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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…


Crater County: A legal thriller of New Mexico

Crater County: A legal thriller of New Mexico by Jonathan Miller Reviewed by Tom Hester   When Jonathan Miller participated in the last Southwest Festival of the Written Word, he had what drama professionals call “presence.” Presence is confidence, mixed with a cupful of charm and a dash of threat.Read the Rest…


Thank You!

We want to express our immense gratitude to everyone who made the 2013 Southwest Festival of the Written Word a tremendous success!  Thank you to our speakers, our volunteers, our sponsors.  We have attempted to make a comprehensive list of all our supporters, as follows: MAJOR SPONSORS Western New MexicoRead the Rest…


Twelve Presenters Named New Mexico Humanities Scholars

The New Mexico Humanities Council has announced financial support for the Southwest Festival of the Written Word, downtown Silver City’s first literary festival, September 27-29. The Council, which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, is underwriting five festival sessions that are woven together by the theme “ToRead the Rest…


Textures y Sabores

Here’s our latest press release, discussing the festival theme, “Textures y Sabores”!  You can download the press release in Word or PDF format on our Press page. The Southwest Festival of the Written Word, downtown Silver City NM’s first literary festival, will take place Friday September 27-Sunday September 29.  The theme ofRead the Rest…


Official Press Release: WNMU Sponsorship

May 21, 2013 The Southwest Festival of the Written Word announces that Western New Mexico University has become the major sponsor of Silver City’s first literary festival, according to Tom Hester, chair of the festival organizing committee. “WNMU has always been a big part of the festival plans,” says Hester,Read the Rest…


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