SWW Meeting Location

Starting with our annual meeting on October 2, 2021, SouthWest Writers will return to in-person gatherings on the first Saturday of every month (10:00 am – noon) but in a new location: UNM Continuing Education (UNM-CE). Our Saturday meetings will still include a Zoom component, and our Tuesday night meetings (6:30 – 8:30 pm) will be strictly online. Go to our Meetings page for upcoming presentations.

UNM-CE is located at 1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131. This is a few blocks north of Lomas Blvd on the east side of the street next to the old masonic lodge. There is easy access from all directions and parking is free on both sides of the building. (See the map at the bottom of this page.)
We will be using Room C in the North building, which is on the north side of the building. It will be set up classroom style with a lot of space between seats, so everyone will have a surface to write on. Big TV screens and a drop-down projection screen will display whoever is speaking at the time.

Covid Requirements: At this time, we don’t know what the state of New Mexico will require in October when it comes to masks, though we encourage all our members to wear them and to be vaccinated to protect each other. As of this posting masks are required at UNM. If the governor shuts down New Mexico again, we’ll send out elerts as soon as possible and go back to Zoom only
Upon Arrival: The SWW business table will be staffed for those wanting to renew their membership or pay for upcoming workshops and classes. We will also have some examples of SWAG items available.
Food: We will NOT have tables set out for community food, however everyone can bring their own covered drink and something to eat for themselves. There are a couple vending machines in the building.
Smoking and alcoholic beverages are NOT allowed in the building.
WiFi: Anyone attending events/classes may utilize UNM-CE WiFi. Within the building the WiFi is Lobo Guest. Lobo Guest requires no password, but the user needs to open a web browser when they connect. The browser should automatically redirect to the Terms of Service Page, where the user must consent to UNM’s Use Policies.
Parking for Those with Disabilities: Please leave the parking spaces at the northern end close to the building for those dealing with disabilities. This allows them to easily enter through the north door, which is closer to our room. All others should enter via the main entrance facing west.
Book Sales: As we are feeling our way with this return to in-person meetings, we do not plan to have a community book sales table. However, individuals wanting to bring their own books for sale may do so. We ask that you please set up either in the back row or at the end of a row so as not to impede movement.
Successes and Announcements will still be allowed either by Zoom or in person. If you are at the meeting, line up when we call for the announcements. If you are watching via Zoom, place your name in the chat room the way we’ve been doing.

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