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.



Meet and mingle with local Escribiente calligraphers at our free monthly meetings. Guests welcome, so please drop by! We meet the first Wednesday of most months at the Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center in Albuquerque (southwest corner of Elizabeth and Southern). More details on our Meetings page.

Weds, August 7, 2019 @ 6:30pm

Show & Share

plus meet & greet for our new members

Members are encouraged to share their projects and recent workshops for this popular annual program. No supplies necessary.

Our next newsletter will be released for the August meeting, along with our annual printed Membership Directory.

We will also have a fundraiser for the Pen Fund, which is allocated for the purchase of calligraphy markers and handouts so our members can offer a free introductory class to local schools. Trish Meyer & Meredith McPherson are donating a scroll created for the recent Art of Haiku exhibit which will be raffled off to a lucky winner. Tickets are $5, cash only.

For new members, Trish's next Calligraphy 101 classes for beginners will be held on August 31 and September 1. Elizabeth McKee is teaching Writing Romans over six Saturdays, starting August 31. See Classes page.

Note: Our 2019–2020 series of programs will be centered around the theme of “pointy tools". Monthly programs take place in two sessions from August through November, and from February through June.

Membership dues come up for renewal in June. If you haven't renewed yet, please bring your $30 check to the August meeting.

NM State Fair: Note that the entry deadline is earlier this year: Monday, August 19 & Tuesday, August 20. See Exhibits page for details.


2019 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. View Photo Album on Facebook for the 2018 event.

As a fundraiser during the Poets Picnic event, our members volunteer to write custom weathergrams for attendees. Also, in conjunction with LIBROS Book Arts group, our members provided original artwork that was included in a handmade poetry chapbook. Artwork for 2019 chapbook (shown below) was provided by Julie Gray, Caryl McHarney, Esther Feske, Janice Gabel and Trish Meyer.

All proceeds from the 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.


Latest Newsletter

Back issues are available for download on our Newsletter page.

Download Screen Res PDF2019–2 (April)

Download Screen Resolution PDF (4MB), or click Cover image (right)
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  • Workshop Review: Weaving Words with Marina Soria (Corrales, NM)
  • Workshop Review: Roman Caps: Pattern and Texture with Annie Cicale
  • The Adventures of a Book by Caryl McHarney
  • 2019 Valentines for Meals on Wheels
  • Workshop Review: A Course of Gothic Proportions with Paul Antonio Attong (Dallas, Texas)
  • The Art of Haiku – 2019 chapbook illustrations
  • Techniques for Lettering, This and That, and more!


New Mexico State Fair 2018

The New Mexico State Fair is held annually at Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
September 6 – 16, 2018

NM State Fair album montage

Escribiente members exhibit each year at the New Mexico State Fair in the Creative Arts Building during the show. Our Jurors this year were Fred Yost and his wife Jaci Fischer.

(PDF) List of Ribbons Awarded for 2018 exhibit

View Slideshow of the 2018 entries on our Flickr account, or click the image above.