Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Mexico Book CoOp April News

NMBA Book Events Calendar
April 2010

(You'd Be A Fool to Miss Them!)

* Friday, April 9 – Networking Lunch Presentation

At this month’s Networking Luncheon, Libro editor/NMBA office manager Mary Neighbour will speak briefly about how your computer could be your most treasured writing tool. Bring your brown bag lunch, questions, comments, and updates on your latest projects to the Book Forum, 826 Camino del Monte Rey-A3, Santa Fe. Start time: 11:30am; gratis, open to all (“Feed the Kitty” contributions welcome for juice and cookies);; (505) 660-6357.
Please note: Our monthly Board Meeting,
will be held Friday, April 16 at 1:00pm.

*Saturday, April 17 – NMBA Workshop
“Writing from the Inside Out: A Way of Knowing”

This is a highly interactive, hands-on, sharing-filled workshop for writers who want to use imaginative and creative techniques to stimulate, focus, and develop their writing. Connect what you know with what you feel; confront writers' block; and create a collaborative environment to deepen your writing. Suitable for writers of all levels of experience writing fiction, memoir, and nonfiction, this workshop is led by Nancy King, PhD, author of seven books of nonfiction, three books of fiction, many articles, and eleven plays.
Time: 10 -12 am; 1 - 3 pm
Location: The Book Forum, 826 Camino del Monte Rey-A3, Santa Fe
Cost: Special discount for NMBA members: $35; non-members: $45
To Register: Mail your check, payable to “New Mexico Book Association,” to NMBA, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87505. IMPORTANT: Please include a) your phone number and b) “4/17 workshop” on the memo line! A receipt and directions to the workshop location will be provided by return mail.
Questions:; (505) 660-6357.

*Thursday, April 29 – NMBA Workshop
“The Author-Editor Relationship: How to Make the Most of It”

How can an editor make your work more publishable? How can an editor improve a self-published work? How can an author and an editor work most effectively together? Hear three editors discuss the relationship between authors and editors. Bring your questions and let's talk about this critical part of the publishing process. The three editors on the panel come with a wide variety of experience: Cindy Bellinger, Cinny Green, and Suzan Hall.
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: Common Room, St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 1601 South St. Francis Drive, at San Mateo Road. Parking entrance is from San Mateo.
Cost: $15 for NMBA members, $20 for non-members (cash or check, pay at the door)
To Register: Please preregister with Mary Neighbour:; (505) 660-6357.
Space is limited, so register now!
Questions:; (505) 660-6357.

Upcoming Event

April 8-11 – The Border Book Festival, Mesilla, NM
Featured festival writer is Victor Villaseñor, author of Rain of Gold, considered one of the finest tales of immigrant life, often equated to an Hispano “Roots.” Other festival events feature storytelling, music, award presentations, and workshops. One special workshop Writing Stellar Prose: An Interactive Workshop For Emerging Stars is presented on April 10, 10:00am, by NMBA member Martha Egan of La Ranfla and Other New Mexico Stories (505) 466-1256, Further info about Martha:
Click here for more info: Border Book Festival, Mesilla, New Mexico, Denise Chávez,,

April Book Events in New Mexico

• April 1: Nancy Bartlit, Silent Voices of World War II, NM Heritage Preservation: Alliance/Presentation "Historic Sculptures Preserve Community History," Albuquerque: location TBA, 9am-10am, (505) 466-1256,,,
• 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,;
• April 3: IWWG-and-Friends Luncheon, Atrisco Cafe (De Vargas Mall), 11:30 AM, reserve by previous day with Paula Lozar at 473-3479 or
• April 7: Martha Egan, La Ranfla and Other New Mexico Stories, New Mexico Library Association Conference, Ruidoso; Convention Center; 111 Sierra Blanca Dr., 9am, (505) 400-7309,,
• April 7-9: New Mexico Library Association 2010 Annual Conference, Ruidoso. NMBA has secured a table to represent New Mexico publisher and author titles to the state’s librarians. See the conference schedule:
• April 8: “How to Break into Children’s Book Writing,” Shirley Raye Redmond, NM Library Association Annual Conference, Ruidoso, 10:15am,
• April 10: Conference for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Kendra Levin, Kate Sullivan, Jamie Weiss Chilton, and Deborah Kaplan, SCBWI NM (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators New Mexico), $110 SCBWI members and $125 non-members, UNM Student Union Building, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 8:30am to 4:30pm, handsprings@,
• April 12: Nancy Bartlit, Silent Voices of World War II, NM History Museum/Training 50+ Docents on Manhattan Project, New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, 9am, (505) 466-1256,,
• April 15: Deadline for the 2010 Green Book Festival, Los Angeles, April 30–May 2; entry fee $50;
• April 24-25: Martha Egan, La Ranfla and Other New Mexico Stories, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, UCLA, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 10am, (505) 466-1256,,
• April 25: Deadline for the 2010 San Francisco Book Festival, date TBD; entry fee $50;
• April 29: NMBA Board Member Barbara Harrelson, author of Walks in Literary Santa Fe, will give a “Turning the Pages of Santa Fe's Stories, Past and Present¬” slideshow-lecture as part of the Rancho de Las Golondrinas’ lecture series; 7:00 pm, The Santuario de Guadalupe, contact:; (505) 989-4561.

April Author Signings & Readings

• April 3: Anne Hillerman and Don Strel, Gardens of Santa Fe, Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, 2pm, (505) 986-0151,,
• April 3: Meta Chaya Hirschl, Vital Yoga; A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers, Page One Bookstore, 11200 Montgomery Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, 1-3pm, (505) 294-5623,,
• April 9: Dimity McDowell, Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity, Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, 5pm, (505) 986-0151,,
• April 15: Karl Gartung, Now That Memory Has Become So Important, Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, 5:00pm, (505) 986-0151,,
• April 17: Meta Chaya Hirschl, Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers, Borders Cottonwood Bookstore, Ste. B, 10420 Coors Bypass NW, Albuquerque, 3-5pm, (505) 792-3180,,
• April 22: Meta Chaya Hirschl, Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, Albuquerque, 7-8:30pm, (505) 344-8139,,

On The Horizon

• May 8: Book Launch for Mew Mexico's youngest NMBA member, 8 year old Jared Tinlin. He'll read from his first published book Hey...Hey...Think Out Loud, (KAPP), 11:00am. Page One Bookstore, Albuquerque, 11018 Montgomery, SW corner of Montgomery and Juan Tabo. Andrea at Page One: (505) 294-2026, or got to:, or email:

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