Nightbird Speakers October 19 and 20, 2018

WHISPERING IN THE DAYLIGHT: The Children of the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries and Their Journey to Freedom, by Debby Schriver.

Debby Schriver will be at Nightbird Books on October 19 at at 7 pm to present her book, Whispering in the Daylight: The Children of the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries and Their Journey to […]

Poets Northwest Meets October 20, 2018 at Springdale Library

Poets Northwest will meet Saturday, October 20 in the Shiloh Room at the Springdale Library from 1-3 p.m.

Drop-in Poets and Writers are welcome. No Experience Required.

 

 

2018 Red Sneakers Conference Contest Winners

Arkansas writers Nancy Hartney and Maeve Maddox ranked among the winners of the 2018 Red Sneakers Conference writing contest.

Maeve Maddox

Maeve Maddox took First Place in the Flash Fiction category with a Christmas story named “Priorities.”

Nancy Hartney’s submissions earned recognition in

Nancy Hartney

Fiction and Flash Fiction.

Held in Oklahoma City, […]

Louisiana Writers’ Conference October 13, 2018

The Bayou Writers Group is sponsoring a one-day conference called “A Bridge to Publication Writing” on Saturday, October 13, 2018 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Featured speakers are L. Diane Wolfe, John M. Floyd, Gina Ardito, Michael Bracken, and Jerica Guillory. They will speak on marketing, short story writing, editing, copywriting, and writing for children.

For […]

Mooty on Dyess 12 August 2018 at Faylib

Kyle Mooty

Kyle Mooty will be the featured speaker at the Fayetteville Library Sunday, 12 August 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Walker Community Room.

Mooty will read from his new book, New Set of Downs: How Johnny Dyess Fought off His Greatest Would-Be Tackler and Returned to Winning Ways.

Mooty’s book […]

Southern Comfort with Nancy Hartney

Nancy Hartney, Southern writer par excellence.

If you don’t yet know this Southern writer, you can get a taste of her inimitable style by reading her credentials and three poems in the current edition of Dead Mule Poems.

So far, Hartney has also published two collections of short stories set in the South: Washed […]

Stephen Koch Concludes 2018 FPL Author Series July 7

Stephen Koch, author and host of Arkansongs on KUAF.

IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE LIBRARY ON JULY 7, YOU CAN WATCH THIS EVENT VIA THE LIBRARY’S LIVE STREAM SITE

The 2018 Fayetteville Public Library Summer Author Series will conclude on Saturday, July 7 at 2 pm with a presentation by author Stephen […]

Winners of the 2018 Maureen Egen Award

Back in the Fall of 2017, ArkansasWriters reported that Arkansas was chosen as the 2018 participating state for the 2018 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award.

Now we can announce the winners: Joshua Idaszak for fiction and Anushah Jiwani for poetry.

Joshua Idaszak (left) and Anushah Jiwani (right) are the winners of the 2018 Writers […]

Vallum Poetry Competition Deadline July 15 2018

Vallum, a contemporary poetry journal published twice a year in Montreal, has announced the deadline for the 2018 Vallum Poetry Award: July 15, 2018.

First Prize is $750 and publication in Vallum.

Second Prize is $250 and publication in Vallum.

Liz Howard, winner of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize will judge entries for the […]

Gayer Publishes Another Volume of Wacky Humor

Arkansas writer Russell Gayer is busy marketing his second collection of comical short stories, One Idiot Short of a Village.

Russell Gayer reading from _One Idiot Short of a Village_at the Fayetteville Library, May 20, 2018

According to the story that gives the collection its title, “Every village must have an idiot.” When the […]