NM Press Women Conference to focus on “The Power of Storytelling”

The New Mexico Press Women State Conference at Ghost Ranch promises to be one of the exciting in recent memory. Sherri Burr has arranged an amazing program of writers to share their wisdom and experience. Registration can be done through the NMPW website.

Browse the conference schedule posted below.

New Mexico Press Women Agenda for the 2014 Ghost Ranch Conference
“The Power of Storytelling”

Friday, April 24, 2015

Optional Pre-Tour: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Abiquiu House ($42.00). The house is located about 13 miles south of Ghost Ranch. Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Maximum number per tour is 12. If there are more than 12 people, they can start a second tour 10 – 15 minutes later.
3:00 p.m. Check-in
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Board meeting
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner (included in the room rate)
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Dessert Reception with Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett, co-authors of Blowback, on “Joint Ventures in Storytelling.”

Saturday, April 25, 2015

7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast (included in room rate)
8:40 a.m. Welcome address by President Cheryl Fallstead
8:45-9:50 a.m. First Panel : The Art of Crafting Fictional Stories with Anne Hillerman (author of Spider Woman’s Daughter) Steve Murray (translator of The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo series) and Tiina Nunnally (whose translation of Peter Høeg’s Smilla’s Sense of Snow won the American Translators Association’s Lewis Galantière Prize). Sherri Burr, author of A Short & Happy Guide to Financial Well-being, to Chair.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Second Panel (Using Journalism Techniques to write books with potential guests Loretta Hall (author of Space Pioneers), Sherry Robinson (author of I Fought a Good Fight: A History of the Lipan Apaches), and Judith Avila (author of Code-talker) (Sherri Burr to Chair)
11:10 – 11:55 a.m. Two breakout sessions (Mindfulness & Creativity with Margaret Cheasebro and Social Media with Ellen Jaffe Castello)

12:00 – 1:30 Zia Award Lunch

1:40-2:30 Annual Meeting
2:30-6:00 free time, or optional 90 minute workshop “Photographing Ghost Ranch with Don Strel”
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Banquet with keynote speaker Bruce McKenna, writer of the HBO series Band of Brothers and The Pacific, on which he also served as executive producer, on “The Challenges of Storytelling in an audiovisual medium.

Sunday, April 26, 2014

7:30-8:30 Breakfast (included in room rate)