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M H Collins, Mentor and Blogger

Marilyn H. Collins

Arkansas writer Marilyn H. Collins is perhaps best known for her writing guides and hands-on writing workshops.

Collins has presented workshops and lectures on all the topics covered by her guides, which include Memoir Writing Guide, You Can Write a Book About Your Family, Market Yourself, Market Your Book, The Art & Business of Writing Local or Regional History, and Write History Right.

Her blog, Thoughts & Musings, combines writing tips with sometimes playful, sometimes philosophical musings on the writer’s life. Check it out here.

Updating the ArkansasWriters Directory

Free listings for Subscribers in Arkansas and adjacent states. Both individual and group listings for writers.

The Directory for both Groups and Writers has been updated. Two groups have been deleted because of outdated contact information. Several individual writers have also been deleted.

If you have been listed in the Directory in the past, […]

2018 Sybil Nash Abrams Student Poetry Contest Winners

Pegasus, the winged horse, symbol of poetic inspiration.

Sponsored by the Poets Roundtable of Arkansas (PRA), this year’s Sybil Nash Abrams Student Contest received entries from 88 Arkansas middle, junior, and senior high schools.

Cash awards for first, second, and third place winners of the Abrams contest are

$1,000, $400, and $250.

Winners in […]

Poet Ebony Stewart at Fayetteville Library April 7, 2018

April is National Poetry Month and the Fayetteville Public Library is celebrating by welcoming performance artist and acclaimed slam poet Ebony Stewart on Saturday, April 7 at 1 pm. She is the only female three-time Slam Champion and is the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion.

At 2:30 pm, Stewart will teach a […]

Arkansas SCBWI June 22-23, 2018

The Arkansas Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) Conference is June 22-23 in Central Arkansas.

Conference faculty includes Sarah Jane Abbott, assistant editor at Paula Wiseman Books and Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster); Jessica Anderson, assistant editor at Christy Ottaviano Books (Henry Holt & Company, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Group); and […]

Turning Life Experiences into Fiction April 13

Velda Brotherton

Registration is now open for the April 13 workshop offered by local novelist Velda Brotherton at the Fayetteville Public Library in the Ann Henry Board Room from 2 to 4 p.m.

Called “Turning Life Experiences into Exciting Fiction,” the workshop draws from Brotherton’s 20-year career in the four-county Boston Mountain area interviewing […]

Women in Astronomy, Fayetteville Library, March 28, 2018

Caitlin Ahrens, speaker about women in astronomy.

Writers interested in space science will have the opportunity to hear a program about women in astronomy on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Fayetteville Public Library.

Caitlin Ahrens, a University of Arkansas graduate student whose research speciality is Pluto, will present the program. […]

2018 NW Writers Workshop Honors Dusty Richards

Velda Brotherton addresses participants at the 2018 NW Arkansas Writers Conference in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Nancy Hartney, June Jefferson, and Barbara Warren browse the books on offer at the 2018 NW Arkansas Writers Conference on March 10, 2018

Dusty Richards, Western writer, 1937-2018

 

The 2018 NW Writers Workshop held at Ozarks Electric […]

2018 NW Arkansas Writers Workshop Fully Registered

The 2018 NW Arkansas Free Workshop is also a commemoration of the life and work of Dusty Richards. , […]

Still Time To Register for OWL Conference

The Ozark Writers’ League Conference begins this coming Friday, February 16, with an Open-Mike event from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Honeysuckle Inn and Conference Center in Branson, Missouri.

The keynote speaker is Tamera Hart Heiner, author of a young adult suspense series and a nonfiction book about the Joplin tornado. The name […]

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