SWW Meeting Location

Starting with our annual meeting on October 2, 2021, SouthWest Writers returned to in-person gatherings at a new location: UNM Continuing Education (UNM-CE). For 2022, our schedule will also change. We will meet on the second Saturday of every month (10:00 am – noon) and the fourth Wednesday. Our Saturday meetings will still include a Zoom component, but our Wednesday 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 the future 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 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: SWW authors may bring their books to sell at Saturday in-person meetings at UNM Continuing Ed. Book table(s) will be set up and ready for displaying books. The table(s) will NOT be manned, so authors will make your own sales.
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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