NM Women Authors' Book Festival

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010                                                                                             

Santa Fe, N.M
. -Critically acclaimed author Anne Lamott kicks of the New Mexico Women Authors' Festival Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 7 p.m. at the historic Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Lamott will present a one-hour talk about her newest book, "Imperfect Birds."

Lamott, often referred to as the "people's author," is an uncommon writer who traverses the worlds of spirituality and religion without alienating those uncomfortable with either, and she does so with humor, intelligence and grace. A political activist, progressive and author of several novels and works of non-fiction, Lamott's writings cover such subjects as alcoholism, single motherhood and Christianity.

Lamott has explained: "I try to write the books I would love to come upon - that are honest, concerned with real lives, human hearts, spiritual transformation, families, secrets, wonder, craziness - and that can make me laugh. When I'm reading a book like this, I feel rich and profoundly relieved to be in the presence of someone who will share the truth with me and throw the lights on a little, and I try to write these kinds of books. Books, for me, are medicine."

"Imperfect Birds," is a sequel to "Crooked Little Heart" and "Rosie." The book opens during the complicated moment in a family's life when a child is hovering between adolescence and adulthood. "Life with most teenagers," Lamott notes, "was like having a low-grade bladder infection. It hurt, but you had to tough it out."

"We are very pleased to be able to kick-off the New Mexico Women Authors' Festival with Anne Lamott," says John Stafford, founder of the festival and director of retail operations, Museum of New Mexico Foundation. "She'll be speaking about ‘Imperfect Birds,' which is a thoughtful novel about a family crisis, and in typical Lamott fashion, doesn't ignore the pain or exalt in despair. Lecture-goers will enjoy Lamott's ability to capture the conflicted feelings of many parents and difficult issues, often with comedic hyperbole.  I encourage people to join us for this interesting lecture that benefits the Museum of New Mexico Foundation."   

Lamott was born in San Francisco, and is a graduate of Drew School. Her father, Kenneth Lamott, was also a writer. His death was the focus of her first published novel "Hard Laughter." She has one son, Sam, who was born in 1989 and a grandson, Jax.

WHAT: Anne Lamott kicks off the New Mexico Women Authors' Festival with a one-hour talk about her newest book, "Imperfect Birds."
WHEN: Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Lensic Theater, 211 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
TICKETS: $15, $20, $25, $30, (505) 988-1234 or online at http://www.ticketssantafe.org/


Tuesday, August 17, 2010                                                                                             

New Mexico Women Authors' Book Festival

Santa Fe, N.M. -The third annual New Mexico Women Authors' Book Festival (NMWABF) benefiting the Museum of New Mexico Foundation opens to the public Saturday, October 2 and runs through Sunday, October 3, 2010, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the New Mexico History Museum. The festival celebrates the joy of reading and the creative power of New Mexico's women writers. The program expands this year with best-selling author Anne Lamott kicking off the festival with a ticketed event Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the historic Lensic Theatre in downtown Santa Fe.

More than 110  talented New Mexican female authors who have been juried into the festival will discuss their current work and craft in 30-minute segments Saturday and Sunday in six different venues throughout the New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) campus. Authors will be grouped by Fiction, History/Biography, Poetry, Food/Cooking, Creative Arts, Spirit/Health, Children and Special Topics. They will be presented in three tents in the Palace Courtyard, the auditorium, the Meem Community Room and the Learning Center.

 "New Mexico has a long history as a literary mecca," says John Stafford, founder of the festival and director of retail operations, Museum of New Mexico Foundation. "We built the festival with the hopes that we can offer something to everyone in terms of world-class lectures, talks, book signings and events for both the general public and authors.  Friday, October 1, is an educational day for authors with seminars throughout the day on a variety of subjects. These events will be programmed and supported by the NMWABF Authors' Committee.

"We launched New Mexico Creates in 2002 with 319 artists in the program, and now work with more than 1,200 New Mexico artists," says Stafford.  "Over the last five years the MNMF Shops have purchased over $5,500,000 of works directly from these authors, artists and artisans, helping build their livelihoods as well as contributing to the economy of New Mexico.  Please join us for an enlightening literary week and support the Museum of New Mexico."  

The New Mexico Women Authors' Book Festival is organized and produced by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation Shops, part of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, through the MNMF Shops initiative "New Mexico Creates." The mission of New Mexico Creates is to promote and strengthen creative entrepreneurs while offering visitors and New Mexico citizens the best of New Mexico and supporting the units of the Museum of New Mexico.

Book sales and authors' book signings will take place in the lobby of New Mexico History Museum. Music, food and special presentations include the Palace Print Shop, Santa Fe's Book Arts Group and the Fray Angelico Library, creating a fun and educational event expected to draw over 3,000 people.  The festival is generously supported by the Marineau Family Foundation and more than 60 volunteers who devote many hours of their time to make the event a success.

WHAT: New Mexico Women Authors' Book Festival
WHERE: New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM, 87501

WHEN: Friday, October 1, Author Workshops.   
Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3, open to the public.
COST: Free.


                                                                    Saturday, October 2,  2010


Spirit and Health - Tent 1

History & Biography-Tent 2

Fiction -Tent 3

Children's-Learning Ctr

Special Topics-NMHM Auditorium


Michelle Rozbitsky

Nancy Benson


Marcy Heller



Catherine Strisik



Irene Blea


Valerie Nye/Kathy Barco  The Joy of Co-Authoring



Ruth Drayer

Kathryn Flynn


Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw










Renee Gregorio



Hana Samek Norton


Susan Topp Weber - Christmas on the Pueblos



Jillian Brasch

Barbe Awalt


Carla Aragon



Valerie Martinez



Penny Rudolph


Trish Porter - U.S. Olympian on Rekindle Your Dream - Energize Your Life



Phaedra Greenwood

Lois Rudnick


Neecy Twinem



Sallie Bingham



Martha Egan


to be announced




Sally Denton


Sue Houser/Jill Lane



Joan Logghe



Judith Ryan Hendricks


to be announced



Sally K. Severino

Shelby Tisdale


Jennifer Cervantes



Michelle Holland



Jo-Ann Mapson


Open (Librarians)



Meta Chaya Hirschl

Virginia Scharff


Barbara Mayfield



Elizabeth Raby



Melody Groves


to be annouced




Carolyn Meyer


Connie Gotsch



Susan Gardner



Jonna-Lynn Mandlebaum


Jan Zimmerman - Marketing Your Writing and Art Online



Marianne Powers

Lesley Poling-Kempes


Judith Newton



Veronica Golos



Lucretia Tippit


to be announced














Festival Closes



                                                                    Sunday, October 3, 2010


Spirit and Health Tent 1

History & Biography-Tent 2

Fiction -Tent 3

Creative Arts - Learning Center

Special Topics-NMHM Auditorium

Elaine Pinkerton

Karen Kershen


Victoria Rabinowe



Carol Moldaw



Linda Jacobs


Malka Drucker - Telling the Truth to Children: Adventures of a Children's Book Writer.



Marcia Starck

Patricia Fogelman Lange


Nancy King



Marilyn Stablien



Hadley Finch


Lisa Lenard Cook/ Lynn C. Miller  ABQ Writers Co-op Presents!



Judith McLaughlin

Melissa Powell / C Jill Grady


Karen McKinnon



Barbara Rockman



Pamela Christie


Open (Booksellers)



Pat Shapiro

Lois Ellen Frank


Carol Olmstead



Helene Silverblatt / Dora Calott Wang



Jane Lindskold


to be annouced



Mirabai Starr

Martha Shipman Andrews


Sherri Silverman



Anne Valley-Fox



Meg Mullins


Christine Barber - Why is Santa Fe So Scary



Christina Florence

Annie Lux


Marcia Keegan



Linda Wilbur-Whittenberg



Pari Noskin Taichert


Anne Hillerman - On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn - the Story of Tony Hillerman's Landscape



Clayton Coburn

Phyllis S. Morgan


Dilys Evans



Zelda Leah Gatuskin



Mary E. Neighbour


Deborah Madison - Finding Great Fruit to Serve as the Last Course of the Meal



Natalie Reid

Maragaret Moore Booker


Nicolasa M Chavez



Lori Romero



Judith Van Geison


Barbara Beasley Murphy - Fridas' Kitchen



Jean Eva

Jacqueline Dunnington


Charleen Touchette



Elizabeth Fackler



Dodici Azpadu


Sharon Louise Crayton - Traveling the Kitchens of the World and Learning Mindfulness Along the Way








Festival Closes



New Mexico Women Authors' Book Festival Schedule        

Friday, October 1, 2010
Educational Presentations for Authors            

Learning Center:                     

11 a.m.            Pari Noskin Taichert    Publishing options for already published writers
12 p.m.            Martha Egan    Writing for the Multicultural Audience
1 p.m.              Barbe Awalt and Sabra Brown Steinsiek          NM Centennial For Writers-  Resources, Opportunities
2 p.m.              Susan Gardner Multilingual experiences, writing, reading and living a multilingual life; Poetry in the Here and Now; the influence of Buddhist philosophy on perceptions of reality
3 p.m.              Lisa Lenard Cook& Lynn C. Miller     Knock ‘Em Dead at the Mike (Performance Pointers for Writers)
4 p.m.              Valerie Martinez          The Necessity of Poetry, Today and Everyday
5 p.m               Sallie Bingham            Teaching Poetry to Students Who Hate Poetry
6 p.m.              Elizabeth Raby            A workshop offering techniques for writing poetry that apply equally to adults and children                            

Meem Room                   

11 a.m.            Penny Rudolph            How to write a super query letter and/or how to break all the rules and land an agent and publisher
12 p.m             Nancy King     How stories have saved and shaped lives; how they help us explain and make  sense of events in lives
1 p.m.              Victoria Rabinowe       The Creative Genius of the Night Mind
2 p.m.              Pamela Christie            Wives, Wantons and Witches? More than the above! A discussion on creating full-character women in historical fiction, particularly given the limited information available in texts.
3 p.m.              Jennifer Cervantes       Childrens' Stories that Cross Borders
4 p.m.              Linda Jacobs                The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Dealing with rejection from editors and agents from NY to Hollywood
5 p.m.              Virginia Scharff           How seeing women in history makes history look different

New Mexico Women Authors' Book Festival Authors
Interviews Available with the following authors:
Author                                   Pavilion

Valerie Martinez                  Poetry
Christina Florence               Spirit and Health
Lesley Poling -Kempes      
Elizabeth Raby                   Poetry
Karen McKinnon                 Creative Arts
Linda Whittenberg              Poetry
Sallie Bingham                   Poetry
Margaret Moore Booker        History/Biography
Lori Romero                       Poetry
Joan Logghe                       Poetry
Kate Buckley                       Children's or Fiction
Marcia Keegan                    Creative Arts
Lois Rudnick                       History and Biography
Nancy King                          Creative Arts
Jan Marquart      
Hope Kiah           
Barbe Awalt                         History/Biography
Phyllis S. Morgan                  History/Biography
Patricia Fogelman Lange        History/Biography
Jonna-Lynn K. Mandelbaum    Fiction
Carol Moldaw                        Poetry
Jill Lane                               Children's
Valerie Storey                       Children's, Creative Arts
Barbara Robidoux                 Fiction
Hadley Finch       
Madeleine Herrmann              Fiction
Melody Groves                       Fiction, History
Carol M. Olmstead                 Creative Arts
Judith Van Gieson                  Fiction and Special Topics
Meg Mullins                           Fiction
Jane Lindskold                      Fiction
Penny Rudolph                      Fiction
Susan Gardner                     Poetry
Hana Samek Norton              Fiction
Bertie Stroup Marah               Biography
Sunamita Lim                       Special Topics
Jeanne Simonoff                   History and Biography
Martha Shipman Andrews        History
Nancy C. Benson                    History and Biography
Dodici Azpadu                       Fiction
Clayton Coburn                      Spirit and Health
Sue Houser                           Children's
Michele Heeney                     Poetry
Pat Shapiro                           Spirit and Health
Susan Topp Weber                History and Biography
Pamela Christie                    Fiction
Sally Denton        
Lois Ruby                             Children's
Michele Ama Wehali              Spirit and Health
Jo-Ann Mapson                      Fiction-Sunday
Elizabeth Fackler                    Poetry
Meta Chaya Hirschl                 Spirit and Health
Lucy Gair Rosen                     Special Topics
Margaret Tessler                    Fiction
Judith Newton                        Children's
Karen Kerschen                      History and Biography
Connie Gotsch                       Children's
Jennifer Cervantes                 Children's
Nicolasa M. Chávez                History
Ruth Abrams Drayer               History and Biography
Charleen Touchette               Creativity and her memoir
Sabra Brown Steinsiek      
Lisa Lenard Cook& Lynn C. Miller Special Topics, Fiction, Creative Arts
Gay Block                             Special Topics, Photography
Janet Eigner                          Poetry
Shelby J. Tisdale, Ph.D.          History and Biography
Janie Oakes                          Poetry
Linda Jacobs                         Fiction
Melissa S. Powell & C. Jill Grady      Art or History and Biography
Jane Lipman                        Poetry
Gloria Dyc                             Fiction
Natalie Reid                          Spirit and Health
Jillian Brasch                         Spirit and Health or Creative Arts
Dilys Evans          
Neecy Twinem                     Children's
Phaedra Greenwood             Spirit and Health or Creative Arts
Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw      Children's
Anne Valley-Fox                   Poetry
Elaine Pinkerton                   Spirit, Health and Family
Jacqueline Dunnington          History
Susan McDuffie                     Fiction
Lois Ellen Frank                     History and Biography,Food and Cooking or Creative Arts
Nancy R. Bartlit                     History and Biography
Marilyn Stablein                    Poetry
Veronica Golos                     Poetry
Catherine Strisik                   Poetry
Annie Lux                             History and Biography
Mary Mortensen Diecker          History and Biography
Pari Noskin Taichert               Fiction or Special Topics
Martha Egan                         Fiction
Marianne Powers                  Spirit and Health
Helene Silverblatt                Poetry
Sherri Silverman                  Creative Arts or Special Topix
Mirabai Starr                        Spirit and Health or Poetry
Kathy Barco        
Cindy Bellinger                    Spirit and Health
Virginia Scharff                   History and Biography
Dora Calott Wang               Special Topix
Renee Gregorio                    Special Topix
Adalucia Quan                     Children's or Special Topix
Mary E. Neighbour              Fiction or History
Zelda Leah Gatuskin          Poetry
Lucretia Tippit                     Publishing on Demand-Special Topix
Barbara Rockman              Poetry
Carolyn Meyer                     History and Biography
Carla Aragón                        Children's
Judith McLaughlin              History/Biography or Spirit/Health
Katherine Wells                    History/Biography
Barbara Mayfield                               Children's
Trish Porter                           Special Topix
Edith Tarbescu                     Children's
Valerie Nye                           Special Topix
Jan Zimmeramn                  Special Topix
Jessica Mills                          Children's
Sharon Louise Crayton      Cooking
Inez Ross                              History and Biography
Judith Ryan Hendricks       Fiction
Marcia Starck                      History and Biography
Victoria Rabinowe              Creative Arts
Cynthia West                       Poetry
Malka Drucker                     History, Biography
Jean Eva Thumm-BochenskiSpirit and Health
Elsie Karr Kreischer             Childrens
Sally K. Severino                 Spirit and Health
Michelle Holland                 Poetry
Marcy Heller                        Childrens
Cary G. Osborne                  Fiction



Jennifer Marshall