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Crawdads Author At Fayetteville Library July 20, 2019

Delia Owens, author of the best-selling novel Where the Crawdads Sing, will visit the Fayetteville Public Library for an interview with KUAF’s Kyle Kellams on July 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm. A book signing will follow the interview.

Where the Crawdads Sing is a mystery, a love story and a courtroom drama, but it is primarily a sociobiological drama about self-reliance, survival and how isolation affects human behavior. The New York Times Book Review calls the book

“painfully beautiful…Owens surveys the desolate marshlands of the NC coast through the eyes of an abandoned child. And in her isolation that child makes us open our own eyes to the secret wonders—and dangers—of her private world.”

Delia Owens is the co-author of three internationally best-selling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa—Cry of the Kalahari, The Eye of the Elephant, and Secrets of the Savanna. She currently lives in Idaho, where she continues her support for the people and wildlife of Zambia. Where the Crawdads Sing is her first novel, inspired by her research on female bonding in the animal kingdom and her own lifelong friendships.

Where the Crawdads Sing is the selection for the 2019 statewide reading program, “If All Arkansas Read the Same Book.” Arkansans are encouraged to read and discuss the book in book clubs and libraries. “If All Arkansas Read the Same Book” is presented by the Arkansas Center for the Book at the Arkansas State Library and all programs are offered free-of-charge to the public. The project is funded in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Story by Arkansas author featured in literary magazine

A short story by Arkansas writer Maeve Maddox appears in the 2019 Spring edition of Conclave, a journal of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography, and drama edited by Lara Bernhardt.

The 489-word story, “Priorities,”was the winning entry in the 2018 flash fiction Red Sneakers conference contest. As a result of winning the contest, Dr. Maddox was […]

Opportunity for Arkansas History Buffs June 14, 2019

Writers with an interest in history can contribute to the preservation of Arkansas history by participating in the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives Volunteer Day on June 14.

Help is needed to unfold, index and organize historical documents. Work will begin at 9 a.m. and finish at 3 p.m. at the NEARA headquarters at 11 S. […]

Sunday 19 May 2019 Books in Bloom

This is the week! Sunday, May 19, 2019 is the date of the 14th annual Books in Bloom Literary Festival in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Billed as a celebration for writers and readers promoting the value of books and reading, the festival is sponsored by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation and takes place […]

Planning the Cozy Mystery

A few of the hundreds of cozy mysteries that enjoy wide popularity.

If you’re a fan of the cozy mystery, it may be that you’ve thought of trying your own hand at writing one.

Your chance to shake out your ideas is a two-session OLLI course, Planning the Cozy Mystery, which meets from […]

Looking for a Book Club?

Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson Street in Fayetteville, hosts four book clubs and a combination writing workshop and book study. Here they are, together with the selections for May:

Poetry Book Club, first Wednesday of the month, 5:30-7 pm Homer’s Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson

Mystery Book Club, second Thursday, 6:30-7:30 pm The Cat Who […]

All Better Now!

ArkansasWriters.com has been having some ups and downs for the past few weeks as I’ve gone through the process of changing web hosting services. With one exception, everything seems to be functioning again. (The graphics have gone haywire, but I’m working on it.)

This is a good time to remind readers that ArkansasWriters is a […]

Sign Up Now for SCBWI Conference June 21-22

The Arkansas SCBWI Conference is June 21-22, 2019 in Central Arkansas at two different locations.

Dinner, genre meetings and pitch sessions will be held on June 21 at North Little Rock Community Center, North Little Rock.

Conference sessions, lunch and critiques will take place on June 22 at Vines Center, Little Rock.

The conference faculty […]

Up-Coming OLLI Workshops for Writers

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, better known as OLLI, has several workshops for writers coming up in April, May, and June. Check out their catalog here.

 

Writing family history – OLLI 2019

“Bring Family History to Life” Learn to use family journals, letters, anecdotes, photographs, and all those boxes of memorabilia to bring your family history to life. Weave the humor, wisdom, life-long passions, and dreams to keep relevant the interconnecting people of each generation. Include the quirky sayings, jokes, and amazing stories so they don’t fade […]