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The Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship workshop series to help creative entrepreneurs start an online shop on Etsy to sell handmade products and create supplemental income in Silver City will begin on October 10, 2017.

The current schedule is as follows:

Western New Mexico University
Watts Hall
500 18th Street
Silver City, NM 88061

October 10, 2017 – 10:00am – 1:00pm
October 18, 2017 – 10:00am – 1:00pm
October 25, 2017 – 10:00am – 1:00pm (this is a hands-on photography workshop; bring products to photograph and upload to ETSY store)
November 1, 2017 – 10:00am – 1:00pm
November 8, 2017 – 10:00am – 1:00pm
November 15, 2017 – 10:00am – 1:00pm

There is a $19 classroom/materials fee due prior to or on the first day of the workshop series.

Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 2:00-3:00pm and 3:30-4:30pm
Festival Headquarters: 206 Bullard Street, blue building two doors south of the Pink Store
Festival Venues in historic downtown Silver City, NM: Old Elks Lodge, Seedboat Gallery, Silver City Public Library, Javalina Coffee House, El Sol Theater,

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word presents authors and publishers who live and work in the southwest discussing their work and creative processes in eight festival sessions throughout downtown Silver City, NM. Friday afternoon session topics include: Outdoor Writing, Theater, Biography Memoir, Round Table "Advice for New Authors", Poetry, Journalism and Theatre, and the production of "Blatant Attempts at Understanding" by Melanie Zipin and performed by the Virus Theater of Silver City. All sessions are open to the public free of charge. Visit www.swwordfiesta.org for full Festival information, including the Festival Schedule and presenters' bios, and venue addresses.

Friday, September 29, 2017
5:30-7:00pm
Light Hall, WNMU, 900 W. College, Silver City NM
Keynote Event: Stella Pope Duarte, award winning author and Pulitzer Prize nominee. Open to the public free of charge.

Friday, September 29, 2017
7:00pm
Parotti Hall, WNMU, on E Street between College and 12th St, Silver City, NM
"I, Custer", a one-woman play starring Marissa Bond of the Las Cruces Theater Group and written by Neal Adelman. Open to the public free of charge.


Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00-11:00am and 11:30am-12:30pm
Festival Headquarters: 206 Bullard Street, blue building two doors south of the Pink Store
Festival Venues in historic downtown Silver City, NM: Old Elks Lodge, Seedboat Gallery, Silver City Public Library, Javalina Coffee House, El Sol Theater

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word presents authors and publishers who live and work in the southwest discussing their work and creative processes in eight festival sessions throughout downtown Silver City, NM. Saturday morning session topics include: Poetry, Fiction, Translation, Publishing Industry, Fiction and Art. All events are open to the public free of charge. Visit www.swwordfiesta.org for full Festival information, including the Festival Schedule and presenters' bios, and venue addresses.
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Saturday, September 30, 2017
1:30-2:30p and 3:00-4:00pm
Festival Venues in historic downtown Silver City, NM: Old Elks Lodge, Seedboat Gallery, Silver City Public Library, Javalina Coffee House, El Sol Theater

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word presents authors and publishers who live and work in the southwest discussing their work and creative processes in eight festival sessions throughout downtown Silver City, NM. Saturday afternoon session topics include: Fiction, Panels on The Writer's Life, Panel on Establishing a Publishing Imprint, Narrative Non-fiction, Journalism, Poetry, and the production of "Blatant Attempts at Understanding" by Melanie Zipin and performed by the Virus Theater of Silver City. All events are free and open to the public. Visit www.swwordfiesta.org for full Festival information, including the Festival Schedule and presenters' bios, and venue addresses.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
4:30-6:00pm
Seedboat Gallery, 214 W. Yankie Street, Silver City NM

Round Table with Writers plus The Great Book Giveaway Quiz
Algernon D'Ammassa, Matt Bell, Jane Lindskold, Andrea Cote-Botero, Steve Havill do "give and take" conversation among themselves and with the audience.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
4:30-6:00pm
"A" Space Gallery, 110 W. 7th St., Silver City, NM
Open mic/Poetry/Flash Fiction hosted by Damien Davies with Manuel Gonzalez. Open to the public free of charge. Visit www.swwordfiesta.org for full information.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
7:30pm
Parotti Hall, WNMU, on E Street between College and 12th St, Silver City, NM

"I, Custer", a one-woman play starring Marissa Bond of Las Cruces Theater Group and written by Neal Adelman. Open to the public free of charge. Visit www.swwordfiesta.org for full information.

Sunday, October 1, 2017
10:00-11:00am and 11:30am-12:30pm
Festival Headquarters: 206 Bullard Street, blue building two doors south of the Pink Store
Festival Venues in historic downtown Silver City, NM: Old Elks Lodge, Seedboat Gallery, Silver City Public Library, Javalina Coffee House, El Sol Theater

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word presents authors and publishers who live and work in the southwest discussing their work and creative processes in eight festival sessions throughout downtown Silver City, NM. All sessions are free and open to the public. Visit www.swwordfiesta.org for full information.

Sunday morning session topics include: Food Writing, History, Graphic Novels, Music, Magazine Writing, Environment, Song Lyrics, and Memoir . All sessions are free and open to the public. Visit www.swwordfiesta.org for full information.

Sunday, October 1, 2017
1:00-2:00pm
Seedboat Gallery, 214 W. Yankie Street, Silver City NM

Round Table with Writers plus the Great Book Giveaway Quiz
Ron Hamm, M. John Fayhee, Jessica Helen Lopez, and Andrea Celt do "give and take" conversation among themselves and with the audience.

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word is coming next weekend -- Check out the schedule and presenters!!

three redneck tenors rsSunday, October 1, will bring a special treat to Silver City Community Concert goers. 3 Redneck Tenors will perform at 3:00 p.m. in the WNMU Fine Arts Theater. Matthew Lord, Blake Davidson and Jonathan Fruge are a "new breed" in the world of tenors. They are classically-trained veteran artists who sing arrangements by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler. It's Duck Dynasty meets Carnegie Hall! Don't miss this unique combination of down-home laughs and big city music. This group of talented singers has been thrilling audiences since 2006.

Join us at the twelfth annual Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

2017 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

9:00 - Health Fair opens
9:30 - Pies must be delivered to the pie tent
10:00 - Festival Opens
10:15 - The Rivers Bend Band - Gospel music (on stage)
11:00 - Sign up for the horseshoe tournament
11:00 - Wiebke-Fresian Horse Demonstration (on the track)
11:15 - Marilyn Markel - Presentation about Mimbres Harvesting (on stage)
11:30 to 12:00 - Announce the winners of BEST PIE IN THE MIMBRES (on stage)
12:00 - Horseshoe Tournament begins (left of track)
12:00 - Dan Simonis - Americana music (on stage)
1:30 - Mimbres Children on stage and the bike raffle winners will be announced
2:00 - Dan Simonis & the New Mexicans (on stage)
3:00 - Wiebke-Fresian Horse Demonstration (on the track)
3:15 - Silent Auction Closes
3:30 - Big Raffle Winners Announced (on stage)
4:00 - Festival Closes

HEALTH CARE INFORMATION:

  • Walgreens - free flu shots
  • Western New Mexico University Nursing School - blood glucose, heart rate, and blood pressure
  • HMS Family Support
  • HMS Dental - Screenings
  • HMS Mental Health - Screenings
  • HMS - Checkout Consultations with Doctors
  • Walmart - eyeglass adjustments and vision screenings
  • Hometown Oxygen - pulmonary function

For additional information visit: http://mimbresharvestfest.com

hayes and cahill rsThe Traditional Irish Music Duo Masters,
Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, who will perform at
Western New Mexico University on Monday, October 2
Silver City, NM – A traditional Irish duo made up of fiddler Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill will perform in Western New Mexico University's Light Hall Theater at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Considered one of the most significant talents in the traditional Irish music culture, Hayes' interpretation of traditional tunes is considered soulful, the results of which are recognized worldwide for musicality and rhythm.

dahl bredine rsAndrew Dahl-Bredine

Sunday, October 1, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Javalina Coffee House
Panel: A Demonstration of the Art of Writing Great Lyrics

Andrew Dahl-Bredine is a singer-songwriter and musician from Silver City, New Mexico.
He makes his living working with kids through music and nature in a life closely intertwined with the wild natural world.

kat sherrell rsSunday, October 1, 10:00-11:00am, El Sol Theater
Experiencing Broadway Music, A Listener's Companion

Kat Sherrell is a conductor, music director, pianist, and writer originally from Silver City, NM.

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