Books in Bloom Eureka Springs Says Save the Date

Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 P.M. at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, for Books in Bloom. The Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation welcomes readers and writers for this annual festival come rain or shine. Free to the public. Stay tuned for featured authors and […]

True Lit Season Six in Fayetteville (Arkansas) October 28-November 4

The 2018 True Lit Festival takes place at various venues in Fayetteville from October 28-November 4 featuring authors Kwame Alexander and Gordon Korman.

Gordon Korman speaks October 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fayetteville Public Library and will also teach a writing workshop, “Crafting the Adventure Scene.” There is no fee for the workshop […]

Ozark Writers League August 2018 Meeting Branson, MO

OWL members and guests focus on “Author Power, Pitches, and Promotion” at the August 18 meeting in Branson, Missouri’s Honeysuckle Inn. A full lineup of speakers, publishers, and agents offer individual pitch sessions, craft presentations, and how-to experiences on Saturday. For more information and details check out https://www.ozarkswritersleague.com/

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Arkansas Writers Conference 2018 in Little Rock

The Arkansas Branch of the National League of American Pen Women presents the 2018 Conference in North Little Rock June 1. Tamara Clymer of Cross River Media Publishing is the Saturday morning speaker with “Finding Your Target Audience” from a publishing viewpoint. For the afternoon, author Penni Jones offers her writerly perspective on “Finding […]

Ozarks Writers League November 2017 Missouri Conference

November 17-19, 2017 Ozarks Writers League Conference meets at the Honeysuckle Inn & Conference Center Branson, Missouri (www.OzarksWritersLeague.com) with a theme of Putting the Creative in Your Writing.

Conference begins Friday Night 7:00 – 8:30 with the Annual Writing Contest Awards Banquet. Purchase your banquet tickets at website www.ozarkswritersleague.com.

On Saturday, the conference continues […]

Fearless Writing with Crescent Dragonwagon October 8 Bella Vista, Arkansas

Long time favorite Crescent Dragonwagon presents Fearless Writing on Sunday, October 8 at the Artist Retreat, 13467 Lookout Drive, Bella Vista, Arkansas. She helps writers take pen in hand and write from confidence and fearlessly as hosted by Village Writers and Poets from 2:00pm – 5:00 pm. Early Bird sign-up is $99. Contact Joanie Barrett […]

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, witches, zombies, demons—they’ve all been done to death. However, there are still fresh approaches available to these genre tropes. From Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Max Brooks’ World War Z to Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts, horror writers have successfully experimented with narrative form to inject new life into tired monsters.

This free workshop will focus on stripping away cliché, undermining audience expectations, and avoiding redundancy when writing about horror archetypes. Registration is required.

Brad Carter likes to put words together in interesting combinations. He is a product of the public school system in Arkansas, and he hopes that if he writes well enough his permanent record will be expunged. His 2013 novel (dis)Comfort Food was hailed by Publisher’s Weekly as “an unsettling story…where familiar ingredients bring unexpected results.” In 2015, Library Journal recommended his novel Only Things as a strong addition to horror collections. His other novels include The Big Man of Barlow, Saturday Night of the Living Dead, and Barlow After Dark. His sixth novel and second child are both forthcoming in 2017. He lives in Northwest Arkansas.

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 known […]

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 Fayetteville since 1965, working as a journalist for the last 35 years. He is executive editor for the office of university relations at the University of Arkansas, where he edits the alumni magazine and the university’s catalog of studies, among other projects. He is a member of the Washington County Historical Society’s board of directors and editor of the society’s quarterly historical journal, Flashback. He is co-author with Ellen Compton of Images of America: Fayetteville, published by Arcadia Publishing.

Books will be available for sale and for signing following the event.

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 […]