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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…


David Chorlton Poetry Reading

Poetry reading by Phoenix poet David Chorlton Friday, October 14, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Yankie Creek Coffee House, Silver City Born in Austria, David Chorlton grew up in Manchester, close to rain and the northern English industrial zone. In his early 20s he went to live in Vienna andRead 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…


Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States, to speak at Western New Mexico University

Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States, to speak at WNMU, Silver City Juan Felipe Herrera will give a talk about his life and work at Light Hall, WNMU on Monday November 21st. This event is free and open to the public; however, to reserve a seat youRead the Rest…


Catalina Claussen Releases New Young Adult Novel

We are excited to celebrate the release of Catalina Claussen’s YA novel Diamonds at Dusk with Progressive Rising Phoenix Press. The Diamonds at Dusk Release Party will be May 21, 2016 04:00PM at Javalina Coffee House, 117 W. Market Street, Silver City. Enjoy a show of Ajalaa Claussen’s photos thatRead 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…


Festival Activities for Children, Tweens, and Teens

The Festival is very pleased to be holding a variety of activities for children, tweens, and teens on Saturday, October 3 at the Silver City Public Library. Starting at 10:00am Jennifer Cervantes, author of Tortilla Sun, will discuss how she became an author and how to stay inspired. She willRead 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…


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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