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Poet Ebony Stewart at Fayetteville Library April 7, 2018

April is National Poetry Month and the Fayetteville Public Library is celebrating by welcoming performance artist and acclaimed slam poet Ebony Stewart on Saturday, April 7 at 1 pm. She is the only female three-time Slam Champion and is the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion.

At 2:30 pm, Stewart will teach a […]

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 […]

Turning Life Experiences into Fiction April 13

Velda Brotherton

Registration is now open for the April 13 workshop offered by local novelist Velda Brotherton at the Fayetteville Public Library in the Ann Henry Board Room from 2 to 4 p.m.

Called “Turning Life Experiences into Exciting Fiction,” the workshop draws from Brotherton’s 20-year career in the four-county Boston Mountain area interviewing […]

Women in Astronomy, Fayetteville Library, March 28, 2018

Caitlin Ahrens, speaker about women in astronomy.

Writers interested in space science will have the opportunity to hear a program about women in astronomy on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Fayetteville Public Library.

Caitlin Ahrens, a University of Arkansas graduate student whose research speciality is Pluto, will present the program. […]

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 […]

Limited registration for free 2018 workshop in honor of Dusty Richards

Thirty-three years ago, in 1985, writers Dusty Richards and Velda Brotherton founded Northwest Arkansas Writers Workshop.

Dusty Richards In Memoriam 1937—2018

The Workshop’s free writers’ conference got started about twelve years ago and will take place this year on March 10. Sadly, Dusty won’t be there in person, but he will be in spirit.

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Poets Meeting February 3, 2018

 

POETS NORTHWEST will meet on Saturday, February 3 at the Springdale Library from 1—3 p.m. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in writing poetry.

Dusty Richards 1937—2018

Dusty Richards 1937-2018

The Arkansas writing community lost a legend on January 18, 2018.

Dusty Richards, author of numerous books about the West, died a week after Pat Richards, his wife of 57 years. They died of injuries received in a catastrophic car accident in December.

Richards came late to fiction writing, publishing his […]