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.

 

Meetings

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.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 @ 6:30pm

Zoom meeting info will be emailed to current members. Please log in at 6:15pm.

Alphabets with the B Nib

Hands-on program with Trish Meyer

At our October meeting, you will get to play with the Speedball B Nib! This is an easy-to-use round nib that makes letters of uniform width (no thicks and thins) – so it’s perfect if you are new to calligraphy! Trish will share a few exemplars from sans serif to art nouveau to typewriter style, so you can see how how useful a monoline pen can be.

Any size of B nib will work but having a small one (like a B-6) will allow you to make more elegant letters. You will need practice paper and a free-flowing ink. Handouts will be emailed to members.

The monthly programs are conducted over Zoom. We also welcome Show & Share calligraphic art at our in-person meetup at the third Saturday of every month, 1–3pm, at Manzano Mesa. Note that if asked by the front desk, Membership at Manzano Mesa is optional for our members.

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

We are exhited to be exhibiting again at the State Fair at Expo New Mexico. Look for updated pics in our next newsletter!

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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.