NHCC Book Club

5:30 pm

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for June: The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962) by, Carlos Fuentes.

To join the NHCC Book Club, register here. NHCC Book Club members who purchase their books through Bookworks get a 10% discount on that title.

NHCC Book Club

5:30 pm

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for May: The Hummingbird’s Daughter (2005) by Luis Alberto Urrea.

To join the NHCC Book Club, register here. NHCC Book Club members who purchase their books through Bookworks get a 10% discount on that title.

NHCC Book Club

5:30 pm

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for April: The Heart of the Artichoke (2012) by Elena Poniatowska.

To join the NHCC Book Club, register here. NHCC Book Club members who purchase their books through Bookworks get a 10% discount on that title.

Book Reading and Signing, Sergio Troncoso, A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son

2 pm, Salon Ortega

Free and open to the public.

How does a Mexican-American, the son of immigrants, a child of the border, la frontera, leave home and move to the heart of gringo America? How does he adapt to the worlds of wealth, elite universities, the rush and power of New York City? How does he make peace with a stern old-fashioned father who has only known hard field labor his whole life? With echoes of Dreiser’s American Tragedy and Fitzgerald’s Gatsby, Troncoso tells his luminous stories through the lens of an exile adrift in the 21st century, his characters suffering from the loss of culture and language, the loss of roots and home as they adapt to the glittering promises of new worlds which ultimately seem so empty.

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NHCC Book Club

5:30 pm

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for March: A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son (2019) by Sergio Troncoso. Troncoso will be speaking and reading at the NHCC April 11.

To join the NHCC Book Club, register here. NHCC Book Club members who purchase their books through Bookworks get a 10% discount on that title.

La Canoa – Rosebud: Population 7

2pm – 4pm

Giving shape and form to the rich cultural heritage of family and homeland. Erlinda Gonzales Berry reads and discusses her coming-of-age collection of stories as the product of remembering, of giving shape and form to the rich cultural heritage bequeathed to her by her antepasados and beloved homeland. “As I attempt to shape the final stage of my journey on this planet, I feel the abiding presence of memory rather than intellect. In my waking hours and in my dreams those who came before me — my parents, my grandparents, my vecinos, the landscapes of my homeland, appear and reappear, leaving me with a deep need to insert them in the written record so they will continue to exist after my memory has vanished.”

This is a FREE event OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández: Presentation & Book Signing

Join us as Prof. García Hernández makes a compelling case for closing immigration prisons in the U.S. immediately. He argues that these facilities cost taxpayers millions of dollars a year, do not keep us safer, and treat inhumanely the men, women, and children lawfully seeking residency or protection. There is another way to manage immigration, he writes: “leave migrants alone.” In the past, immigrants were not assumed to be criminals. Acts of trying to live and work in the United States were not punishable. In fact, they were often encouraged.

This is a FREE event OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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NHCC Book Club

5:30 pm

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for February: Lost Children Archive (2019) by Valeria Luiselli.

To join the NHCC Book Club, register here. NHCC Book Club members who purchase their books through Bookworks get a 10% discount on that title.

Margaret Randall: Book Reading and Signing

2 pm
Salon Ortega

In Voices from the Center of the World (Wings Press, 2020), Randall has selected and translated 25 poets born in Ecuador between 1926 and 1993. These include some cultural heroes of the 20th century and many of the voices that define political dissent in Ecuador. The collection also focuses on a new generations of poets, especially women and indigenous poets born after 1950.

Margaret Randall is a feminist poet, writer, photographer and social activist. She is the author of over 50 books and a recipient of the 2019 Haydée Santamaría Medal from Casa de las Americas in Havana, and the prestigious 2019 Poeta de Dos Hemisferios, presented by Ecuador’s Poesía en Paralelo Cero. In 2017, she was awarded the Medal of Literary Merit by Literatura en el Bravo, Chihuahua, Mexico. The University of New Mexico granted her an honorary doctorate in letters in 2019. For more on Margaret Randall see her web page: http://www.margaretrandall.org

La Canoa – Past, Present, and Future: Mujeres Valerosas and the Hispanic Women’s Council

2 pm – 4 pm

The Hispanic Women’s Council (HWC) was formed in Albuquerque in 1988 to “promote, support, and create opportunities for Hispanic Women.” Local women came together to help each other  advance in their professions, increase the number of women participating in policy-making, and serve as role models for other women. Each woman in the HWC has her own story of success and accomplishment, and these have been captured in the book, Mujeres Valerosas, published by the HWC in 2000. Join us for readings from the book and discussion about the HWC.

This is a FREE event OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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