August, 2016

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Festival Steering Committee Announces 2016 Prologue Weekend Events

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word (SWFWW) 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 spaceRead the Rest…


Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States, to speak at Western New Mexico University

Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States, to speak at WNMU, Silver City Juan Felipe Herrera will give a talk about his life and work at Light Hall, WNMU on Monday November 21st. This event is free and open to the public; however, to reserve a seat youRead the Rest…


Ten Great Latin American Novels

It’s all here: magical realism, characters as big as gods, social (in)justice, love and death and the depredations of colonialism. Ten masterpieces from that gorgeous and perennially troubled continent. -JJ Wilson 1. The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa Llosa wrote several great novels –Read the Rest…


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