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 [...]

Don't Miss the AR Writers Conference, June 3

This one-day conference covers territory important to writers. Two keynoters: Tommy Hancock, “Preparing Your Manuscript to Pitch” and Andrea Campbell, “Creating Content: Break-in, Connect, Become a Regular.” My interests are: “Writing Non-Fiction” with Janis F. Kearney and “Poetry in Motion” with Jim Barton. I usually skip the poetry sessions–but Jim Barton is always good. www.Arkansaswritersconference.org.  AWC, June [...]

Decisions, Decisions

Writers in this area have a choice of two well-known, overlapping conferences. Both have sessions that appeal to me. Check out OK Writers Federation Conference 2017,  May 4 – 6, Embassy Suites, Oklahoma City, OK (www.owfi.org/conference2017/schedule/ ). Variety of workshops with a special two-session block for Scrivener Boot Camp led by Jason Hough. Also the Missouri [...]

New Literary Journal at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville

The Arkansas International, a new literary journal produced by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Translation at The University of Arkansas, issues an invitation to their launch party. AI, a local literary magazine with global aspirations, is proud to feature writers from around the world in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, [...]

Beth Stockdell Plays for True Lit 2016 Fayetteville Festival

Harpist Beth Stockdell plays a solo acoustic lever harp in the main lobby at the Fayetteville Public Library, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Sunday, October 23. Stockdell is a lifelong artist working in photography, stained glass, and multimedia painting. She began playing harp in 2003 and, since that time, has played harp coast to coast.

The music, [...]

Pickin' Post After Hours Concert with Hawg Grass at FPL

Fayetteville Public Library and Pickin’ Post radio show Mike Shirkey will host the Grass Hawgs, Friday, October 7 at 7:30pm in the Walker Community Room.
Enjoy the bluegrass sounds of Ron Pennington and the Grass Hawgs.
Tickets for this after hours event are $15 and available for purchase at the event.  Doors open at 6:30pm and music [...]

2016 True Lit Festival Celebrates Reading and Writing

True Lit: Fayetteville’s Literary Festival will be held Monday, October 17, through Thursday October 27 this fall. The literary festival in its third year, will offer a variety of events, including author talks, writing workshops, and more. True Lit is sponsored by the Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville Public Schools, Fayetteville Education Foundation, Fayetteville Montessori School, [...]

Soccer Under the Swastika Presented October 9 in Fayetteville

Soccer under the Swastika: Survival in Hitler’s Death Camps is presented Sunday, October 9 at 2:00pm. Stories of survival and resistance during wartime, drawn from a book by Dr. Kevin Simpson, professor of psychology at John Brown University, are presented and sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Arkansas, Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee, and the Arkansas [...]

Try FPL: Heartfulness Meditation

Try FPL series continues with Heartfulness Meditation on October 4, 6:30p at the Fayetteville Public Library. Amita Rathore guides this meditation process. Registration is required, you must be 16 years of age or older.

Heartfulness Meditation offers a simple and practical way to learn relaxation and heart-based meditation. The benefits of this practice include [...]