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 Two groups have been deleted because of outdated contact information.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 […]

Women in Astronomy, Fayetteville Library, March 28, 2018

Caitlin Ahrens, speaker about women in astronomy.

Writers interested in space science will have the opportunity to hear a program about women in astronomy on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Fayetteville Public Library.

Caitlin Ahrens, a University of Arkansas graduate student whose research speciality is Pluto, will present the program. […]

2018 NW Writers Workshop Honors Dusty Richards

Velda Brotherton addresses participants at the 2018 NW Arkansas Writers Conference in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Nancy Hartney, June Jefferson, and Barbara Warren browse the books on offer at the 2018 NW Arkansas Writers Conference on March 10, 2018

Dusty Richards, Western writer, 1937-2018

 

The 2018 NW Writers Workshop held at Ozarks Electric […]

Writing the Short Story: A Workshop, Nov. 4, Village Writing School, Rogers

Nancy Hartney

Nancy Hartney, author of two collections of short stories, will offer a three-hour workshop on the five essential steps of short-story writing.

As any writer knows who tried writing both, writing a short story differs from writing a novel. Hartney will offer concrete tips for dealing with techniques specific to the shorter […]

True Lit: Fayetteville’s Literary Festival Arrives October 22-29

True Lit: Fayetteville’s Literary Festival will be held from October 22 – 29. Featuring a variety of author talks, writing workshops, readings and other literary events for a variety of age groups, the festival celebrates the written word in all its forms.

Featured speakers for this year’s festival include James Dashner, author of the Maze […]

Village Writing School in Rogers Offers Workshops for Area Authors

The Village Writing School offers craft and informational workshops year round from their studio in Rogers, Arkansas. The twofold mission of the Village Writing School is to help beginning and established writers develop their craft and to foster a vibrant literary community in the Northwest Arkansas region.

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Writers Meet In Eureka Springs October 12-14, 2017

W. Michael and Kathleen Greer

The annual Ozark Creative Writers meet in Eureka Springs at the Inn of the Ozarks from noon October 12 through October 14. Anthropologists and authors Michael and Kathleen Greer keynote on Friday, October 13 in the morning with breakout sessions led by Johnny Boggs, Max McCoy, Linda Apple, Dusty […]