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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…


Take a Look at the 2015 Festival Schedule and the Presenters

  We’ve posted the schedule for the 2015 Southwest Festival of the Written Word. Like everything in life, it’s subject to change, but it’s a pretty true representation of what will be offered up for your enjoyment on the first weekend in October.    So take a look and startRead the Rest…


Crater County: A legal thriller of New Mexico

Crater County: A legal thriller of New Mexico by Jonathan Miller Reviewed by Tom Hester   When Jonathan Miller participated in the last Southwest Festival of the Written Word, he had what drama professionals call “presence.” Presence is confidence, mixed with a cupful of charm and a dash of threat.Read the Rest…


Adult Summer Reading Program? Oh my!

        AUTHOR:  LILLIAN GALLOWAY Summer reading for children and teens is a long-held tradition at the Silver City Public Library, but did you know that summer 2015 is the third time that the library is offering summer reading for adults? This is a great opportunity to readRead the Rest…


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