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Search Begins For Silver City Area's Second Poet Laureate

Nominations are now being sought for the Silver City area’s second Poet Laureate, following Bonnie Buckley Maldonado’s tenure as the first. This honorary position is awarded to a person who has established a presence in the world of poetry, has demonstrated a commitment to the literary art form, and who embraces the opportunity to engage in civil discourse...

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Thank You! Speakers, Volunteers, Sponsors, Community

We want to express our immense gratitude to everyone who made the 2013 Southwest Festival of the Written Word a tremendous success! Thank you to our speakers, our volunteers, our sponsors.

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Living under a wide sky, turquoise bright, in a land where crinkled mountains rise purple and brown behind stretches of grass or cacti, some write of their days. Living in that crease where the past and present meet, where English and Spanish and languages of the indigenous meld, some write of their encounters. The Festival celebrates those who write in or about the Southwest, and brings together their readers to touch the rough and smooth of their words, to taste the fire and cool of our written life.
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