NHCC Book Club

5:30 pm

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for December: Sabrina and Corina: Stories, Kali Fajardo-Anstine.

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 November: Lost City Radio, Daniel Alarcon.

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 October: Into the Beautiful North, 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 September: Ordinary Girls: A Memoir, Jacquira Diaz.

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 August: A Long Petal of the Sea, Isabel Allende.

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.

An Evening for Latinx Youth with Authors Lynda Lopez and Natalia Sylvester

Live Zoom Event
Thursday, August 13, 2020
7:30 PM EST/5:30 PM MST

The National Hispanic Cultural Center, in collaboration with Duende District and Greenlight Bookstore, present Lynda Lopez, editor of AOC: The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Natalia Sylvester, author of Running, with special teen guests from the Latin American Youth Center and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

The evening event will highlight and celebrate Latinx youth civic engagement, featuring authors Lynda Lopez and Natalia Sylvester. Lopez’s book AOC: The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, explores the multiple meanings, from seventeen contributing writers’ points of view, of a young Latina politician in the U.S. Congress. Just thirty, AOC represents her generation, the millennials, in many groundbreaking ways: proudly working class, of Puerto Rican descent, master of social media, a feminist—and a great dancer. In Sylvester’s Running, fifteen-year-old Cuban-American Mariana Ruiz starts to see her father with new eyes when he runs for president. This authentic and humorous YA debut is about waking up and speaking out as Mari fights to find her voice while the whole world is watching.

NHCC Book Club

5:30 pm – Online via Zoom

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for July: The Ladies of Managua, Eleni N. Gage.

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.

Querencia: Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland, a Facebook live event

1 pm

Facebook Live Event

Querencia: Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland, a Facebook live event hosted by Bookworks in partnership with the University of New Mexico Press and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Join us for a conversation with editors of a new anthology, Querencia: Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland, forthcoming from the University of New Mexico Press (June 2020). Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez (ASU), Spencer R. Herrera (NMSU), and Levi Romero (UNM and New Mexico Poet Laureate) will read from the anthology and talk with moderator Valerie Martínez of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Hosted by Bookworks.

This collection of both deeply personal reflections and carefully researched studies explores the New Mexico homeland through the experiences and perspectives of Chicanx and indigenous/Genízaro writers and scholars from across New Mexico. Order a copy.​

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

POSTPONED.
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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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La Canoa – Rosebud: Population 7

All events at the NHCC through April 9, 2020 have been cancelled / postponed.
Please call the NHCC at 505-246-2261 for more information.

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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