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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…


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…


200 New Mexico Poems Wins Award

The blog 200 New Mexico Poems: One Hundred Poems Celebrating the Past, One Hundred More for the Future, celebrates New Mexico’s centennial through poetry.  This month the blog won second place in the New Mexico Press Women’s 2013 Communication Contest Blogs-nonprofit category.   The Communications Contest Chair, Sherry Robinson, said thatRead 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…


SFWW Member Joseph Wade Featured by Documentarian

Dave Gill is bicycling 11,000 miles around North America to film a documentary about people and their lifestyle choices.  His project, Vague Direction, recently visited Joseph Wade at the J.W. Art Gallery in Hurley.  Check out the blog post and video here: http://www.vaguedirection.com/day92/  You can also view the video on YouTube.Read the Rest…


Festival Kickoff Event Announced

The JW Art Gallery presents a Kick-off Event for the Southwest Festival of the Written Word Thursday, September 26, 2013 6:00pm – 9:00pm 99 Cortez Ave. Hurley, NM The evening will feature Randy Carr performing act one from his one-man show “Tuck” and Terry Humble, who will discuss his recentRead the Rest…


Festival and Workshop in the News

The Silver City Sun-News published an article yesterday highlighting our writing workshop with Steve Havill, which occurred on January 26.  Read it here: http://www.scsun-news.com/ci_22502166  We’re grateful to Mr. Havill for offering his time in support of our Festival.  We are very eager to share more details, and will be doing soRead the Rest…


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