Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Parking Lot Extravaganza Fundraiser This Saturday at Big Lots!

Saturday, May 29th, 11:00 AM -3:00 PM.

  • Live music by groups Above, Gene Pool, and Deadline!
  • Prizes and raffles. Family fun!
  • Classic car shows by Route 66 Cruizers and AZ CAR NUTZ!

All proceeds benefit KABAM! in supporing the joy of reading and literacy in Mohave County.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thank you message from Robert Shupe, KABAM Steering Committee Chair

I express a deep and sincere thank you to the many, many staff members who helped in a myriad of ways toward what culminated as a VERY successful KABAM Fest! The helpers were many, from Steering Committee members who began working on this year's event 11 months ago; to the various subcommittee members who have held numerous "in-between" meetings; to volunteers who helped set-up and take-down; to staff who re-arranged their work schedules in order to be at the park all day Saturday; to staff who covered the libraries so that staff could be at the park all day Saturday; to staff who came as visitors/patrons of the festival. The list of individuals, groups, branches/divisions, etc. would be too long to try and list them all here...but please know that I know, more than ever, that this truly is a team effort (along with numerous individuals, groups, businesses and organizations in the community) that makes it happen.

By the way, the Saturday event in the park had over 2,100 visitors - by far a new record for KABAM. I don't yet know how many hundreds of additional kids and adults were directly impacted by author visits and presentations before Saturday. Not to mention the about 100 or so that attended the Poetry Slam in downtown Kingman Thursday evening.

Again, thank you all!!!




The members of the KABAM! Steering Committee wish to thank the many volunteers, individuals and organizations who worked so hard to make the 2010 Kingman Area Books are Magic Festival 2010 a success.

A special thank you goes out to the people of Kingman and surrounding communities who gave us such a great turnout on Saturday--a new record!

KABAM Steering Committee - May 17, 2010 . . .

Friday, May 14, 2010


Free and open to the public.

6-8 PM at Mohave Community College (1971 Jagerson Avenue). Barnes & Noble will remain open with copies of KABAM Featured Authors' books for sale to be autographed.

Local and visiting authors mingle in an informal setting with refreshments and live musical entertainment.

Kingman poet Becky Hayes wins KABAM SLAM III

Kingman poet Becky Hayes wins the KABAM Slam trophy, bragging rights, and approximately $132 in cash.

On May 13, KABAM SLAM III held three rounds of competition among young poets from not only Kingman but also Seligman and the Bullhead City area. After the third round, Becky's cumulative score was the highest among all poets competing in front of an audience of over 100 spectators.

In addition to the competition, KABAM SLAM III featured live dance and musical performances, as well as live poetry performances by Aaron Johnson, Ryan Brown, and Los Angeles poet Ellyn Maybe.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Enjoy a beverage! Cheer our poets! Vote with your voice! Win Bragging Rights or even CASH!

6:00 PM - Beale Street Brews Coffeehouse in downtown Kingman. (4th & Beale)

More info, call Mikel 928-234-5633

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lions Club donates $300 to KABAM!

The Kingman Mohave Lions Club has donated $300 to the 2010 KABAM! Festival. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

The support of local organizations in our community such as Lions helps KABAM! to grow and to continue to promote the love of books and reading in our community!

Friday, May 7, 2010

KABAM Events for Local Authors (Sign Up!)

Local and Regional Authors!

Authors Reception:
It's not too late to participate in the 6th Annual Kingman Area Books are Magic (KABAM!) Authors Reception - Friday, May 14th at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Mohave Community College in Kingman.

Free Online Registration:

Authors Tent:
You may also want to participate in our "Authors Tent" from 10:00-4:00 during the Saturday KABAM! Festival at Metcalfe Park in downtown Kingman, this year coordinated with the Downtown Merchants Association's Chillin on Beale Street, and Kiwanis' Dollars For Scholars events.
Free Online Registration:

Your voluntary RSVP is sincerely appreciated to help us in planning for these events!

POETS! - KABAM Slam III is scheduled for 6:00 PM - ??? on Thursday, May 13th, in front of Beale Street Brews Coffeehouse in downtown Kingman. This year's Slam will warm up with traditional open mic time and music before and between the competition rounds.

Help cheer on our poets as they compete for cash, prizes and official BRAGGING RIGHTS. Audience reaction is a critical component of scoring, as we determine which poets and which community will take home this year's KABAM SLAM! Victory Cup.

Free Online Registration:

More information:
Web: www.KingmanKabam.org
Email: info@kingmankabam.org
Phone: 928-692-5790

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mayor signs KABAM! Proclamation

May 3, 2010: Kingman Mayor John Salem (center) signs an official City Proclamation declaring May 15, 2010 to be the official Kingman Area Books are Magic Festival Day.