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Book Signing with Wide Appeal 23 February 2019

Kay Anderson Gay will be at the Fayetteville Town Center on the Fayetteville Square to sign books on SATURDAY, February 23, 2019 from 4:30—6:30 p.m.

Ten years ago, Kay received shattering news: she had Parkinson’s Disease. How she learned to deal with the diagnosis and the changes it brought to her life is the subject of her book, Parkinson’s: The Roller Coaster I Live On.

Anyone who has been diagnosed with PD or has a friend or family member who has will want to read this account of how one woman learned to live with a condition that takes over one’s body and changes relationships at home and at work.

Kay approaches this serious subject with a wry humor that keeps the book from being a downer. She chronicles her efforts first to accept the reality of her diagnosis and then, by trial and error, to find ways to maintain a quality of life in spite of the disease.

The book will appeal to a wide audience, not just to sufferers of PD and their families and co-workers, but also to anyone interested in the way a progressive disease sends out ripples, like a rock thrown into water, that affect not just the individual, but families, businesses, and the community at large.

Parkinson’s: The Roller Coaster I Live On is available in print and digital editions. Copies will be available for purchase at the book-signing on Saturday, February 23.

 

2019 Nimrod Awards

Submissions to the 41st annual Nimrod Literary Awards must be postmarked April 30, 2019.

The awards are the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction. First prizes are $2,000 and publication. Second and prizes are $1,000 and publication, together with a trip to Tulsa to receive the awards and […]

OLLI Open House 23 January 2019

OLLI office is at 211 E. Dickson Street, Fayetteville AR.

Stop by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s office between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 23 to meet a few of the OLLI leaders and learn more about the spring selection of courses and upcoming events and socials.

Olli headquarters are located at 211 […]

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 […]

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 […]