Daughters of the West Mesa at National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque
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Daughters of the West Mesa

Saturday Aug 6, 2016

1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508

Phone: 246-2261
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National Hispanic Cultural Center
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Author Dr. Irene Blea shares a powerpoint presentation of her recent work of fiction and signs copies afterwards.

Join Dr. Irene I. Blea, an author with more than 30 year experience writing about New Mexico, as she shares via a power point presentation, her more recent work of fiction “Daughters of the West Mesa”, a novel based on the true story of the discovery of 11 female remains and an unborn fetus west of Albuquerque. The reading and presentation will be followed by a book signing and light refreshments. This free event will take place at 2pm on August 6, 2016, in the Library within the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s History and Literary Arts Building.

Dr. Blea is an award winning academic, and a New Mexico Humanities Scholar, who incorporates her cultural and scholastic knowledge of the people and history of the region to render solid accounts of migration patterns of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Her most recent novel, Daughters of the West Mesa, is the story of a single mother whose daughter is missing while the remains of eleven women and an unborn fetus are discovered near her home.

Dr. Irene Blea is a New Mexico native, who earned her Ph. D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She is an accomplished author of several textbooks, academic, and popular articles. Blea retired as a Tenured, Full Professor and Chairperson of Mexican American Studies at California State University-Los Angeles to write fiction. Dr. Blea has also written and published poetry and a play. Free community event