March is Women & Creativity Month and events at Bookworks feature a strong slate of women writers.
Thursday, March 14, at 7pm Mary Johnson, author of An Unquenchable Thirst, visits Bookworks. At seventeen, Mary Johnson experienced her calling when she saw a photo of Mother Teresa on the cover of Time magazine; eighteen months later she began her training as a Missionary of Charity, a nun in Mother Teresa's order. Twenty years later, Johnson left the church to find her own path, and her magnificently told story holds universal truths about the mysteries of faith and how a woman discovers herself. Kirkus named the book a Best Book of the Year. Johnson will also read at Placitas Public Library March 15 at 10:30 am.
On Sunday, March 17, at 3pm, Santa Fe writer Emily Rapp visits Bookworks to launch her new memoir, The Still Point of the Turning World, her account of raising a son with the terminal disease Tay Sachs. The book was named a Best Book of the Week by Publishers Weekly.
Wednesday, March 20, 7pm Bookworks welcomes back to our store Natalie Goldberg, writing teacher of renown, for her new guide, The True Secret of Writing. In this latest instructional memoir, Goldberg espouses the age old advice: "Shut up and write," in a new look at her daily practice of writing and Zen Buddhism.
On Wednesday, March 27, at 7pm Ann Hood talks about her new novel, The Obituary Writer, an IndieNext Best Book pick for March and the story of Claire, a young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie O. who struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless but secure marriage or to follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Part literary mystery and part love story, The Obituary Writer examines expectations of marriage and love, the roles of wives and mothers, and the emotions of grief, regret, and hope.
On Saturday, March 23, at 3pm, Oklahoma phenom Rilla Askew reads from her new acclaimed novel Kind of Kin, a Bible-Belt story of lawmakers and lawbreakers and immigration conflict. Publishers Weekly has called the indie favorite "compelling ... rich, rewarding, and humane."