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 […]

M H Collins, Mentor and Blogger

Marilyn H. Collins

Arkansas writer Marilyn H. Collins is perhaps best known for her writing guides and hands-on writing workshops.

Collins has presented workshops and lectures on all the topics covered by her guides, which include Memoir Writing Guide, You Can Write a Book About Your Family, Market Yourself, Market Your Book, The Art […]

Updating the ArkansasWriters Directory

Free listings for Subscribers in Arkansas and adjacent states. Both individual and group listings for writers.

The Directory for both Groups and Writers has been updated. Two groups have been deleted because of outdated contact information. Several individual writers have also been deleted.

If you have been listed in the Directory in the past, […]

2018 Sybil Nash Abrams Student Poetry Contest Winners

Pegasus, the winged horse, symbol of poetic inspiration.

Sponsored by the Poets Roundtable of Arkansas (PRA), this year’s Sybil Nash Abrams Student Contest received entries from 88 Arkansas middle, junior, and senior high schools.

Cash awards for first, second, and third place winners of the Abrams contest are

$1,000, $400, and $250.

Winners in […]

Poet Ebony Stewart at Fayetteville Library April 7, 2018

April is National Poetry Month and the Fayetteville Public Library is celebrating by welcoming performance artist and acclaimed slam poet Ebony Stewart on Saturday, April 7 at 1 pm. She is the only female three-time Slam Champion and is the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion.

At 2:30 pm, Stewart will teach a […]