Bookworks' May Events Include A WORD WITH WRITERS with George RR Martin & Diana Gabaldon, and More

Bookworks' May Events Include A WORD WITH WRITERS with George RR Martin & Diana Gabaldon, and More

May events with Bookworks include two important literary fundraisers.

May 10 is the premier of a new literary series, A Word With Writers, where Bookworks collaborates with the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation to bring two renowned writers to the KiMo Theater. George RR Martin, author of the Game of Thrones series, and Diana Gabaldon, the creator of the Outlander series, will be in conversation discussing their respective popular series. The band Reviva will perform. This evening of entertainment is $7 for general admission and $20 for priority seating and signing, with all proceeds going to the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation.

May 8, Bookworks and the UNM Women's Resource Center host Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, for a fundraiser for the New Mexico Women's Justice Project, at UNM's Woodward Hall. Kerman's memoir about her time in prison has been adapted to the screen in the Netflix original television series of the same name, the new season of which airs in June 2014. General admission for this event is a $5 donation at the door, the proceeds of which go in full to the New Mexico Women's Justice Project, a nonprofit collective that advocates for women prisoners in New Mexico. Books will be for sale on site for signing.

Speaking of popular television, Longmire author Craig Johnson appears at Bookworks May 14 to talk about and sign copies of his new Walt Longmire novel Any Other Name.

Some of our other favorite authors visiting in May include Santa Fe artist and writing teacher Natalie Goldberg, May 4, for her new book on painting and writing, Living Color: Painting, Writing, and the Bones of Seeing, New Mexico crime writers Michael McGarrity (May 7), and Douglas Preston (May 20).

New Mexico romance authors Darynda Jones and Jeffe Kennedy are in conversation with each other May 28 at Bookworks. Jones will read from her new book Sixth Grave on the Edge and Kennedy from a new Twelve Kingdoms sci-fi romance, The Mark of the Tala.

On the young readers' front in May we welcome Sammy Keyes author Wendy Van Draanen who is on tour with her husband, fellow Random House author Mark Parsons, on the He-Said-She-Said tour May 13. The couple is cruising the country in their mini-van on tour for new young adult books.

History-past and present- is another focus of May events at Bookworks: May 1, Nathaniel Philbrick presents Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution; May 8, Peter Eichstadt talks about his book, Consuming the Congo: War and Conflict Minerals in the World's Deadliest Place; May 12, Lloyd Lee and contributors to a new book, Dine Perspectives, speak at Bookworks; May 15, Yael Prizant talks about Cuba Inside Out: Revolution and Contemporary Theatre; May 18, Chris Enss presents Love Lessons from the Old West.

And then, there's beer. May 3, Jon Stott talks about New Mexico Beer: A History at Tractor Brewing Company's new Wells Park location. On May 17, Patrick Dawson talks about his book, Vintage Beer, at La Cumbre.

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