New Mexico

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New Mexico

Postby Brian » Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:36 am


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New Mexico

Postby Brian » Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:36 am

List your Literary Hot Spots in New Mexico:

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What makes this spot so great for writers?

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RE: New Mexico

Postby abqwriter » Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:13 am

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Featured in everything from the New York Times to Fodor's Travel Guides because of it's incredible fresh-baked pastries, Flying Star Restaurants are one of the best literary hot spots in New Mexico.  The owners allow patrons to browse through magazine racks featuring as many as 800 titles, and free access to Wi-Fi hotspots makes these urban, trendy locales a great place to come and write, read, or host a literary group.  And if it gets close to mealtime, the hot meals from the kitchen are also homecooked.


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RE: New Mexico

Postby Fantasy » Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:35 pm

Name of City/Town: Socorro, New Mexico (middle of the State)
Name of Hot Spot: El Camino Family Restaurant (El Cam for short)
What makes this spot so great for writers?

It's open 24/7, has decent coffee and the nicest waitstaff I've seen in years. The restaurant has free Wi-Fi internet and doesn't care if you go in, chug coffee for hours on end (because you wind up buying some delicious food while there) and type to your little heart's content. You do have a limit of 24 hours but you can always go back after a nap at one of the many nearby motels and log on again at breakfast.

 

Name of Hot Spot: M Mountain Coffee Shop on Manzanares Street (town center)
What makes this spot so great for writers?

The delicious espresso, free wifi, comfortable surroundings! It's a hang out for students at the local college so it's guaranteed to have tons of power outlets for laptops. The shop is currently under new management and are always open to suggestions to make the place more comfortable for their visitors.


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RE: New Mexico

Postby pegs » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:59 am

Name of City/Town: Taos, NM

Name of Hot Spot: Mabel Dodge Lujan House

What makes this spot so great for writers?

The air is cool and clear, the mountains are within view, there are lots of nooks and crannies inside and out for reading and writing. Many a famous writer worked here, and I think they left some of their talent in the adobe to be shared by the rest of us. I was lucky enough to spend a week on a writing retreat here last Fall. Here is a paragraph from the website:

Today as you approach the house of Mabel Dodge Luhan, it’s easy to see why some of the greatest minds of the 20th century were inspired here. Situated at the end of a quiet road not far from the center of town, the house appears much as it did in the days when Mabel admired her views of the sacred Taos Mountain from the third-story solarium. One can only imagine the tantalizing conversations that must have taken place within these walls. After all, Georgia O’Keeffe stayed here. So did D.H. Lawrence, Ansel Adams, Martha Graham and Carl Jung, among many other notables. As an historic inn and conference center which offers retreat-style meetings and artistic, literary, and personal growth workshops, the Mabel Dodge Luhan House continues to build on its 80-year history of personal, intellectual and artistic ferment.



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