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Southwest Festival of the Written Word – 2013

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The first Southwest Festival of the Written Word will be held Friday through Sunday, September 27-29, 2013, at multiple venues in historic downtown Silver City, New Mexico. Celebrating the “textures y sabores” shaping the Southwest’s literary identity, the Festival brings together those who create with those who appreciate the written word.

Over 50 presenters—fiction and nonfiction writers, poets, bloggers, journalists, lyricists, editors, dramatists, and publishers from throughout the Southwest—will be featured in some 30 sessions and workshops. Children’s activities, book signings, slam poetry, student programs, a dramatic presentation, and musical performances will round out the weekend offerings.

Jeannie Miller and Tom Hester discuss the features and attractions of the festival, its genesis and a bit about those who labored in love of the written word to bring this all about.

Please visit their website at swwordfiesta.org for the participants, schedule and additional information.


Southwest Festival of the Written Word will air on

  • Saturday 21 September – 6:30pm
  • Sunday 22 September – 10:30am
  • Wednesday 25 September 12:20pm & 6:20pm
  • Friday 27 September 12:15pm & 6:15pm
  • Saturday 28 September 12:15pm & 6:15pm

You can also listen to the podcast any time via this link…

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