Writers, Readers, Poets: Festival of the Written Word this September

festival (2)If you are looking for a wonderful weekend in Southwest New Mexico, consider Silver City’s first Southwest Festival of the Written Word, September 27 -29.  http://www.swwordfiesta.org/


A view along Bullard Street

“Celebrate the power and beauty of the written word, embracing the rich diversity of Southwestern cultures.”  The Festival will bring together those who create with those who appreciate the written word.

Some 50 presenters—fiction and nonfiction writers, poets, bloggers, journalists, lyricists, editors, dramatists, and publishers from throughout the Southwest—will be featured in more than 30 sessions and workshops.  There will also be a full slate of children’s activities.  Thanks to support from Western New Mexico University and other sponsors, most of the Festival events will be offered to the public free of charge. Information and prices for those activities requiring tickets or registration fees will be announced soon. Continue reading