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.ottermagazine.com). 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 email@example.com. 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 visit www.ssreg.com/renesan.
— Jennifer Levin