Culture Shock

Erin Adair-Hodges
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This Sunday sees a host of interesting literary events that, unfortunately, take place at the same time. Can you make all of them? Probably not, and certainly not without the unethical use of time travel. But go to one, tell friends to go to the others and then celebrate the fact that we’re a community that’s able to support concurrent readings.

Poet, playwright and essayist
Susan Sherman reads from recent work at Acequia Booksellers (4019 Fourth Street NW) at 3 p.m. You might have sped by Acequia on your way to Sadie’s; housed in an adobe building on North Fourth, it specializes in rare and unusual books. The reading and the browsing are absolutely free.

Ho Anumpoli, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of threatened and endangered languages, presents Voices of the Earth: Threatened Languages Poetry Reading at the Harwood Art Center from 2 to 5 p.m. The motto of Ho Anumpoli is “Communication = Power,” but it’s not communication if no one’s listening. So listen. 1114 Seventh Street NW.

Culture Shock Refreshing Wordy Treats

Though I’m not one for resolutions, the new year does provide the perfect opportunity for refocusing. To this end, we’ve compiled an online list of book recommendations from Albuquerque librarians and booksellers. Go to for “Books to Start Anew.” If you’re in need of uplift, clarity or the right dose of healthy confusion, these books are a great place to start.

Culture Shock Tricky Business

Next week’s Alibi features the 9 th annual Revolutions International Theatre Festival hosted by the Tricklock Company—but one wily group will be performing before the issue hits the street, thus slipping through our grasp. The elusive, and yet somehow ubiquitous, Pajama Men kick off the festival on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the North 4 th Theatre. For tickets and more, go to, and stay tuned for next week’s comprehensive guide to international theater.
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