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.

Board Meeting: Wednesday, July 3, 2024 @ 6:30pm * Online via Zoom

Members are encouraged to sign in at 6:15pm.

Board Meeting

There is No Program Meeting for Escribiente in July BUT there is a Board Meeting on July 3rd at 6:30 pm. This will be a zoom meeting, and all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

One of our main topics of discussion will be programs for the upcoming year, so please come with ideas for programs you would like to see and/or do.

Enjoy the new Newsletter! Huge thanks to our hard-working editor Lynda Lawrence.

Note that there is no in-person meeting in July (next date is August 17th).

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 may be posted to our YouTube channel after editing, provided permission is granted from the presenter.

Upcoming events – please check your email for more details!

View previous programs from 2023–2024 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 PDFSpring 2024 (June)

Download Print Resolution PDF (27MB) (can also right-click and select Download Linked File)

Edited by Lynda Lawrence.

  • Workshop review: Suzanne Cunningham – Envelopes & Etiquette
  • Escribiente Workshop review: Cora Pearl – The Wonders of the Folded Pen!
  • 2024 Quote Swap – Gallery
  • 2024 Valentines for Meals on Wheels – Gallery
  • 2024 Poets’ Picnic: Weathergrams & Chapbook
  • Dear Arrighi: Article on different nibs by DeAnn Singh
  • Review of recent programs & meetups & more!
  • Cover art: Weathergrams by various members


New Mexico State Fair – September 2023

Escribiente exhibited in the State Fair at Expo New Mexico.

All skill levels welcome. Exhibit entries are open to all New Mexico residents.

See our Exhibits page for more info.


Escribiente members exhibit each year at the New Mexico State Fair in the Creative Arts Building during the show.


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.

Images from 2024 installation are included in the June 2024 Newsletter.

Images from 2023 installation are included in the July 2023 Newsletter.

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.