ℂ indicates a conference listing

Ψ indicates a workshop

APRIL 2017

April 6, 2017
Southern Expression, an evening with poet Ralph Adamo, Fayetteville Public Library, 6 p.m.

April 27-30, 2017
Arkansas Literary Festival, Little Rock, Arkansas.

MAY 2017

May 4—May 6, 2017
Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. (OWFI) Conference), Embassy Suites, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. SCHEDULE.

May 5—6, 2017
DFW Writers Conference, Sheraton Hotel, 400 N. Olive Street, Dallas, Texas.

May 5-7, 2017
Missouri Writers Guild Conference, Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, Missouri.

May 17, 2017
Ψ Ponies, Parentage and Promise: Writing the American Western from a Souther Skyline, Fayetteville Public Library, Henry Board Room, presented by Thomas Eaton at 4 p.m. Free workshop; registration required. Registration begins May 1.

May 19—20, 2017
Ozarks Writers League Conference, Honeysuckle Inn, Branson, Missouri.

JUNE 2017

June 29—July 2, 2017
The Art and Soul of Poetry, Fort Worth, Texas, downtown Historic Hilton. Sponsored by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies.
Four-day schedule.
Registration form.
Speaker Bios.
Hotel information.

JULY 2017

July 22, 2017
Ψ New Flesh for Old Monsters, Fayetteville Public Library, Henry Board Room, 1—3 p.m., featuring Brad Carter. Free, with registration.

AUGUST, 2017

August 24—27, 2017
Killer Nashville International Writers Conference, Embassy Suites South/Cool Springs, Nashville, Tennessee.


September 15—16, 2017
Kentucky Women Writers Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington.


October 22—28, 2017
True Lit: Fayetteville Literary Festival, Fayetteville Public Library. Check back for details and website link.


November 3-4, 2017
C. D. Women Writers Conference sponsored by the University of Central Arkansas (Conway).  Keynote speaker: Tayari Jones. The conference presents a book fair, craft talks, information on publishing and editing, critique service, readings, and more.

November 10, 2017
7th Annual Kentucky Book Fair Kids Day, Friday. Registration required; more information available in August, 2017.

November 11, 2017
36th Annual Kentucky Book Fair, Frankfort Convention Center.