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2022 Jack Williamson Lectureship

Speculative Fiction:  Never the Same Story Twice


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Guest of Honor Walter Jon Williams

Mistress of Ceremonies Connie Willis

Schedule of Events and Links to Livestream Videos (for some events)

Luncheon and Writing Workshop Registration


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Jack Williamson Lectureship Guest of Honor

Walter Jon Williams

 Walter Jon Williams

Walter Jon Williams is a Nebula Award Winner author of fiction in a range of genres. His work began in historical fiction with the Privateers & Gentlemen series and branched into science fiction with the Locus-nominated Hardwired, an influential novel in Cyberpunk. He has written exhaustively in a range of science fiction and fantasy genres, from his spacefaring Praxis novels to his Nebula award-winning Green Leopard Plague to his fantasy Quillifer novels. Walter views "science fiction as a kind of infinite playground in which I can move from one set of equipment to the next, from the slides to the monkey bars to the swings," which his incredibly versatile career demonstrates. We look forward to having Walter with us as our Guest of Honor and encourage you to join us in what promises to be an excellent event.  

Information from Walter Jon Williams' website: http://www.walterjonwilliams.net/

Click here for a list of Walter's publications.

Click here to watch George R. R. Martin interview Walter at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in 2018.




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Jack Williamson Lectureship Mistress of Ceremonies

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 next from Random House.

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



2022 Jack Williamson Lectureship

Schedule of Events

Day Time Location Event
Thursday, April 7 3:00 p.m. Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building Room 111

Real-life CSI Q&A with Cordelia Willis

Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87337995943?pwd=dXR5VU9qNGJ5YzBMWG43Z0g5bmk2Zz09

5:30 p.m. University Theatre Center Studio Theatre

A Retrospective with Walter Jon Williams

Watch live on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/FNzkNSsmuog

Friday, April 8 10:00 a.m. Golden Student Success Center Presentation Area (1st floor)

Guest of Honor Reading with Walter Jon Williams

Watch live on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/G0-RN-W_N0E

12:00 p.m. Campus Union Building Ballroom (2nd floor)

Lectureship Luncheon with remarks by Walter Jon Williams and Connie Willis

($10, reservations required by April 1, see below)

Watch live on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/dAIdiVPp830

1:30 p.m. Golden Student Success Center Presentation Area (1st floor)Gaming Session
3:00 p.m. Golden Student Success Center Room 216 (2nd floor)

Panel 1:  "Remixing and Genre"

How genre can be combined, recontextualized, or intermingled in fiction

Panelists:  Walter Jon Williams, Emily Mah, Reese Hogan, Jeffe Kennedy

Watch live on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/avG_WABkQwY

4:00 p.m. Golden Student Success Center Rooms 216 and 217 (2nd floor)

Panel 2a:  "History of/in Science Fiction"

A discussion of the history of science fiction and its development as well as the use of history in science fiction

Panelists:  Connie Willis, Walter Jon Williams, Reese Hogan, Ian Tregillis

Watch live on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/GvWxxNZn174

Panel 2b:  "Storycrafting"

Discussion of how story and narrative are crafted

Panelists:  Darynda Jones, Jeffe Kennedy, Emily Mah

5:00 p.m. Golden Student Success Center Rooms 216 and 217 (2nd floor)

Panel 3a:  "Never the Same Story Twice"

How older stories/narratives are reinterpreted and made new

Panelists:  Walter Jon Williams, Connie Willis, Emily Mah

Watch live on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/vlwOWxH4miE

Panel 3b:  "Short Attention Span"

Short bursts of a variety of topics

Panelists:  Jeffe Kennedy, Darynda Jones, Reese Hogan

Saturday, April 9 10:00 a.m. Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building Room 111Creative Writing Workshop with Connie Willis (advance registration required, see below)

All times are Mountain Daylight Time.

Schedule is subject to change.

Click here to download a printable copy of the schedule.


All events are open to the public.  All events except the luncheon are free. 

Luncheon reservations must be made by April 1 by emailing david.sweeten@enmu.edu or submitting this form with the $10 fee payable at the door.

Click here to download the luncheon program.

Advance registration for the Creative Writing Workshop must be made by emailing david.sweeten@enmu.edu or submitting this form.

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