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Aldo Leopold Writing Contest for Grades 6-12

New Mexico students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to enter the Aldo Leopold Writing Contest to celebrate Leopold’s land ethic and win a cash prize. The deadline is 11:59pm on Thursday, February 7, and the awards ceremony will be at the first annual Leopold Lecture on Sunday, AprilRead the Rest…


Festival Activities for Children, Tweens, and Teens

The Festival is very pleased to be holding a variety of activities for children, tweens, and teens on Saturday, October 3 at the Silver City Public Library. Starting at 10:00am Jennifer Cervantes, author of Tortilla Sun, will discuss how she became an author and how to stay inspired. She willRead the Rest…


Dear Ms. Becky

Author:  Sonnie Sussillo   The Southwest Festival of the Written Word, since its inception, has been present in the community to promote reading and writing as a fun and enriching experience for our  youth .  Sometimes this aspect of the Festival doesn’t get its just acknowledgment; we need to “right”Read 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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