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April Poetry Readings

April is National Poetry Month. The Southwest Festival of the Written Word and the Silver City Library are proud to present two events to celebrate National Poetry Month. Both are open to the public free of charge. Please join us!     Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:00 –11:00am Silver CityRead the Rest…


Annie Proulx: Why Do We Write?

AUTHOR:  JJ AMAWORO WILSON Posted on October 31, 2014 on his blog   JJ Amaworo Wilson, author   The gloriously tough-minded and tender-hearted Annie Proulx gave the keynote address at the AWP Conference & Bookfair in Seattle this year, entitled Why Do We Write?. One of my favorite authors, she’sRead the Rest…


It’s Not Your Mother’s Library Anymore

AUTHOR: JEANNIE MILLER I can still feel my first library, located in the room off to the right as you entered Woman’s Club building in Safford, Arizona. Somewhat dark inside– especially when you first came in out of the bright sunshine, hardwood floors, a few free-standing stacks, and book-lined wallsRead the Rest…


Fear-Facing 101

AUTHOR:  BRUCE WILSON For the past ten months I’ve been writing every day; well, except for those few lost to holiday travel and the occasional ones when my writing consisted of twelve heavily labored-over words which ended up on my computer screen in no particular order. But it has beenRead the Rest…


History, Mystery and Myth

    AUTHOR:  SONNIE SUSSILLO I am drawn by three southwestern writers—Barry Lopez, Sharman Apt Russell, and Mary Sojourner–into thinking about the intersections of history, mystery and myth and what I understand and believe about the larger world. I recently finished digesting Barry Lopez’s Winter Count. He pushes the marginsRead the Rest…


Silver City Writing Groups

      We have a universal desire to tell our stories and have them endure. But to write them down means to bare your soul–and that’s hard. Sometimes we write in secret, not letting anyone know what we’re up to, afraid that the reactions will be negative both toRead the Rest…


Bonnie Maldonado Reading:

  Bonnie Buckley Maldonado, Inaugural Silver City Poet Laureate and WNMU Professor Emeritus, reads from her new memoir, The Secret Lives of Us Kids: A Childhood Memoir 1941–1942, on Sunday, January 25 at 3:00pm in the WNMU Miller Library. The public is invited to attend, free of charge. Refreshments willRead the Rest…


Women Artists Muse about Muses

AUTHOR:  SONNIE SUSSILLO Two friends and I sit down to lunch at the Little Toad Inn out at Lake Roberts after a hike around the lake. Carlene is reading Spending by Mary Gordon. The story is about an artist and her muse. Monica Szabo, a middle-aged, moderately successful painter, encountersRead the Rest…


Oh, THAT Mary Sojourner!

AUTHOR:  SONNIE SUSSILLO   Mary Sojourner is coming to town. She is one of three writers who will be presenting workshops and an evening reading the first weekend in October. So I set out to see who Mary Sojourner is, and what she writes. A trip to the Silver CityRead the Rest…


Writers Write

AUTHOR:  BRUCE WILSON   I’m a writer. There, I’ve said it in a public forum. I’ve always been good at the writing process and even used the skills I learned in public school successfully in thirty-plus years in Corporate America and later while earning a Masters Degree. But it wasn’tRead the Rest…


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