aM AUTHOR FESTIVAL
Albuquerque Museum presents an annual book event showcasing local writing talent
The 2017 aM Author Festival held on November 11 and generously sponsored by Garcia Automotive Group was a huge success. Twenty-two authors represented a diverse range of writing talent in mystery, thriller, western, science fiction, fantasy, self help and children’s writing. Over 400 people attended the all day event with hourly author presentations in the Museum’s auditorium, an author panel discussion and writing contest for an unpublished work.
2017 Award Winners
THE DAVID MORRELL PRIZE FOR FICTION
Karima Alavi for “Merchant of Color”
THE LESLEY POLLING-KEMPES PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION
Tania Casselle for “The Wishbone”
The aM Author Festival is a collaboration between New Mexico authors, the Albuquerque Museum and Foundation to benefit participating authors and the Museum’s educational programming.
Mark your calendars for next year: November 2-3, 2018
- Friday, November 2: full-day writing conference - new event, watch for details!
- Author Festival Saturday, November 3: Author Festival.
Authors interested in supporting the 2018 event should send an email to email@example.com.
2017 Participating Authors
|Sue Boggio & Mare Pearl||Novel|
|Janet Brennan||Historical Fiction|
|Rani Divine||Science Fiction/Fantasy|
|Nasario Garcia||Children’s/New Mexico|
|Steve Havill||Southwestern Mystery|
|Betsy James||Science Fiction/Fantasy|
|Nancy Owen Lewis||Non-Fiction|
|Jane Lindskold||Science Fiction/Fantasy|
|Paula Paul||Mystery/Literary Fiction|
|James Tritten||Corrales Writing Group|
|Neecy Twinem||Children’s Books|
|Ross Van Dusen||Children’s Books|
|Robert E. Vardeman||Sci-Fi/Mystery/Western|