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Our committee thanks everyone who made the 2019 Southwest Festival of the Written Word possible: our outstanding speakers, sponsors, volunteers, and audiences. We had an amazing time and we hope you did, too!

Corporate sponsors: New Mexico Humanities Council, WNMU, Town of Silver City, Friends of the Library, Western Institute for Lifelong Learning, LULAC Chapter 8003, Devasthali Family Foundation, Town and Country Garden Club, Border Area Mental Health Services Inc., Revel, Bear Mountain Lodge, Holiday Inn Express, Morones and Knuttinen, Silver City Chamber of Commerce, Silver City Daily Press, Silver City Bookshop

Individual sponsors: Anita Williams, Bea and Mack McKinney, Bing and Mary Ewalt, Bob Garrett and Mary Hotvedt, Frost and Mark McGahey, Jeannie A. Miller, JJ Amaworo Wilson and Alexandra Neves, Lee and Linda Hannan, Lindee Lennox and Shelby Hallmark, Mary Margaret Soule, Naomi Laffinghans, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Tom and Consuelo Hester

AdrienneCelt, JJ Amaworo Wilson, Lauren Camp, and Peter Riva speak at the Old Elks Lodge on Sunday, October 6, 2019
Photo by Bruce Bloy

The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Southwest Word Fiesta™ or its steering committee.

Enriching Life Through Learning in Community

We respectfully acknowledge that the entirety of southwestern New Mexico is the traditional territory, since time immemorial, of the Chis-Nde, also known as the people of the Chiricahua Apache Nation. The Chiricahua Apache Nation is recognized as a sovereign Native Nation by the United States in the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Friendship of 1 July 1852 (10 Stat. 979) (Treaty of Santa Fe ratified 23 March 1853 and proclaimed by President Franklin Pierce 25 March 1853).

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