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!

Reflections from our Ghost Ranch conference


I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the scenic Ghost Ranch, where I received two awards for my writing and the Doris Gregory Memorial Scholarship. I met inspiring people, attended intriguing workshops, and enjoyed vegan cuisine (my favorite dish was the tofu taco option at lunch on Saturday). I’m very grateful I had the opportunity to be at the conference, where I formed connections with many wonderful women and men and learned how to strengthen my writing skills. I look forward to keeping in touch with everyone!

Desiree M. Cooper
Eastern New Mexico University