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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…


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…


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…


Boekhandelaar

Netherlanders are a thrifty, enterprising people. Their historic wisdom, a distrust of excess, I think, came from the constant awareness of knowing where they are, a sort of cultural GPS, possibly developed after the Tulip Bubble, the first capitalistic mania.  When William of Orange conquered England during the “Glorious Revolution”Read the Rest…


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