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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…


Poet Laureate Term Extended

The Selection Committee for the Poet Laureate of Silver City and Grant County unanimously agreed to offer Elise Stuart, our current Poet Laureate, a further year in the role. It was decided that the Selection Committee should instate a provision by which we can extend the Poet Laureate’s tenure to 3Read the Rest…


Shakespeare in April: 400 Years and Growing!

WNMU Writing Across the Curriculum announces a Once-in-400-Years Special Event! When: Friday, April 22, from 3 to 5 pm Where: Miller Library Lobby This program on April 22 celebrates the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare (1564-1616)–arguably the world’s greatest writer–with student performances, professional dramatic recitations, a shortRead the Rest…


Have You Tackled the NaNoWriMo Challenge?

The Silver City Public Library is hosting a “write-in” for National Novel Writing Month participants on Monday, November 30, 3:00-6:00pm. During National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, writers worldwide challenge themselves to complete a 50,000-word first-draft novel. Participants can get support and learn more on the organization’s website,Read 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


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…


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