2021 Annual Conference

Finding the Story: From Investigative Journalism to Nonfiction and Fiction Writing

Zoom Link Information: Two awards events will take place at the conference on Saturday, March 13. The Zia Book Awards and Scholarships will be presented at noon, and the Communications Contest Awards and Communicator of Achievement will be announced at the session beginning at 4:30. Both events are free and open to the public, but the 4:30 event requires signing up in advance. The links for each Zoom awards session are given below; links to conference sessions that require registration will be emailed to registrants by Wednesday, March 10.

Zia Book Awards and Scholarship Presentation Event:
Join Zoom Meeting:
If you need them: Meeting ID: 869 0337 4596, Passcode: 533656

Communications Contest Awards and Communicator of Achievement:
NOTICE: People wishing to attend this event must register (sign up, free) in advance. Use the following link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsf-ygqzgpGNEZ3342gErnzP0TtNk9A99d
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join the meeting.

Given the times in which we live, this year’s Annual Conference will be held online via Zoom sessions. Take a look at the content-rich program featuring a faculty of accomplished presenters:

Friday, March 12, 2021

  • 2:00 – 2:45 NMPW Board Meeting
  • 3:00 – 3:45 NMPW Annual Meeting
  • 4:00 – 5:00 Panel Discussion on “Finding Stories Across Multiple Genres” Panelists: Irene Blea (Memoir and Novels), Loretta Hall (Space Exploration & History), Jane Lindskold (Science Fiction) [Moderator: Sherri Burr]
  • 6:00 – 7:00 A Conversation with Bestselling Author Doug Preston

Saturday, March 13, 2021

  • 9:00 – 10:00 Panel on “Investigative Journalism” Panelists: Mike Gallagher (ABQ Journal), Laura Paskus (NMPBS) [Moderator: Megan Kamerick]
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Panel on “Mystery Writing” Panelists: Anne Hillerman, Kari Bovee, Bob Kidera, Joseph Badal [Moderator: Patricia Smith Wood]
  • 12:00 – 12:45 Zia Awards and Scholarship Presentation: Patricia Conoway and Jessica Savage
  • 1:30 – 3:00 Workshop on Finding Stories (Patricia Walkow and Loretta Hall)
  • 3:30 – 4:15 Keynote Speech by Susan Holloway Scott, a Brown graduate and author of 50 novels
  • 4:30 – 5:15 Communications Contest Awards and Communicator of Achievement: Carolyn Carlson and Marilyn Ward

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