"The New Mexico State Library is pleased to announce that Charlie Carrillo, who recently received the 2006 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Fellowship Award, will speak at the State Library on Tuesday, September 19 at 5 pm. 'Literary Passions: Southwest Authors and Their Publishers' is the third of a four-part lecture series hosted by the State Library. The lecture is free and open to the public.
"Charlie Carrillo is known for his many awards as a painter of santos in the tradition of Northern New Mexico. But he also has a distinguished career as a published author. He first wrote Hispanic New Mexican Pottery and followed it with A Tapestry of Kinship, which he wrote with Jose Antonio Esquibel. His book, Saints of the Pueblos, received the 2005 Twitchell Award from the New Mexico Historical Society. In 2006 Carrillo also received awards from the Hispanic Culture Preservation League and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Spanish Colonial Arts Society. Carrillo has written many articles in Tradicion Revista Magazine as well as other publications.
"The second featured speaker at the September 19 Literary Passions lecture series is Father Thomas J. Steele who has been a published author for over 30 years. His book Santos and Saints has been reissued three times and continues to be a best seller. He has also written Religious Architecture in Hispano New Mexico with Tom Lucero, Archbishop Lamy in His Own Words, and was the editor for Seeds of Struggle. His research into Archbishop Lamy prompted his work compiling all of Lamy’s writings and he published the first electronic book in New Mexico. Both authors are published with LPD Press in Albuquerque.
"The lecture series is being held in conjunction with 'Lasting Impressions: The Private Presses of New Mexico' exhibition at the Palace of the Governors, and the 'Library Legacy: A History of Printing in New Mexico' exhibition at the State Library. In addition to the lecture, many New Mexico book publishers will be on hand to display and sell their books.
"This event is sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the New Mexico Book Association, the NM Book Co-Op, the New Mexico State Library, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, KNME-TV, and the Palace of the Governors/Museum of New Mexico."