REMARKABLE NAVADA WOMEN & NAVADA WOMEN: REMARKABLE NAVADA WOMEN & NEVER DON’T PAY ATTENTION: THE LIFE STORY OF RODEO PHOTOGRAPHER LOUISE L. SERPA
by Jan Cleere
Jan cleere announces the signing of not one but two book contracts with Globe Pequot Press, now a subsidiary of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. The publisher is issuing a second edition of Jan’s book, MORE THAN PETTICOATS: REMARKABLE NAVADA WOMEN, which was first published in 2005, with Jan adding several new chapters. The second edition will undergo a name change to NAVADA WOMEN: WOMEN WHO SHAPED HISTORY, 2ND EDITION, and will be released in October 2015.
Jan’s other contract with Globe Pequot is a book she has been working on for the last two years. NEVER DON’T PAY ATTENTION: THE LIFE STORY OF RODEO PHOTOGRAPHER LOUISE L SERPA is also scheduled for released in the fall of 2015. Louise Serpa was an icon on the rodeo circuit. Her amazing story chronicles the life of a New York society woman who ended up out West with her nose buried in the dirt and her eye glued to a camera, loving every minue of becoming the first woman allowed to venture inside the arena and shoot some of the most exciting and incredible photographs of rodeo action. Jan will present Louise’s story at the April 2015 Arizona History Convention.
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Feb/March 2015
The National Writers Union will be hosting a reading and open mic on Monday, February 16, 2015 starting at 6:00 p.m. at Bookmans on Grant in Tucson. This month Christina Farnsworth, former senior editor at Professional Builder magazine and long-time writer on real estate, will be the featured reader. She will be reading from blogposts she has written for Green Builder magazine on the subjects of climate change and environmentally friendly building materials, methods, and technologies. Christina is a life member of the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) and is a winner of three Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards. She is the writer of numerous articles appearing in popular publications, such as Better Homes & Gardens, and the author of such home design and construction books as The Home Remodeler (1992).
This will be followed by an open mic that is for spoken word only, but is open to all forms of spoken word (fiction, essays, poetry, articles, polemics, etc.). So bring something to read!
The event will be held in our new location, the community room of Bookmans Entertainment Exchange at Grant and Campbell in Tucson (1930 E. Grant Rd.), which is in the back of the store behind the children’s literature section. There is ample free parking. Also please note that we will be starting earlier than we have traditionally done — at 6:00 instead of the 6:15 — and will have the room until 7:30.
National Writers Union
(UAW Local 1981/AFL-CIO)
National Writers Union, Tucson Chapter | a site for NWU members and their allies in Arizona