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Search Begins for Silver City Area’s Third Poet Laureate

Nominations are now being sought for the Silver City area’s third Poet Laureate, following Bonnie Buckley Maldonado’s tenure as the first and Elise Stuart’s as the second. This honorary position is awarded to a person who has established a presence in the world of poetry, has demonstrated a commitment toRead the Rest…


Short Story Contest for the SC Quarterly Review

The Silver City Quarterly Review, a literary showcase of local authors, is holding a short story writing contest for its spring issue 2017. Submissions must be fiction, can be any topic and must be limited to 1500 words. There is a $10 fee per entry. Each author can submit moreRead the Rest…


Borrow e-books for Free

Voracious readers, take note: you don’t have to buy everything you download for your e-reader. Instead, you can borrow e-books from your public library! Most public libraries in the United States now offer e-books in addition to physical items. The Silver City Public Library collaborates with many other small librariesRead the Rest…


Congratulations to Award-winning Silver City Authors

Sharman Apt Russell’s Knocking on Heaven’s Door and JJ Amaworo Wilson’s Damnificados won New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards in, respectively, the Science Fiction and the Fiction categories. Two other Silver City authors were also finalists – Ron Hamm, for Ross Calvin, Interpreter of the American Southwest, and Catalina Claussen, for DiamondsRead the Rest…


River Trip Poetry Group

Both seasoned and emerging poets are invited to participate in the newly-launched River Trip Poetry Group, an ongoing experiential poetry group meeting on 2nd Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 am at Yankie Creek Coffee House (Yankie Street at Texas Street in Silver City, NM). This poetry group, sponsored by the RiverRead the Rest…


An Evening with the Maestro – Reflection by JJ Wilson

JJ Wilson shares his thoughts on Juan Felipe Herrera’s visit: The 21st Poet Laureate of the Unites States came to little Silver City this week. The place will never be the same. Herrera was a hurricane of ideas, poetry, stories, music and love. In front of a packed house, heRead the Rest…


Silver City Quarterly Review Anniversary Celebration

October 2016 marks one year in the life of the Silver City Quarterly Review, and the Review would like to invite contributors, readers, and interested community members to share in the creativity of their community. Silver City Quarterly Review – Gallery Reception Friday, October 14, 2016, 3:00pm WNMU McCray GalleryRead the Rest…


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…


Radio Show Episodes Available Online

A new literary radio show, “Use Your Words: Writers Speak,” is now airing on KURU 89.1 and streaming live at gmcr.org. The show is sponsored by KURU, Gila Mimbres Community Radio, and the Southwest Festival of the Written Word. Its regular slot is the second and fourth Friday of everyRead the Rest…


Radio Show Launch June 10

Beginning on June 10th, a new radio show will hit the airwaves: ‘Use Your Words: Writers Speak.’ The show will include interviews with Southwest writers, short readings from published work or works in progress, as well as news and views from the literary community. All genres of writing will beRead the Rest…


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