Author Jan Brett will sign copies of her new children’s book “The Mermaid” at 5 p.m. The book touches on the darker side of recruiting and rule infractions, but the stories told wouldn’t even make a top ten list of scandals reported in any given year at major university sports programs.
“Make It Take It” is a collection of stories that span two years in the life of an assistant basketball coach at fictional “Southern Arizona State University.” Given Bradburd’s background as an assistant coach himself at UTEP and NMSU, it’s likely that “Make It Take It” offers more truth than fiction.
Writers of all ages and backgrounds are invited to bring a story idea or two or three or an actual story to work on, as well as photos and mementoes that in turn, can be gifted to others. Information: Denise Chávez at Casa Camino Real, (575) 523-3988 or [email protected] Instead, it’s all about the personalities of coaches and players, and the various choices they make.
Barnes and Noble Saturday storytimes — El Paso’s East Side and West Side, and the Las Cruces Mesilla Valley Mall locations all offer Saturday storytimes. Among the stories told: • An Afghan teen-ager and his friend befriend a young member of the Taliban.
The group is open to all writers in a non-critique, non-caustic forum. Open to all GLBT and GLBT-friendly people interested in book discussions. Information: 566-5549, 861-2909 or 471-9396 or on Facebook at El Paso GLBTBook Group. Another common lesson is that war not only scars its survivors, but also generations to come.
El Paso writer and musician JMurphy has compiled a list of 200 El Pasoans who have made their mark (but not always in a good way) in the fields of performing arts, literature, athletics and charitable causes, politics, history, crime and other areas.Tumblewords Project — The writing workshops are a.m. Saturdays at the Memorial Park Public Library meeting room, 3200 Copper. Information: 328-5484 (Donna Snyder), 566-1034 (library), [email protected] on Facebook. Information: (575) 541-2217, [email protected] las-cruces.org/museums. Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club — The book club devoted to Victorian era science fiction meets at 2 p.m. 16, at Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120 Magoffin, to discuss “The Book of Dreams and Ghosts” by Andrew Lang. El Paso Writers’ League — The league meets 2 to 4 p.m. Information: [email protected] on Facebook at El Paso Writers League. “Warzone” covers a wide range of violent environments, some are what we all might recognize as war zones, including civil war, and others are violent due to oppressive regimes and anarchy.Workshops are free; donations for the presenter are encouraged. Victorian era or steampunk dress encouraged, but not required. the second Saturday of the month at the Dorris Van Doren Regional Branch Library, 551 E. LGBT book group — The bimonthly book group meets on odd-numbered month. The common themes are a loss of childhood as we would define it yet also a remarkable resilience among these young victims. ‘African Americans in El Paso’ (Arcadia Publishing). “El Paso 120” is available for at bookstores on online at edu.