Playwriting Master Class with Robert Schenkkan at FPL

Thursday, August 25 at 5:00 pm PLAYWRITING MASTER CLASS with award winning playwright, Robert Schenkkan happens at the Fayetteville Public Library. Open to all members of the writing community. Mr. Schenkkan will share his insights into the craft and art of playwriting. Come prepared to write. Class size will be limited and registration required.

Robert Schenkkan is a Pulitzer-prize winning, Tony Award winning, Writer’s Guild Award winning, two-time Emmy nominated writer of stage, television and film.  He is the author of fourteen original full-length plays, two musicals and a collection of one-act plays. He co-wrote the feature film, The Quiet American and Hacksaw Ridge, and his television credits include: All The Way, The Pacific, The Andromeda Strain and Spartacus.

Schenkkan will also be at the library for the T2 Artist Forum at 6:30 on August 25th. This event is open to the public.

Support for the Fayetteville Public Library and TheatreSquared is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Second Sunday Local Author Series with Sarah Blossom Ware at FPL

Sunday, August 14 at 2:00pm Sarah Blossom Ware will discuss her book Hillbilly Justice on the School Bus. Hillbilly Justice is a delightful snapshot memoir about growing up as a hillbilly in the Ozark Foothills of Northwest Arkansas, weaving history and humor to honor the wonderfully unique and resourceful [...]

J. B. Hogan: Past, Present and Future

On September 10, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. in the Walker Room of the Fayetteville Public Library, J.B  Hogan will roll out his latest novel, Tin Hollow, a tale of  life in  small Arkansas town.

When a popular minor league baseball player is found murdered in an alley just inside the Black area of segregated Jefferson, [...]

UA Press Showcase Author Brooks Blevins

The University of Arkansas Press Author Showcase series continues on Tuesday, August 9 at 6:00pm in the Fayetteville Public Library. This quarterly series is designed to showcase the amazing talent that the University of Arkansas Press publishes each year.

Professor Brooks Blevins discusses  the new book, Back Yonder, which spotlights the classic Ozark writer Charles Wayman [...]

University of Arkansas Press Spotlight Author Kelly Mulhollan June 29

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Walker Community Room
In 1979, Ed Stilley was leading a simple life as a farmer and singer of religious hymns in Hogscald Hollow, a tiny Ozark community south of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Life was filled with hard work and making do for Ed, his wife Eliza, and their five [...]

Four-day Poetry Camp for Youth at Fayetteville Public Library July 18

Slam Poetry Guru Clayton Scott

Delve into poetry with Clayton Scott, an award winning poet who is uniquely known for being the only slam poet in the world to come from a rural area beginning July 18 at 2:00pm in the Fayetteville Public Library.  In addition to being Arkansas’ Grand Slam Champion, he has won [...]

An Evening with Erik Larson at the Fayetteville Public Library April 1

Fayetteville Public Library will present An Evening with Erik Larson on Friday, April 1 with two separate events.

Free and open to the public is the FPL Author series with Erik Larson at 7:00pm on the Main Floor, Media Elllipse. Author of five New York Times bestsellers, most recently Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of [...]

Dr. Ethan Katz at FPL with Discussion on Jewish-Muslim Relations

The Fayetteville Public Library will host historian, Dr. Ethan Katz, for a discussion on Jewish-Muslim relations and of his latest book, The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France, on Sunday, March 6 from 3 pm to 5 pm in the Walker Community Room.

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks [...]

Maya History and Novel-Writing

Raymona Anderson

Author Raymona Marie Anderson is Fayetteville Public Library’s Second Sunday speaker for March. The free event begins at 2 p.m., March 13, in the Walker Room at the library, 401 W. Mountain Street.

Anderson’s presentation on her new novel, Two Hearts in Time includes photos she took at Maya sites in Yucatán. Her talk [...]

UA Press Author Showcase with Jo McDougall

The University of Arkansas Press Author Showcase, highlights poet Jo McDougall on Thursday, March 17 at 6:00pm in the Fayetteville Public Library, Walker Community Room. She is the inaugural speaker for the Author Showcase series.

McDougall, an Arkansas native, has published three of her seven books of poetry with the University of Arkansas Press. [...]