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WORD RAGE, a Bullying Intervention

WORD RAGE, a response to the negative comments about usage that so often disrupt discussion on social media. Maddox emphasizes the fact that English is a collection of dialects and that different contexts call for different usage. [...]

Vallum Poetry Contest Extended to August 31, 2017

Poets who want to submit to the annual contest sponsored by Vallum have until August 31, 2017 to get in their entries.

Vallum is a contemporary poetry journal published biannually in Montreal. The magazine and contributors have won some of literature’s highest honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, Pushcart Prizes, the Griffin Poetry prize, the Governor General’s [...]

Ozarks Writers League Conference August 18-19 in Missouri

The Ozarks Writers League fall conference is planned in Branson, Missouri for August 18-19, 2017 at the Honeysuckle Inn. The conference begins the evening of August 18 with open-mike readings, dinner, and networking. August 19 is a full day of panel discussions, industry presentations, book tables/book sales, craft talks, and lunch.

Agent Gina Panettieri, [...]

Ozark Poets and Writers Meet July 25 with Gerry Sloan in Fayetteville

The Ozark Poets and Writers Collective presents poet Gerry Sloan reading from his newly released book, Crossing: A Memoir in Verse, on July 25, 2017 at 7:00pm, Nightbird Books, 205 Dickson Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas. This work includes over a hundred poetic, literary and photographic insights and reminiscences of life in rural mid-America.

The reading, free and [...]

New flesh for Old Monsters: A Writing Workshop at FPL

Brad Carter

Got a taste for horror? Join Brad Carter with “New Flesh for Old Monsters” on July 22 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Henry Board Room at the Fayetteville Public Library. Workshop is free with registration required beginning May 1, 2017.

Horror as a genre carries a lot of cliché baggage. Vampires, [...]

Co-authors Tony Wappel and J.B. Hogan Book Signing at Nightbird Books, Fayetteville

Tony Wappel and J B Hogan will be at Nightbird Books to sign copies of their new book, The Square Book: An Illustrated History of the Fayetteville Square: 1828 – 2016, Saturday afternoon, June 24 between 1:00 – 3:00. The book features little known facts as well as photographs on the heart of Fayetteville [...]

A Brief History of Fayetteville, Arkansas with Charles Alison

Charlie Alison

Wednesday, June 28 at 6:00 pm the FPL Summer Author series with historian Charles Alison continues in the Walker Room. Alison will discuss his new book, A Brief History of Fayetteville, Arkansas, which discusses the pivotal details that have shaped Fayetteville’s evolution into one of Arkansas’s largest cities.

Charlie Alison has lived in [...]

Playwriting Master Class with Mona Mansour June 23 in Fayetteville

Playwriting Master Class with Mona Mansour

Friday, June 23, 2017 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Walker Community Room
Get On Your Feet, Get Out of Your Way and Write

Playwright Mona Mansour presents “Get On Your Feet, Get Out of Your Way and Write,” at 1:00 a.m. in June 23 in the Fayetteville Public Library. Mansour, a participant in [...]

Author Nancy Hartney to Speak in Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Short story author of “If the Creek Don’t Rise: Tales from the South,” speaks at the Tahlequah Writers monthly meeting June 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Spider Gallery, Cherokee Arts Center. Nancy Hartney will discuss the use of regions and geography in storytelling.

“If the Creek Don’t Rise” is her second collection of short stories [...]