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Third Saturdays Words and Music

On the third Saturday of each month, TranquilBuzz Coffee House, in collaboration with poet laureate Beate Sigriddaughter, will host a Words and Music event, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with featured authors followed by open mic. Featured authors for July 15, 2017 are novelist Chris Lemme and poet Mary O’Loughlin. TranquilBuzz Coffee House isRead the Rest…


A Sampling of Verse from the Poets Laureate

Everyone is invited to attend a four-way poetry reading at the Tranquilbuzz Coffeehouse on Saturday, June 17, starting at 2:00 p.m. The event will feature former poets laureate Bonnie Buckley Maldonado and Elise Stuart, and current poets laureate Beate Sigriddaughter and Jack Crocker. * * * * * ANGEL LOOP – SEPTEMBERRead the Rest…


Give Grandly! on Saturday May 6

The 2017 Southwest Festival of the Written Word takes place on Friday- Sunday, September 29-October 1. As always, the Festival is open and free of charge to the public. This means that we must fund the Festival through grants and donations. As part of this effort, we are participating in “Give Grandly!”,Read the Rest…


Silver City and Grant County doubles up on Poet Laureate

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 aRead the Rest…


Remembering Richard Mahler

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word has lost a great and much-loved friend. Richard Mahler, or Rico as he liked to be called, was an Everyman: writer, editor, publisher, radio host, media consultant, photographer, teacher, naturalist, and literary pioneer. If you wanted something done, and done well, in theRead the Rest…


Celebrate Libraries This April

heart and library symbol--a silhouette of a person reading a book--on a blue background

Institutions dedicated to literacy, life-long learning, and the joy of reading hold a special place in the hearts of avid readers and writers. Some special opportunities to show your appreciation for libraries will occur in the next two weeks. Celebrate our local public library at Love Your Library Day onRead the Rest…


Search Begins for Silver City Area’s Third Poet Laureate

Nominations are now being sought for the Silver City area’s third Poet Laureate, following Bonnie Buckley Maldonado’s tenure as the first and Elise Stuart’s as the second. This honorary position is awarded to a person who has established a presence in the world of poetry, has demonstrated a commitment toRead the Rest…


Short Story Contest for the SC Quarterly Review

The Silver City Quarterly Review, a literary showcase of local authors, is holding a short story writing contest for its spring issue 2017. Submissions must be fiction, can be any topic and must be limited to 1500 words. There is a $10 fee per entry. Each author can submit moreRead the Rest…


Borrow e-books for Free

Voracious readers, take note: you don’t have to buy everything you download for your e-reader. Instead, you can borrow e-books from your public library! Most public libraries in the United States now offer e-books in addition to physical items. The Silver City Public Library collaborates with many other small librariesRead the Rest…


Congratulations to Award-winning Silver City Authors

Sharman Apt Russell’s Knocking on Heaven’s Door and JJ Amaworo Wilson’s Damnificados won New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards in, respectively, the Science Fiction and the Fiction categories. Two other Silver City authors were also finalists – Ron Hamm, for Ross Calvin, Interpreter of the American Southwest, and Catalina Claussen, for DiamondsRead the Rest…


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