Jack Williamson Endowed Chair Reading and Lecture

Please welcome this year’s Jack Williamson Endowed Chair to campus. Jim O’Donnell is an acclaimed travel writer and photographer. He is a former field archaeologist and conservation specialist. His work has appeared in National Geographic Maps, New Mexico Magazine, Vrai Magazine, Boots-n-All, Perceptive Travel, Taos News, Destinations Travel, Water Matters!, The Ambler, Arrival, Public News Service, Travelati, Itevia, Mesa Green Guide, Taos Green Guide. He is the author of “Notes for the Aurora Society: 1500 Miles on Foot Across Finland”, and “Rise and Go: 200 Images from Around the World” and is currently working on his first novel.

We will hosting two major events while he is in Portales:

Reading on Friday, the 23rd at 2pm in JWLA 112 (our nice, new lecture hall)

Lecture on Thursday the 29th at 2pm in JWLA 112

Published by

El Portal

Eastern New Mexico University’s literary magazine, El Portal, offers a venue for the work of writers, artists and photographers. ENMU students, national, and international writers are welcome to submit their original, previously unpublished short stories, plays, poetry and photography. No entry fees are charged. Cash prizes are awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners in each category (only ENMU students qualify). El Portal is published each semester at Eastern thanks to Dr. Jack Williamson, a world-renowned science fiction writer and professor emeritus at ENMU who underwrote the publication. El Portal has been published since 1939.