Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Children's Author Gary Harbo Coming to KABAM!

Children's author and illustrator Gary Harbo has been confirmed for our 2012 KABAM festival and will visit a local elementary school prior to the Festival.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Steering Committee Meets Wednesday, 12/21/11

4:00 pm at Mohave County Library, 3269 North Burbank. Our last get-together before the holidays. Topics to discuss include author recruitment, promotion, and funding opportunities!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Steering Committee Meets Wednesday 10/5/11

The KABAM! Steering Committee's next scheduled meeting will be held at 3:00 pm at Mohave County Library in Kingman, 3269 North Burbank. (Administrative Building Conference Room).

See you there!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

KABAM receives $100 donation from Janet and Gary Watson

Kingman City Councilwoman Janet Watson and her husband, Mohave County District 1 Supervisor Gary Watson have donated $100 to support KABAM's use of Metcalfe Park in Kingman.

Janet Watson, a former teacher with Palo Christi and Manazanita Elementary Schools in Kingman, is an active member of the Kingman Friends of the Library, and remembers reading to her daughter every night. Recently while standing in Mohave County Library - Kingman, carrying a book she had just checked out, she stated she was an avid supporter of KABAM! and literacy. Ms. Watson indicated that her attendance at KABAM! Fest 2011 had been enjoyable and was looking forward to this year's event as well.

Thank you Janet and Gary Watson!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Executive Committee Position Descriptions and Duties

KABAM Fest! Executive Committee

Officers and Duties

1. Chair: The Steering Committee Chair will provide direction to the Committee, schedule and conduct Steering Committee and Executive Committee Meetings, represent the Committee in any capacity necessary, ensure that sub-committees are established and functioning, ensure that regular reports are provided to the MLA Board, and vote on all matters of business.

2. Vice-Chair: The Steering Committee Vice-Chair will perform the duties of the Chair in his/her absence, work for the overall success of KABAM, and vote on all matters of business.

3. Treasurer: The Steering Committee Treasurer will maintain accurate and timely records of all matters pertaining to the finances of the KABAM Fest!, ensure that deposits are made and bills paid in a timely manner, report to the Steering Committee at each of its meetings, work for the overall success of KABAM, and vote on all matters of business.

4. Secretary: The Steering Committee Secretary will record accurate and useful minutes of each Committee Meeting and provide them for formal approval in a timely manner, work for the overall success of KABAM, and vote on all matters of business.

5. Member-at-Large: The Steering Committee Member-at-Large will perform any duties necessary for the good of KABAM, and vote on all matters of business.

Call for Nominations! - Executive Committee

The Steering Committee of the Kingman Area Books are Magic Festival (KABAM!) is currently seeking nominations for 2011-2012 officers to serve on our Executive Committee. The next KABAM! Festival is scheduled for May 19, 2012, but planning has already begun!
Executive Committee positions to be filled include Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary And Member-at-Large. Executive Committee meetings to plan the 2012 Festival are held on an approximately monthly basis.
If you or someone you know are willing serve in any of these positions, (or if you would like to get involved in KABAM in some other capacity)--please contact me by phone or email to indicate your interest, and in which position.
Elections for these Executive Committee positions will be held by email-ballot beginning September 21, 2011. KABAM! is a great opportunity to be involved in our community!
Trish Cobb
Meeting Announcement:
The next KABAM! Steering Committee Meeting is scheduled for October 5, 2011 at 3:00 PM at the Mohave County Library Administration Building, 3279 North Burbank in Kingman. New members and members of the community are encouraged to attend.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Las Vegas Poets Friday Night

7:00 PM - Beale Street Brews, downtown Kingman.

Witness national-caliber SLAM poetry at its best! Fundraiser and exhibition to help the Las Vegas Slam team kick of their 2011-2012 tour!

418 E. Beale St, Kingman

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wrap up Meeting - June 1st

KABAM's annual wrap up meeting will be held Wednesday, June 1st at Mohave County Library, Kingman Branch., 3:00 PM
3269 North Burbank

Time to regroup and share lessons learned, to make the 2012 KABAM Festival even better!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Author meets Author!

Kingman author Dr. Kenneth Jackson inscribes a copy of his novel Manifest West to visiting author Diana Gabaldon at KABAM's book signing event held at the Kingman Hastings store, May 12th.

Got Quilts?

Participants in KABAM Featured author Carolyn O'Bagy Davis presentation on Hopi Quilting admire (then devour) a quilt featuring Nampeo family pottery designs.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Jim Hinkley Photo Essay - Route 66 - MAY 11!

Join KABAM! 2011 Featured Author and award-winning photographer Jim Hinckley as he presents a photo essay on themes of Route 66 Ghost Towns and American Car Culture.

Location: Mohave County Library (Kingman), Community Room
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Time: 6:o0-7:00 PM.

More information: 692-2665

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mayor Declares May 14th, 2011 "KABAM! Festival Day"!

May 6, 2011: Kingman Mayor John Salem has signed an Official City Proclamation declaring May 14, 2011 to be KABAM! Festival Day. The mayor was also presented with an honorary KABAM! T-shirt which he will wear at all hours of the day and night!

Graphic Novels, May 13th 4:00 PM

Come participate in a discussion about Graphic Novels

Where: Mohave County Library, 3269 North Burbank

When: 4:00-5:00 PM


Facebook Event Signup!

Featuring: authors Diana Gabaldon and JC Amberlyn along with a local fans to share their expertise and perspectives.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lion's Club Donates to KABAM!

The Kingman Mohave Lion's Club has donated $300 to support this year's KABAM! Festival.


Friday, April 29, 2011

Steering Committee Meeting May 4th

May 4th, 3:00 PM at Mohave County Library, Administrative Conference Room. Final touches and planning logistical details. Public and community organizations invited!

Get informed! Get involved!

More info: 692-5790,

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

MICHAEL C. FORD! Open Poetry Night - THURSDAY - April 28

Open Poetry Night!

featuring poets Michael C. Ford and Mikel Weisser

LOCATION: Kingman Branch of Mohave County Library:

3269 North Burbank. 6:00-8:00 PM.


Friday, April 22, 2011

KABAM Poet Aaron Johnson on YouTube!

Here is a preview performance of Poet and Performer Aaron Johnson's musical talent! (Video courtesy of Alexandria Livingston)


Aaron will be performing live during KABAM SLAM!, May 13th in downtown Kingman.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Flagstaff Book Festival this weekend!

The 14th Annual Northern Arizona Book Festival will be this weekend (April 16th) at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona. This all-day event features numerous and renouned authors and poets. Worth the trip!


KABAM SLAM! Facebook Signup

KABAM SLAM! is now available for RSVP on Facebook events!

Sign up! Bring a friend! INVITE a friend!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

KABAM Car Show - April 15th!

KABAM Car Show! Support KABAM! and enjoy showing off Kingman's finest hot rods and classics. April 15th, 2:00-6:00 PM in front of Hoagie Hut (3900 Stockton Hill Road) $20 entry fee for competitors. (Drooling is still free.)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chili's Fundraiser! - April 17th-21st.

Bring a copy of this coupon to Kingman's Chili's April 17-21 and 10% of sales go to support KABAM! COUPON REQUIRED! Only valid at the Kingman location, dates and times indicated.

Hey, you gotta eat anyway!

Click Here for Printable Coupon . . .

Use your right mouse button on the image to print your own coupon.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Children's Author Conrad Storad coming to KABAM!

Children's Author Conrad Storad will be visiting local schools the week prior, and then attending the 2012 KABAM! Festival with his publisher Adventures in Literature.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kingman Writers Group Meeting (March 9th.)

Courtesy of Alexandra Livingston . . .

"Official announcement: The Kingman Writer's Group will be official re-initiated Mar 9th and will meet at the Kingman Adult Center 6:30-8:30, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Participants must be 21 years of age or older per Senior Center guidelines.

Steering Committee Meeting Wednesday 3:00 PM

Steering Committee Meeting
Mohave County Library Administrative Conference Room
3279 Burbank St., Kingman, AZ
3:00 PM - Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lots of big news!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Open Poetry Night at the Library Feb 24th.

February 24, 2011, 6:00 PM at the Kingman Branch of the Mohave County Library
More information: Mohave County Library: 692-BOOK (2665).

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Local Author Events Registration (Authors Tent and More!)

The 2011 KABAM! Festival has expanded activities for local and regional authors to participate!

2011 Events will include an Authors Tent (Saturday, Metcalfe Park), Downtown Author Walk (Historic District), Writers Forum, and Q&A with Publishers.

Poets may also be interested in the KABAM SLAM! Poetry Competition.

If you are a local/regional author and are interested in participating in this year’s KABAM!-- Register online!

On request, KABAM! can list your books on our website, and add them to our online bookstore.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

KABAM! Online Bookstore

The Kingman Area Books are Magic Festival now has an Online Bookstore featuring books by our 2011 Featured Authors.

Also for sale are a limited number new FIRST EDITION/FIRST PRINTING books by leading science fiction writers, received by KABAM! as a donation. (100% of the proceeds from the sale of these donated books will benefit KABAM! )

Visit and click "Bookstore" on the top-right corner the page to start shopping.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Steering Committee Meets Wednesday, February 2nd.

The KABAM! Steering Committee's next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Mohave County Library, 3269 North Burbank. 3:00 PM.

New volunteers or just interested parties are welcome to attend.

For more information: 928-692-5790,

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Libraries Limited Donates $1000 to KABAM!

Libraries Limited has donated $1000 in support of 2011 KABAM. These funds will help support school visits in the Kingman Area by award-winning children's author Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford. Libraries Limited is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving

Roni's books have won numerous awards including the 2010 Arizona State Library Association/Judy Goddard-Libraries Limited Children’s Author/Illustrator Award.

Roni's earlier book Hip Hip Hooray! its Monsoon Day was the ONEBOOK Arizona winner in 2009.

About Libraries Limited:

About Roni Ashford:

Thank you Libraries Limited for your generous donation to KABAM!