January 20, 2016
We’re excited to announce a new book club at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center dedicated to Native American authors and books about the Pueblo experience.
The Pueblo Book Club meets the first Tuesday of every month, and our first meeting is Tuesday, March 8. We will have two discussion every month—at 2 pm and also at 6 pm—and we hope that everyone who wants to participate in our book club can find a time that fits into their schedule.
Here’s what to expect from the Pueblo Book Club:
- You’ll get to meet new people as well as Indian Pueblo Cultural Center volunteers and staff in a fun, culturally rich setting. We’ll be meeting each month on Pueblo Harvest Cafe’s patio/fireroom, where you’ll enjoy views of the Sandia Mountains and a unique mural painted by Isleta Pueblo artist Daryl Lucero.
- Literature of all kinds, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, more! We have no plans to limit the book club to one type of literature. All we promise is that you’ll gain a better understanding of Native cultures.
- A open and welcoming environment. All are welcome, no matter how much or how little you know about Native American culture. We know that everyone responds to literature in their own way. Feel free to bring a poem, drawing or collage, or come with questions and comments, whatever is most comfortable to you. We encourage creativity and innovation!
- Food and drinks will be available for purchase from Pueblo Harvest Cafe. We encourage you to try the award-winning Native fusion cuisine from Pueblo Harvest Cafe, including the newest items on their dinner menu.
- All Pueblo Book Club members will receive a complimentary one-of-a-kind bookmark!
For our first meeting, March 8th, we’ve chosen a book that ties into Women’s History Month, Engendered Encounters: Feminism and Pueblo Cultures by Margaret D. Jacobs. In this interdisciplinary study of gender, cross-cultural encounters and Federal Indian policy, Jacobs explores the changing relationship between Anglo-American women and Pueblo Indians before and after the turn of the century. It is an insightful work and we look forward to talking about it this month!
Here’s the full upcoming schedule of books:
Mar. 8 – Engendered Encounters: Feminism and Pueblo Cultures, 1879-1934 by Margaret D. Jacobs
Apr. 12 – Pueblo Nations by Dr. Joe Sando
May 10 – Indians in Unexpected Places by Philip J. Deloria
Jun. 14 – New Mexico Filmmaking by Jeff Berg
Jul. 12 – America the Beautiful by Paula Gunn Allen
Aug. 9 – Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan
Want to join the Pueblo Book Club or get more information? Email BSandoval@indianpueblo.org.