Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES—The 33rd annual Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will welcome a galaxy of science fiction authors and editors on Friday, April 10. The Lectureship honors the late science fiction pioneer Jack Williamson, professor emeritus of English at ENMU.
Places for the Lectureship luncheon at 11:45 a.m. in the Campus Union Ballroom can be reserved until Wednesday, April 8, by calling 575-562-2315 or e-mailing email@example.com. Tickets are $8, payable at the door or pre-paid (a luncheon ticket will be mailed to those who pre-pay).
Guest of Honor Nalo Hopkinson, an award-winning Caribbean-Canadian fantasy author, is known for her merging of mythic and post-colonial motifs. Introducing Hopkinson and adding her own perspective on the event is author Connie Willis, a frequent and popular Lectureship guest.
The luncheon, address by the guest of honor, book sales and signings will be followed at 3:30 p.m. by panel discussions in the Special Collections of Golden Library. Discussing “New Directions for Sci-Fi and Fantasy” are agent and editor Eleanor Wood, editor/publisher Stephen Haffner, and author and former editor of Asimov’s SF Magazine, Gardner Dozois. Laura J. Mixon, chemical/environmental engineer and SF author, will join Hopkinson to discuss “Cross-Cultural SF.” Steven Gould will anchor the third panel, “Sci-Fi/Fantasy in Film and TV.” Also visiting the Lectureship this year are authors Emily Mah and Ian Tregillis, who will also join panels.
Willlis will also present a workshop for young writers at the Portales Public Library Thursday afternoon. Hopkinson will make a presentation to the English students and faculty on campus at 5 p.m. in JLWA 112.
For more information or Friday luncheon reservations, contact Dr. Patrice Caldwell at 575-562-2315.