Albuquerque Museum Foundation presents

 

A Celebration of Writing

writing contests + workshops + panel discussion

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

9 a.m. Workshops
12 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
3:15 p.m. Awards Ceremony

 

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 We are pleased to announce that the competition will be open to both unpublished and published authors of fiction, non-fiction and authors of poetry.

 

Originally known as the Albuquerque Museum Foundation Author Festival, this event is now in its fourth year and has grown and changed each year. This year, we will focus on our very popular workshops and panel discussions. We are also expanding the writing contest component to include separate contests for published authors and a new classification for published works of poetry. Please note: there will be no book fair this year.

 

A Celebration of Writing is a collaborative endeavor between the Albuquerque Museum Foundation and the local author community to benefit the educational programs at Albuquerque Museum.

 

A Celebration of Writing is organized by a volunteer committee with support from the Albuquerque Museum Foundation. Watch this site for upcoming details. For more information, email writing@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 Contests

We are pleased to announce that the competition will be open to both unpublished and published authors in fiction and non-fiction, and to published authors in poetry. Open to all New Mexico residents.

 

 

Winners will be announced at the Albuquerque Museum Foundation's A Celebration of Writing, Friday, November 8, 2019, 3:15 p.m., Albuquerque Museum Auditorium.

Published Poetry — Deadline 6/1/19 — $20 application fee
Margaret Randall Poetry Award - Submit Application Fee

 

Published Fiction and Non-fiction — Deadline 6/1/19 — $20 application fee

Douglas Preston Award for Fiction - Submit Application Fee

James McGrath Morris Award for Non-Fiction - Submit Application Fee

 

Unpublished Fiction and Non-fiction — Deadline 8/31/19 — No application fee
David Morrell Prize for Fiction
Anne Hillerman Prize for Non-Fiction

Workshops

Join us for a morning of interactive, educational writing workshops taught by published authors who are accomplished teachers. The workshops offer writers of all abilities the chance to learn more about the craft of writing.

Afterward please join us for the free Panel Discussion which is open to the public.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

9 – 10:30 a.m. Darynda Jones

10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Dawn Wink

12 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch

$150 Registration includes two workshops and lunch.  Registration opens late spring, 2019.

 

The Architect: How Plotting Keeps your Story Tight, Tense, & Tantalizing, with Darynda Jones
As a born plotter, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Darynda Jones has nary a scene in her books that doesn’t move the story forward. Sagging middles have never been an obstacle. Keeping the reader engaged with tense plots and fresh twists has never been a challenge. Learn how build your story from the ground up, and how to keep it tight, tense, and tantalizing for your readers. In other words, learn how to write bestsellers.

 

Creating a Sense of Place in Fiction & Non-Fiction, with Dawn Wink
Engage with author & educator Dawn Wink to successfully weave a sense of place into your writing. Surroundings demand notice and respect. Place holds potential to convey setting, character, plot, and a deep sense of connection with the reader. Learn more to enhance your sense of what is around you and in the process enrich your own writing. We’ll also explore how the combination of keeping secrets and telling lies creates powerful prose.

 

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.

 

 

Panel Discussion

Join us for a free program open to the general public.

 

Watch for further details.

1:30 – 3 p.m.  Panel Discussion

 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Publication

 

STARRING
Joseph Badal, Steve Brewer, Darynda Jones, David Morrell, James McGrath Morris, Douglas Preston, and Dawn Wink

Writing Contests

Writing Contests

We are pleased to announce that the competition will be open to both unpublished and published authors in fiction and non-fiction, and to published authors in poetry. Open to all New Mexico residents.

 

 

Winners will be announced at the Albuquerque Museum Foundation's A Celebration of Writing, Friday, November 8, 2019, 3:15 p.m., Albuquerque Museum Auditorium.

Published Poetry — Deadline 6/1/19 — $20 application fee
Margaret Randall Poetry Award - Submit Application Fee

 

Published Fiction and Non-fiction — Deadline 6/1/19 — $20 application fee

Douglas Preston Award for Fiction - Submit Application Fee

James McGrath Morris Award for Non-Fiction - Submit Application Fee

 

Unpublished Fiction and Non-fiction — Deadline 8/31/19 — No application fee
David Morrell Prize for Fiction
Anne Hillerman Prize for Non-Fiction

Workshops

Workshops

Join us for a morning of interactive, educational writing workshops taught by published authors who are accomplished teachers. The workshops offer writers of all abilities the chance to learn more about the craft of writing.

Afterward please join us for the free Panel Discussion which is open to the public.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

9 – 10:30 a.m. Darynda Jones

10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Dawn Wink

12 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch

$150 Registration includes two workshops and lunch.  Registration opens late spring, 2019.

 

The Architect: How Plotting Keeps your Story Tight, Tense, & Tantalizing, with Darynda Jones
As a born plotter, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Darynda Jones has nary a scene in her books that doesn’t move the story forward. Sagging middles have never been an obstacle. Keeping the reader engaged with tense plots and fresh twists has never been a challenge. Learn how build your story from the ground up, and how to keep it tight, tense, and tantalizing for your readers. In other words, learn how to write bestsellers.

 

Creating a Sense of Place in Fiction & Non-Fiction, with Dawn Wink
Engage with author & educator Dawn Wink to successfully weave a sense of place into your writing. Surroundings demand notice and respect. Place holds potential to convey setting, character, plot, and a deep sense of connection with the reader. Learn more to enhance your sense of what is around you and in the process enrich your own writing. We’ll also explore how the combination of keeping secrets and telling lies creates powerful prose.

 

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.

 

 

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

Join us for a free program open to the general public.

 

Watch for further details.

1:30 – 3 p.m.  Panel Discussion

 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Publication

 

STARRING
Joseph Badal, Steve Brewer, Darynda Jones, David Morrell, James McGrath Morris, Douglas Preston, and Dawn Wink