Sun Apr 6th @ 3 pm First Sunday Reading Series: Larry Goodell & Ellen Roberts @ the Dresp Room of the library, , sponsored by Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders, the Branigan Library, and Friends of the Branigan Library, reception following. Afterwards, a reception at 3710 Shalem Colony. Free! For more info contact Wayne Crawford
Sat Apr 12th @ 7 pm Treehouse Open Mic Featuring Ben Bormann @ the Sumner & Dene Gallery, Upstairs 1.5 hour open mic, small break, Featured Poet. Albuquerque's own West End Press, La Alameda Press & Destructible Heart Press will sell books. A night of good poetry has mystical healing properties. Free. For more info: S&D or
Fri Apr 18th-Sun Apr 20th The 14th Annual Borders Book Festival on and around the Mesilla Plaza in Mesilla. Panels, workshops and readings; Cristina García, , Perla Batalla, Amy Costales, Xavier Garza, Alex Espinosa, Don Usner, Adalucía Quan, La Familia Vigil, Cipriano Vigil, Sudeshna Sengupta, Armando Cepeda. Libros y Más Trade show features local, regional, national and international authors, presses and artists. Highlights include al fresco readings and music, children's storytelling tent, 3rd annual Children's Book and Pet Parade. For more info www.borderbookfestival.org
Sat Apr 19th @ 10 am to noon Poetry & the Absurd Dada writing workshop with Erika Sanchez @ 516 ARTS, 516 Central Avenue SW between 5th & 6th Street in Downtown . Free! For more info www.516arts.org - sign up with Rhiannon @ 242-1445
Fri Apr 23rd-Sun Apr 27th 19th Annual -in-honor-of-Dolores LaChapelle - TALKING GOURDS a Western Slope festival of poetry since 1989 @ & around the historic Sheridan Opera House in presented by The Writers Guild and the Ah Haa School of the Arts together with the Wilkinson Library. http://www.ahhaa.org/writers_guild or http://coyotekiva.org/t-gourds.html. Email Art Goodtimes at
Art + artThu Apr 24th @ 7 pm AUTHORS SPEAK SERIES poets Janet Rodney & Nathaniel Tarn @ Mesa Public Library's Upstairs Rotunda 2400 central Avenue in Los Alamos. Free! For more info contact
Sat Apr 26th @11:30 am, 3rd Annual Middle School Poetry Slam VE=NT: Voices Emerging=New Thunder@ Theater National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Teams so far: Harrison Red, Harrison Yellow, 1 & 2, Monroe 1 & 2, Cleveland, Los Lunas, Rio Rancho, Taft, Jefferson, NACA. Free! For more info contact the National Hispanic Cultural Center or email Sal Treppiedi at .
'thin pipes lit lines' brought to you by La Alameda Press and the Duende Poetry Series