Nimrod Writing Contest Deadline April 30, 2017

The postmark deadline for this year’s Nimrod literary awards is April 30, 2017.

The two awards are The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction.  First-prize for each award is $2,000 plus publication. Second-prize is $1,000 and publication.

One of the oldest “little” magazines in the country, Nimrod is dedicated to the discovery of new voices in literature and has continually published new and extraordinary writers since 1956.

Contest rules and online submission are available at the Nimrod site www.utulsa.edu/nimrod.

FPL Second Sunday series with Nancy Hartney March 2017

Nancy Hartney is guest at the Second Sunday Local Author series in the Fayetteville Public Library Walker Room March 12, 2017 at 2:00pm. She writes about the Deep South where her roots dig into the piney woods and the sweat-soaked hardscrabble farms. Her second book, If the Creek Don’t Rise: Tales from the South follows [...]

Raymona Anderson and Historical Fiction Techniques Unwrapped at Fayetteville Public Library

HISTORICAL FICTION TECHNIQUES UNWRAPPED: A How-to Workshop for Writers with Raymona Marie Anderson on March 15 at 3:00pm, Ann Henry Board Room, Fayetteville Public Library. Registration is required.

Historical fiction is defined as a story set in the past. This workshop offers techniques for keeping the story and characters focused without overwhelming the reader with the [...]

FPL 2nd Sunday Local Author Series: Lana Campbell

Local author Lana Campbell present her novel Forever and a Night on Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 pm in the Fayetteville Public Library Walker Room.

This paranormal vampire romance with complex, multi-dimensional characters give multiple meanings to concepts like ‘eternal love’ and ‘happily ever after.’

Books will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation. [...]

Theater Squared Artist Forum Presents Lisa D'Amour

KUAF’s Kyle Kellams in conversation with Lisa D’Amour that at the Fayetteville Public Library February 9 at 6:30p, will focus on the wide range of her playwriting work. Her work includes Detroit, her hugely original interdisciplinary work for which she nominated for Pultizer Prize, her eight-hour How to Build a Forest, and Milton, a [...]

University of Arkansas Press Author Showcase: Mohja Kahf

The University of Arkansas Press Author Showcase features Mohja Kahf, who will discuss Hagar Poems, on Sunday, February 5 at 2:00pm in the Fayetteville Public Library. The collection of poetry delves into a variety of figures of Near Eastern heritage, touching on a variety of themes both ancient and contemporary.

The central matter of this daring [...]

Imagining Your Play: Community Playwriting Workshop with Lisa D'Amour

Thursday, February 9, 2017 – 4:30pm to 6:00pm in the Fayetteville Public Library Walker Community Room Lisa D’Amour presents a playwright workshop.

Are you just beginning a play or half-way through and looking for inspiration? Do you have an idea, but can’t seem to get it started? This 90-minute workshop, designed to help [...]

Joan of Arc Now on Kindle

Although historically a genuine military leader, Joan of Arc is depicted as little more than a weak woman in movies that span the twentieth [...]

UA Press and Fayetteville Public Library Present Novelist Hisham Matar

Novelist Hisham Matar discusses his new memoir, The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00 pm in the Fayetteville Public Library.

Twenty-two years after his father’s kidnapping and disappearence, Hisham Matar returns to Libya searching for answers and trying to discover how to process his feelings of love, [...]

T2 Artist Forum at Fayetteville Public Library

Ozarks at large host Kyle Kellams in conversation with Robert Ford, novelist, playwright and TheatreSquared artistic director, December 7 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. T2 presents an adaption of Dickens’ Great Expectations for the theater’s current season. Robert Ford and Kyle Kellams discuss the joys and perils of adapting a beloved classic for the [...]