Campus News - February 11, 2002

Library cosponsors writers series

The Spring 2002 “Open Doors: Regional Scholars and Writers Series,” designed to support expression of the vibrant literature and thought of the Southwest, will be held Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Zimmerman Library Willard Reading Room.
The series is sponsored by the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, Chicano Studies, UNM General Library’s Center for Southwest Research and the Division of Iberian and Latin American Resources and Services (DILARES).

Feb. 12
Gary Scharnhorst, professor, UNM Dept. of English. Chair of the American Literature Section of the Modern Language Association and author of “Bret Harte: Opening the American Literary West.”

Feb. 26
Beverly Singer, director of the Alfonso Ortíz Center for Intercultural Studies, UNM. Author of “Wiping the Warpaint Off the Lens.”

March 5
Nasario Garcia, author of “Brujas, Bultos y Brazas: tales of witchcraft and the supernatural in the Pecos Valley” and other books on New Mexico culture.

A. E. Mares, professor emeritus, UNM Dept. of English. Author of “Padre Martinez: a new perspective on Taos,” and other works on New Mexican culture.

Gabriel Melendez, professor, UNM Dept. of American Studies, Author of “Multicultural Southwest: a reader.”

Jane Young, professor, UNM Dept. of American Studies, Author of “Multicultural Southwest: a reader.”

March 19

Richard Etulain, professor emeritus, UNM Dept. of History. Author of “New Mexican Lives” and “Cesar Chávez: a brief biography” and other books on the American West.

Richard Ellis, professor, Fort Lewis College, Dept. of Southwestern Studies. Author of “Cheyenne Dog Soldiers: A Ledgerbook History Of Coups And Comba” and other books on American Indians of the Southwest.

Ferenc Szasz, professor, UNM Dept. of History, Author of “Religion in the modern American West” and “Scots in the North American West, 1790-1917.” and “The Day the Sun Rose Twice.”

March 26

Demetria Martinez, author of “Mother Tongue,” “The Devil’s Workshop” and other books of poetry.

Tey Marianna Nunn, curator of Contemporary Hispano/Latino Collections, Museum of New Mexico. Author of “Sin Nombre.”

April 9
Judith Van Gieson, author of “Confidence Woman” and other mystery novels.

Vera John-Steiner, professor, UNM Dept. of Language, Literature & Sociocultural Education. Author of “Creative Collaboration.”

April 23
Denise Chavez, director of the Border Book Festival, Las Cruces, N.M. Author of “Loving Pedro Infante” and “Face of an Angel.”

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