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, loss, and uncertainty. In this exploration, he also presents a striking picture of a nation dealing with rapid changes.

See http://www.faylib.org/events/hisham-matar-presents-return-discussion-book-signing. The presentation, in the FPL Walker Room, is open to the public. A book signing will follow.

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 [...]

Playwriting Class at Fayetteville Library December 7, 2016

Theater Squared offers a playwriting master class and an Artist Forum on December 7 at 4:30 pm-6:00pm and 6:30pm-7:30 pm respectively for a full evening at the Fayetteville Public Library (AR).

Adapting a literary classic for stage can be daunting…but also fun. Live theatre and prose fiction work under radically different principles. What are the first [...]

Pickin' Post Mike Shirkey Hosts John McCutchins

Pickin’ Post radio show Mike Shirkey will host John McCutcheon, Friday, November 11 at 7:00pm in the Fayetteville Public Library. The Washington Post described John as folk music’s “Rustic Renaissance Man,” a moniker flawed only by its understatement.

“Calling John McCutcheon a ‘folksinger’ is like saying Deion Sanders is just a football player…” (Dallas [...]

Lori Ericson at FPL and 2nd Sunday Author Series

Local Author Lori Ericson appears at the Fayetteville Public Library 2nd Sunday Author Series November 13 from 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Walker Community Room. Lori will give a book talk on her first mystery thriller “A Lovely County”.

The sadistic murder of a young boy and corruption at the county jail have small town reporter Danni Edens [...]

UA Press Author Showcase with Leonard Schwartz

Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 pm for the Fayetteville Public Library University of Arkansas Press Author Showcase featuring Leonard Schwartz. He will discuss his latest book, The New Babel: Toward a Poetics of the Mid-East Crises. This work explores –from a Jewish American perspective and in the forms of poetry, essays, and interviews–the Israeli-Palestinian [...]

Gathering of the Groups with Bryan Stevenson in Fayetteville

Fayetteville Public Library hosts the annual Gathering of the Groups with featured speaker Bryan Stevenson on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 11:30 in the Walker Community Room. Bryan Stevenson is the author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption A moderated discussion will be led by KUAF’s News Director, Kyle Kellams. The [...]

Great Expectations Master Class Scheduled at FPL in December

Novelist, playwright, and TheatreSquared artistic director, Robert Ford, adapted Dickens’ Great Expectations for T2’s current production. A Master Class how-to happens at the Fayetteville Public Library, December 7 at 4:30pm in the Walker Room.

Adapting a literary classic for stage can be daunting…but also ridiculously fun. Live theatre and prose fiction work under radically different principles. [...]

Pickin' Post from Mike Shirkey with Steve Davison and Ken Bonfield

Pickin’ Post radio show host Mike Shirkey presents Steve Davison with Ken Bonfield in concert, Friday, October 21 at 7:30pm in the Walker Community Room of the Fayetteville Public Library.

On this musical evening, Davison and Bonfield will play solos and duets while on stage together. Expect music far ranging, from Celtic to Classical, including [...]

UA Program in Creative Writing and Translation Distinguished Reader Claudia Rankine October 27

Thursday, October 27 at 7:00pm acclaimed author Claudia Rankine is the 2006 Distinguished Reader for the U of A Program in Creative Writing and Translation. She is best known for her book of poetry Citizen: An American Lyric. She lives in California and is the Aerol Arnold Chair in the University of Southern California English [...]