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Writing the Short Story: A Workshop, Nov. 4, Village Writing School, Rogers

Nancy Hartney

Nancy Hartney, author of two collections of short stories, will offer a three-hour workshop on the five essential steps of short-story writing.

As any writer knows who tried writing both, writing a short story differs from writing a novel. Hartney will offer concrete tips for dealing with techniques specific to the shorter […]

True Lit: Fayetteville’s Literary Festival Arrives October 22-29

True Lit: Fayetteville’s Literary Festival will be held from October 22 – 29. Featuring a variety of author talks, writing workshops, readings and other literary events for a variety of age groups, the festival celebrates the written word in all its forms.

Featured speakers for this year’s festival include James Dashner, author of the Maze […]

2017 Fearless Writing Workshop Sunday, October 8

Crescent Dragonwagon

Lake Writers & Poets present “An Afternoon with Crescent Dragonwagon: a fearless writing™ exploration” in Northwest Arkansas on October 8, 2017, at the Artist Retreat Center (ARC) in Bella Vista, Arkansas.

ARC, “where creativity comes to breathe”, is a beautiful, welcoming space, home to a variety of arts-related classes, courses, workshops, events, […]

Pitch Like a Pro to the Pros

 

Fayetteville Public Library Fri., Oct. 27, 10:00 am

Marilyn H. Collins is leading a workshop for True Lit Fest, Fayetteville Public Library, Friday, October 27, 11:00 am. The workshop will help seasoned as well as beginning writers to “pitch” their story ideas to agents and to publishers –the guys who actually represent or purchase […]

Village Writing School in Rogers Offers Workshops for Area Authors

The Village Writing School offers craft and informational workshops year round from their studio in Rogers, Arkansas. The twofold mission of the Village Writing School is to help beginning and established writers develop their craft and to foster a vibrant literary community in the Northwest Arkansas region.

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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 […]

Recovering from Web Trauma

For the past week, the Arkansas Writers site has been undergoing web trauma. In an effort to update, I moved this site and two others to a new server. Two of the sites made the move intact, but wouldn’t you know, this one got corrupted. A few of the most recent posts have been lost […]

Fearless Writing with Crescent Dragonwagon October 8 Bella Vista, Arkansas

Long time favorite Crescent Dragonwagon presents Fearless Writing on Sunday, October 8 at the Artist Retreat, 13467 Lookout Drive, Bella Vista, Arkansas. She helps writers take pen in hand and write from confidence and fearlessly as hosted by Village Writers and Poets from 2:00pm – 5:00 pm. Early Bird sign-up is $99. Contact Joanie Barrett […]

WORD RAGE, a Bullying Intervention

WORD RAGE, a response to the negative comments about usage that so often disrupt discussion on social media. Maddox emphasizes the fact that English is a collection of dialects and that different contexts call for different usage. […]