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Festival Steering Committee Announces 2016 Prologue Weekend Events

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word (SWFWW) presents its even-numbered year event, the 2016 Prologue Weekend, on September 29-October 1.  All sessions are open to the public free of charge and take place in Silver City, NM.  Two sessions have limited capacity and require attendees to reserve their spaceRead 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.


The Art, the Act, the Publishing of the Written Word-Sessions at the 2015 Festival

Readers need writers.  Writers need readers.  And,  the  Southwest Festival of the Written Word in historic downtown Silver City NM–dedicated to encouraging writers to write and readers to read–brings  a “cloud nine” weekend for both types of word aficionados, October 2-October 4, 2015. For those who “put pen to paper”Read the Rest…


Take a Look at the 2015 Festival Schedule and the Presenters

  We’ve posted the schedule for the 2015 Southwest Festival of the Written Word. Like everything in life, it’s subject to change, but it’s a pretty true representation of what will be offered up for your enjoyment on the first weekend in October.    So take a look and startRead 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…


The Scalpel and The Thread: A Master Workshop for Writers

The Scalpel and the Thread A Master Workshop for Writers with Mary Sojourner writer, writing mentor and instructor Using five pages of your own written work *Learn the beauty of taking the scalpel to your words, and *Rediscover how to weave threads of color back into your writing You’ve writtenRead the Rest…


PROLOGUE WEEKEND EVENINGS WITH POETRY AND PROSE

As if developing our plans for the 2015 Southwest Festival of the Written Word (Friday-Sunday October 2-4,  2015), wasn’t keeping us busy enough,  we decided it was important to provide events to support reading and writing, prior to the 2015 Festival. What were we thinking?  That this would be aRead the Rest…


Two Poetry Workshops with Denise Low: Saturday, October 4, 2014

    DENISE LOW Former Kansas Poet Laureate and Co-Publisher at Mammoth Publications (www.deniselow.net ) SOUP TO NUTS: From First Draft to Publishable Poetry A Workshop for Poets of all Levels  Using a one-page sample of your writing – Learn how to go from draft, to revision, to readiness forRead the Rest…


IS IT A TWEET? OR IS IT A NOVEL?

         IS IT A TWEET? OR IS IT A NOVEL?  WORKSHOP with Jonathan Miller, author and lawyer Saturday, June 21, 2014 9:00am-1:00pm Pinos Altos, 7 miles north of Silver City $85/participant which includes a copy of one of Jon’s books Space is limited.  Register by sending your request to info@swwordfiesta.orgRead the Rest…


Details on Ana Castillo’s Memoir-Writing Workshop

On September 28, 2013, Ana Castillo, award winning novelist, poet, essayist and playwright, will offer a Memoir Writing Workshop at the Southwest Festival of the Written Word in Silver City NM. Castillo teaches memoir writing at Northwestern University and at workshops around the country, most recently in Taos, NM. HerRead the Rest…


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