Welcome to Escribiente

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, and we welcome guests and members of the public who have an interest in learning more abut the fine art of beautiful writing. Please see our Meetings page for full details and directions and download our Newsletters for reviews and photos from our workshops and programs.


Monthly programs take place in two sessions from August through November, and from February through June. Check our Meetings page for more details on upcoming meetings.

Members receive email notices for all programs and workshops.

Live Zoom meetings are open to members only. The Zoom replay will be available for a limited time to members after the meeting. An edited replay will be posted to our YouTube channel after editing, provided permission is granted from the presenter.

Holiday schedule:

Weds., 7 December 2022: NO program this date. Time to work on your holiday card exchange!

Saturday, 17 December 2022, 1–2:45 pm: Member Holiday Party & Gift Exchange at our NEW venue at St Michael & All Angels Church. See email from Diane Inman.

No program in January 2023 but all members are welcome to the Zoom Board Meeting (date TBA).

Saturday, 21 January 2023, 1–2:45 pm: Creating Valentines for Meals on Wheels at our new venue at St Michael & All Angels.

Weds. February 1, 6:30 pm: Regular program and business meeting.

Friday, February 3, 11:00 am: Take-in for our member exhibit at The Placitas Community Center. Show runs through March 17.

April 22–23, 2023: Mark your Calendar for our Spring Workshop with Julie Wildman.

Programs for 2023 are being arranged – please check back!

View previous programs from 2022–2023 Meetings Archive page.

For more details and upcoming programs, please see our Meetings page...


Latest Newsletter

Back issues are available for download on our Newsletter page.

Download PDF2022-2 (May)

Download Print Resolution PDF (12MB) (can also right-click and select Download Linked File)

Edited by Lynda Lawrence.

  • Remembering Jan Florence & Pam Beason
  • 2021 Holiday Card Exchange Gallery
  • Valentines for Meals on Wheels
  • Flyer for Literally Letters 2022 at Ghost Ranch
  • Bill Kemp’s Inspirational Cards
  • Illustrated Haiku for Poets’ Picnic Chapbook
  • Cover art: Louise Grunewald


New Mexico State Fair 2022

Escribiente exhibited in the State Fair at Expo New Mexico. See our Exhibits page of a list of award winners.


Escribiente members exhibit each year at the New Mexico State Fair in the Creative Arts Building during the show. View Slideshow of the 2019 entries on our Flickr account.


Weathergrams Installation

Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque NM

In conjunction with local poets, each year Escribiente members calligraph dozens of Weathergrams that are hung on trees around the Open Space Visitor Center grounds as a temporary art installation. The Weathergrams for 2022 are now hanging and a NEW chapbook has been published!

Images from 2019 installation are included in the 2019-03 Newsletter. (View Photo Album on Facebook for the 2018 event.)

In conjunction with LIBROS Book Arts group, our members provide original artwork that is included in a handmade poetry chapbook. Illustrations for the 2022 chapbook (some are shown below) was provided by Esther Feske, Elizabeth McKee, Caryl McHarney, and Trish Meyer.

All proceeds from the Poets’ Picnic event benefit Open Space Alliance, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote public awareness and conservation of Open Space lands.

If you haven’t been to the Open Space Visitor Center on Coors Blvd NW, check out their website.