sep

Silver City and Grant County New Poet Laureates

The Selection Committee is delighted to announce that the position of third Poet Laureate of Silver City and Grant County will be shared by Beate Sigriddaughter and Jack Crocker. This honorary position is awarded to a person who has established a presence in the world of poetry, has demonstrated a commitment to the literary art form, and who embraces the opportunity to engage in civil discourse...

Read more...

Elise Stuart Another Door Calls

Elise Stuart moved to Silver City in 2005. Her heart opened to the desert, where trees and wildflowers grow with little rain, their only nourishment through water running underground. In 2014, she was chosen as Poet Laureate of Silver City and Grant County. Another Door Calls, published in the spring of 2017, is her first collection of poems. Elise Stuart will read from her upcoming memoir at the 2017 Festival on Friday, September 29, 2-3pm.

Read more...
sep
Living under a wide sky, turquoise bright, in a land where crinkled mountains rise purple and brown behind stretches of grass or cacti, some write of their days. Living in that crease where the past and present meet, where English and Spanish and languages of the indigenous meld, some write of their encounters. The Festival celebrates those who write in or about the Southwest, and brings together their readers to touch the rough and smooth of their words, to taste the fire and cool of our written life.--Tom Hester
© 2017 Southwest Festival of the Written Word | Design Theme by: D5 Creation | Powered by: WordPress