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When Dr. Jack Williamson retired from his position as professor of English at Eastern New Mexico University in 1977, the University established a lectureship series in his honor – the Jack Williamson Lectureship. Ever since then, writers, editors, artists and other speakers have gathered at ENMU every spring to share ideas, insights, and their work with students, readers, viewers, collectors and fans.

The annual Jack Williamson Lectureship includes a luncheon with presentations by the guest of honor and mistress of ceremonies, readings by guest authors, time for book sales and signing, and panel discussions on a variety of science fiction and fantasy topics. All events are open to the public and everything except the luncheon is free.

2018 Lectureship

The 42nd annual lectureship will take place Friday, April 6, 2018 with Guest of Honor S.M. Stirling along with other writers, friends and fans from across the region. Stirling is the author of several series set in his popular "Emberverse" as well as the Lords of Creation series, the Shadowspawn series, and a number of alternate history novels. His latest Emberverse book, The Sea Peoples, was released in October 2017. Black Chamber, the first book in a new alternate history series, will be out in July 2018. Stirling currently lives in New Mexico; his interests include history, anthropology, archaeology and martial arts. Learn more about him at SMStirling.com.

S.M. Stirling Website

2018 Jack Williamson Lectureship Poster

All events take place on the ENMU campus and are open to the public. All events except the luncheon are free.

Reading with Guest of Honor, S.M. Stirling Friday, April 6, 10-11:30 a.m. ENMU Campus Union (CUB), Zia Room
Lectureship Luncheon with comments by S. M. Stirling and Connie Willis Friday, April 6, 11:45 a.m. ENMU Campus Union (CUB), Ballroom ($10 payable at the door; reservations required by April 2)
Tabletop Gaming Session
(new this year)
Friday, April 6, 1-3 p.m. ENMU Jack Williamson Liberal Arts (JWLA), Room 106
Science Fiction and Fantasy Panel Discussions Friday, April 6, 3-6:15 p.m. ENMU Jack Williamson Liberal Arts (JWLA), Rooms 106 and 112


The cost of the luncheon is $10, payable at the door, but advance reservations must be made by calling 575.562.2315 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Reservations must be received by Monday, April 2; any dietary restrictions should be indicated when reservations are made.

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