Reading Series

The Nelson/Boswell Reading Series is organized by La Sociedad para las Artes, the main outreach organization for the English Department. Every year, the organization hosts free evening readings of national caliber, of readers who also offer manuscript consultation to graduate students and craft talks to high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and community members.

Directors: Rus Bradburd, Phillip Perry, Pardeep Toor

All readings are 7:30 pm Fridays at the Health & Social Services Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.

FALL 2021

August 27: Poet Kerry Banazek (Zoom – 2:30 pm)
September 24: Poet Rose Alcala w/Pardeep Toor (Zoom – 2:30 pm)
October 14: Novelist/Memorist Phillip Hurst w/Hampton Patty
November 12: Novelist David S. MacLean w/Tonya Suther
December 3: Poet/Novelist/Writer Shann Ray w/Haley Holden


February 3: Novelist Brandon Hobson w/Natalie Streander
February 24: Short Story Writer/Translator Jenny Bhatt w/Layle Chambers
March 11: Denise Chavez and friends
April 8: Poet Sherwin Bitsui w/Steven Cousler

For a list of past readings, click here.

For more information about readings, please contact us at:

La Sociedad para las Artes
New Mexico State University
Department of English, Box 3E
Las Cruces, NM 88003