The theme of New Mexico Press Women’s 2019 conference is “A Salute to the New Mexico Film and Media Industries.” It will be held at the beautiful, serene Four Hills Country Club’s Canyon Club on April 26-27. So far, our confirmed speakers include Alisa Valdes (author of The Dirty Girls Social Club), Craig Butler (writer and director of The Righteous and the Wicked), and Don Bullis (author of No Manure on Main Street).
Special pre-registration is open until November 30, 2018, with prices the same as the 2018 conference: $125 for NMPW members and $160 for nonmembers. (Nonmembers can save by joining NMPW for 2019 at a fee of only $15.) Mark your calendar and register now at our online store.
SPECIAL NOTE: The New Mexico Writers organization offers scholarships for writers for purposes such as attending writing-related programs. If you would like to apply for a grant to cover your registration for the 2019 NMPW conference, you can find out how at the NMWriters scholarship web page.
The Albuquerque Museum’s Author Festival is offering four outstanding workshops on Friday, November 2, 2018. See the 2018Author Festival Flyer for more information. The last day to register for the workshops is September 30, so don’t put it off!
Anyone who joins or renews their membership with New Mexico Press Women between now and October 25, 2018, will be entered into a drawing for admission to the “Journalism Under Fire” conference sponsored by the Santa Fe Council on International Relations. The conference will be held December 5-7, 2018, at the Santa Fe Convention Center. This is admission ticket is valued at $385. Annual NMPW dues are $15, and all dues paid between now and the end of this year will be for 2019. New Mexico Press Women is open to anyone (yes, you guys too!) involved in communications living and working in the state. Local chapters are active in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces. All are welcome. Join or renew here!
New Mexico Press Women is proud to co-sponsor this presentation with the New Mexico Humanities Council. Pulitzer Prize winner Hal Buell will explain the power of just the right photo. The event is free and open to the public at George Pearl Hall on the UNM campus (opposite the Frontier restaurant) at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Don’t miss it!
Regrettably, the celebration of Max Evans’ 94th birthday at Bookworks has been cancelled due to illness. Originally scheduled for Sunday, August 26, this was to be the first in a series of “Salute to Legends” sponsored by New Mexico Press Women with support from associated organizations. The next (now, inaugural) event in the series will be a tribute to Tony Hillerman on Saturday, May 25, 2019, the 94th anniversary of his birth. Plan to come and hear comments by Anne Hillerman, Tony’s daughter, and James McGrath Morris, the author of an upcoming biography of Tony.