2015 Jack Williamson Lectureship



April 9-11, 2015

Thursday - Saturday

Guest of Honor: Paolo Bacigalupi



Readings from the Words of Jack Williamson

Tuesday, April 7th, 6 p.m.

ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Reading with Visiting Authors

Thursday, April 9th, 6 p.m.

ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Reading by Guest of Honor, Paolo Bacigalupi

Friday, April 10th, 9:30 - 11 a.m.

ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Lectureship Luncheon

Friday, April 10th, 11:45 a.m.

ENMU, Campus Union Ballroom (lunch tickets are $10

Williamson Lectureship Panels

Friday, April 10th, 3 - 6 p.m.

ENMU Golden Library Special Collections

Young Writers Workshop

Saturday, April 11th, 10 a.m. Noon

Portales Public Library (reservations required)


The 39th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship, with events April 7, 9-11, 2015, welcomes award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi, and writers, friends and fans from across the region for this annual celebration of Jack Williamson and the genre to which he contributed so significantly.

A panel of friends and colleagues will open the Lectureship with a reading from the Jack’s works on Tues, April 7, at 6 p.m. in room 112 of the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building, ENMU campus in Portales, NM. The Lectureship showcases Readings with Visiting Authors and Friends of the Lectureship at a reading on Thursday evening, 6 p.m., in JWLA 112. Friday morning features Guest of Honor Paolo Bacigalupi reading from his work from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in JWLA 112.

Everyone is welcome to attend the panels at Special Collections in Golden Library from 3-6 p.m. where writers, guests, and audience will discuss and debate topics in science fiction and fantasy.

Reservations for the lectureship luncheon can be made by calling 575.562.2315 or emailing Patrice.Caldwell@enmu.edu. The price is $10, payable at the door.  Reservations must be received by Monday, April 6th.

For aspiring young writers, a special workshop will be offered by authors Connie Willis and Steven Gould at the Portales Public Library ono Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to Noon. Participants are encouraged to reserve a space by contacting the Portales Library, 218 S Avenue B, in Portales, at (575) 356-3940.

Paolo Bacigalupi, author of The Windup Girl (winner of the Hugo, Nebula and the John W. Campbell Memorial Awards in 2010), Ship Breaker (2010), The Drowned Cities (2012), Zombie Baseball Beatdown (2013), The Alchemist (2011) with J.K. Drummond, and Pump Six and Other Stories (2008). The Doubt Factory (2014) was released in October.

For more information, call 575.562.2315 or contact Patrice Caldwell at Patrice.Caldwell@enmu.edu