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.



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.

Program: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 @ 6:30pm * Online via Zoom

Members are encouraged to sign in at 6:15pm.

Members Show & Share

Tree Quotes Exchange (via Padlet)

Quote: For all the gifts they give us, thank a tree.
Caryl McHarney

Write out your version of this quote in any style on whatever substrate you choose and enter it in the Tree Quotes Exchange!

Before the June 7, 2023 meeting, load images of your artwork onto the Escribiente Padlet (check your email for the link). Each piece uploaded will be given a number and each person who participates will have their name put on Sharon’s Spinning Wheel. During the meeting, you will have a chance to talk about your work. Then Sharon will spin the wheel and one of the other participants will win your piece (at which point their name will be removed from the wheel).

If you will not be available for the meeting, you can still participate by sharing your work on the Padlet and adding information in the caption. Your name will still go on Sharon’s Spinning Wheel. Someone will win your piece and you will be eligible to win someone else’s.

Exchange: For members who live in Albuquerque, the physical transfer of our wonderful work can take place in person on the 17th of June at the Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Road NE, Albuquerque, from 1-3 pm. Other works will need to be mailed to the recipient so consider the size of your piece when designing.

See also the Spring 2023 Newsletter for details.

Members receive email notices for all programs and workshops.

Live Zoom meetings are open to members only. The Zoom replay will be available for a limited time to members after the meeting. An edited replay may be posted to our YouTube channel after editing, provided permission is granted from the presenter.

Upcoming programs & events – please check your email for more details!

Saturday, May 20. Meet up at the Poets Picnic Event at the Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque NM. Calligraphy demonstrations (volunteers needed). Contact Sharon Shannon to volunteer (this is a fundraiser for Open Space Alliance).

Weds, June 7. (Online via Zoom).Members Show & Share on Padlet. Tree Quotes by members for exchange. See the latest Spring 2023 Newsletter for details.

Meetup: Saturday, June 17. 1–3pm. Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Road NE, Albuquerque. Please return Library books!

View previous programs from 2022–2023 Meetings Archive page.

For more details and upcoming programs, please see our Meetings page...


Latest Newsletter

Back issues are available for download on our Newsletter page.

Download PDF2023-1 (April)

Download Print Resolution PDF (16MB) (can also right-click and select Download Linked File)

Edited by Lynda Lawrence.

  • 2022 Holiday Card Exchange Gallery
  • Valentines for Meals on Wheels
  • Engraving Workshop Review by Debbie Gallas
  • Photo Gallery: The Love of Calligraphy Exhibit at Placitas Community Library
  • February 25th Bookmarks in Placitas
  • Quote Swap Update
  • How to Write on Almost Anything, and lots more.
  • Cover art: Brallan Alonzo


New Mexico State Fair 2022

Escribiente exhibited in the State Fair at Expo New Mexico. See our Exhibits page of a list of award winners.


Escribiente members exhibit each year at the New Mexico State Fair in the Creative Arts Building during the show. View more images in the Autumn 2022 Newsletter [Download PDF].


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.

Contact Sharon Sharon to create Weathergrams for our 2023 installation!

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.