575) 758-0081.
March 5: Annual Scriptazoola Screenplay Competition deadline, $10,000 grand prize, (323) 654-5809,
March 7: IWWG-and-Friends Luncheon. Santa Fe, 11:30am. Call Paula Lozar for location: (505) 473-3479, lozarpaula
March 7: SouthWest Writers Workshops with Shirley Rae Redmond, Albuquerque. "All I Need to Know about Writing I Learned from Nellie Bly," 10am-noon. "Make More Money with Market Analysis," 1-4pm.
March 8: Celebration of the Enduring American Popular Song, Vanessie Restaurant, Santa Fe, 4-6pm, $20 benefits Recursos de Santa Fe. (505) 982-9301.
March 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. Info: (505) 231-1755, (505) 988-7214. The luncheon will be followed by:
March 13: NMBA Board Meeting at the Writers’ Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 1:30pm.
March 14: Hillsboro Book Festival, Hillsboro Community Center, Hillsboro, NM, 9-5, free. Six-foot display table for just $10! Call Bob Shipley, (575) 895-5797,
March 15: DEADLINE: NMBA Book Events Calendar for April. Include basic details (no attachments, please). Send to NMBA, PO Box 1285, Santa Fe 87504, call (505) 231-1755, email or
March 19: "Give Me a Book I Can Sell" with New Mexico’s book marketing guru Ruthie Francis. NMBA Professional Development Workshop. The Writers Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 6:30-8:30pm, $15 members, $20 non-members. Contact Paula Lozar now: (505) 473-3479,
March 21: Book Fiesta at Clear Light Book Gallery, 851 W. San Mateo, Santa Fe, noon to 4pm. Open to publishers and author at no cost and 75% return on sales of your books! Future Fiesta Saturdays: April 25, June 20, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28, Dec. 12. Details: Paul or Harmon, (505) 344-9382,
March 23-25: Publishing Business Conference & Expo, New York. Fee reduced to NMBA members if you register by January 9. Register at Enter "NMBA100" discount code, or "NMBA25" for a free Expo pass! March 26-28: "Creating Your Publishing Star Power," Colorado Independent Publishers (CIPA) College, Red Lion Inn, Denver. Special price for NMBA members! Contact Dr. Judith Briles, college chair, (303) 627-9179,
March 26: 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.
March 28-29: Page One Celebrates Year 28! Page One Bookstore, Albuquerque. 28% off all books, noon to 4pm. (405) 294-2026,
March 27: N.M. Book Co-op Lunch, Golden Corral Buffet, 3401 NW Hwy 528 (Coors at Alameda), Albuquerque, $7.45 plus tax, tip. (505) 344-9382,
March 31: DEADLINE! SouthWest Writers Quarterly Writing Contest. Your theme: "A Memorable Event," 500 words, $10 entry fee, cash prizes! (505) 265-9485,

+ Author Readings and Signings:
March 2: Victor di Suvero, editor (We Came to Santa Fe), booklaunch of Pennywhistle Press anthology of 73 notable residents telling how they made their way to Santa Fe. El Museo Cultural, 1625 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, 5-7pm. RSVP: Brandywine Avila (505) 982-0066.
March 3: Stephanie Elisondo Greist (Mexican Enough: My Life Between the Borderlines), Page One Bookstore, 7pm, free.
March 7: David Silver (Social Network Business Plan), Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, 5-6pm.
Contact the store at (505) 986-0151.
March 7: Antoinette Austin (The Little lobo Who Lost his Howl), Children’s’ storytime at Page One Bookstore, Albuquerque, 11:30am.
March 7: Local Author Book Fair, Page One Bookstore, 3-5pm, followed by "A Stacked Deck" (mystical and fantastical authors), 4pm. (505) 294-2026.
March 9: Stephen Mitchell (The Second Book of the Tao), Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, 5-6pm. Caroline Garner (212) 366-2814.
March 12: Robin Fisher Roffer (The Fearless Fish Out of Water), Garcia Street Books, 5pm.
Dottie DeHart, (828) 325-4966.
March 13: Marsha Scarbrough (Medicine Dance), workshop at Studio La Luz, 308 So. Pershing,
Truth or Consequences, 7-9pm, $5. (505) 982-8466 or 795-1467.
March 15: Duende Poetry Invitational with Mary McGinnis, Anne McNaughton and Peter Rabbit. Anasazi Fields Winery, Placitas. Cirrelda (505) 897-0285,
March 15: David Berardinelli (From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves: The Dark Side of Insurance), Page One, Albuquerque, 2pm.
March 15: Marsha Scarbrough (Medicine Dance) workshop at Health Haven, 920 Alameda, La Cruces, 10-noon and 1-3pm, $15. Call (575) 993-3490.
March 19: Emily Mendenhall (Global Health Narratives: A Reader for Youth), Garcia Street Books, 4pm. Contact Katherine MacGilvray (505) 272-7177,
March 20: Lynne Hinton (The Order of Things), Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, 5-6pm. Lynne lives in New Mexico where she serves as a pastor. Contact Nadea Mina, (646) 307-5573.
March 29: Colleen Aycock (Joe Gans: A Biography of the First African-American Boxing Champion), Page one, 2pm.

+ On the Horizon:
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 Shalette, (505) 291-9653,
April 10: "How Digital Printing and e-books Affect Our Future." BookMobile President Don Leeper speaks at our NMBA Networking Luncheon on Friday, April 10. It’s free to NMBA members, $5 for guests. 11:30am to 1pm at The Writers Room, Santa Fe. (BookMobile is one of the most highly-regarded digital printers in the U.S. Don will share the ins and outs during his much lauded and thorough presentation! The Writers Room, Santa Fe. Free for NMBA members; guests $10. Contact Paula Lozar, (505) 473-3479,
April 15-19: Border Book Quinceanera – filming a school outreach documentary, Las Cruces.
April 16: N.M. CultureNet Poetry Jam, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 7pm. Interested in performing? Contact AlexTraub at
April 22-24: New Mexico Library Association Trade Show, Albuquerque Convention Center. NMBA will be there to present your books to the state’s librarians! Cost: $10-$15 per title. Richard Polese, (505) 231-1755,
April 25: "Not Just for Screenwriters: 20 Things You Must Know to Write a Great Screenplay" (or shape that novel!). NMBA Professional Development Workshop by award-winning screenplay author Rick Reichman. The Writers Room, Santa Fe, 6:30 to 8:30pm.NMBA members $35 (non-members $45). Call Paula Lozar, (505) 473-3479,
May 1: DEADLINE! New Mexico Book Awards "earlybird" entries ($30 each title), 37 categories. Call Paul, (505) 344-9382,
May 26-28: IBPA Publishing University, Roosevelt Hotel, New York. Tuition for NMBA members as low as $545, including Ben Franklin Awards Banquet! IPBA-U immediately precedes BookAxpo America. See
May 28-30: BookExpo America, Jacob Javits Center, New York.
May 29-30: Chama Book Fiesta. Jill Lane, 1-800-532-8874.

Attention! Your items are listed for free, but they must be submitted by email in the following very simple format or they will not appear! (It takes far too much time to edit and reformat the many dozens of items we receive every month). Email your notice (no attachments, please) to NMBA in the following format to: --
Date, Title of the event, Sponsor, Place, time, cost (if any), Contact number or email/website.

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