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 […]

Ozarks Writers League Meets November 17-18, Branson, Missouri

The quarterly Ozarks Writers League conference, November 17-18, is greared toward education and current market information from agents, editors, and authors. Friday night, November 17, the open-mike reading and dinner with friends happens. Saturday, November 18 keynote speakers and results of the annual writing contests will be announced.

Meeting events take place at the Honeysuckle […]

Ozarks Writers League Conference August 18-19 in Missouri

The Ozarks Writers League fall conference is planned in Branson, Missouri for August 18-19, 2017 at the Honeysuckle Inn. The conference begins the evening of August 18 with open-mike readings, dinner, and networking. August 19 is a full day of panel discussions, industry presentations, book tables/book sales, craft talks, and lunch.

Agent Gina Panettieri, Talcott […]

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, 2017. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 through the generations—like Herman Melville’s Moby Dick in its 1930 deluxe edition illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Other rare books are more obscure relics of now forgotten authors who were popular in their time, but all are unique volumes with an interesting tale to tell.

The Library at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art supports the research and interest needs of scholars, students, educators, museum visitors, and community members who wish to know more about American art and culture. The browsing collection includes art reference books, artist monographs, exhibition and auction catalogs, and current periodicals. The Library also holds special collection materials—including rare books and archives—that are available for research by appointment. The Library is located on the Museum’s third floor and is accessible to guests during the Museum’s public hours.

The True Lit Festival is free and open to the public the week of October 18- October 27. See TrueLitfest.com for detailed information and schedule.

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 of the Fayetteville Public Library. It is free and open to the public. A book sale and signing follows the presentation.