Monday, January 4, 2010

New Mexico Book Association News

 Begin the New Year with Book and Literary Networking!
• Friday, Jan. 15: NMBA Networking Luncheon at the Book Forum in Santa Fe, 11:30 am
• Thursday, Jan. 21: NMBA Happy Hour Round Table Santa Fe Bar & Grill, DeVargas Mall, 5:30 pm

Southwest Book Design Award Deadline
FINAL DEADLINE for Southwest Book Design & Production Awards for Excellence entries is February 15th! Choose your best-looking books published in 2008 and 2009 and send them to us now! All details and the entry form are on the website. Contact Jim Mafchir with questions: (505) 988-7214, Please don’t put this off until the last minute.
Call for Volunteers
At the upcoming NMLA Convention to be held in Ruidoso, April 7-9, 2010, NMBA has reserved a table for member authors and publishers (details on participation will be forthcoming). We need member volunteers to oversee sales and distribute information. Call NMBA to become a volunteer: (505) 231–1755.

January 2010 Book Events in New Mexico
• Jan. 15: NMBA Networking Luncheon, at the Book Forum, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 11:30am.Free, bring a friend! Paula Lozar,
• Jan. 15: NMBA Board Meeting, at the Book Forum, Santa Fe, 1:15pm. Jim Mafchir,
• Jan. 16: Fifth World/New Age Book Festival, Clear Light Book Gallery, 851 W. San Mateo, Santa Fe, 10am-4pm, (505) 989-9590,,
• Jan. 21: NMBA Round Table Happy Hour, Santa Fe Bar & Grill, 5:30pm. Informal after-work chat and refreshment with your book and literary friends. Separate tabs. Just ask the hostess for our table.
Author Signings & Readings
• Jan. 8: Lois Rudnick/Judy Jordan, Cady Wells and Southwestern Modernism/ Intro to Mabel Dodge Luhan House, SOMOS, Mabel Dodge Luhan Meeting Room, 240 Morada Lane, Taos, 7pm-9pm,(575) 758-0081,; or call Lois Rudnick, (505) 770-9057,
• Jan. 9: Dennis Tedlock, 2000 Years of Mayan Literature, Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, 4pm, (505) 986-0151,,
• Jan. 10: Duende Poetry Series with Donald Levering and Janine Pommy Vega plus the Albuquerque jazz band, J'Zamm. Anasazi Fields Winery, Placitas, NM, 3pm, refreshments, free. Information: For more info contact or
• Jan. 15: Martha Egan, La Ranfla and Other New Mexico Stories, Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS), Taos; Reading/Signing, 7pm, (505) 466-1256,
• Jan. 15: Bonnie Black/ Jeff Haas, Somewhere Child/The Assassination of Fred Hampton, SOMOS, Mabel Dodge Luhan Meeting Room (MDL), 7pm -9pm, (575) 758-0081,,
• Jan. 22: David Perez/Monique Parker, New Life and Alien Life: A Journey Begins/The Mantra Business, SOMOS, MDL, Taos, 7pm-9pm,(575) 758-0081,,
• Jan. 28: Anne Hillerman and Don Strel, Tony Hillerman's Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn, United Church of Santa Fe, Noon, (505) 988-3295,
• Jan. 28: “Turning the Pages of Santa Fe's Stories, Past and Present,” presented by Santa Fe author Barbara Harrelson; part of the Rancho de las Golondrinas 2010 lecture series, 7pm, Santuario de Guadalupe in downtown Santa Fe. Free, (505) 471-2261,,
• Jan. 29: Martha Egan, La Ranfla and Other New Mexico Stories, Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS), Taos; Café Tazza; 122 Kit Carson Road, 7pm, (575) 758-8706,,
• Jan. 29: Lauren Bjorkman/Martha Egan/Zanagroove, My Invented Life/La Ranfla/music, SOMOS, Café Tazza, 122 Kit Carson Road, Taos, 7pm-9pm,(575) 758-0081,,
• Jan. 30: Corinne Platt, Meredith Ogilby, and other contributors, Voices of the American West, Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, 2pm, (505) 986-0151,,
On the Horizon
• Mar. 20: NM Book Coop Festival, Clear Light Book Gallery, 851 W.San Mateo, Santa Fe NM, 10am -4pm,,,
(505) 989-9590.
• April 2-3: Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair. UNM Conference Center, Albuquerque. Used, rare and out of print books from the West. Admission $6 both days, $2 Saturday only. Admission discount coupon: Alan Shalette, (505) 291-9653, More info at
• April 7-9: New Mexico Library Association Annual Conference, Ruidoso, NM. NMBA has secured a table to represent New Mexico publisher and author titles to the state’s librarians. Visit for the conference schedule.
• May 25-27: BookExpo America, Jacob Javits Center, New York. Jim Mafchir (505) 988-7214.
• June 11-13: Santa Fe Writers Conference: “Write, Publish, Thrive in the Digital Age,” Southwest Writers, Recursos & Southwest Literary Center conference, Santa Fe. Contact Ellen Bradbury, (505) 982-9301,
On The Radio
Write on 4 Corners, KSJE-FM 90.9,, Connie Gotsch Program Director/Interviewer. Contact Connie Gotsch for interview and reading schedule, 505-566- 3377, Visit for dates and times of Internet real time broadcast. You can hear past programs online by searching MP3 Archives, Write on Four Corners. January 2010 Schedule follows:
Jan. 6: Robert Mirabal. Running Alone in Photography, Red Willow Press. "Write On 4 Corners," 10:30am, reading.
Jan. 8: Kirkland R. Gable. Winner’s Way, Star Cloud Press. “Write On 4 Corners, 2:30pm, reading.
Jan. 13: Darrell Beckheimer. Stories from the Golden Throne, Author House. "Write On 4 Corners," 10:30am, reading.
Jan. 15: Ladette Randolph. A Sandhills Ballad. University of New Mexico Press. Write On 4 Corners, 2:30pm, reading.
Jan. 20: Danny Solis. A Bigger Boat: The Unlikely Success of the Albuquerque Poetry Slam. University of New Mexico Press. "Write On 4 Corners," 10:30am, reading.
Jan. 22: Barbara Mayfield, The Magical Mrs. Iptweet and Me. Azro Press. Write On 4 Corners, 2:30pm, reading.
Jan. 27: Zelda Leah Gatuskin. Time and Temperature Thoughts About Consciousness. Amador Publishing. "Write On 4 Corners," 10:30am, reading.
Jan. 29: Patricia Santana Ghosts of Grullo. University of New Mexico Press. “Write On Four Corners,” 2:30pm, reading.

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