Southwest Festival of the Written Word

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word celebrates the power and beauty of the written word, embracing the rich diversity of Southwestern cultures. We are pleased to announce the presenters for the 2017 Southwest Festival of the Written Word include several Press authors, check the schedule for full details:


Friday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m. – WNMU Light Hall

Opening remarks and  keynote address by Stella Pope Duarte, author of If I Die in Juárez

Saturday, September 30 at 3:00 p.m. – Old Elks Lodge

Award-winning novelist Tim Z. Hernandez reads from and discusses his new book All They Will Call You.

Saturday, September 30 at 11:30 a.m. – Silver City Public Library

The current Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation Laura Tohe, author of  reads and discusses her work with Silver City’s inaugural Poet Laureate Bonnie Maldonado.

Saturday, September 30 at 1:30 p.m. – Seedboat Gallery

Stella Pope Duarte, Sharman Apt Russell, and Laura Tohe, in conversation about the writing life. Moderated by Elise Stuart.

Sunday, October 1 at 11:30 a.m. – Seedboat Gallery

Author of Mythical River and Under Desert Skies Melissa Sevigny discusses her environmental work.


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