March 18 - 21 • Hyatt Regency Albuquerque • Albuquerque, NM

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Common Reader

From Sand Creek

From Sand Creek
by Simon Ortiz

Purchase From Sand Creek from Better World Books

Convention Hotel

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque - Exterior
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM


Mountain Vistas. Desert Landscapes. These are just a couple of the scenic possibilities awaiting you at the 2015 Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We will be exploring the theme "Borderlands and Enchantments," and the convention will focus on and celebrate the Southwestern Region, in particular New Mexico. We encourage you to consider how this theme, in whole or in part, can be explored. Borders might also be called margins. Borders can be physical or cultural, real or imagined. New Mexico is called the land of enchantment—enchantment may be a personal feeling or it might suggest the supernatural or magical. Whatever direction you find yourself heading, there are an abundance of avenues to explore in both critical and creative work. In our efforts to celebrate the Southwest, we will be drawing on speakers who are native to the area and our Common Reader selection works beautifully.

Sarah Dangelantonio
2015 Convention Chair

Common Reader: From Sand Creek by Simon J. Ortiz

Featured Speakers

Gary Soto
Simon Ortiz
Leslie Marmon Silko
Gary Soto
Wednesday, March 18
Simon Ortiz
Thursday, March 19
Leslie Marmon Silko
Saturday, March 21

Important Dates

Sept. 29:  Submissions Open
Oct. 27:  Submissions Close
Jan. 5:  Registration Opens
March 18:  Convention Starts