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Two sisters, despite being an ocean apart, "meet in New Mexico" dressed in blue. In an excellent bilingual telling, co-authors Dr. Anna Nogar and Professor Emeritus Enrique Lamadrid, share the legend of an intercultural and  mysterious encounter between two young women: Paf Sheuri (Blue Flower), from a Pueblo community and Sister Maria, while living in a convent in a small community of Northern Castilla (Spain) claims to magically transport herself to the Land of Enchantment.

Sat. 7/2, 3 pm: Stories about NM songs of laughter and faith narrated by guitarist Frank McCulloch. He also performs "raw" folk music so familiar to us all given his many contributions to our community for more than 6o years.  We celebrate the publication of "Cancionero presents 13 Hispanic Folk Songs" (UNM Press) with all its mestizo richness.

Cover Picture: "Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest. A Self-Portrait of a people" by John Donald Robb / UNM Press

Mon. 7/6, 7p: “Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest” is a fine folk music portrait written by  John Donald Robb based on his 1941-1979 collection (published by UNM Press)

Dr. Enrique Lamadrid and Jack Loeffler guide us through this music treasure of around 3.000 songs available to the public through John Donald Robb Trust.

Cover: "Hoe, heaven and hell" by Nasario García

Mon. 03/02 7p: Folklorist Dr. Nasario García brings his stories about resilience, courage and love  in his native northern New Mexico. "Hoe, Heaven & Hell: My boyhood in Rural New Mexico"(UNM Press) is a unique book written from down to top; it´s real life through the eyes of a child in Río Puerco Valley during the 1940s.

More information: http://www.unmpress.com

Author next events:  Reading & book signing

Don Usner

Mon. Dec. 1st, 7p: We´ll share the joy of a popular wisdom that comes in very small pills, wrapped by few words: "dichos" (or sayings). New Mexican photograper, educator, and writer Don Usner began to “chase” this little popular pearls with his mother, following the traces of their community and family legacy in Chimayó, New Mexico.

We´ll navigate this popular wisdom with Don Usner through his new book "Chasing Dichos through Chimayó (UNM Press, Querencias Series, 2014)

More information:

http://www.unmpress.com/books

"Making Aztlán"

Nov 3, 2014
Photography by Devra Weber (A detail of the book Cover)

Mon. Nov. 3, 7p: Is the Chicana and Chicano Movement still alive? We explore it in a conversation with Prof. Irene Vásquez, co-author with UCLA Prof. Juan Gómez-Quiñones of the book "MAKING AZTLÁN", just published by the University of New Mexico Press. Passion and struggles from the sixties and seventies to today.