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Annual New Mexico Writers Dinner


Dinner Registration

There are two options to register for this year's dinner:


Option One

Go to the registration site and purchase your dinner ticket or tickets.


Option Two

Become a member of NMW and receive a 10% discount on your purchase of your ticket or tickets as well as entry to an invitation-only reception at the second annual Santa Fe International Literary Festival May 18, and other benefits yet to be announced.

To do this, join up here. After you pay your dues you will receive a discount code to use in purchasing your dinner ticket or tickets. Please give us 24 hours to email you the code and instructions on how to apply it to your purchase.


Pat Mora to Speak at Fifth Annual NM Writers Dinner

Poet and author Pat Mora will deliver the keynote speech at the fifth annual New Mexico Writers Dinner, slated for April 6, 2023, at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe.

Mora is a well-known literacy advocate. In 1996, she founded Children’s Day, Book Day, establishing April 30 as the annual Children’s Day, Book Day, a day to celebrate what Mora describes as “bookjoy” across the country. Mora and her partners, which include the American Library Association, REFORMA, National Council of Teachers of English, and First Book, work together year-round to promote this initiative to creatively link all children and families to books.

Mora is also the celebrated author of books for adults and young readers. The Washington Post described her family memoir, House of Houses as a “textual feast…a regenerative act…and an eloquent bearer of the old truth that it is through the senses that we apprehend love.” In 2018, the University of Arizona Press published her seventh adult poetry collection, Encantado: Desert Monologues. With her daughter, Libby Martinez, Mora wrote the children’s books I Pledge Allegiance and Bravo, Chico Canta! Bravo!

Born in El Paso, Texas, to a bilingual family, Mora lives in Santa Fe, where she continues to work on new books for adults and children.

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