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All the Wrong Places — by Philip Connors

Review by JJ Amaworo Wilson This memoir hinges on the suicide of the author’s brother, Dan. The book starts with a hot air balloon ride organized by Dan for himself and the author. They soar into the atmosphere and gaze down at the vast desert sands of New Mexico, theRead the Rest…


Take a Look at the 2015 Festival Schedule and the Presenters

  We’ve posted the schedule for the 2015 Southwest Festival of the Written Word. Like everything in life, it’s subject to change, but it’s a pretty true representation of what will be offered up for your enjoyment on the first weekend in October.    So take a look and startRead the Rest…


200 New Mexico Poems Wins Award

The blog 200 New Mexico Poems: One Hundred Poems Celebrating the Past, One Hundred More for the Future, celebrates New Mexico’s centennial through poetry.  This month the blog won second place in the New Mexico Press Women’s 2013 Communication Contest Blogs-nonprofit category.   The Communications Contest Chair, Sherry Robinson, said thatRead the Rest…


Reading New Mexico’s DNA

Book review Rick Collignon: A Santo in the Image of Cristóbal García The story starts simply enough, for it’s a Rick Collignon novel. A fire burns in the mountains above Guadalupe, New Mexico, and Flavio Montoya struggles to irrigate his late sister’s fields. Then the story gets a little complicated,Read the Rest…


SFWW Member Joseph Wade Featured by Documentarian

Dave Gill is bicycling 11,000 miles around North America to film a documentary about people and their lifestyle choices.  His project, Vague Direction, recently visited Joseph Wade at the J.W. Art Gallery in Hurley.  Check out the blog post and video here: http://www.vaguedirection.com/day92/  You can also view the video on YouTube.Read the Rest…


Festival and Workshop in the News

The Silver City Sun-News published an article yesterday highlighting our writing workshop with Steve Havill, which occurred on January 26.  Read it here: http://www.scsun-news.com/ci_22502166  We’re grateful to Mr. Havill for offering his time in support of our Festival.  We are very eager to share more details, and will be doing soRead the Rest…


Bestlists

We’re quality persons and we believe in quality stuff. What we eat is the freshest and purest. What we watch has been strained through the finest seive–the New York Times or the London Times or the smallest literary journal with the most anemic editor. Our stocks have been blessed byRead the Rest…


Local

Is planning for a book fair something like investing in buggy whip manufactory just as Model A Fords hit the market? While a big box book retail chain declares bankruptcy and Publishers Weekly prints jeremiads about the implosion of major New York publishers, we in Silver City discuss poetry readings,Read the Rest…


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