Out of concern for the health of our members, conference participants, and the staff at the Canyon Club, the 2020 New Mexico Press Women Conference has been postponed until March of 2021. Conference panelists and registrants, along with winners of the Communications Contest, Zia Awards, Scholarships, and Communicator of Achievement, will receive additional notifications. On or before March 21, NMPW will post the winners of all awards and scholarships on its website and on its Facebook Page.
Upon further reflection and consultation of with the Chairs of the Silent Auction, the New Mexico Press Women will not conduct a Silent Auction online as previously contemplated. Rather those wishing to contribute to the Doris Gregory Memorial Scholarship will be given other options to do so.
The Annual Meeting will be conducted by Zoom and members will be sent a link to participate if they so choose by the internet or by telephone on Saturday, 21 March, at 8:30 a.m.
The NMPW Board wishes all its members and supporters good health during this unexpected public health emergency declared by the governor of the State of New Mexico.
DEADLINE INFORMATION: The deadline for conference registration is 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 17. That is also the deadline for cancelling a registration and receiving a refund. We have to give final meal counts that day, so the deadline is firm. You can register for either the full conference (including all meals) or for just the awards banquet.
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.
Journalist Steve Terrell has just retired from forty years of reporting in Santa Fe, most of it at the Santa Fe New Mexican. He calls himself a full-fledged Rock ‘n’ Roll retiree and he will be speaking to Albuquerque Press Women and Friends as a kick-off to a new year. Join us at 11:30 a.m. on January 13 at Mimi’s Restaurant (4316 The 25 Way NE). During his long career Terrell covered Santa Fe City Hall, and the New Mexico Legislature, along with the local music scene. In this quote from a farewell interview with the New Mexican he said. “I loved getting involved in the stories,” he continued. “I loved covering City Hall, the crime beat, the political beat. I like seeing the sausage get made.”
Terrell is retired, but he still handles his Sunday night radio show on KSFR “Terrell’s Sound World.” He still does his monthly podcast “The Big Enchilada” a part of Radio Mutation Rock ‘n’ Roll Network And he still maintains his bigenchiladapodcast.com website.
APWF Press Women and Friends meet monthly on the second Monday of the month. Anyone is welcome at meetings, but non-members will be charged an additional $5. Attendees order individual meals directly from the menu. APWF focuses on a wide variety of communication opportunities and welcomes everyone working in the field.
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.
James McGrath Morris
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.