Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New mexico Book Association News

Cindy Bellinger, Richard Harris and Karen Villanueva were elected to three-year terms on the NMBA board of directors at the Gala Annual Meeting last Friday. Publisher Ron Duncan-Hart was selected to fill a vacant seat and writer Barbara Harrelson was chosen to be our At-Large member. Cindy was elected our new Secretary by the board. Jim Mafchir, Paula Lozar and Barbara Beasley Murphy round out the executive team as president, vice-president and treasurer respectively.

We must have your news and events for THE print edition of the July-August Libro by this Thursday, June 18. Fill in the Events Form online at www.nmbook.org

Dorothy Massey received NMBA's coveted Book-in-Hand Honor at our Gala Meeting on the very day her Collected Works Bookstore opened at its spacious new location at Galisteo St. and Water St. in Santa Fe! Dorothy and daughter Mary Wolf have served New Mexico readers and authors with dedication and professionalism since buying the store in 1996. Karen Villanueva received NMBA's Special Recognition for her diligent work as our publicist and FlashNews email coordinator. Outgoing Executive Director Richard Polese (now our Senior Advisor) surprised former President Richard Harris and retiring Secretary Ruthie Francis with framed Certificates of Appreciation for their contributions above and beyond the call of duty to members of our non-profit association of book professionals.

Our venerable and widely-recognized Libro newsletter seeks a new editor, beginning with the first issue of fall. It's published and mailed six times a year and posted on our NMBA website as well. Richard Polese and Sunny Elliot are composing the July-August issue, but a fresh hand is needed to write and edit Libro from this point forward. You'll be the next "voice" of NMBA! It's a very satisfying role. Contact info@nmbook.org or reach Richard at (505) 231-1755 to learn details.


June 18: NMBA Round Table Happy Hour, Santa Fe Bar & Grill, DeVargas Mall, 5:30pm. Just come!
June 19: New Mexico Coalition for Literacy Annual Meeting. Nativo Lodge, Albuquerque, 8am-4pm. Nancy Pearl (Book Lust) keynote speaker! Zara Raab, (505) 982-3997, (800) 233-7587.
June 26: N.M. Book Coop Luncheon: "Pitch Your Book." at Golden Corral, 3401 Hwy 528, Albuquerque. 11:30 pm. www.nmbookcoop.com
June 30: DEADLINE! Sin Fronteras / Writers without Borders literary contest. See www.zianet.com/lunarosity/sinfronteras.html
June 30: DEADLINE! SouthWest Writers Quarterly Writing Competition. Cash prizes! See www.southwestwriters.com/swwcontest.php
Book Readings and Signings:
June 18: David Sedaris, When you Are Engulfed In Flames, (paperback release), Collected Works, new location! 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, 6pm. (505) 988-4226.

June 19: Barbara Bonfigli, Café Tempest: Adventures on a Small Greek Island, Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, 5-6pm.

June 20: Nancy K. Morrison, M.D. and Sally Severino, M.D., Sacred Desire: Growing in Compassionate Living, Page One Books, Albuquerque, 2pm.

June 24: Patricia Greathouse, Mariachi, Mesilla Cultural Center, 3-7pm. bbf@zianet.com

June 26: Arthur Sze (first Poet Laureate of Santa Fe), The Ginkgo Light, Collected Works, Santa Fe, 6pm mary@collectedworksbookstore.com

June 27: Jillian Brasch, The Last Gifts: Creative Ways to Be with the Dying, Garcia Street Books, 2-3 pm. jillian@jillianbrasch.com

June 29: Janine Pommy Vega, poetry reading at Penasco Theater, Penasco, NM, 7:30pm free. (505) 228-8872.

On the Air:

"Write On 4 Corners" Connie Gotsch, KSJE-FM 90.9, Farmington, and streaming on the web: www.ksje.com

June 17: Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw, My Travelin’ Eye, 10:30am.
June 19: Sandi Ault reads from Wild Inferno, Wild Indigo, Wild Sorrow, 2:30pm.
June 20: Barbara Mayfield reads Green Knees for Fathers Day 7 - 8 a.m.
June 24: Rebecca Reppert, Aztec on the Theme, 10:30am.
June 26: Gene Gurin, The Song of Jonah, 2:30pm.
June 20: Barbara Mayfield, The Magical Mrs. Iptweet and Me, a Father's Day Special, 7-8am.
June 27: Final "Green Knees" broadcast after 10 years on the air!, 7-8 am.

On the Horizon:

July 1: DEADLINE! Mexico Book Awards. nmbookcoop.com or call (505) 344-9382.

July 3-5: Independence Day Border Festival Book Sale, Mesilla Cultural Center, 10am to 5pm each day!

July 10: NMBA Networking Luncheon at The Writers Room, upstairs at 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 11:30-1:15pm, free. Our Board Meeting follows at 1:15pm. info@nmbook.org

July 10-July 12: Rick Reichman Weekend Screenwriting Workshop, Santa Fe Community College. Friday 7pm-9:pm. Saturday & Sunday 9am-4:30pm. Cost $105. Contact Santa Fe Community College (505) 428-1270 or email rmreichman@earthlink.net.
July 10-12: "Lavender in the Village" (bookselling event), Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. www.nmbookcoop.com
July 11-14: American Library Association Annual Conference. McCormick Place, Chicago.(630) 434-7779, ala@heiexpo.com
July 3rd - Sept. 7: Garcia Street: Great Books on Opera and Music: Exhibition/sale, features a rare collection of first edition piano vocal scores of eighty-five operas, including the operas being performed by the Santa Fe Opera this season.
More Garcia Street Events: 376 Garcia Street, 986 0151, open daily 9:00 to 6:00, For more information visit : www.garciastreetbooks.com
July 17: The Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal, Survival of an Imperiled Culture in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries, Dolores Sloan, 5 – 6pm. Sloan is editor of the Journal of Spanish, Portuguese and Italian Crypto Jews, a member of the English and sociology faculty at Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, and a public speaker. She lives in Santa Monica, California. Contact: Karl-Heinz Roseman, bcox@mcfarlandpub.com
July 18: NMBA Round Table Happy Hour, Santa Fe Bar & Grill, DeVargas Mall, 5:30pm. Bring a friend!
July 18 and 25: Embracing Your Right Livelihood - Introductory Class, Soul Resources, at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, 11am to 1pm, free. (505) 271- 4612, soulresources@gmail.com www.IntuitiveLearningCircle.com/classesJ
July 19: Bestselling authors and part time Santa Fe residents, Faye Kellerman and Jonathan Kellerman will sign and discuss their recent books at 3:00 pm Garcia St. Contacts: For Faye Kellerman: Sharyn Rosenblum, sharyn.rosenblum@harpercollins.com For Jonathan Kellerman: Brian McLendon, mclendon@randomhouse.com
July 25: Book Launch and celebration at Garcia St. for Santa Fe Dreamhouse, Encounters in the Land of Enchantment, Reed Stevens. Reed Stevens was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She has been a real estate licensee in New Mexico and California since 1993. She is the author of Treasure of Taos, Tales of Northern New Mexico, and Mariposa Press (1992). 2-3pm, Contact: Reed Stevens reedstevens@earthlink.net
Aug. 1: Right Livelihood Workshop Series, Soul Resources, The Source, 1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, 11am - 2pm, $290. (505) 271-4612, soulresources@gmail.com, www.IntuitiveLearningCircle.com/classes.
Aug. 7: Internet Marketing with Ellen Barone, sponsored by Wordharvest and Santa Fe Community College, SFCC Jemez Room, Santa Fe, 9am - 4pm, $130 (free to a limited number of SFCC students with advance reservations). (505) 471-1565, wordharvest@wordharvest.com, www.wordharvest.com
August 7: K. J. Fraser, Taos Book Launch for A Journey, A Reckoning, and a Miracle. Moby Dickens Book Shop. 2-4pm, 124-A Bent St. (505) 758-3050. mobyop@newmex.com

Aug. 8: K. J. Fraser, Albuquerque Book Launch for A Journey, A Reckoning, and a Miracle. Barnes & Noble, Coronado Center,Refreshments. 6600 Menaul NE, 2-4pm.(505) 883-8200, (505) 764-8323, authorcare@aol.com, www.jrmstory.com
Aug. 14: NMBA Monthly Networking Luncheon, The Writers Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 11:30am, free! Paula, (505) 473-3479, lozarpaula@cs.com.
Aug. 15: SouthWest Writers Conference: "The Novel." Albuquerque. southwestwriters.com/conferencespeaker2.php
Aug. 31-Sept. 5: River Writing and Sculpting Adventure for Women with Roxanne Swetzell. Canyonlands National Park in Utah, $1550. Page Lambert, (303) 842-7360, page@pagelambert.com
Sept. 23-26: Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Trade Show, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Denver International Airport. Lisa Knudsen or Kyle Larson, (800) 752-0249, www.mountainsplains.org
Sept. 26: New Mexico Woman Authors Book Festival, Milner Plaza (Museum Hill), Santa Fe. John Stafford, Museum of New Mexico Foundation, john@museumfoundation.org.
Oct. 15-17: "The Printed Page and Beyond." Southwest Literary Center conference, The Writers Room, Santa Fe. Contact Lisette at southwestliterary@recursos.org
Nov. 11-14: PubWest National Publishing Conference, Tucson. www.pubwest.org
February 15, 2010: DEADLINE! Southwest Book Design & Production Awards for Excellence. Final entry deadline for books published in 2008-2009. Read more about this new competition at www.nmbook.org

The new NMBA Book Events Submission Form is easy to use!

We’ve made it easier for you (and us)! From now on, you must submit your forthcoming book and literary events online. Go to www.nmbook.org then click on event submission logo in the upper right corner of our home page. The form is simple and it takes just a click to submit!

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:

Virginia ("Ginn") said...

Re: June 19: New Mexico Coalition for Literacy Annual Meeting. Nativo Lodge, Albuquerque, 8am-4pm. Nancy Pearl (Book Lust) keynote speaker! Zara Raab, (505) 982-3997, 800) 233-7587

I am glad to see a reference to the work done by the New mexico Coalition for Literacy(NMCL) - with almost 45% of adult New Mexicans being incapable of reading in their own native language, we should ALL have grave concerns about literacy in our fair state. The NMCL is a grassroots organization, active throughout the state, offering FREE, confidential, one-to-one tutoring! I hope some of your readers look into opportunities to give back or share this resouce with people who face literacy challenges. The NMCL has been succeeding for over 20 years!

In Sunny Santa Fe