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OLLI Offers Classes for Writers 2019

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arkansas has published the 2019 catalog of courses, available online here.

Among the variety of courses on numerous topics are five designed especially for writers:

  • Bring Family History to Life—April 15, 2019
  • By Hand: Making Your Own Greeting Cards and Envelopes—June 5, 2019
  • Memoir with a Theme—May 1, 2019
  • Planning the Cozy Mystery—May 13, 2019
  • Writing Personal Stories for Legacy or Fun—March 1, 2019

Established at the University of Arkansas in 2007 through an endowed gift from The Bernard Osher Foundation, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) aims to provide a community of mature adults with a lifelong learning venue that promotes intellectual vitality through exploration and discussion via diverse, high quality and affordable educational programs. OLLI programs are tailored to adults, 50 years of age and older, but there are no age restrictions or academic prerequisites.

More about these proposed courses to come.

Books in Bloom Eureka Springs Says Save the Date

Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 P.M. at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, for Books in Bloom. The Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation welcomes readers and writers for this annual festival come rain or shine. Free to the public. Stay tuned for featured authors and […]

Poets Northwest Meet Saturday, January 5, 2019

A diamante poem.

The first meeting of Poets Northwest in the new year will take place on Saturday, January 5 in the Shiloh Room at the Springdale Library, from 1-3 pm.

All poets—veterans or beginners—are welcome to attend. The main challenge of the day is the Diamante Trio. The challenge is to create a […]

Mike Sledge Joins Writers’ Directory

Mike Sledge

Mike Sledge of Russellville is the newest addition to the Arkansas Writers Directory. Author of Soldier Dead: How We Recover, Identify, Bury, and Honor Our Military Fallen (Columbia University Press), Mike’s preferred genre is speculative fiction.

Check out his website.

By subscribing to ArkansasWriters.com, writers resident in Arkansas and adjoining states receive […]

Nightbird Books Holiday Hours

Nightbird Books on College Avenue in Fayetteville will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on Christmas Eve.

The locally owned bookstore will be closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

Ozarks Writers League Plans for 2019

 

At their annual membership meeting in November, the Ozarks Writers League (OWL) set tentative dates for two conferences in 2019: April 26-27 and September 20-21 in Branson, Missouri.

OWL officers announced for 2019 are Margarite Stever, president; Diana West, vice-president; Russell Gayer, treasurer, and Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, secretary.

A change in by-laws introduced flexibility […]

Casimir Pulaski Topic of December 5, 2018 Talk in Little Rock

Casimir Pulaski, Polish-born hero of the American Revolution. Painting by Jan Styka (1858-1925)

Authors Mel and Joan Gordon, authors of a novel about General Casimir Pulaski, will be the featured speakers at the December Legacies and Lunch lecture in the Ron Robinson Theater, Library Square in the Little Rock Market District at noon on […]

Thursday, November 29, 2018 OWFI Online Workshop

Darcy S. Pattison

Darcy S. Pattison, author of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s literature, will present the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Inc. November virtual workshop tomorrow beginning at 7 p.m. Central Standard Time

The topic is Building Strong Characters. Starting with a character’s backstory and emotional arc, participants will learn to build a stronger character by […]

Time to Renew OWL Membership

Lori Ericson, president of the Ozarks Writers League reminds area writers that it’s membership renewal time.

OWL provides super-helpful conferences—free with the price of membership—throughout the year.

Writers and artists in Arkansas and Missouri hone their craft and provide mutual support in the OWL community.

Membership is $30. Renew or sign up online.

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Nightbird Speakers October 19 and 20, 2018

WHISPERING IN THE DAYLIGHT: The Children of the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries and Their Journey to Freedom, by Debby Schriver.

Debby Schriver will be at Nightbird Books on October 19 at at 7 pm to present her book, Whispering in the Daylight: The Children of the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries and Their Journey to […]