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Call for Submissions: Gila Symposium

Confluence of Bonita Creek and Gila River in Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area, in Graham County, Arizona; seen from the vicinity of the Kearny campsite monument. The Gila flows toward the camera, center and left of center; Bonita Creek flows left to right, through the canyon whose far wall is visible behind trees at the right edge of the photo.

The 7th Natural History of the Gila Symposium (February 22-23, 2018) is looking for creative works about the Gila. Poets and prose writers of all kinds are welcome to submit their work for consideration. Readers will read their work in a creative voices session during the symposium, and works will be included inRead the Rest…


Saturday Words and Music Features ALCS Poets

On the third Saturday of each month, Tranquilbuzz Coffee House, in collaboration with poet laureate Beate Sigriddaughter, hosts a Words and Music event. Aldo Leopold Charter School poets Grace Walton, Serina Floyd, Ashley Elliot, Samuel Medina, and Catalina Claussen will read from their work tomorrow, December 16, 2017. The reading willRead the Rest…


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…


Book Review: Venturous Journeys by Jesus J. Barquet

cover of Los Viajes Venturosos

Jesus J. Barquet will give an English-Spanish reading and discussion of his book of poetry Venturous Journeys / Los viajes venturosos (Madrid: Verbum, 2015) at the Southwest Festival of the Written Word on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 3:30pm at the Seedboat Gallery. He will also participate in a panelRead 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…


Book Review: Artemis Awakening by Jane Lindskold

Jane Lindskold

Award-winning novelist Jane Lindskold will discuss the art of writing science fiction at the Southwest Festival of the Written Word on Saturday, September 30, 11:30am at the El Sol Theater. Frost McGahey reviewed Lindskold’s Artemis Awakening, the start of a new series: The planet Artemis was created as an Eden,Read the Rest…


Book Review: The Apache Wars by Paul Andrew Hutton

Paul Andrew Hutton

Paul Andrew Hutton will give a presentation, “From Ivory Tower to the Big Apple—Writing Popular History and Academic Publishing,” at the Southwest Festival of the Written Word on Sunday, October 1, at 10:00am at the Seedboat Gallery. The transition from academic writing to the creation of a commercial work forRead the Rest…


Book Review: Raul Yzaguirre by Stella Pope Duarte

Stella Pope Duarte

Stella Pope Duarte will give the Festival keynote address on Friday, September 29, 5:30pm at Light Hall on the campus of Western New Mexico University. “Up the Spiral Staircase”: A young girl who liked to read, collect words and produce dramas enacted by barrio kids in her backyard, will inRead the Rest…


Book Review: Unprocessed by Megan Kimble

Megan Kimble

Megan Kimble will speak at the Southwest Festival of the Written Word on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 10:00am at the Old Elks Lodge. She will discuss her book Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food (William Morrow 2015), which describes her experience living an entire year without eatingRead the Rest…


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