2015 Festival Events/Where to purchase Banquet Tickets


Banquet Ticket Information


Amaworo Wilson JJ.jpg 22015 OPENING CEREMONY

JJ Amaworo Wilson

launches his new novel, Damnificados

Friday, October 2, 2015


WNMU’s historic Light Hall

Open to the public, free of charge.



To read about Bonnie, click on her picture.


2015 Festival Kickoff Event

The Silver City Virus Theatre

Performance Piece based on the poetry of Bonnie Buckley Maldonado–Silver City’s Inaugural Poet Laureate

Thursday, October 1, 2015


WNMU’s Webb Theater

This piece will also be performed on

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.


Daniel Chacón at Fixing fiction: Troubleshooting for Novelists, September 27, 2013. Taken by Bruce Bloy.

To read about Dan, click on his picture

The Festival Banquet


click here for ticket information

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.


Festival Banquet Tickets ($30/tickets) are now available.

 Purchase them at the locations below:

Leyba and Ingalls Arts
315 N Bullard St, Silver City, NM 88061
(575) 388-5725

Mimbres Regional Arts Council
1201 N Pope St, Silver City, NM 88061
(575) 538-2505

Yankie Creek Coffee House
112 W Yankie St, Silver City, NM 88061
(575) 519-9804

Or email tickets@swwordfiesta.org to arrange to purchase tickets.

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