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All the Wrong Places — by Philip Connors

Review by JJ Amaworo Wilson This memoir hinges on the suicide of the author’s brother, Dan. The book starts with a hot air balloon ride organized by Dan for himself and the author. They soar into the atmosphere and gaze down at the vast desert sands of New Mexico, theRead the Rest…


Mother Tongue and Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana

Review by Tom Hester   Twenty-eight years ago Demetria Martinez—poet, journalist, and activist in the Sanctuary Movement – faced a prison sentence of up to 25 years for smuggling into the U.S. two pregnant Central Americans, refugees from violence in their home country. The federal jury pronounced Martinez, and theRead 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…


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…


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…


Ana Castillo Writing a Memoir Workshop

Ana Castillo, an award winning poet, novelist, essayist, editor, playwright and translator, will teach a Memoir Writing workshop, at the Southwest Festival of the Written Word in Silver City, NM on Saturday, September 28th.   It is open to anyone who wants to learn to write memoir.  The workshop fee is $125 and enrollmentRead the Rest…


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