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Banned Books Week 2020

JJ Amaworo Wilson Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses came out in 1988. He spent the next ten years in hiding. Ayatollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, didn’t approve of Rushdie’s portrayal of Mohamed, and pronounced a fatwah, a death sentence, on the author. The fatwah was eventually...

Munching Words Brunch, Now

This week’s prompt is: The elegance of chance. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81399649324...

Writers Online Meeting Moves to Thursdays

Due to the scheduling needs of several regular participants, and due to the arrival of some hot afternoons, Poetry Tea and Prose Scones is moving to a new day and time, Thursday mornings at 11:00. We’re changing the event’s name to reflect the new time of day: Munching Words...

Invitation from Eve West Bessier

Dear language lovers, You are invited to join me online every Friday at 4:00, starting this week, for “Poetry Tea and Prose Scones.” This will be a light fare of your short poems and prose, mixed with conversation about our writing lives. We will meet on Zoom. Their platform...

Poet Connors Reads on KURU Today

Silver City poet Joanie Connors will read from her new book of poetry, Love Catalogue, on Friday, April 17 at 4pm on KURU 89.1 FM, as part of their pledge drive. Love Catalogue is a collection of 101 poems about the different kinds of love. The book is arranged into several chapters...

Feeling the Distance: A Reading

There will be a reading of Stewart Warren’s final poems at the TranquilBuzz on March 7, 2:00-4:00pm. These have been gathered into a collection entitled Feeling the Distance....

Word Feast: Celebration of Black History Month

February is Black History Month. To celebrate, we will be presenting the work of historic and contemporary African American poets during our language banquet. Elise Stuart and Eve West Bessier will host, and there will be live musical offerings between poems. Come out to the Tranquil Buzz on Saturday, February...

Word Feast January 11

Our January Word Feast will be held a week earlier than usual, on January 11th, in order for us to be able to have our wonderful featured reader, Leonore Hildebrandt, who will not be in Silver City on the 3rd Saturday. It will be also be held at an...

Word Feast December 21

This month our language banquet falls on the Winter Solstice! Serendipity strikes again! So come out and celebrate the returning of the sun! We will met on Saturday, December 21st, from 2:00 to 4:00 at our beloved Tranquilbuzz Coffee House. You are the featured readers! Please bring a poem or two,...

Word Feast November 23

Word Feast will be held this month on Saturday, November 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Help Eve West Bessier celebrate her 60th birthday! She will be our featured reader, releasing her new poetry collection, “Exposures,” and singing some Beatles songs. Hope to see you there! Don’t forget to bring something...