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Silver City Has... A New Poet Laureate!

Silver City has a new Poet Laureate. Elise Stuart was selected by the Southwest Festival of the Written Word and the Silver City Town Council to be the second person to hold this honorary title. She will hold the position for two years...

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Is It a Tweet? Or Is It a Novel? Workshop with Jonathan Miller

Have you ever wondered if that interesting happening you were part of is worthy of more than a “tweet” or a blog post? Maybe there’s a short story in it or an article. Or, maybe it’s the beginning of your novel. Besides that, do you ever ask yourself, “How do I write myself into my story or should I even try? And, do I go with fiction or non-fiction?” One way to begin answering these puzzlements is to sign up for the Southwest Festival of the Written Word’s writing intensive workshop with Albuquerque author Jonathan Miller...

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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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