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Theater at the 2017 Festival

“Word Travels Fast!” We invite you to attend three outstanding theater events at this year’s Festival. All are open to the public free of charge. Mark Medoff Friday Sept 29: 2:00-3:00pm, Seed Boat Gallery Legendary playwright and screenwriter Mark Medoff talks about how his career and how his words haveRead the Rest…


Who Invited Falstaff?

WHO INVITED FALSTAFF? by Frost McGahey Presented by the Silver City Community Theater LAUGHTER AND LASAGNE $25 Join a Shakespearean version of the Academy Awards where Falstaff wreaks havoc. A staged reading of Frost McGahey’s play that will entertain and inform you about the life Shakespeare and movies of hisRead the Rest…


Words and Music August 19

cat sitting next to a guitar

Poet Laureate Beate Sigriddaughter invites you to join us for Words and Music! The August 19, 2017 Words and Music event at the Tranquilbuzz Coffee House features Silver City’s second poet laureate Elise Stuart who will read from her brand new memoir My Mother and I, We Talk Cat. Lonesome Richard will provideRead the Rest…


Third Saturdays Words and Music

On the third Saturday of each month, TranquilBuzz Coffee House, in collaboration with poet laureate Beate Sigriddaughter, will host a Words and Music event, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with featured authors followed by open mic. Featured authors for July 15, 2017 are novelist Chris Lemme and poet Mary O’Loughlin. TranquilBuzz Coffee House isRead the Rest…


Book Review: Mythical River by Melissa L. Sevigny

Melissa Sevigny will be appearing at the Southwest Festival of the Written Word on Sunday, October 1, 2017, 11:30am to discuss her book Mythical River: Chasing the Mirage of New Water in the American Southwest. In a lyrical mix of natural science, history, and memoir, Melissa L. Sevigny ponders what itRead the Rest…


Book Review: All They Will Call You by Tim Z. Hernandez

Tim Z. Hernandez will be appearing at the Southwest Festival of the Written Word at 3 p.m. at Old Elk’s Lodge in downtown Silver City on Saturday September 30, 2017. He will discuss his research and his book All They Will Call You, which focuses on the subject of a famous 1948Read the Rest…


A Sampling of Verse from the Poets Laureate

Everyone is invited to attend a four-way poetry reading at the Tranquilbuzz Coffeehouse on Saturday, June 17, starting at 2:00 p.m. The event will feature former poets laureate Bonnie Buckley Maldonado and Elise Stuart, and current poets laureate Beate Sigriddaughter and Jack Crocker. * * * * * ANGEL LOOP – SEPTEMBERRead the Rest…


Book Review: Elise Stuart, Another Door Calls

Southwest Festival of the Written Word: Word Travels Fast. Friday through Sunday, September 29 through October 1, 2017. Silver City, New Mexico

Thank you to JJ Wilson for reviewing Elise Stuart’s new book of poetry, Another Door Calls: Elise Stuart’s debut collection shimmers in the rain, gets snagged on the cholla, frees itself in the night winds, and goes rolling down a flooded arroyo. This terrific collection couldn’t have been written anywhereRead the Rest…


Lecture with Dr. Felipe de Ortego y Gasca (Tochtli), Ph.D.

Dr. Felipe de Ortego y Gasca portrait

Dr. Felipe de Ortego y Gasca will give a lecture titled “The Stamp of One Defect: The Mystery of Memory in Shakespeare’s Hamlet” on Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. This free event will occur at Western New Mexico University Light Hall Theater. There will be a meet and greetRead the Rest…


Celebrate Our Poet Laureate’s New Book

Elise Stuart, the Poet Laureate of Silver City, will give a special reading on Tuesday, April 18, 4:30-5:30pm at the Silver City Public Library to commemorate National Poetry Month and to celebrate the release of her first book of poetry, Another Door Calls. In the new poetry collection, the readerRead the Rest…


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