Albuquerque Press Women and Friends will host University of New Mexico Lecturer Peter Kierst on Monday, February 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Restaurant (4316 The 25 Way) to discuss President Trump’s Impeachment Trial and the Constitution.
We are living in a complex time when it is hard to unravel just how the three branches of government are supposed to work with each other. President Donald Trump is on trial for abuse of power and obstruction of congress. Is this how the framers of the constitution pictured the process of impeachment? Is the U.S. Constitution actually working as the framers intended it to do? Come and ask the questions.
Kierst has taught courses on the “Powers of the Presidency” at the UNM Department of Political Science and has researched how recent court rulings have affected the flow of money in American politics.
Please join us for an interesting conversation on constitutional politics and democracy.
Southwest Writers invites NMPW members to its Holiday Party on December 7 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The party is at the Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living, 2801 Louisiana Blvd NE (one block north of Menaul on the west side of Louisiana). Come and meet more Albuquerque writers of all genres. There will be a live band, writing games, and delicious food.
Weekend event planned in historic Trinidad
Colorado Press Women will host a weekend getaway Oct. 4-6 at the historical city of Trinidad in southern Colorado. Trinidad, 10 miles from the New Mexico border and on the Santa Fe Trail, was founded in 1862 soon after coal was discovered in the region. Currently, it’s undergoing redevelopment and historical preservation under the name of La Puerta de Colorado (The Gateway to Colorado).
Dana Crawford, known for spearheading the preservation of one of the oldest blocks in Denver and the creation of Larimer Square, has purchased a handful of buildings downtown and is working as a consultant on the redevelopment.
Currently in the planning stages, activities for the weekend may include a visit to the city’s newspaper office, a meeting with a city representative who will explain the town’s growth and its destination for artists, tours of the A.J. Mitchell Museum of Western Art and the Trinidad History Museum, and a trolley or walking tour through the city’s historic district.
On Friday, Oct. 4, attendees may want stop at the site of the 1914 Ludlow Massacre (about 10 miles north of Trinidad on I-25), to learn how John D. Rockefeller’s Colorado Fuel and Iron Company’s guards and the Colorado National Guard machine-gun fired into protesting miners and their families.
Meals will be at area restaurants, including the infamous Italian restaurant Rino’s that features singing waiters. CPW member Lee Anne Peck has relocated to the area and will entertain the group at her home for Sunday brunch. Twenty miles west of Trinidad on Scenic Highway 12, Peck will feed members brunch at her home in Weston, Colorado, before they travel to I-25 via LaVeta and Walsenburg. Fall colors will be in full view.
More details will be announced closer to the event. Email Sharon Almirall at email@example.com by August 20 to indicate interest in attending the CPW weekend. The organizing committee needs rough numbers to research accommodations and reserve tours. Registration costs will be minimal, designed to cover the group meal at Lee Ann’s house, group tours and other minor expenses. All other costs will be direct pay to vendor (hotel, restaurant meals, museum entry, etc.). Spouses and guests are welcome.
Join New Mexico Press Women for a salute to legendary author Tony Hillerman on the 94th anniversary of his birth on Saturday May 25 at Bookworks (4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW) at 3 p.m.
Anne Hillerman, the New York Times bestselling author will be there to discuss her father Tony Hillerman and his work, as well as her own five books, which bring together modern mystery, Navajo traditions, and the evocative landscape of the desert Southwest. Her fifth book featuring Navajo police officers Bernadette Manuelito, Jim Chee and the legendary lieutenant Joe Leaphorn has just been released. Hillerman will talk about The Tale Tellers at the celebration.
James McGrath Morris is an author of biographies and narrative nonfiction. He is currently writing a biography of writer Tony Hillerman.
His latest book is “The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and A Friendship Made and Lost in War.” Morris’s books include the New York Times Bestselling Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press, which was awarded the Benjamin Hooks National Book Prize; Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power—which the Wall Street Journal deemed was one of the five best books on American moguls and Booklist placed on its 2010 list of the ten best biographies; The Rose Man of Sing Sing: A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism—a Washington Post Best Book of the Year; and, Jailhouse Journalism: The Four Estate Behind Bars.