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Thursday, October 19, 2017

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What To Expect at TrueLit 2017

Every year, Fayetteville Library’s literary festival, TrueLit, is bigger and better.

This year the festival occupies nine days—October 22-29.

Here are some of the highlights for this year.

Sun., Oct. 22, 2:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library

Reading by Kaveh Akbar, an Iranian American poet whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, PBS NewsHour, and Poetry.

Tue., Oct. 24, 6:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library

Local historians Tony Wappel and J.B. Hogan discuss their illustrated history of the Fayetteville square,The Square Book: An Illustrated History of the Fayetteville Square.

Wed., Oct. 25, 7:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library

Kyle Kellams will interview authors James Dashner and Jennifer Holm.

Thu., Oct. 26, 6:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library

Matthew Pitt, author of These Are Our Demands and Attention Please Now, will read from his work and discuss his writing process..

Fri., Oct. 27, 10:00am
Fayetteville Public Library

Writing coach Marilyn H. Collins will offer an interactive workshop to teach writers how to create a skilled and engaging marketing presentation of their work.

Sat., Oct. 28, 2:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library

Media specialist Misty Murphy will talk about writing as a means of influencing community betterment.

Sun., Oct. 29, 2:30pm
Fayetteville Public Library

The storytelling group “That’s What She Said” will share funny and true stories of love, shame, mistakes and grace.

For the complete schedule, go here.

Calling All Arkansas Poets

Arkansas is the chosen state for the Maureen Egen Writers Award competition for 2018. The competition is sponsored by Poets&Writers Magazine.

This is an incredible opportunity for the state’s poetry-writing community, so get your skates on. The January 8, 2018 deadline will be here before you know it.

Poetry manuscripts should not exceed ten pages, single or […]

Writing the Short Story: A Workshop, Nov. 4, Village Writing School, Rogers

Nancy Hartney

Nancy Hartney, author of two collections of short stories, will offer a three-hour workshop on the five essential steps of short-story writing.

As any writer knows who tried writing both, writing a short story differs from writing a novel. Hartney will offer concrete tips for dealing with techniques specific to the shorter form.

Further details […]

True Lit: Fayetteville's Literary Festival Arrives October 22-29

True Lit: Fayetteville’s Literary Festival will be held from October 22 – 29. Featuring a variety of author talks, writing workshops, readings and other literary events for a variety of age groups, the festival celebrates the written word in all its forms.

Featured speakers for this year’s festival include James Dashner, author of the Maze Runner […]

2017 Fearless Writing Workshop Sunday, October 8

Crescent Dragonwagon

Lake Writers & Poets present “An Afternoon with Crescent Dragonwagon: a fearless writing™ exploration” in Northwest Arkansas on October 8, 2017, at the Artist Retreat Center (ARC) in Bella Vista, Arkansas.

ARC, “where creativity comes to breathe”, is a beautiful, welcoming space, home to a variety of arts-related classes, courses, workshops, events, and retreats. […]

Pitch Like a Pro to the Pros


Fayetteville Public Library
Fri., Oct. 27, 10:00 am

Marilyn H. Collins is leading a workshop for True Lit Fest, Fayetteville Public Library, Friday, October 27, 11:00 am. The workshop will help seasoned as well as beginning writers to “pitch” their story ideas to agents and to publishers –the guys who actually represent or purchase your work. There […]

Village Writing School in Rogers Offers Workshops for Area Authors

The Village Writing School offers craft and informational workshops year round from their studio in Rogers, Arkansas. The twofold mission of the Village Writing School is to help beginning and established writers develop their craft and to foster a vibrant literary community in the Northwest Arkansas region.

Writers Meet in Eureka Springs October 12-14, 2017

W. Michael and Kathleen Greer

The annual Ozark Creative Writers meet in Eureka Springs at the Inn of the Ozarks from noon October 12 through October 14. Anthropologists and authors Michael and Kathleen Greer keynote on Friday, October 13 in the morning with breakout sessions led by Johnny Boggs, Max McCoy, Linda Apple, Dusty Richards, […]

Ozarks Writers League Meets November 17-18, Branson, Missouri

The quarterly Ozarks Writers League conference, November 17-18, is greared toward education and current market information from agents, editors, and authors. Friday night, November 17, the open-mike reading and dinner with friends happens. Saturday, November 18 keynote speakers and results of the annual writing contests will be announced.

Meeting events take place at the Honeysuckle Inn […]

Recovering from Web Trauma

For the past week, the Arkansas Writers site has been undergoing web trauma. In an effort to update, I moved this site and two others to a new server. Two of the sites made the move intact, but wouldn’t you know, this one got corrupted. A few of the most recent posts have been lost […]

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