Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Authors Committee Meeting October 20th

4:00 PM at Manzanita Elementary School Library.

Topics: Recommended children's/young adult/high school authors to invite to 2010 KABAM

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

KABAM Steering Committee Meeting October 21st.


White Cliffs Middle School
400 Grandview Ave
Kingman, AZ 86401
(928) 753-6216
4 p.m, October 21st (Wednesday).

Monday, September 21, 2009

Tuesday: AZ Youth Slam Poetry Team to Perform at Firehouse Coffee

6pm: Teen Tuesdays at the Firehouse

Firehouse Coffee Shop
2350 S Miracle Mile # 306
Bullhead City, AZ 86442-7505

Map . . .

For more info, contact Mikel at weisser@frontiernet.net

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

KABAM Receives Grant from Arizona Commisison on the Arts

Despite reduced funding for the upcoming year, the Arizona Commission on the Arts has awarded KABAM a grant of approximately $1764 to help to support our 2010 Festival. These funds will help pay for author travel expenses and other costs of putting on the Festival

Thanks to the Arizona Commission on the Arts and their staff for their continuing support!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Thank you, Kingman!

The KABAM Organizing Committee wishes to thank the people of Kingman, as well as our authors, supporting organizations and many hardworking volunteers, for all of their efforts to make this year's KABAM! Festival a success.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Authors Reception Tonight! - 6:00 PM

6:00 PM, Friday at Mohave Community College. Meet local and visiting authors. Refreshments and entertainment.

The Mohave Community College Barnes & Noble bookstore will be open and have copies of KABAM authors' books available for purchase.

Location: Mohave Community College Student Center
1971 Jagerson Avenue, Kingman AZ

Mariner's Compass Book Discussion - 2:00 PM - Mohave Museum of History and Arts

Mystery author Earlene Fowler leads a discussion about her Benni Harper Mystery, Mariner's Compass. Location: Mohave Museum of History and Arts, 400 West Beale Street.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


TONIGHT: 6:00 PM - KABAM SLAM Poetry Competition at Beale Street Brews downtown, Kingman 418 East Beale. Audience participation/reaction is a crucial part of our young poets scores! (Wine Bar next door for those wanting something stronger than coffee!)

2:00 PM: Book Discussion with Earlene Fowler, 2:00 PM at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts. Book: Mariner's Compass
6:00 PM - Authors Reception at Mohave Community College Student Center, 1971 Jagerson Avenue. Visiting and local authors mingle with readers and poets in an informal setting. All local and regional authors, young and old alike are invited!

Saturday (Family Day!): 10-4 Book Festival at Metcalfe Park. Local and visiting authors, book autographing, clowns, books for sale, prizes children's activities and live entertainment. The works! Something for all ages and interests.

More information:

Thank you for your continued support of our literacy efforts

Bruce D. Carter
Kingman Area Books are Magic Festival


Monday, April 27, 2009

Mayor John Salem Signs Official Proclamation declaring May 16th to be Kingman Area Books are Magic Festival Day!

Kingman Mayor John Salem (front, left) signed a proclamation Tuesday at Manzanita Elementary declaring May 16 KABAM (Kingman Area Books Are Magic) Festival Day. The proclamation recognized literacy as the foundation of the economic, educational and cultural well being of a community. Councilwoman Robin Gordon (front, right) and Kingman Unified School District Superintendent Roger Jacks were present for the event, as was Mrs. Victory's kindergarten class.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Kingman Therapaws at KABAM!

Kingman Therapaws, Inc. will be located under their favorite tree located at the southeast corner of KABAM this year.

Let your child read along with specially trained therapy dogs.

Lot's of fun for child and dog alike!

Saturday, April 16, 10-4 in Metcalfe Park.

More information about Therapaws:

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Steering Committee Meeting April 15th

Just in time for Taxes!
The next KABAM Steering Committee meetingwill be held Wednesday, April 15, 4:00 PM at Mohave County Library in Kingman.
3269 North Burbank.
(Administrative Conference Room)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Steering Committee Meeting: March 25, 4:00 PM

The next KABAM! Steering Committee meeting will be held March 25, at 4:00 PM at Mohave County Library, 3269 North Burbank. PUBLIC INVITED. Get involved in planning this year's Festival!

More information: info@kingmankabam.org 928-692-5790.

Aaron Johnson to host KABAMSLAM II!

Nationally ranked slam poet, Aaron Johnson will be hosting KABAMSLAM II at Beale Street Brews. May 14, 2009 - 6:00 PM!

See Mr. Johnson's Myspace page!

For more information, or to sign up for the slam, contact Mikel Weisser:

SECOND Earlene Fowler Book Discussion to be held.

Due to the overwhelming response, a second Earlene Fowler book discussion is being added to the KABAM! Agenda for 2009.

Friday, May 15th, at the Mohave Museum of History and Art will feature Earlene's novel, Mariner's Compass (A Benni Harper Mystery)

Thursday, May 14th will feature The Saddlemaker's Wife, to be held at Mohave County Library, 3269 North Burbank.

Seating for these events is limited, so please RSVP by phone or email!

Watch Earlene Fowler's New Book Trailer

Earlene's new novel, Love Mercy is now out! View the trailer on YouTube here: