Discover New Mexican Wonders with Arthur & David Pike
Local authors Arthur and David Pike will be joining us to discuss their new book, Detour New Mexico: Historic Destinations and Natural Wonders, on Sunday, March 26th at 3:00pm.
New Mexico's rich and varied history is easily accessible via detours down obscure backroads and overlooked off-ramps. By taking the road less traveled in any direction, visitors can experience ancient landmarks, cultural heritage sites and striking vistas. Stop at places along the old Route 66, sample the world's best chiles by the Rio Grande or soak in geothermal water flowing under Truth or Consequences. Ancient dwellings in remote canyons, the town where the first atomic bomb was secretly assembled and the grave of Billy the Kid all lie off the beaten path in the Land of Enchantment. Authors Arthur and David Pike map out these and many more worthwhile points of interest for the curious traveler.
David Pike earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from NMSU and a master’s degree in creative nonfiction from Johns Hopkins University. He published an updated version of his comprehensive guide to the historic markers of the state, Roadside New Mexico, in 2015. The book won the state’s Heritage Preservation Award in 2016. His essays on out-of-the-way New Mexico places and people have appeared in New Mexico magazine. He currently resides in Albuquerque.
Arthur Pike earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from NMSU as well as a master’s degree in technical and professional communication from NMSU. He lives with his family in Houston, Texas, where he manages a communication function for an energy company and writes short- and long-form fiction.
Splintered Reflections with Laura Kelly
Local author Laura Kelly will be joining us to discuss her debut novel, Splintered Reflections, on Sunday, April 23rd at 3:00pm.
Shattered by the loss of both her parents, Cathy struggles with her identity asking every morning as she looks in the mirror: Who Am I? Plagued by guilt and the issues left unresolved, she's struggles to escape the box she created for herself. Rescued from her isolation by a new friend named Jane, Cathy begins to break free of her shell through Jane's insistence that the world's adventures are to be embraced. When challenged by a demanding, creative writing Professor, Cathy discovers the cathartic effects of writing as she pours her thoughts and feelings onto paper, transforming not only the blank piece of paper but also herself.
Many will identify with Cathy's loss and loneliness, with her ennui, and ultimately with the triumph of her spirit. With subtle grace, complicated wisdom, and striking emotion, Splintered Reflections reminds us of our human capacity for resilience, epiphany, and self-realization. This is a contemporary and relatable tale of personal growth, discovery, empowerment, and self-forgiveness.
Laura Kelly is a project manager, fitness instructor, and social butterfly. She has worked full time at Los Alamos National Laboratory for over 26 years and part time as a fitness instructor at the local YMCA for over 20 years. Splintered Reflections is her first book, and she plans to continue her dream of being a writer with books ranging from fictional books revolving around romance and relationships as well as her adventures in online dating and trying to find the one. She lives in Los Alamos with her husband, Dave.
New Release from Natalie Goldberg: The Great Spring
Local author Natalie Goldberg will be joining us to discuss her new book, The Great Spring: Writing Zen and This Zigzag Life, on Thursday, May 11th at 6:30pm.
From beloved writing teacher and author of the best-selling Writing Down the Bones: a treasury of personal stories reflecting a life filled with journeys—inner and outer—zigzagging around the world and home again.
Here, Natalie Goldberg, "a writer both energized and enlightened" (Julia Cameron), shares those vivid moments that have wakened her to new ways of being. We follow alongside her mapless meanderings in the New Mexican desert and her pilgrimages to Bob Dylan's birthplace and to Larry McMurtry's dusty Texas ghost town of rare books. We feel her deep hunger while she sits zazen in a monastery in Japan, and her profound loss when she hears of the passing of a dear friend while teaching in the French countryside.
This is a book to be relished one awakening at a time. Each story is a reminder that no matter how hard the situation or desolate you may feel, spring will come again, breaking through a cold winter, bringing early yellow forsythia flowers. And the Great Spring of enlightenment—that sudden rush of acceptance, pain cracking open, obstructions shattering—will also burst forth.
A dedicated teacher, Goldberg has taught writing and literature for the last thirty-five years. She also leads national workshops and retreats, and her schedule can be accessed via her website: nataliegoldberg.com. Goldberg has been a serious Zen practitioner since 1974 and studied with Katagiri Roshi from 1978 to 1984.
Song of the Lion with New Mexico
March 26 @ 3:00pm
Arthur & David Pike
April 23 @ 3:00pm
May 11 @ 6:30pm
June 4 @ 3:00pm
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