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.
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.
A general schedule is shown below. More details, and possibly more events, will be added later.
|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)|
|Science Fiction and Fantasy Panel Discussions||Friday, April 6, 3-6:15 p.m.||ENMU Jack Williamson Liberal Arts (JWLA), Various rooms|
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