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 […]

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 […]

Limited registration for free 2018 workshop in honor of Dusty Richards

Thirty-three years ago, in 1985, writers Dusty Richards and Velda Brotherton founded Northwest Arkansas Writers Workshop.

Dusty Richards In Memoriam 1937—2018

The Workshop’s free writers’ conference got started about twelve years ago and will take place this year on March 10. Sadly, Dusty won’t be there in person, but he will be in spirit.

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Poets Meeting February 3, 2018

 

POETS NORTHWEST will meet on Saturday, February 3 at the Springdale Library from 1—3 p.m. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in writing poetry.

Dusty Richards 1937—2018

Dusty Richards 1937-2018

The Arkansas writing community lost a legend on January 18, 2018.

Dusty Richards, author of numerous books about the West, died a week after Pat Richards, his wife of 57 years. They died of injuries received in a catastrophic car accident in December.

Richards came late to fiction writing, publishing his […]

Linda Apple Workshop January 20, 2018

Linda Apple

 

Linda Apple will present a workshop called “Writing from your Soul” on Saturday, January 20, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Village Writing School, Rogers.

During the morning session, “From Any Worldview”, participants will learn what inspirational writing is, what it isn’t, how to find their story, and […]

Zan Jarvis To Speak at Fayetteville Library 14 January 2018

Fourteen-year old River gets a message from the Spirit World that she must recover “lost treasure.” […]

Deadline January 8 Egen Competition

JANUARY 8, 2018

A reminder to Arkansas poets and fiction writers that the deadline for the Maureen Egen competition sponsored by Poets&Writers magazine is upon us.

Take that final look at your work and get your manuscripts in the mail before January 8, 2018.

Everything you need to know about submitting

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