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.

Spring 2021 Readings

2:30 p.m. (MDT) on January 29 - poet Jimmy Santiago Baca 

2:30 p.m. (MDT) on February 26 - novelist JJ Amarawoo Wilson

2:30 p.m. (MDT) on March 12 - poet Octavio Quintanilla

2:30 p.m. (MDT) on April 9 - short story writer Ashley Wurzbacher 

Date TBA: Kazakhstani poet Aigerim Tazhi and translator Jim Kates.

Currently all readings are held via Zoom on Fridays and are free and open to all.

If you like the Zoom link to any of our readings, please email  

All readings sponsored by the NMSU English Department, Las Cruces Organization for the Arts (LOLA), the Southwest Border Cultures Institute and the Louletia B. Valentine Endowment.

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