Bookworks and the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation Launch New Literary Series, A WORD WITH WRITERS, 5/10
Bookworks and the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation are collaborating on a new literary series, a Word with Writers, which will feature writers in conversation with one another. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation.
The series' inaugural event is May 10, 7pm, at the KiMo Theater. The first authors to feature as part of the series will be George RR Martin and Diana Gabaldon, both renowned sci-fi and fantasy authors whose works were recently published in a new anthology, Dangerous Women (Tor Books, January 2014). Dangerous Women is edited by Mr. Martin, with work by Gabaldon and other authors writing about "dangerous women."
George RR Martin is the author of the immensely popular Game of Thrones series. He is a novelist and short story writer in the realms of fantasy, horror, and science fiction, as well as a screenwriter and television producer. Martin is best known for A Song of Ice and Fire, his internationally best-selling series that HBO has adapted for its TV series, Game of Thrones, for which Martin acts as series Co-Executive Producer. Martin also owns the newly renovated Jean Cocteau Theater in Santa Fe, which shows independent movies and the Game of Thrones series. In 2011, Time Magazine named Martin as one of its 100 most influential people in the world.
In conversation with Martin will be Diana Gabaldon, the author of the internationally best-selling Outlander series. Gabaldon's work merges multiple genres, including sci-fi, fantasy, romance, historical fiction, and mystery. The Outlander series is being adapted as a Starz original television series, to debut in summer of 2014. A trained zoologist, Gabaldon was a science editor and university professor before embarking upon a successful career as a novelist. She splits her time between Arizona and Santa Fe. A new Outlander book, Written in My Own Heart's Blood, comes out in June.
"We are excited to partner with the ABC Libraries to promote our love of reading, to hear amazing authors speak about their craft, and to raise funds for the library system, an essential need in our community," says Bookworks co-owner Danielle Foster.