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RIP Jim Kelly 1942-2016

With sadness in our hearts, we announce the passing of Jim Kelly. Jim was one of the founding members of the Southwest Festival of the Written Word and the founder of the Poet Laureate program of Silver City and Grant County. He was an actor, a Navy veteran, and aRead the Rest…


RIP Lisa Lenard-Cook, 1952-2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lisa Lenard-Cook. Lisa was a writer, writing coach, editor and co-founder of the literary journal bosque. She delighted everyone who came into contact with her and we were privileged to have Lisa as one of our presenters at theRead the Rest…


Cancellation of “Publishing Advice for Authors”

Because of a family emergency the “Publishing Advice for Authors” workshop with literary agent Peter Riva, scheduled for December 5, has been cancelled. Plans are to offer the workshop early in 2016.


A Workshop with Peter Riva

Southwest Festival of the Written Word Presents: A workshop with Peter Riva! One-on-One Workshop with Literary Agent Peter Riva “Publishing Advice for Authors” Saturday, December 5th, 2015, 9:30-5pm Location: TBA in Silver City 100% for the benefit of Grant County Community Foundation. This unusual and exciting workshop will help takeRead the Rest…


Festival Schedule Changes

Festival Schedule Changes Alfredo Corchado and Phil Connor switch places on the Festival Schedule. The posted schedule is correct. Also, there’s an additional Virus Theater performance Friday, October 2 7:30pm Webb Theater View the final Festival Schedule


Friends of the Silver City Library Quarterly Book Sale– Sept 12, 2015

Friends of the Silver City Library Quarterly Book Sale Saturday, September 12, 2015 Sale 9am-2pm. Members only from 9 to 10. 1510 Market Street The Friends of the Silver City Public Library will holds its quarterly book sale on Saturday, September 12. BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS! The Friends of the SilverRead the Rest…


Festival Banquet Tickets are Now On Sale

click here for ticket information The Festival Banquet Keynote Speaker:  Daniel Chacón Saturday October 3, 2015 7:00-9:00pm Light Hall Patio and Auditorium 1000 W. College Ave, Silver City NM Daniel Chacón will give the keynote address “The Politics and Realities of Living on the Border–with a dash of humor”, followingRead the Rest…


Call for Contributors to The Independent Press

We recently received this notice from Jennifer Olson, who is in charge of The Independent, a new local publication that debuts on April 23.  We thought we’d pass it on. Hi there! I’m Jennifer Olson, writing to let you know about an alternative paper I’m working to start in GrantRead the Rest…


Why Am I Crying? It’s Only a Mystery!

AUTHOR:  SONNIE SUSSILLO I recently found myself crying—not sniffling, but full-out two-Kleenex tears—over the last chapters of not one, but two books. Both books were part of a series of mysteries starring Miss Maisie Dobbs as the intuitive, insightful sleuth. I got to wondering about what it is that makesRead the Rest…


Website Outage

Throughout the day on August 2, 2013, our website experienced intermittent outages.  Our web host encountered unusual, unexpected network problems that took their team most of the day to fully resolve.  Some more details are available on our host’s blog: https://www.bluehost.com/blog/bluehost/network-issues-resolved-2368  We apologize for difficulty you may have encountered inRead the Rest…


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