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Lisa Lenard-Cook 1952-2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lisa Lenard-Cook. Lisa was a writer, writing coach, editor and co-founder of the literary journal bosque. She delighted everyone who came into contact with her and we were privileged to have Lisa as one of our presenters at the 2015 Southwest Festival of the Written Word...

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Radio Show Launch June 10

Beginning on June 10th, a new radio show will hit the airwaves: ‘Use Your Words: Writers Speak.’ The show will include interviews with Southwest writers, short readings from published work or works in progress, as well as news and views from the literary community...

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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.--Tom Hester

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