Albuquerque Convention Center, Southeast Hall
May 10-12, 2013
The first Southwest Book Fiesta will be in the Southeast Hall of Albuquerque Convention Center on Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-12, 2013. In addition to the trade area of booths and tables, the floor will also have a stage that will feature talks by well-known authors and cooking demonstrations by cookbook authors. In the breakout rooms adjacent to the Southeast Hall, there will be three rooms devoted to presentations by authors and publishers: Author Readings, Publishing Seminars, and Writing Seminars. This will be a true family activity to celebrate books and reading.
Show management is handled by Sunbelt Shows. the producer of the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show, the largest food show in New Mexico for 25 years, partnering with Local iQ magazine.
Net proceeds from the event will be donated to literacy groups and non-profit organizations devoted to books, media, and learning. In addition to over the author and publisher vendors, author readings, and special author events we will feature exhibitors devoted to other media such as graphic novels, comics, films, videos, blogs, and social media groups.
La Alameda Press, plus around 200 exhibitors, and a Poet Laureate panel with Joanne Bodin