Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Mexico Book Association news

NMBA Networking Luncheon this Friday, July 10
NMBA Gatherings on July 10 and 16
OUR JULY NETWORKING LUNCHEON takes place this Friday, July 10 at the Writers Room in Santa Fe, 11:30am to 1:15pm. Brown Bag format (we’ll supply juice and cookies). The Writers Room is in the first building at 826 Camino del Monte Rey, off St. Francis Drive. It’s through the blue door and upstairs. Reservations are not needed and friends are welcome. Call (505) 231-1755 or 988-7214 if you need directions.
NMBA’s informal after-work Round Table Happy Hour is Thursday of next week, July 16. Our Happy Hours are at Santa Fe Bar & Grill in DeVargas Mall, 5:30 pm. The Round Table Happy Hours are understandably quite relaxed, with intelligent book chatter and witty camaraderie.
Enter Your Best-Looking Titles Now in NMBA’s Southwest Book Design & Production Awards
THAT GREAT BOOK you did as publisher, author or designer in 2008 or 2009 can be entered now in the Southwest Book Design & Production Awards for Excellence, a new program announced by NMBA. Your entry form is in the mail to you now!
Categories include trade books, art and photography, scholarly/technical, guide and travel, lifestyle, poetry, children/young adult, graphic novels, and cover design. We need two copies of each title entered. Entry for NMBA members is just $30. (You’ll save another $5 by entering anytime before the Early Bird Deadline, Oct. 31.) When members submit a book in a second category it’s only $15 more. Send check, form and entries to: New Mexico Book Association, c/o Recursos, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe 87505.
The NMBA directors expect this competition will spotlight enhanced design and production quality in the books from our region. The emphasis is on excellence!
Post Events Electronically – it’s the Only Way!
NMBA’s NEW ELECTRONIC Book Events Form is truly accessible and easy to use. Go to our website,. www, and click on the Calendar & News Submission Form logo. In moments, your meeting, booksigning, seminar, show, contest, or workshop will be in NMBA’s hands, ready for posting. We’ve made it easier, and from now on you must submit your forthcoming book and literary events online.Things got out of hand with items coming to us in sundry formats. This simplification will make it simpler and faster for us all. If your event is important to you and others (and it is!), don’t rely on us condensing a press release or an email attachment. From now on, we’ll publish it only if it comes in via the NMBA website’s easy-click form!
Book Events Calendar Update:
Attention! Calendar items must be received by email only via the easy-to-use form at . Click on Calendar & News Events Submission Form and follow the brief prompts. Fast and simple, it’s also the only way your event will appear here. For NMBA’s email Book Events Calendar, please submit at least two weeks prior to the event!
July 10: NMBA Monthly Networking Luncheon, The Writers Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 11:30am, free! Bring your lunch; cookies, juice and thoughtful writing and publishing advice provided! Contact Paula, (505) 473-3479,
July 10: NMBA Board Meeting at the Writers’ Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 1:30pm.
July 10-12: Rick Reichman Weekend Screenwriting Workshop, Santa Fe Community College. Friday 7pm-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-4:30pm. $105. Call 505-428-1270 or email
July 10-12: "Lavender in the Village" (bookselling event), Los Ranchos de Albuquerque.
July 11: John Q. Olson Self-Publishing Workshop. SOMOS, Taos Visitors Center, Paseo del Pueblo Sur, 10am-2pm, $50 advance
July 11-14: American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago.
July 16: NMBA Round Table Happy Hour. Santa Fe Bar & Grill, DeVargas Mall, Santa Fe, 5:30pm. All literary people are invited to share news, info and gossip. Cash bar. Jim Mafchir, 505-988-7214.
July 18 and 25: Embracing Your Right Livelihood (Introductory class), Soul Resources, at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, free. 11am -1pm, 505-271-4612.
July 21: Herding Words: Organizing the Novel with Betsy James, SouthWest Literary Center, New Life Presbyterian Church, 5540 Eubank N.E., Albuquerque, 7-9 pm.
July 31: Natalie Goldberg and Friends, SOMOS, Taos Art Plaza, 223 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, 7:30pm, 575-758-0081,,
Aug. 1: IWWG & Friends Luncheon Meeting, Mission Cafe, 239 E. De Vargas, Santa Fe, 11:30am, 505-473-3479,
Aug. 15: DEADLINE! NMBA Book Events Calendar for September/October. Submit all items on the "Calendar and Events Submission Form" on the homepage at (Yes, it’s new and simple—and it’s required!).
Aug. 15: SouthWest Writers Conference: The Novel–All Genres, CNM Workforce Training Center, 5600 Eagle Rock Ave N.E., Albuquerque, 8:30am to 5pm, $99 for SWW members if you register by July 15 ($149-$179 non-members). Details at
Sept. 23-26: Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Trade Show, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Denver International Airport. Lisa Knudsen or Kyle Larson, 800-752-0249,
Sept. 26: New Mexico Woman Authors Book Festival, Milner Plaza (Museum Hill), Santa Fe. John Stafford, Museum of New Mexico Foundation,
Sample of Author Events and Readings:
July 3: Patricia Greathouse, Mariachi, Collected Works, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, 6pm.
July 10: Robert Mirabal and Jason Yurcic, Taos Art Plaza, 223 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, 7:30pm.
July 10: Lucien Niemeyer, Darfur, Collected Works, Santa Fe, 6pm.
July 10: Wally Lamb, The Hour I First Believed, Bookworks, Albuquerque.
July 11: Woody Tasch, Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money. Santa Fe Farmers Market, 9am.
July 11: Alisa Valdez Rodriguez, The Husband Habit, Santa Fe Baking Company, 504 W. Cordova Rd, Santa Fe, 11am-2pm.
July 12: Joshua Cooper Ramo, The Age of the Unthinkable, Bookworks, Albuquerque, 1pm.

July 12: Patricia Greathouse, Mariachi, Bookworks, 3 pm.
July 16: Eve Brown-Waite, First Comes Love, then Comes Malaria, Collected Works, 6pm.
July 16: EllynAnne Geisel, The Kitchen Linens Book, Bookworks, 7pm.
July 17: Craig Varjabedian, Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby, NM History Museum, 6pm.
July 17: Dolores Sloan, The Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal talks on "Honoring the Ancestors of Many New Mexicans," Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, 5-6pm.
July 19: Faye Kellerman and Jonathan Kellerman, Garcia Street Books, 3pm.
July 19: Rudolfo Anaya speaks about Rudolfo Anaya: The Essays, Bookworks, 3pm.
July 21: Bob and Gerald Hausman, Selected Stories and Photographs of Edward Curtis, Collected Works, Santa Fe.
July 23: Carmella Padilla, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Collected Works, Santa Fe, 6pm.
August 7: K. J. Fraser, A Journey, a Reckoning, and a Miracle, informal discussion & signing
Moby Dickens,Taos, 2-4pm. 575-758-3050,

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

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at

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