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Cancellation of “Publishing Advice for Authors”

Because of a family emergency the “Publishing Advice for Authors” workshop with literary agent Peter Riva, scheduled for December 5, has been cancelled. Plans are to offer the workshop early in 2016.


A Workshop with Peter Riva

Southwest Festival of the Written Word Presents: A workshop with Peter Riva! One-on-One Workshop with Literary Agent Peter Riva “Publishing Advice for Authors” Saturday, December 5th, 2015, 9:30-5pm Location: TBA in Silver City 100% for the benefit of Grant County Community Foundation. This unusual and exciting workshop will help takeRead the Rest…


Festival Schedule Changes

Festival Schedule Changes Alfredo Corchado and Phil Connor switch places on the Festival Schedule. The posted schedule is correct. Also, there’s an additional Virus Theater performance Friday, October 2 7:30pm Webb Theater View the final Festival Schedule


The Art, the Act, the Publishing of the Written Word-Sessions at the 2015 Festival

Readers need writers.  Writers need readers.  And,  the  Southwest Festival of the Written Word in historic downtown Silver City NM–dedicated to encouraging writers to write and readers to read–brings  a “cloud nine” weekend for both types of word aficionados, October 2-October 4, 2015. For those who “put pen to paper”Read the Rest…


Friends of the Silver City Library Quarterly Book Sale– Sept 12, 2015

Friends of the Silver City Library Quarterly Book Sale Saturday, September 12, 2015 Sale 9am-2pm. Members only from 9 to 10. 1510 Market Street The Friends of the Silver City Public Library will holds its quarterly book sale on Saturday, September 12. BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS! The Friends of the SilverRead the Rest…


Festival Banquet Tickets are Now On Sale

click here for ticket information The Festival Banquet Keynote Speaker:  Daniel Chacón Saturday October 3, 2015 7:00-9:00pm 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”, followingRead the Rest…


The bookend lives of Bonnie Buckley Maldonado

Reviewed by Sonnie Sussillo Bonnie Maldonado writes of life lived edgewise of easy, slant-wise from soft. In her most recent books of poetry, The Secret Lives of Us Kids-A Childhood Memoir 1941-1945, and Too Personal for Words-The Invisible Path of Aging we get a picture of her life from childhoodRead the Rest…


Dear Ms. Becky

Author:  Sonnie Sussillo   The Southwest Festival of the Written Word, since its inception, has been present in the community to promote reading and writing as a fun and enriching experience for our  youth .  Sometimes this aspect of the Festival doesn’t get its just acknowledgment; we need to “right”Read the Rest…


Join the SWFWW Collaborative Electronic Literature Project

“Let’s be clear: animals are people too. I’m so tired of the uneven, speciesist treatment that folks hand out. Look, can’t we all just get along? Yes, I may be covered with bristles but I’m an attractive, normal javelina. Realizing this – as a writer – led me to createRead the Rest…


Mother Tongue and Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana

Review by Tom Hester   Twenty-eight years ago Demetria Martinez—poet, journalist, and activist in the Sanctuary Movement – faced a prison sentence of up to 25 years for smuggling into the U.S. two pregnant Central Americans, refugees from violence in their home country. The federal jury pronounced Martinez, and theRead the Rest…


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