2020 Conference Early Registration is now open!

The 2020 NMPW Conference will be held March 20-21 at the Canyon Club, the popular site of the 2019 conference.

The 2020 Conference theme is “Finding the Story: From Investigative Journalism to Mystery Writing.” Early registration is now open: Register between now and December 31, 2019, for the DISCOUNTED RATE of $150 and your 2020 DUES will be included at no additional cost.

Go to the Conference Page for more information and to register.

2019 Conference Pre-registration

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.

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.