Hello Friends of Las Cruces Press Women!

The Las Cruces Press Women will be hosting the New Mexico Press Women conference in Las Cruces in April of 2017. Now, we can announce our theme:

Cuentos de la Frontera: 
Opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of telling stories on the border

The 2017 New Mexico Press Women conference and awards banquet will be held April 21-23, 2017 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. It will focus on the many ways we tell stories about life on the U.S./Mexico border, including journalism, fiction, non-fiction, photography and film. Journalists, authors, photographers, filmmakers and historians will come together to share knowledge and experiences through presentations, panels and workshops. The event offers attendees a fresh perspective of border life, and the unique opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of telling its people’s stories and accurately portraying its culture. The conference will also include an optional excursion to Juarez, Mexico, to shed light on the fluidity and shared challenges of both sides.


While we are a small but mighty organization, we’d love to hear from a wider audience – people who might say…come to this – what they’d want to see or who they’d want to hear from. This could be you! Do you have suggestions? Let us know!

Or….just keep us in mind for something to do over a weekend next April…or on Saturday, August 20th when we have the Art of the Interview hosted by LCPW at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library from 10 am to noon.


Cassie McClure
President of the Las Cruces Press Women
Email Cassie

Unable to attend all of the NMPW Annual Conference on April 22-23 at the Bosque Retreat Center in Albuquerque?

Then, please consider joining us for just part of your day on Saturday, April 23. You’ll enjoy New Mexico thought leaders discussing important issues for our state.
We would love to have you join us for one, two, or all three panel discussions at the conference.
The cost per panel is $15, which may be tax deductible for you. See the panel descriptions here to decide which to attend.
Sign up online no later than April 20, so we’ll be ready to greet you on April 23. You may also register at the door for panels only.
Also, consider making time for a stroll through the bosque to enjoy spring in a special urban forest. It’s steps away from the Bosque Retreat Center, 6400 Coors Blvd. in Albuquerque.
Please note that these panel attendance fees do not include any meals or special events that are part of the full conference. 
Remember — if you’re not able to attend the whole conference, we would love for you to join us for part of it!
Questions? E-mail conference chair Karen Wentworth at presswomen@yahoo.com.

April 1–no fooling–is the early bird registration deadline for the New Mexico Press Women Annual Conference set for April 22-23 in Albuquerque.

The last day to get the early bird conference registration rate for the New Mexico Press Women state conference is April 1. Register now to get the best rates! The conference takes place April 22 – 23 at the Bosque Retreat Center in Albuquerque. Our conference planning committee has put together a great program featuring an opening champagne reception with storyteller Susi Wolf, three thought-provoking panel discussions, plus our annual meeting and election of officers, the Zia Book Awards luncheon, and awards banquet with this year’s keynote speaker, Winthrop Quigley. He is one of the Albuquerque Journal’s UpFront columnists.

The conference theme is “Shaping New Mexico’s Future: Our Role as Citizens and Journalists”. For more details go to our conference page.

New Mexico Press Women Holding 2016 State Conference in Albuquerque


New Mexico Press Women will hold their 2016 state conference at the Bosque Retreat Center in Albuquerque on April 22-23. The conference theme is “Shaping the Future of New Mexico: Our role as citizens and journalists.” The speakers and panelists will explore what’s not being discussed in the public conversation or mainstream media about important issues.

Registration for members and non-members is available on the conference registration page. The deadline for registration is April 10.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Winthrop Quigley, columnist for the Albuquerque Journal. Conference Panelists will discuss how law and public agencies deal with land and water issues as though there were no connection between them. They will also talk about gaps in the criminal justice system and the way the media handles crime and punishment.

This conference will raise issues to make you think. It may also inspire you do find a way to talk about the important things that make a state a worthwhile place to live. Anyone who wants to look beyond the surface of daily life in New Mexico is invited to participate.

Dear NMPW members and friends, 

Our Albuquerque chapter has planned an outstanding program for this year’s New Mexico Press Women annual conference! The theme is “Shaping New Mexico’s Future, Our role as citizens and journalists” and the program is packed with important and interesting topics. In addition, you won’t want to miss the Zia Book Awards Luncheon and the evening awards banquet. For more information go to our conference page. for full conference details and to register online.

Please note that this year you will reserve and pay for your lodging at Bosque Retreat Center through our website. There are different types of rooms available and the sooner you register, the more choices you have!
We look forward to seeing you in April at the Bosque Retreat Center!