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Seven Great Banned Books

In celebration of Banned Books Week – Sept 25-Oct 1 – here’s some great literature that governments banned at one time or another. Rather than the usual suspects, I’ve gone for a few of the more surprisingly banned titles. The list covers four continents, six nationalities, and all the vices you can think of.

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Festival Announces 2016 Prologue Weekend

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word presents its even-numbered year event, the 2016 Prologue Weekend, on September 29-October 1. All sessions are open to the public free of charge and take place in Silver City, NM. Two sessions have limited capacity and require attendees to reserve their space in advance...

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Living under a wide sky, turquoise bright, in a land where crinkled mountains rise purple and brown behind stretches of grass or cacti, some write of their days. Living in that crease where the past and present meet, where English and Spanish and languages of the indigenous meld, some write of their encounters. The Festival celebrates those who write in or about the Southwest, and brings together their readers to touch the rough and smooth of their words, to taste the fire and cool of our written life.--Tom Hester
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