Albuquerque Museum Foundation presents

 

This one-day event will feature educational workshops, an author discussion panel, and an awards ceremony honoring the winners of the writing competition. We are pleased to announce that the competition will be open to both unpublished and published authors in fiction/non-fiction categories.

 

Now in its fourth year, the Author Festival has grown and changed each year. The most popular components of the event have been the workshops and panel discussion. This year we will focus our energies on those events. Please note: there will be no book fair as part of the festival this year.

 

The Author Festival is a collaborative endeavor between the Albuquerque Museum Foundation and the local author community to benefit the educational programs at Albuquerque Museum.

 

The Author Festival is organized by a volunteer committee with support from the Albuquerque Museum Foundation. Watch this site for upcoming details about the Author Festival. For more information, email info@albuquerquemuseum.org or call 505-842-0111.

 

All events will be held at the Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Road NW, in the heart of Albuquerque’s Old Town.

Writing Workshops

The Author Festival includes educational workshops centered on the craft and business of writing.

 

Taught by published authors who are accomplished teachers, the workshops offer writers of all abilities the chance to hone their skills.

Watch for information about the educational workshops and registration.

 

 

Please note: The Museum has limited wall plugs for electronic devises (cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc.). Please make sure electronic devices brought for use during workshops are fully charged. There is a charging station in the Museum lobby to use during breaks or lunch but it is not conveniently located for use during workshop sessions.

 

Registration pricing does not include lunch. We recommend Slate at the Museum, the cafe inside the Albuquerque Museum. Preregistration is required.

 

Panel Discussion

Watch for information about upcoming panelists and topic.

Writing Competition

 

3 p.m. | Writing Contest Awards Ceremony 

 

The Albuquerque Museum Author Festival Writing Contest is open to all New Mexico residents. Fiction and Narrative Non-Fiction works must not have been submitted to an earlier Albuquerque Museum Author Festival contest.

Watch for more information about the 2019 Writing Competition.

 

Prize for Fiction

This contest defines the term Fiction as a class of literature comprised of works of imaginative narration in prose form. We are interested in novels and short stories that run the gamut from straight fiction to mysteries and thrillers, science fiction and fantasy.

 

Prize for Non-Fiction

This contest defines Non-Fiction as “Narrative Non-Fiction,” a genre of non-fiction in which factual matter is presented in a narrative style using literary techniques. We want material told in a personal and richly detailed story.

 

 

 

Writing Workshops

Writing Workshops

The Author Festival includes educational workshops centered on the craft and business of writing.

 

Taught by published authors who are accomplished teachers, the workshops offer writers of all abilities the chance to hone their skills.

Watch for information about the educational workshops and registration.

 

 

Please note: The Museum has limited wall plugs for electronic devises (cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc.). Please make sure electronic devices brought for use during workshops are fully charged. There is a charging station in the Museum lobby to use during breaks or lunch but it is not conveniently located for use during workshop sessions.

 

Registration pricing does not include lunch. We recommend Slate at the Museum, the cafe inside the Albuquerque Museum. Preregistration is required.

 

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

Watch for information about upcoming panelists and topic.

Writing Contests

Writing Competition

 

3 p.m. | Writing Contest Awards Ceremony 

 

The Albuquerque Museum Author Festival Writing Contest is open to all New Mexico residents. Fiction and Narrative Non-Fiction works must not have been submitted to an earlier Albuquerque Museum Author Festival contest.

Watch for more information about the 2019 Writing Competition.

 

Prize for Fiction

This contest defines the term Fiction as a class of literature comprised of works of imaginative narration in prose form. We are interested in novels and short stories that run the gamut from straight fiction to mysteries and thrillers, science fiction and fantasy.

 

Prize for Non-Fiction

This contest defines Non-Fiction as “Narrative Non-Fiction,” a genre of non-fiction in which factual matter is presented in a narrative style using literary techniques. We want material told in a personal and richly detailed story.