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Details on Ana Castillo’s Memoir-Writing Workshop

On September 28, 2013, Ana Castillo, award winning novelist, poet, essayist and playwright, will offer a Memoir Writing Workshop at the Southwest Festival of the Written Word in Silver City NM. Castillo teaches memoir writing at Northwestern University and at workshops around the country, most recently in Taos, NM. HerRead the Rest…


Freelance Writing – What a Gig!

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word, September 27-29 in downtown Silver City NM, is the place to learn about the agonies and ecstasies of writing in just about any literary genre. On September 29th, Jim Kelly, Ron Hamm, and Elan Head will discuss their writing lives and experiences at the FestivalRead the Rest…


Ana Castillo Writing a Memoir Workshop

Ana Castillo, an award winning poet, novelist, essayist, editor, playwright and translator, will teach a Memoir Writing workshop, at the Southwest Festival of the Written Word in Silver City, NM on Saturday, September 28th.   It is open to anyone who wants to learn to write memoir.  The workshop fee is $125 and enrollmentRead the Rest…


Edit, Edit, Edit

Writing Reflections from Mary Hotvedt Happy to say I’m down to the last ten chapters on the second edit of a novel. I finished the first draft many months ago. I worked in a writers’ group—very helpful. But the thought of editing paralyzed me. I edited the first chapters fourRead the Rest…


Literacy, Poverty, and Children

Nicholas Kristof, a columnist in the New York Times, writes about our society’s need to defeat poverty as a means to achieve equality of opportunity. He cites a new book, “Giving Our Children a Fighting Chance,” by Susan Neuman and Donna Celano. “Neuman and Celano focus on two Philadelphia neighborhoods in Philadelphia.Read the Rest…


2013 Aldo Leopold Writing Contest

The 2013 Aldo Leopold Writing Contest for New Mexico students grades 6-12 will focus on the topic, “Why is it important to know where your food and energy comes from?” The Bosque School and the Aldo Leopold Centennial Celebration are co-sponsoring the contest. See their announcement here. View and downloadRead the Rest…


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