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Silver City Public Library:
Friday, October 4, 2–4 pm
Saturday, October 5, 10–4

Headquarters (107 Yankie):
Sunday, October 6, 10–12

Through the Story Booth, we’re offering people a chance to record meaningful conversations about the role of borders in their lives. You can record a Story Booth interview by yourself or with one or more friends or family members. Borders shape our lives. Several authors at the Festival address the geo-political border between the United States and Mexico. But there are many other borders. Borders between childhood and adulthood. Between family and work. Between genders. Between states, communities, landowners, and more. They define boundaries and beginnings. The interview will last about 30 minutes. First come, first served.

Libros Para El Viaje/Books for the Journey is Accepting Donations of Books at Festival Headquarters, 107 Yankie Street

Libros Para El Viaje/Books for the Journey is an ongoing initiative that began over a year ago to collect, organize and deliver books to Refugee Families on the U.S./México border. You can learn more here: http://www /libros-para-el-viaje/

The project has collaborated with The American Booksellers Association and here is an overview: /update-denise-chavez-distribution-process-winter -institute-book-drive-201513

Thank you! We continue to gather and donate books in Spanish and Portuguese to families in the borderland region. —Denise Chávez

The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Southwest Word Fiesta™ or its steering committee.

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We respectfully acknowledge that the entirety of southwestern New Mexico is the traditional territory, since time immemorial, of the Chis-Nde, also known as the people of the Chiricahua Apache Nation. The Chiricahua Apache Nation is recognized as a sovereign Native Nation by the United States in the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Friendship of 1 July 1852 (10 Stat. 979) (Treaty of Santa Fe ratified 23 March 1853 and proclaimed by President Franklin Pierce 25 March 1853).

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Mimbres Press of Western New Mexico University is a traditional academic press that welcomes agented and unagented submissions in the following genres: literary fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, memoir, poetry, children’s books, historical fiction, and academic books. We are particularly interested in academic work and commercial work with a strong social message, including but not limited to works of history, reportage, biography, anthropology, culture, human rights, and the natural world. We will also consider selective works of national and global significance.