Love let­ters

Pasatiempo - - In Other Words -

On Fri­day, Feb. 11, the Mu­seum of New Mex­ico Foun­da­tion’ presents four lo­cal au­thors read­ing love scenes from their books. Be­gin­ning the read­ing is Pamela Christie, whose novel Dead

Lizard’s Dance is billed as “a tale of love, mur­der and witch­ery in old Santa Fe.” Fol­low­ing Christie is Rick Col­lignon, who em­ploys a mag­i­cal re­al­ist style to tell tales of the myth­i­cal North­ern New Mex­ico town of Guadalupe. His works have won fa­vor­able re­views in The

New York Times Book Re­view and The At­lantic. Next up is Martha Egan, whose most re­cent short-story col­lec­tion La Ran­fla and Other New

Mex­ico Sto­ries won the 2010 New Mex­ico Book Award for fic­tion. Last on the docket is Ju­dith Ryan Hen­dricks. Her 2009 novel The Laws of

Har­mony ex­plores the life of a young woman raised on a New Mex­ico com­mune and strug­gling to find her iden­tity as an adult.

Ev­ery book sold at the free read­ing in­cludes a chocolate heart from To­dos Santos Choco­lates & Con­fec­tions. Prof­its from the book sales ben­e­fit the museums. The read­ing, which be­gins at 4 p.m., takes place at the Palace of the Gov­er­nors Book, Print, and Photo Archive Shop in the Palace of the Gov­er­nors (Wash­ing­ton Av­enue en­trance).

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 988-3454. — Casey Sanchez

In love with New Mex­ico: Martha Egan; above, Rick Col­lignon

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