Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Mexico Book Association News

,Book News & Events for November 2009!
First, the News...
>> Southwest Book Design Awards Early Bird Deadline has been extend to November 15! Get your entries in by that date and your cost is only $25 for the first category entered ($15 for additional categories)! Find the Entry Form and detailed brochure at
>> NMBA Networking Luncheon Is November 13 at the Book Forum on the main floor of our fine office at 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, Friday, 11:30 pm. We have a new neighbor: New Mexico’s Own, serving far-flung businesses in the state. Come, share, learn, laugh, it’s free! NMBA’s Board meeting follows at 1:30pm.
>> "Pressing Forward" November 12-14: PubWest’s National Publishing Conference is set for Tucson, Arizona (see Calendar below). NMBA urges all our members who have not been to this important conference to make plans to go. You’ll enjoy the warmer weather and connect with publishers throughout the West. Details at:
>> Holiday Fiesta Set Thursday, December 10! The annual gathering of New Mexico’s literary and book people is a social affair you won’t want to miss! Mark your calendar now. Our venue will be El Museo Cultural (most likely) in the Santa Fe Railyards. More details in the final Libro newsletter of the year, coming to you in mid-November.
>> Clean Sweep: Your Book Association needs a vacuum cleaner, to keep our new Book Forum space nice and tidy. If there’s one in the closet you haven’t used for awhile, get in touch with Paula Lozar, (505) 473-3479.

+ NOVEMBER Book Events:
Nov. 1: Day of the Dead Writing and Publishing Workshop, Collected Works Bookstore, Santa Fe, 1-4pm. (505) 474-6309,
Nov. 6, 7, 8: "A Light in my Soul" (Una Luz en mi Alma), Working Classroom Ensemble Company, Jewish Arts and Culture Group and Tesuque Assistance Trust, $20 adults, $15 students and seniors, James A. Little Theatre, 7pm Friday and Saturday; 2pm Sunday, (505) 242-9267, Tickets at
Nov. 7: Rio Rancho Book Fair.,
Nov. 12-14: PubWest National Publishing Conference and Trade Show, Doubletree Hotel Reid Park, Tucson, AZ. All details at:
Nov. 13: NMBA Networking Luncheon, Book Forum, downstairs at 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, free. Bring friends and your bag lunch; free but contributions to the cookie fund welcome 1 11:30am to 1:15pm.
Nov. 13: NMBA Board Meeting, Book Forum, Santa Fe, 1:30pm.
Nov. 14: EARLY BIRD DEADLINE! Annual IPPY Awards. Independent publishers may enter 67 categories in 20 regions! Enter now and save $5. Jim Barnes. Visit
Nov. 15: EARLY BIRD DEADLINE! Southwest Book Design & Production Awards. $25 first category entered, $15 each extra category (NMBA members). See the brochure at or contact Jim Mafchir, (505) 988-7214,
Nov. 20: New Mexico Book Awards Banquet, MCM Elegante Hotel, Albuquerque, 6:30pm. Honoring Joe Sando Michael McGarrity, Howard Bryan, Joe Westbrook. Tickets $48. Paul Rhetts, (505) 344-9382,
Nov. 21: "The Art of the Personal Essay," Page Lambert, Connecting People with Nature and Writers with Words, $85 early registration, $95 after Nov. 1. Mt. Vernon Country Club, Golden, CO, 8:30am-4pm, (303) 842-7360,,
Nov. 21: Clear Light Gallery Book Market, Santa Fe, 10am-3pm. Harmon Houghton (505) 989-9590.
Nov. 25: DEADLINE: 2009 DIY Book Festival entries. Fees: $10 to $50. JM Northern Media (323) 665-8080.
+ November Signings & Readings:
Nov. 6: Jimmy Santiago Baca, A Glass of Water, booksigning and reading at Collected Works, Galisteo and Water streets, Santa Fe, 6pm. Mary Wolf, (505) 988-4226.
Nov. 11: Sally Denton, The Pink Lady: The Many Lives of Helen Gahagan Douglas, La Fonda Hotel, 100 E San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, 5-6pm, (505) 986-0151,
Nov. 14: Jeff Haas, The Assassination of Fred Hampton, Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, 5-6pm, (505) 986-0151,,

Nov. 14: K. J. Fraser, A Journey, A Reckoning, and a Miracle, Borders, 3513 Zafarano Dr., Santa Fe, 2-4pm, (505) 474-9450,,

Nov. 17: Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson, The Year of the Flood and The Bedside Book of Beasts, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 225 San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, 7pm.
(505) 988-1234,,

Nov. 21: Christopher Valen, The Black Minute, Hastings, 800 Juan Tabo, Albuquerque, 5 - 9pm, (505) 296-6107,,

Nov. 21: K. J. Fraser, A Journey, A Reckoning, and A Miracle, Hastings, 800 Juan Tabo NE, Albuquerque, 3-5pm, (505) 296-6107,,

Nov. 21: Christopher Valen, The Black Minute, Barnes & Noble, Coronado Center, Albuquerque, 11:30am-2pm, (505) 883-8200,

+ On the Horizon
Dec. 6: Teri Thompson Randall, Tender Harvest (photography), Land Conservation Headquarters, Richards Ave, Santa Fe, 2pm.
Dec. 9: Greg Mortenson, Stones into Schools, Saint Francis Auditorium, 7:00pm, (505) 988-1234,,
Dec. 10: NMBA Holiday Fiesta Party. The 2009 gathering for all New Mexico literary people and book organizations, El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe Railyards (tentative), 5:30 to 7:30pm. Details: Jim (505) 988-7214.
April 7-10, 2010: New Mexico Library Association Conference, Ruidoso, NM. Your NMBA will be there to represent New Mexico authors and publishers!

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