2015 Festival Events/Where to purchase Banquet Tickets
Banquet Ticket Information
launches his new novel, Damnificados
Friday, October 2, 2015
WNMU’s historic Light Hall
Open to the public, free of charge.
2015 Festival Kickoff Event
Performance Piece based on the poetry of Bonnie Buckley Maldonado–Silver City’s Inaugural Poet Laureate
Thursday, October 1, 2015
WNMU’s Webb Theater
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Friday, October 2, 2015, 7:30-8:30 and Saturday, October 3, 2015, 1:30-2:30pm at WNMU’s Webb Theater.
All performances are open to the public, free of charge.
The Festival Banquet
Keynote Speaker: Daniel Chacón
Saturday October 3, 2015
Light Hall Patio and Auditorium
1000 W. College Ave, Silver City NM
Daniel Chacón will give the keynote address “The Politics and Realities of Living on the Border–with a dash of humor”, following the banquet dinner.
Chacon’s obsessions are the desert, the border and stand-up comedy. Author of four books of fiction, he will discuss how he combines his preoccupations.
For Hotel Júarez: Stories, Rooms, and Loops, he spent time in Júarez, often crossing over the border at night to walk the streets and talk to the people. To ensure the authenticity of his observations, he wrote and performed stand-up comedy based on these encounters.
In his presentation he will show how writing humor is a very particular way of understanding and revealing humanity.
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