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Over­pass Books at Teatro Paraguas Stu­dio; a lec­ture on fa­mous gravesites in New Mex­ico

You must sub­mit Lo­cal writers are in­vited to a so­cial gath­er­ing/net­work­ing event/open mic at Teatro Paraguas Stu­dio on Sun­day, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m., where they will learn about the Santa Fe-based press Over­pass Books and its on­line com­po­nent, Ot­ter Mag­a­zine (www.ot­ter­ Over­pass Books has pub­lished full-length manuscripts and chap­books by such writers as Anne Wald­man, Pa­tri­cia Spears Jones, and Anselm Ber­ri­gan; Wil­lie Per­domo, Juan Morales, and Bar­bara Hen­ning have ap­peared in Ot­ter Mag­a­zine. Ed­i­tor and poet John Casquarelli dis­cusses Over­pass’ up­com­ing sub­mis­sion pe­riod and re­quire­ments for short-story col­lec­tions and nov­els, and there are a dozen slots open for poets and fic­tion writers who would like to read a four- or five-minute se­lec­tion from their work. Teatro Paraguas (505-424-1601) is at 3205-B Calle Marie; for more in­for­ma­tion, e-mail jcas888@ya­ Grave mat­ters

Richard Melzer, a New Mex­ico his­to­rian and Re­gents Pro­fes­sor of His­tory at the Uni­ver­sity of New Mex­ico’s Va­len­cia cam­pus, presents a lec­ture on fa­mous and un­usual gravesites in New Mex­ico for the Re­ne­san In­sti­tute for Life­long Learn­ing on Thurs­day, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church (1200 Old Pe­cos Trail). “Graves will in­clude Billy the Kid (of course), Pat Gar­rett, and Geron­imo (in Ok­la­homa), to name some of the most fa­mous,” Melzer told Pasatiempo. “Each grave has a story far be­yond the usual things we hear about these char­ac­ters and their lives. I won’t be fo­cus­ing on par­tic­u­lar ceme­ter­ies but will have sam­ples from all across the state — some sad, many un­usual, and oth­ers ex­tremely funny.” Melzer is the author of nu­mer­ous books about New Mex­ico his­tory, in­clud­ing The Jewish Legacy in New Mex­ico His­tory (Rio Grande Books, 2015) and Com­ing of Age in the Great De­pres­sion: The Civil­ian Con­ser­va­tion Corps in New Mex­ico (Yucca Tree Press, 2000). Ad­mis­sion to the lec­ture is $10. To re­serve a space, call 505-982-9274 or visit­­ne­san.

— Jen­nifer Levin

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