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Jack Williamson Lectureship - 2023

Climates of Empire


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Guest of Honor Arkady Martin

Mistress of Ceremonies Connie Willis

Schedule of Events 

Lectureship Guests

Luncheon and Writing Workshop Registration


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Jack Williamson Lectureship Guest of Honor

Arkady Martine

Arkady Martine is a speculative fiction writer and, as Dr. AnnaLinden Weller, a historian of the Byzantine Empire and a city planner. Under both names she writes about border politics, narrative and rhetoric, risk communication, and the edges of the world.

She is currently a policy advisor for the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department, where she works on climate change mitigation, energy grid modernization, and resiliency planning. Her debut novel, A Memory Called Empire, won the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novel, and its sequel, A Desolation Called Peace, won the 2022 Hugo Award in the same category. Arkady grew up in New York City, and after some time in Turkey, Canada, Sweden, and Baltimore, lives in New Mexico with her wife, the author Vivian Shaw. Find Arkady online at www.arkadymartine.net or on Twitter as @ArkadyMartine.


(Biographical information from: https://www.arkadymartine.net/about)


Click here to watch Arkady discuss her novel A Desolation Called Peace.


Photo by Karen Osborne  


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Connie Willis

Connie Willis has been publishing science fiction and fantasy works for more than 50 years.  After her first novel was published in 1982, she was able to quit her teaching job and become a full-time writer.  She's won multiple Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards, been inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and named a Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master.  Themes in her works include time travel, romantic comedy, history, and Christmas – to name a few.  Her 2016 novel Crosstalk was named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR.

Her most recent novel was Take a Look at the Five and Ten from Subterranean Press in 2020; The Road to Roswell will be coming out in July 2023 from Del Rey.

Click here to watch author Melinda Snodgrass interview Connie at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe in 2017.  

Click here to visit Connie's blog.    


Schedule Schedule



Jack Williamson Lectureship

Schedule of Events - 2023

Day Time Event Location
Thursday, April 13 3:30 p.m.

Forensic Science Presentation

"Toto, I don't think we're in the crime lab anymore:  LA adventures with Criminalist Cordelia Willis"

Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building  (JWLA) Room 111

5:30 p.m. Screening of Student Films University Theatre Center
Friday, April 14 8:30 a.m. Academic Panel:  Roundtable on Teaching with Speculative Fiction Campus Union Building Zia Room
10:00 a.m. Guest of Honor Reading Campus Union Building Zia Room
12:00 p.m. Luncheon: Keynote Addresses ($12, advance reservations required) Campus Union Building Ballroom
2:00 p.m. Gaming Session JWLA
3:00 p.m. Student Art Display JWLA
3:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion 1A - Climates of Empire

Arkady Martine, Lauren Teffeau, Rebecca Roanhorse, Sarena Ulibarri

JWLA Room 111

Panel Discussion 1B - Worldbuilding

Connie Willis, Darynda Jones, Emily Mah, Jeffe Kennedy, Walter Jon Williams

JWLA Room 104
4:10 p.m.

Panel Discussion 2A - Artificial Intelligence

Arkady Martine, Connie Willis, Ian Tregillis, Reese Hogan

JWLA Room 111

Panel Discussion 2B - New Genres and Trends in Fiction

Lauren Teffeau, Sarena Ulibarri, S. E. Burr, Vivian Shaw

JWLA Room 104
5:20 p.m.

Panel Discussion 3A - Short Attention Span

Darynda Jones, Jeffe Kennedy, Reese Hogan, Walter Jon Williams

JWLA Room 111

Panel Discussion 3B - The Craft and Routine of Writing

Emily Mah, Ian Tregillis, Rebecca Roanhorse, Vivian Shaw

JWLA Room 104
Saturday, April 15 10:00 a.m. Creative Writing Workshop (advance registration required) JWLA Room 111


All times are Mountain Daylight Time.

Most events will be livestreamed on YouTube (dependent on technology working).  Click on the session title above to access the stream. 

Books will be available for purchase at the luncheon and the panel discussions.

Student artwork will be on display at the film screening and the panel discussions.

Schedule is subject to change.


All events are open to the public.  All events except the luncheon are free.  Advance reservations for the Friday luncheon ($12) must be made by April 9 by emailing david.sweeten@enmu.edu or submitting this online form: JWL Luncheon Reservations 

Advance registration for the Saturday Creative Writing Workshop must be made by April 13 submitting this online form:  Creative Writing Workshop Registration.

Click here for a map showing the location of ENMU campus buildings.

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Guest Authors - 2023

Arkady Martine
Connie Willis
Cordelia Willis
Darynda Jones
Emily Mah
Ian Tregillis
Jeffe Kennedy
Lauren Teffeau
Rebecca Roanhorse
Reese Hogan
Sarena Ulibarri
S. E. Burr
Vivan Shaw
Walter Jon Williams


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