Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Mexico Book CoOp

+ September Is NMBA Membership Renewal
Our membership year runs from September 1, 2009 to September 2010. So now's the time for dues. We won't need to bill you if you'll send your check for $62 for the year to: NMBA, c/o Barbara Beasley Murphy, Treasurer, 486 Circle Drive, Santa Fe NM 87501. (If you joined NMBA after June 1 of this year, your membership is current until September 2010.)
+ NMBA Gatherings September 11 and 17
We are in a new location for our free Networking "Brown Bag" Luncheons - it's the same address, but downstairs! NMBA now occupies the first floor at 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe. We're calling our meeting space the Writers Forum. Luncheon is Friday, September 11 from 11:30 am to 1:15 pm. No charge and no reservations! Bring a friend and talk about your publishing or writing project. Then join us the following week for NMBA’s Round Table Happy Hour on Thursday 9/17 at Santa Fe Bar & Grill, DeVargas Mall, Santa Fe, 5:30pm.
+ Mountains & Plains Booksellers Show Materials Now!
We need your books and flyers by Friday, Sept. 11 for NMBA's table at the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Trade Show in Denver later this month! If you haven't registered, send your check for $65 for up to two titles which we will represent for you at the show. We need one or two copies of each book to display. (Additional titles $20 each). We also need 60 copies of an 8.5"x11" flyer which will be bound into our special NMBA Mountains/Plains Booksellers Show Catalog. The page design is up to you, but please include book title(s), description, ordering address, and price. You may print on one or both sides of your page; an image of the cover and/or author will help! Send or deliver all materials to our office: New Mexico Book Association, c/o Recursos, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe 87505.

Attention! All Book Events calendar items now must be submitted by our super-easy website form. Go to www.nmbook.org and click on Calendar & Events Submission Form and follow the brief prompts. Fast and easy, it takes just a few clicks to have your events posted in both Libro and the monthly email NMBA Book Events calendar. We need to have submissions by the 15th of the preceding month.
Sept. 5: IWWG and Friends Luncheon, at Celebrations, 1632 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, 11:30am-1:30pm, RSVP needed: (505) 473-3479, lozarpaula@cs.com
Sept. 11: NMBA Networking "Brown Bag" Luncheon, at our new forum downstairs at 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 11:30am–1:15pm. No charge, no reservations (donations to the juice & cookie fund welcome). Paula Lozar, (505) 473-3479, lozarpaula@cs.com, www.nmbook.org
Sept. 11: NMBA Board Meeting, NMBA Writers Forum, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 1:30pm. Jim Mafchir, (505) 988-7214, westernedge@santa-fe.net.
Sept. 14–Nov. 2: Women’s Fiction Class, with Sandra K. Toro. Two four-week classes, SouthWest Writers, Albuquerque, Mondays 7-9pm. www.southwestwriters.com.
Sept. 17: NMBA Happy Hour Round Table, free (cash bar), Santa Fe Bar and Grill, DeVargas Mall, Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, 5:30pm, Jim Mafchir, (505) 988-7214, westernedge@santa-fe.net
Sept. 18: N.M. Book Coop Luncheon, Golden Corral Buffet, near Coors and Alameda in Albuquerque, 11:30am. $7.49 plus tax and tip. (505) 344-9382, info@nmbookcoop.com .
Sept. 19: Reading Landscapes (at the Experimental Geography Conference), Albuquerque Museum, Elizabeth Becker (505) 243-7255.
Sept. 19: Step It Up with Page Lambert & The Writer Magazine: "What's Your Story's Perspective?", Page Lambert (Connecting People with Nature, and Writers with Words), $95. Mt. Vernon Country Club, Golden, C0, 8:30am-4pm, (303) 842-7360, page@pagelambert.com, www.pagelambert.com
Sept. 24–26: Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Trade Show, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Denver International Airport. Lisa Knudsen or Kyle Larson, (800) 752-0249, www.mountainsplains.org NMBA books featured at the IBPA aisle! Thursday evening through 2pm Sunday, (505) 231-1755, richard@oceantree.com
Sept. 26: New Mexico Women Authors Book Festival, Milner Plaza (Museum Hill), Santa Fe. John Stafford, Museum of New Mexico Foundation, john@museumfoundation.org.
Sept. 30: SWW Quarterly Writing Contest Deadline! "Anything Goes Poetry." Cash prizes; entry fee just $10. www.southwestwriters.com.
Sept. 30: DEADLINE! Benjamin Franklin Awards first call for books published January to August 2009. Fifty categories, cash honor top prize. $80 fee per title per category for IBPA members ($180 if you're not a member). Teresa Fogarty (310) 372-2732, teresa@ibpa-online.org.
+ Author Events and Readings
Sept. 12: K. J. Fraser, A Journey, A Reckoning, and A Miracle, UNM Bookstore, Central and Cornell, Albuquerque, 2-4pm, (505) 277-5451, latyler@unm.edu, www.jrmstory.com
Sept. 13: Duende Poetry Series with Joanne Kyger and Donald Guarich (Lo and Behold), Anasazi Fields Winery, Placitas, NM. cirrelda@laalameda press.com
Sept. 17: Nancy King, The Stones Speak, Santa Fe Main Library, Santa Fe, 7pm-8pm, (505) 986-1040, nanking1224@earthlink.net, www.nancykingstories.com
Sept. 22: Martha Egan, La Ranfla and Other New Mexico Stories, KSFR Radiocafé interview, 101.1 FM, 8am, (505) 466-1256, michaelhice@earthlink.net
Sept. 26: Martha Egan, La Ranfla and Other New Mexico Stories, at Women Authors Festival, Museum Hill, Milner Plaza, Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, 10am-5pm. Talk at 10:40am, (505) 466-1256, michaelhice@earthlink.net
Sept. 26: Melissa Leith Ash, The Gypsy In Spanish Red, Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia Street, Santa Fe 2pm-3pm, (505) 986-0151, e-borins@yahoo.com, www.garciastreetbooks.com
Sept. 26: Nancy Bartlit, Silent Voices of World War II, at Women Authors Festival, Museum Hill, Milner Plaza, Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, 10am-5pm, talk at 12:20pm, (505) 466-1256, michaelhice@earthlink.net. www.NancyBartlit.com
+ On the Horizon
Oct. 1: DEADLINE! Permian Basin Poetry Contest. (432) 697-4205.
Oct. 2: DEADLINE: PubWest National Publishing Conference early bird discount: 20 percent off registration fee! executivedirector@pubwest.org, www.pubwest.org
Oct. 3: IWWG and Friends Luncheon, Celebrations, 1632 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, 11:30am-1:30pm, RSVP: (505) 473-3479, lozarpaula@cs.com
Oct. 3: Well Red Coyote/Sedona Book Festival, 3190 W. State Route 89A corner of Dry Creek Road), Sedona, AZ, 9am-5pm. Martha Egan, La Ranfla and Other New Mexico Stories, talks at 12:15pm, (505) 466-1256, michaelhice@earthlink.net, www.wellredcoyote.com/sedonabookfestival.html
Oct. 9: NMBA Monthly Networking Luncheon, Writers Forum, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 11:30am-1:15pm. Free for all members and friends (donations to cookie fund welcome), Paula Lozar, (505) 473-3479, lozarpaula@cs.com.
Oct. 15: "Book Reviews: The Inside Story," NMBA Professional Development Seminar, NMBA members only $15 ($20 non-members), NMBA Writers Forum at Recursos, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 6-8 pm, Paula Lozar, (505) 473-3479, lozarpaula@cs.com
Oct. 31: DEADLINE! Southwest Book & Production Awards for Excellence "early bird" discount deadline (only $40 per title for your first category, $20 additional category!). Enter your 2008-09 books now! Jim Mafchir, (505) 988-7214, westernedge@santa-fe.net, or visit www.nmbook.org for downloadable brochure.
Nov. 12–14: 2009 PubWest National Publishing Conference and Book Industry Trade Show, Doubletree Hotel, Reid Park, Tucson, AZ. "Pressing Forward" is the theme of this year's conference. Details: www.pubwest.org .
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!

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