Mississippi Writers Retreat October 2018

Writer at the Homestead Center. Time to write is included in the Writers Retreat.

Writers looking for a few days free from the interruptions of day-to-day living may want to attend the four-day Writers’ Weekend Retreat in Mississippi October 18—October 21, 2018.

Location of the retreat is the Homestead Education Center, Starkville, Mississippi.

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26 June 2018 “We Wanna Boogie” at the Fayetteville Library at 6 p.m.

Marvin Schwartz

Marvin Schwartz, author of We Wanna Boogie: The Rockabilly Roots of Sonny Burgess and the Pacers will be in the Walker Community Room Please join us on June 26 at 6:00. The event is part of the Fayetteville Library Summer Author Series.

Schwartz’s story offers a portrait of a rock ‘n roll […]

Hartney Featured OPWC speaker for 29 May 2018

 

Nancy Hartney

Nancy Hartney, freelancer, short story writer, and poet, will be the honored speaker at the May meeting of the Ozark Poets and Writers Collective (OPWC), Tuesday, May 29, beginning at 7 p.m. at Nightbird Books at 205 W. Dickson Street in Fayetteville. Admission is free, although donations are welcome.

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How Not To Win A Poetry Contest

For you Arkansas Poets who would like to win a poetry contest, here is a blueprint of how NOT to do it. Kate Lacy, Poets Northwest, submitted it to inspire fellow Arkansas poets. The next meeting of Poets Northwest is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at the Springdale Public Library, 405 S […]

Plan Now To Attend 2018 Native American Cultural Symposium June 14-17

The Museum of Native American History (MONAH) is hosting its second annual Native American Cultural Symposium, June 14-17 in Bentonville, Arkansas. A variety of performers, presenters, concerts, and workshops will be held at different venues in Bentonville.

Two scheduled symposiums are of particular interest to writers.

On Saturday, June 16 at 3:30 p.m., writer and […]

Nancy Hartney Adds Poetry to Her Portfolio

Already known for her deft hand with the short story, Arkansas author Nancy Hartney has added published poet to her credentials. […]

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 […]