August, 2013

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Freelance Writing – What a Gig!

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word, September 27-29 in downtown Silver City NM, is the place to learn about the agonies and ecstasies of writing in just about any literary genre. On September 29th, Jim Kelly, Ron Hamm, and Elan Head will discuss their writing lives and experiences at the FestivalRead the Rest…


JW Art Gallery Kick-off Event

The JW Art Gallery presents a Kick-off Event for the Southwest Festival of the Written Word Thursday, September 26, 2013 6:00pm – 9:00pm 99 Cortez Ave. Hurley, NM Help launch the first Southwest Festival of the Written Word with a free kickoff celebration at the JW Gallery, including a performanceRead the Rest…


Discounts on Accommodations

We have many wonderful lodgings in the Silver City area. The following have offered generous discounts. Mention the Southwest Festival of the Written Word when you make reservations. The Murray Hotel: Recently renovated, the Murray has kept its art deco style. Downtown Silver City. Festival pricing is $64 for queens,Read the Rest…


Reviews: Four Novels by Rick Collignon

Below are Larry Godfrey’s thoughts on Rick Collignon’s series of four novels about the village of Guadalupe, in northern New Mexico.  Rick Collignon will be at the Festival on Saturday, September 28 at 10:00 for the panel Imagined worlds: The art of literary fiction.   My second reading through Rick Collignon’sRead the Rest…


Writing the Southwest through History and Nonfiction

Over the three days of the final weekend in September, the Southwest Festival of the Written Word, in downtown Silver City NM, will celebrate the Textures Y Sabores created in and by the works of more than 50 writers who live and write in the American Southwest. Mark Lee GardnerRead the Rest…


Roads Taken. Words Written.

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word invites you to pull up a chair at the Festival on Saturday, September 28, and listen while three intrepid southwestern traveler-writers discuss the art of Travel Writing. Richard Mahler, Esther Melvin, and Elan Head, each with their own style of authoring, bring stories ofRead the Rest…


Website Outage

Throughout the day on August 2, 2013, our website experienced intermittent outages.  Our web host encountered unusual, unexpected network problems that took their team most of the day to fully resolve.  Some more details are available on our host’s blog: https://www.bluehost.com/blog/bluehost/network-issues-resolved-2368  We apologize for difficulty you may have encountered inRead the Rest…


Twelve Presenters Named New Mexico Humanities Scholars

The New Mexico Humanities Council has announced financial support for the Southwest Festival of the Written Word, downtown Silver City’s first literary festival, September 27-29. The Council, which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, is underwriting five festival sessions that are woven together by the theme “ToRead the Rest…


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