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Short Story Contest for the SC Quarterly Review

The Silver City Quarterly Review, a literary showcase of local authors, is holding a short story writing contest for its spring issue 2017. Submissions must be fiction, can be any topic and must be limited to 1500 words. There is a $10 fee per entry. Each author can submit moreRead the Rest…


Aldo Leopold Writing Contest for Grades 6-12

New Mexico students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to enter the Aldo Leopold Writing Contest to celebrate Leopold’s land ethic and win a cash prize. The deadline is 11:59pm on Thursday, February 7, and the awards ceremony will be at the first annual Leopold Lecture on Sunday, AprilRead the Rest…


River Trip Poetry Group

Both seasoned and emerging poets are invited to participate in the newly-launched River Trip Poetry Group, an ongoing experiential poetry group meeting on 2nd Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 am at Yankie Creek Coffee House (Yankie Street at Texas Street in Silver City, NM). This poetry group, sponsored by the RiverRead the Rest…


Southwest Festival of the Written Word authors win awards

Several authors who took part in the Southwest Festival of the Written Word, October 2015, have gone on to win significant awards and recognition for their work. Denise Chávez won a 2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for her novel The King and Queen of Comezón. She has also been namedRead the Rest…


Have You Tackled the NaNoWriMo Challenge?

The Silver City Public Library is hosting a “write-in” for National Novel Writing Month participants on Monday, November 30, 3:00-6:00pm. During National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, writers worldwide challenge themselves to complete a 50,000-word first-draft novel. Participants can get support and learn more on the organization’s website,Read the Rest…


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…


The bookend lives of Bonnie Buckley Maldonado

Reviewed by Sonnie Sussillo Bonnie Maldonado writes of life lived edgewise of easy, slant-wise from soft. In her most recent books of poetry, The Secret Lives of Us Kids-A Childhood Memoir 1941-1945, and Too Personal for Words-The Invisible Path of Aging we get a picture of her life from childhoodRead the Rest…


Dear Ms. Becky

Author:  Sonnie Sussillo   The Southwest Festival of the Written Word, since its inception, has been present in the community to promote reading and writing as a fun and enriching experience for our  youth .  Sometimes this aspect of the Festival doesn’t get its just acknowledgment; we need to “right”Read the Rest…


Join the SWFWW Collaborative Electronic Literature Project

“Let’s be clear: animals are people too. I’m so tired of the uneven, speciesist treatment that folks hand out. Look, can’t we all just get along? Yes, I may be covered with bristles but I’m an attractive, normal javelina. Realizing this – as a writer – led me to createRead 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…


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