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Peter McBride, an award-winning photographer and filmmaker, will give a slide-show presentation on the Colorado River and its tributaries the San Juan and the Gila at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, 1801 Mountain NW. McBride spent more than two years documenting the river for his new book, “The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict,” for the award-winning short film “Chasing Water” and for a museum exhibit.

The event is free but seating is limited. RSVP to Jacquelyn_Hall@tnc.org.

AT PAGE ONE: The bookstore at 11018 Montgomery NE is hosting these events. Jim Nye is featured at Poetry Open Mike Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. … Nigel Hey talks about his new memoir, “Wonderment: A Love Affair with Adventure, Writing, Travel, Philosophy and Family Life,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. … David Jessup discusses his new historical novel, “Mariano’s Crossing,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. The novel is based on the life of Mariano Medina, who was born in Taos in 1812 and became part of the fur trade/trapper group that included Kit Carson. … Rudy Apodaca talks about his new book, “A Rare Thing,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

IN OLD TOWN: Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura of Gallup and Silver Star recipient Joe Annello of Denver sign the book “Forged in Fire: The Saga of Hershey & Joe” from 1-3 today at Treasure House Books & Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW. The book, written by Vincent H. Okamoto, chronicles the friendship of the two men honored for their bravery during the Korean War.

AT BOOKWORKS: The bookstore at 4022 Rio Grande NW hosts these authors. Kristin Carmichael of Santa Fe talks about her book “X That Ex: Making a Clean Break When It’s Over” at 3 today. … Mark Burrows discusses and reads from “Prayers of a Young Poet,” his new translation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s poetry, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. … Uyless Black discusses his award-winning book “The Light Side of Little Texas” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. It’s about a young boy’s adventures on his father’s ranch in southeast New Mexico. … Steampunk author Cherie Priest chats about her new book, “The Inexplicables,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. … Uma Krishnaswami reads from her new picture book, “Out of the Way! Out of the Way!,” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. … And at 3 p.m. Saturday, Candace Walsh discusses her memoir “Licking the Spoon.” Walsh reveals how she turned to cookbook authors to redefine her relationship with food and her womanhood.

IN SANTA FE: Collected Works at 202 Galisteo presents these authors. Frederick G. Dillen discusses his newly re-issued novel “Fool” at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. It’s about a stock investor who actions result in losing his wife, his kids and his beloved home. … Dylan Tomine talks about his memoir “Closer to the Ground: An Outdoor Family’s Year on the Water, in the Woods and at the Table” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. It’s about one father sharing his love of nature. … Candace Walsh discusses her new book, “Licking the Spoon: A Memoir of Food, Family and Identity,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. … Jonah Raskin is in conversation with Cheryl Jamison about his new biography, “James McGrath: In a Class by Himself,” at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. McGrath is portrayed as an unsung Santa Fe hero. … James Lewis talks about his book “The Expedition: True Story of the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of the Earth — Part 1: Dark Waters” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

MORE IN SANTA FE: Steven Wolf reads from his new book, “Comet’s Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life,” at 2 today at Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia St.

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