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Book Review: Death in the Black Patch by Bruce Wilson

Bruce Wilson will participate in a panel at the Southwest Festival of the Written Word on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 3:30pm at the Old Elks Lodge in downtown Silver City. The session, “Everything you ever wanted to know about writing,” will cover writing, editing, researching, submitting, and marketing. WilsonRead the Rest…


Book Review: Mr. and Mrs. Doctor by Julie Iromuanya

Julie Iromuanya

Julie Iromuanya will have a reading and Q&A session at the Southwest Festival of the Written Word on Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:00am at the Seedboat Gallery. Iromuanya’s Mr. and Mrs. Doctor is a novel about Job and Ifi, an immigrant couple in an arranged marriage, and the outrageous lie thatRead the Rest…


Book Review: Ross Calvin by Ron Hamm

Ron Hamm will participate in a discussion with Stephen Fox at the Southwest Festival of the Written Word on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Silver City Public Library. The two distinguished historians will discuss the art of writing biography. Their conversation will include the challenges of research, whatRead the Rest…


Book Reviews: Adrienne Celt

Adrienne Celt will speak at the 2017 Southwest Festival of the Written Word on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:30am at the Old Elks Lodge. The topic will be “Mining Fact for Fiction: Using research & personal history in your writing.” Celt explains: “As fiction writers, we get conflicting advice –Read the Rest…


NM Humanities Council Supports Scholars for 2017 Festival

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word has received a generous grant award from the New Mexico Humanities Council. The award is in support of ten of the more than thirty writers who live and work in the southwest and who will be presenters at the 2017 Festival, which takes placeRead 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…


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…


Give Grandly! on Saturday May 6

The 2017 Southwest Festival of the Written Word takes place on Friday- Sunday, September 29-October 1. As always, the Festival is open and free of charge to the public. This means that we must fund the Festival through grants and donations. As part of this effort, we are participating in “Give Grandly!”,Read 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…


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