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Sell Your Books for FREE at the Balloon Museum Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

acvb_BF_museumSouthWest Writers has reserved a table at the Balloon Museum Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair in Albuquerque on Sunday, November 16th. SWW members who want to sell their books at that table during 1.5 hour shifts at no charge must apply by email to VP Peg Herrington at as soon as possible.

The Storyteller’s Anthology will be sold from the center of the 6’ table. Spaces for ten SWW member authors, one at each end of the table, are available during 1.5 hour shifts: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., 10:30 to noon, noon to 1:30 p.m., 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., and 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Entrance to the Balloon Museum and parking are FREE ONLY until 1:00 p.m.

Member authors wishing to participate must send an email to VP Peg Herrington ASAP stating the name(s) of the book(s) you will bring and your preferred 1.5 hour shift as stated above. Email deadline for requests is midnight, Monday, November 10th. Sooner is better.

Approved SWW member authors will receive email notification including their time slot. We cannot promise your preferred time will be available and names will be drawn should more than ten members apply. Join other SWW authors! We’ll have lots of fun!

Premiere SWW Author Reading at the South Broadway Cultural Center

SBCCYou’ll definitely hear more about SouthWest Writer’s exciting invitation from the South Broadway Cultural Center (SBCC) to help create a city-wide literacy center at that beautiful installation.

Celebrating that possibility, members are invited to participate in the Premiere SWW Author Reading at the SBCC on Saturday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. There’s plenty of off-street parking behind the building, and entrance is free. Everyone is welcome to attend.

SWW members are invited to participate by reading their fiction, nonfiction or poetry, published or not, as long as it is family friendly. If you read from a published work, Bookworks will stock copies of it at the Reading, provided time permits. The Storyteller’s Anthology will be available as well.

Readings will be ten minutes maximum in length, limited to two poems by the same author. Please rehearse to make sure you won’t be hauled offstage by a large hook.

Apply to read at this event by sending an email to VP Peg Herrington at before midnight, Wednesday, November 5th. Please state the following in your message:

  • Your name
  • A brief bio (200 words maximum)
  • What type of family-friendly material you plan to read: fiction, nonfiction, poetry
  • Describe or name what you plan to read and give approximate word count. If published, include the ISBN
  • Any other pertinent information

All applicants will receive email responses stating whether or not they are accepted.

Plan to attend! This Reading is the first event SouthWest Writers will sponsor at the SBCC. It could be a landmark, bragging-rights event. The SBCC is located at 1025 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505-848-1320.

The Storyteller’s Anthology ARTS TALK TV Interview

It’s here! Broadcast March 31, the interview with Peggy Herrington and Jonathan Miller by Sherri Burr’s PUBLIC ARTS TALK TV show is now available online.

Watch as Jonathan and Peggy discuss the inspiration and motivation behind The Storyteller’s Anthology.

Click to view:

SouthWest Writer’s Anthology Part 1

SouthWest Writer’s Anthology Part 2

Please share your thoughts about the anthology and this video below.

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