This Week at Bookworks Includes A Word with Writers Diana Gabaldon & George RR Martin at the KiMo Theatre, Craig Johnson and More

This Week at Bookworks Includes A Word with Writers Diana Gabaldon & George RR Martin at the KiMo Theatre, Craig Johnson and More

This week at Bookworks includes A Word with Writers Diana Gabaldon & George RR Martin at the KiMo Theatre, Craig Johnson with his book Any Other Name, events for children such as Train Day Story Time!, and more. Go to for more information.

Saturday, May 10
3pm • Joe Badal • The Lone Wolf
Albuquerque thriller writer and attorney Joe Badal returns with a new novel.

7pm • A Word with Writers Diana Gabaldon & George RR Martin at the KiMo Theatre • Dangerous Women
Bookworks and the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation are collaborating on a new lecture series, a Word with Writers, which will feature writers in conversation with one another. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation. Tickets for the event are available at the KiMo Theatre and are $7 for open seating. The first seven rows of the theater will be sold in advance for $20.

Sunday, May 11
1pm • Stewart Warren • All Love Goes Before Me, Pointing to My Heart, and Hieros Gamos
In a relaxed and open setting author Stewart Warren will share excerpts from his three new Tarot titles and discuss the use of poetry as conversation with our higher self or innate Wisdom.

3pm • Kyle McCord & Nick Courtwright • Poetry
"In Kyle McCord's mercurial and visionary new book, Sympathy from the Devil, we see a bold refiguring of the moral imagination that, like a Dante without a Beatrice....." Bruce Bond, author of The Visible
'Every life/has its own light' writes Nick Courtright, and the light of his dazzling poems is a continual surprise and a revelation."--Naomi Shihab Nye

Monday, May 12
7pm • Lloyd Lance Lee and other Navajo scholars • Dine Perspectives: Revitalizing & Reclaiming Navajo Thought
The contributors to this path-breaking book, both scholars and community members, are Navajo (Dine) people who are coming to personal terms with the complex matrix of Dine culture.

Wednesday, May 14
5:30pm • Gregory Zeigler • Travels with Max
In search of Steinbeck's America fifty years late.

7pm • Craig Johnson • Any Other Name
In Any Other Name, Walt is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in an adjacent county.

Thursday, May 15
7pm • Yael Prizant • Cuba Inside Out: Revolution & Contemporary Theatre
The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 drastically altered life in Cuba. Theatre artists were faced with new economic and social realities that changed their day-to-day experiences and ways of looking at the world beyond the island.

Saturday, May 17
3pm • Thomas Clagett • The Pursuit of Murieta
It's 1853. The notorious bandit Joaquin Murieta and his outlaw gang have ravaged the infant state of California for three years. Now, Murieta has had enough and wants to return to Mexico.

3pm • Patrick Dawson presents Vintage Beer at La Cumbre Brewing Co
Like good wine, certain beers can be aged under the right conditions, a process that enhances and changes their flavors in interesting and delicious ways.

For Kids
Saturday, May 10
10:30am • Train Day Story Time!
National Train Day party at Bookworks. Featured books, How to Train your Train and Locomotive. Chug chug on over for stories and snack. Train lovers of all ages are invited to attend.

Tuesday, May 13
1:30pm • Our World Home School Co-op Book Club!
Our World Home School book club will feature the work of Eric Carle and his huge contribution to children's literature, The Very Hungry Caterpilar.

7pm • Mark Huntley Parsons & Wendelin Van Draanen on Tour • Road Rash & Sammy Keyes Novels
Husband-Wife authors Mark Huntley Parsons and Wendelin Van Draanen go on tour together for their respective books.

Thursday, May 15
10:30am• Moon Time Story Time
We will read books about the moon especially those by Frank Asch. Oh and it is chocolate chip day and we always have snack so any guesses?

Saturday, May 17
10:30am • Intro to the ABC Library Summer Reading Program •
We will have a special guest from around the corner and up the street. Miss Lynn from the Griegos Branch Library will visit to tell us about the summer reading library summer reading program.

10am • Indies First Story Time

Wednesday, May 14
7pm • Bookworks Book Club
New members are most welcome. This month's selection is Spilloverby David Quammen a masterpiece of science reporting that tracks the animal origins of emerging human diseases.

Looking Ahead

Sunday, June 1
3pm • Joy Waldron • Kaiten: Japan's Secret Manned Suicide Submarine
In November 1944, the U.S. Navy fleet lay at anchor in Ulithi Harbor, deep in the Pacific Ocean, when the oiler USS Mississinewa erupted in a ball of flames. Japan's secret weapon, the Kaiten--a manned suicide submarine--had succeeded in its first mission. The Kaiten was so secret that even Japanese naval commanders didn't know of its existence. And the Americans kept it secret as well. Embarrassed by the shocking surprise attack, the U.S. Navy refused to salvage or inspect the sunken Mighty Miss. Only decades later would the survivors understand what really happened at Ulithi, when a diving team located the wreck in 2001.

Friday, June 6
7pm • Elizabeth Cohen • Hypothetical Girl
A menagerie of characters graze and jockey, play and hook up in the online dating world with mixed and sometimes dark results. Flirting and communicating in chat rooms, through texts, e-mails, and IMs, they grope their way through a virtual maze of potential mates, falling in and out of what they think and hope may be true love. With levity and high style, Cohen takes her readers into a world where screen and keyboard meet the heart, with consequences that range from wonderful to weird. "The Hypothetical Girl" captures all the mystery, misery, and magic of the eternal search for human connection.

Tuesday, June 24
7pm • Katy Butler • Knocking on Heaven's Door
Award-winning journalist Katy Butler was living thousands of miles from her aging parents when the call came: her beloved seventy-nine-year-old father had suffered a crippling stroke. Katy and her mother joined the more than 28 million Americans who are shepherding loved ones through their final declines. Doctors outfitted her father with a pacemaker, which kept his heart going while doing nothing to prevent a slide into dementia, near-blindness, and misery. When he said, "I'm living too long," mother and daughter faced wrenching moral questions. Where is the line between saving a life and prolonging a dying? When do you say to a doctor, "Let my loved one go?"

Monday, June 30
7pm • Frances Levine • Battles and Massacres on the Southwestern Frontier
This unique study centers on four critical engagements between Anglo-American and American Indians on the southwestern frontier: the Battle of Cieneguilla (1854), the Battle of Adobe Walls (1864), the Sand Creek Massacre (1864), and the Mountain Meadows Massacre (1857). Editors Ronald K. Wetherington and Frances Levine juxtapose historical and archaeological perspectives on each event to untangle the ambiguity and controversy that surround both historical and more contemporary accounts of each of these violent outbreaks.