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.

Business Meeting: Wednesday, April 3, 2024 @ 6:30pm * Online via Zoom

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

Business Meeting

The April 3rd Zoom meeting will be a business program only. We will not have a program at
this meeting as we have scheduled an in-person program for Saturday, April 20th.

Program: Saturday, April 20, 2024 @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm * IN-PERSON

In-person Program at: Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church,
8600 Academy Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111 [Google Map]

Writing on Glass

Presentations by members

Our third Saturday meet-up will be jam packed with multiple presentations showing how to apply your calligraphic skills to glass. There will be five hands-on play stations for writing on glass:

  • Bill Kemp will demonstrate writing with an engraver tool and let you test drive the engraver.
  • Trish Meyer will give you the opportunity to experience etching with Etchall Creme.
  • Evelyn Costello will let you test write seven different removable markers for glass: acrylic paint, oil based, chalk based or resin!
  • Beth House will share writing with Neuland markers which are available from Heather Martinez.
  • Elizabeth McKee will have her supply of Pebeo/Vitrea glass paint and markers for members to play with. Once baked this can go through the dishwasher.

If you would like to play along, bring some glass objects or bottles (thrift stores often have glass vases or candle holders with flat sides that are easier to letter on than round bottles). Some of us will have glass on hand to share too.

One suggestion: You could make a sampler of all the different methods on one piece of glass using an old picture frame with glass from a thrift shop if you don’t have one stashed in a closet.

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!

Upcoming events – please check your email for more details!

Weekend, March 16–17: Workshop (in-person in Albuquerque) – Cora Pearl. Cora will be teaching Hand Lettering with the Folded Pen workshop for Escribiente in March 2024. More details on our Workshops page.

Weds., April 3: Our first Weds. meeting will be a business program only (via Zoom).

Third Saturday, April 20: Writing on Glass –  In-person program from 1:00 to 3:00 at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Details on our Meetings page.

Weds., May 1: Online program (creating hand-carved stamps with Michael Sommers) via Zoom, followed by our business meeting. Details on our Meetings Page.

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 PDFWinter 2023–2024 (February)

Download Print Resolution PDF (28MB) (can also right-click and select Download Linked File)

Edited by Lynda Lawrence.

  • Photo Gallery: New Mexico State Fair 2023
  • Kemp’s Script (Bill Kemp) – Workshop review by Evelyn Costello
  • Preview: Cora Pearl’s Workshop (March 2024)
  • Review of recent programs (Cora Pearl, Bill Kemp)
  • 2024 Quote Swap instructions
  • 2023 Holiday Card Exchange Gallery & Party
  • Scribes 8 Group by Kathy Chilton
  • Cover art: Trish Meyer


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 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.