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Gallup Author Festival 2016: Home

The Octavia Fellin Public Library in Gallup, NM will be hosting its Annual Author's Festival on April 9th, 2016 from 10 am - 4pm. The festival will be in celebration of National Library Week. It will bring together authors from New Mexico and Arizona to present their works and have the opportunity to speak about their experiences. Authors will also be selling and signing their books.

An Apricot Year


A Glass of Water


Danger at the Rodeo

Dark Reservations

Double Doll

Home Country

Celebrate My Hopi Corn

Celebrate My Hopi Toys

Lester's Big Coverup

Lucifer's Loophole

Navajos Wear Nikes


Rock With Wings

Saddle Up

Spider Woman's Daughter

Stone Cutter

Stories From the Edge

Stranded at the Sheep Camp

Talking Mysteries

The Brujo's Way

The Coat in the Rug

The Golden Ukulele

The Hero Twins

The Mark of the Tala

What the Owl Saw


New Mexico Filmmaking

Event Schedule

Main Library Schedule Children's Branch Schedule

Author's Festival Schedule

Friday - April 8th  

7 pm:                 Authors Festival Opening Reception

                           featuring Jimmy Santiago Baca

                           Public Reading and Discussion

Saturday - April 9th Saturday - April 9th

10:00 - 4:00 pm: Authors available for Meet and Greet

                         Welcome – Authors’ Hall

Children’s Authors Jamboree

 1:30 - 2:15 pm: What Makes a Rainbow? featuring: 

Ross Van Dusen

10:30 - 11:00 am: Two Cultures connect through Weaving:

Sharleen Daugherty with

Diné Master Weaver Marie Sheppard

2:15 - 3:30 pm: Children’s Authors Jamboree Panel

Vee Browne                 Melissa Neal

Karen Glinski               Anita Poleahla

Larry Greenly              Essie Yazzie

Sue Houser

11:00 - 11:30 am: Influence of Many Cultures:

Mary Neighbour


11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Cowboy Culture: Slim Randles


12:00 - 1:00 pm: Books and Culture Panel Discussion Part 1:         

Rani Divine                 Andy Gibbons

Max Early                   Gerald McFarland

Lonna Enox               Deanna Leah


1:00 - 1:30 pm: Keynote Address with Anne Hillerman


1:30 - 2:00 pm: Southwest Mysteries: Hillerman Prize Winner

John Fortunato & Robert D. Kideara


2:00 - 2:30 pm: Gallup in Film with Jeff Berg (Southwest Room)


2:00 - 2:30 pm: Books 101 with Barb Awalt (Meeting Room)


2:30 - 3:30 pm: Books and Culture Panel Discussion Partt 2:

Martha Egan                       John Taylor

Alford (Andy) Johnson        Martin Link

Jeffe Kennedy                    Ernie Bulow

Jim Kristofic                      Tanaya Winder   



3:30 - 4:00 pm: Drawing for Door Prizes

Children’s Door Prizes