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 […]

2018 Kauai Writers Conference

Arkansas writers with the leisure and the loot will be interested in the 2018 Kauai Writers Conference scheduled for November 9-11 at the Marriott Hotel in Kauai, Hawaii.

Names on the faculty include Jane Smiley, Garth Stein, and Scott Turow.

Numbering among the literary agents and editors scheduled to be present are Molly Friedrich, Alia […]

Mississippi Writers Retreat October 2018

Writer at the Homestead Center. Time to write is included in the Writers Retreat.

Writers looking for a few days free from the interruptions of day-to-day living may want to attend the four-day Writers’ Weekend Retreat in Mississippi October 18—October 21, 2018.

Location of the retreat is the Homestead Education Center, Starkville, Mississippi.

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Arkansas Writers Conference 2018 in Little Rock

The Arkansas Branch of the National League of American Pen Women presents the 2018 Conference in North Little Rock June 1. Tamara Clymer of Cross River Media Publishing is the Saturday morning speaker with “Finding Your Target Audience” from a publishing viewpoint. For the afternoon, author Penni Jones offers her writerly perspective on “Finding […]

Plan Now To Attend 2018 Native American Cultural Symposium June 14-17

The Museum of Native American History (MONAH) is hosting its second annual Native American Cultural Symposium, June 14-17 in Bentonville, Arkansas. A variety of performers, presenters, concerts, and workshops will be held at different venues in Bentonville.

Two scheduled symposiums are of particular interest to writers.

On Saturday, June 16 at 3:30 p.m., writer and […]

Arkansas SCBWI June 22-23, 2018

The Arkansas Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) Conference is June 22-23 in Central Arkansas.

Conference faculty includes Sarah Jane Abbott, assistant editor at Paula Wiseman Books and Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster); Jessica Anderson, assistant editor at Christy Ottaviano Books (Henry Holt & Company, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Group); and […]

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 […]

2018 NW Arkansas Writers Workshop Fully Registered

The 2018 NW Arkansas Free Workshop is also a commemoration of the life and work of Dusty Richards. , […]

Still Time To Register for OWL Conference

The Ozark Writers’ League Conference begins this coming Friday, February 16, with an Open-Mike event from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Honeysuckle Inn and Conference Center in Branson, Missouri.

The keynote speaker is Tamera Hart Heiner, author of a young adult suspense series and a nonfiction book about the Joplin tornado. The name […]