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Francesca West at the TranquilBuzz Saturday

Everyone is invited to Words and Music on Saturday, November 18, 2:00-4:00pm at the TranquilBuzz Coffee House, 112 W. Yankie Street (corner of Texas and Yankie Streets) in Silver City. The featured poet will be Francesca West. Her reading will be followed by an open mic for words and music. The TranquilBuzz, in collaborationRead the Rest…


Words and Music October 21

You are invited to the next Words and Music event at the Tranquilbuzz Coffee House on Saturday, October 21, 2:00 p.m. Featured authors on October 21, 2017 are Bonnie Buckley Maldonado and Heather Steinmann. Poet Bonnie Buckley Maldonado was Silver City’s first ever poet laureate and is a life-long educator. Heather SteinmannRead the Rest…


Thank you

The Festival steering committee wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to everyone who made the 2017 Southwest Festival of the Written Word possible. Thank you to the speakers for your time, effort, and incredible insights! Thank you to our major sponsors the New Mexico Humanities Council, Western New Mexico University,Read the Rest…


Cheese, Wine, and Words

You are invited to show your support for the upcoming Southwest Festival of the Written Word, better known to most of us as SWFWW. On Sunday, September 24, 3:00 to 4:30 in the afternoon, at the Church of Harmony on 7th and Virginia Streets, in beautiful and unique Silver City,Read the Rest…


Words and Music September 16

portrait of Jack Crocker on the left; photo of Jessi Crocker on the right

Beate Sigriddaughter, one of the poets laureate of Silver City and Grant County, invites you to join us for Words and Music! The September 16 Words and Music event at the Tranquilbuzz Coffee House features our other poet laureate Jack Crocker, and his daughter Jessi Crocker (musician, actor, dancer, poet). Their performance willRead the Rest…


Who Invited Falstaff?

WHO INVITED FALSTAFF? by Frost McGahey Presented by the Silver City Community Theater LAUGHTER AND LASAGNE $25 Join a Shakespearean version of the Academy Awards where Falstaff wreaks havoc. A staged reading of Frost McGahey’s play that will entertain and inform you about the life Shakespeare and movies of hisRead the Rest…


Words and Music August 19

cat sitting next to a guitar

Poet Laureate Beate Sigriddaughter invites you to join us for Words and Music! The August 19, 2017 Words and Music event at the Tranquilbuzz Coffee House features Silver City’s second poet laureate Elise Stuart who will read from her brand new memoir My Mother and I, We Talk Cat. Lonesome Richard will provideRead the Rest…


Third Saturdays Words and Music

On the third Saturday of each month, TranquilBuzz Coffee House, in collaboration with poet laureate Beate Sigriddaughter, will host a Words and Music event, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with featured authors followed by open mic. Featured authors for July 15, 2017 are novelist Chris Lemme and poet Mary O’Loughlin. TranquilBuzz Coffee House isRead the Rest…


A Sampling of Verse from the Poets Laureate

Everyone is invited to attend a four-way poetry reading at the Tranquilbuzz Coffeehouse on Saturday, June 17, starting at 2:00 p.m. The event will feature former poets laureate Bonnie Buckley Maldonado and Elise Stuart, and current poets laureate Beate Sigriddaughter and Jack Crocker. * * * * * ANGEL LOOP – SEPTEMBERRead the Rest…


Give Grandly! on Saturday May 6

The 2017 Southwest Festival of the Written Word takes place on Friday- Sunday, September 29-October 1. As always, the Festival is open and free of charge to the public. This means that we must fund the Festival through grants and donations. As part of this effort, we are participating in “Give Grandly!”,Read the Rest…


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