NFSPS Poetry Conference June 30—July 2, 2017, Fort Worth

For the first time in seven years, the National Federation of State Poetry Societies conference will be held in a southern city: Fort Worth, Texas: June 29-July 2, [...]

Calling Nonfiction Writers

2017 Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference, May 26 – 27, Point Park Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. Looks like a great conference for nonfiction writers and those who love to write for magazines (like I do). The keynote is “The State of the American Magazine” led by editors from Esquire, Harper’s, the NY Times Magazine, the New Yorker, [...]

Write Western

Western Writers of America Annual Convention, June 21 – 24, Marriott Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO. Exciting that this conference is held so close to NWAR this year. Lots of time to explore the history of Kansas City including a tour of the Arabia Steamboat Museum and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Sessions of [...]

Poetry Conference in Eureka, April 4-6, 2017

Arkansas poets still have time to register for the Lucidity Poetry Conference scheduled for April 4-6 at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center.

Activities begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 and will conclude Thursday evening with a final awards banquet.

Featured speakers will be Jim Barton, president of the National Federation of [...]

UA Program in Creative Writing and Translation Distinguished Reader Claudia Rankine October 27

Thursday, October 27 at 7:00pm acclaimed author Claudia Rankine is the 2006 Distinguished Reader for the U of A Program in Creative Writing and Translation. She is best known for her book of poetry Citizen: An American Lyric. She lives in California and is the Aerol Arnold Chair in the University of Southern California English [...]

True Lit: Rare Books from Crystal Bridges at Fayetteville Festival 2016

During True Lit Literary Festival October 25 at 6:00pm, in partnership with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Library, a selection of rare books, will be on display at the Fayetteville Public Library, Walker Room. Following a presentation by Valerie Sallis, Interim Library Director, patrons will see some classics that have endured to be reinterpreted [...]

True Lit Festival 2016 with UA Press Spotlight Author Linda Williams Palmer

The True Lit Festival 2016 begins October 18 with Linda Williams Palmer’s evening discussion and presentation of her original sketches, Champion Trees of Arkansas: An Artist’s Journey which captures the beauty of our Arkansas hills and plains. Champion Trees of Arkansas is a UA Press Spotlight beginning at 6:00 pm in the Walker Room [...]

May with Books in Bloom in Eureka Springs

Books in Bloom Literary Festival: a Celebration for Writers and Readers was established in 2005 by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation to promote the value of books and reading. The Festival provides an opportunity for the public to meet authors and to hear them speak about their work and various aspects of writing and [...]

Fayetteville's Literary Festival

True Lit: Fayetteville’s Literary Festival will be held Wednesday, October 1 through Sunday, October 5 this fall. The literary festival in its second year will expand from four days to five and will offer a variety of events at multiple venues around Fayetteville. True Lit is sponsored by the Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville Public Schools, [...]

True Lit Big Hit

Mary Shelley and friend. (He liked to read.)

A big Thanks and Congratulations to the Fayetteville Library staff and all the other people and organizations that worked to present the very first True Lit Literary Festival.

The undertaking combined the Library’s traditional Ozark Writers Live with other book-related events into a fantastic four-day event that brought [...]