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Bonnie Buckley Maldonado Reads Her New Memoir

Bonnie Buckley Maldonado, Inaugural Silver City Poet Laureate and WNMU Professor Emeritus, reads from her new memoir, The Secret Lives of Us Kids: A Childhood Memoir 1941–1942, on Sunday, January 25 at 3:00pm in the WNMU Miller Library. The public is invited to attend, free of charge....

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Silver City Writing Groups GILAWRITERS and THE CREATIVE WRITING GROUP at WNMU

We have a universal desire to tell our stories and have them endure. But to write them down means to bare your soul--and that’s hard. Sometimes we write in secret, not letting anyone know what we’re up to, afraid that the reactions will be negative both to the effort and to the work. Even if we’re open about it, the fear remains. Pushing past fear and unease is difficult; however, in Silver City, two writing groups, with quite opposite approaches, provide safe places to do just that.

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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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