BOOKWORKS is located at 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, in Albuquerque's North Valley, north of Griegos, in the Shops on Rio Grande, next door to Flying Star.
HOURS: M-Sat: 9am-9pm; Sun: 9am-7pm
CONTACT: 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107 or 505-344-8139. Staff directory
CELEBRATE DIA DE LOS MUERTOS NOVEMBER 1 AT BOOKWORKS
November 1, 10:30 am: Connie reads Dia de Los Muertos stories and encourages everyone to wear their calaveras makeup and costume for this celebration for the whole family. We will do a craft and have a snack together. We also encourage everyone to attend this year's Muertos y Marigolds parade on November 2 from 2-6 pm in the South Valley. More info is here.
JOURNALISM DURING WAR
November 4, 7 pm: Laura Kasinof studied Arabic in college and moved to Yemen a few years later--after a friend at a late-night party in Washington, DC, recommended the country as a good place to work as a freelance journalist. When antigovernment protests broke out in Yemen, she contacted the New York Times to see if she could write about them. Laura, who had never planned to be a war correspondent, found herself in the middle of brutal government attacks on peaceful protesters. As foreign reporters were rounded up and shipped out of the country, Laura eluded authorities but found herself isolated--and even more determined to report on what she saw.
POETRY & CULTURE WITH TONY HOAGLAND
November 5, 7 pm: Santa Fe writer Tony Hoagland launches a new book of essays at Bookworks. Twenty Poems That Could Save America presents insightful essays on the craft of poetry and a bold conversation about the role of poetry in contemporary culture. At the heart of this book is an honesty and curiosity about the ways poetry can influence America at both the private and public levels.
VALERIE PLAME & SARAH LOVETT RETURN WITH A NEW VANESSA PIERSON THRILLER
November 6, 7pm: Santa Fe authors Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett launch their sequel to Blowback, Burned, at Bookworks.
ACLU AND APD FORWARD ADDRESS POLICE BRUTALITY
November 6, 7pm: Journalist Radley Balko, author of Rise of the Warrior Cop, presents at the South Broadway Cultural Center for a public forum on police brutality sponsored by ACLU and APD Forward. Event is free but RSVPs are required. RSVP here.
COLORADO AUTHOR RON PEVNY TEACHES YOU HOW TO SAVOR YOUR NEXT CHAPTER
November 8, 7pm: Ron Pevny, founder and director of the Center for Conscious Eldering, presents an empowering guide with practical tools to help you live a passionate, fulfilling second half of life.
POET AND POTTER MAX EARLY OF LAGUNA PUEBLO VISITS BOOKWORKS
November 8, 5pm: In Ears of Corn: Listen renowned Native American potter and poet Max Early gracefully details in poetry and images of his worth the everyday and the extraordinary moments of family and community life, work and art, sadness and celebration at Laguna Pueblo.
HILLERMAN PRIZE WINNER FOR BEST DEBUT MYSTERY READS AT BOOKWORKS
November 9, 5pm: CB McKenzie, winner of the Hillerman Prize for best first mystery, reads from his new book Bad Country, a Southwest story starring a former rodeo cowboy turned private investigator.
QUIVIRA COALITION CONFERENCE CELEBRATES FAMILY FARMING AND RANCHING
November 12-14: The Quivira Coalition holds its annual conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Albuquerque. Registration is open for the special hotel group rate until October 28 and conference registration is open until November 4. More information about the conference and speakers is available online at www.quiviracoalition.org.
NM HUMANITIES COUNCIL HOSTS NAOMI SHIHAB NYE
November 14, 7pm: World renowned Palestinian author Naomi Shihab Nye talks about her famous book 19 Varieties of Gazelle, and other books at a free public lecture at the Kimo Theater. More info here.
REMEMBERING THE MINOR LEAGUES
November 15, 3pm: Toby Smith, longtime reporter and popular historian, takes a look at baseball int eh post-war southwest in Bush League Boys, a new baseball history just published by the University of New Mexico Press.
KIMBERLEY GRIFFITHS LITTLE RETURNS WITH ROMANCE
November 21, 6pm: Popular young adult writer Kimberley Griffiths Little revisits Bookworks with a new romance, Forbidden, which takes place in the harsh, historical era of hardship in ancient Mesopotamia.