Also at Bookworks, Ana Castillo will sign “Give It To Me” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17. Recently divorced, Palma, a 43-year-old Latina, takes stock of her life when she reconnects with her gangster younger cousin recently released from prison.
National Poetry Slam champion and Women of the World competitor Jessica Helen Lopez will present poems from her new chapbook from Swimming with Elephants Press at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15. The poems “slice through the current state of feminism, marriage, love and loss.”
AT TREASURE HOUSE: Leslie Ullman reads from and signs her book of poetry, “Progress on the Subject of Immensity,” from 1-3 today at Treasure House Books & Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW in Old Town.
Author Donna Blake Birchell discusses and signs her book “Wicked Women of New Mexico” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at Treasure House. The New Mexico Territory attracted outlaws and desperados while providing opportunists the perfect setting in which to seize wealth. Many wicked women on the run from their pasts headed here seeking new starts before and after the 1912 statehood.
AT TITLE WAVE BOOKS: Rachel Donovan will read from her book “He Is Enough: God Needs People Who Don’t Scare Easy” from 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 18 at the bookstore, 2318 Wisconsin NE.
NEW BOOK: Santa Fe nurse Diane Stayner has published her second book on Amazon.com. Entitled “AMARA,” it is the story of a man who encounters a monster of a girl while searching for his lost brother in the desert. It is available for $7.75 in paperback and $3 in Kindle format.
IN BERNALILLO: Nasario García, an award-winning author and folklorist, will talk about Bernalillo and his new book “Bernalillo: Yesterday’s Sunshine – Today’s Shadow” at 2 today at the De Lavy House for the Sandoval Historical Society. The De Lavy House is at 151 Edmond Road off Highway 550. The book is an oral history of Bernalillo by many prominent residents. The talk is open to the public but there is a $5 per person admission charge for nonmembers of the historical society.
IN SANTA FE: Journalist, critic and memoirist Thomas Larson will discuss his book “The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease” at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffee House, 202 Galisteo St. In the book he tells a powerful and personal story of what happens when our arteries fail us. He narrates the dramatic tale of his three heart attacks in five years.
Also at Collected Works, Dr. John Scariano will talk about his memoir “Marsh Township Sanitary District” at 6 p.m. Friday, April 18. Scariano, a research assistant professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, recalls his teenage years working a horrible job in the 1970s.