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26 June 2018 “We Wanna Boogie” at the Fayetteville Library at 6 p.m.

Marvin Schwartz

Marvin Schwartz, author of We Wanna Boogie: The Rockabilly Roots of Sonny Burgess and the Pacers will be in the Walker Community Room Please join us on June 26 at 6:00. The event is part of the Fayetteville Library Summer Author Series.

Schwartz’s story offers a portrait of a rock ‘n roll […]

Winners of the 2018 Maureen Egen Award

Back in the Fall of 2017, ArkansasWriters reported that Arkansas was chosen as the 2018 participating state for the 2018 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award.

Now we can announce the winners: Joshua Idaszak for fiction and Anushah Jiwani for poetry.

Joshua Idaszak (left) and Anushah Jiwani (right) are the winners of the 2018 Writers […]

Vallum Poetry Competition Deadline July 15 2018

Vallum, a contemporary poetry journal published twice a year in Montreal, has announced the deadline for the 2018 Vallum Poetry Award: July 15, 2018.

First Prize is $750 and publication in Vallum.

Second Prize is $250 and publication in Vallum.

Liz Howard, winner of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize will judge entries for the […]

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 […]

Gayer Publishes Another Volume of Wacky Humor

Arkansas writer Russell Gayer is busy marketing his second collection of comical short stories, One Idiot Short of a Village.

Russell Gayer reading from _One Idiot Short of a Village_at the Fayetteville Library, May 20, 2018

According to the story that gives the collection its title, “Every village must have an idiot.” When the […]

Hartney Featured OPWC speaker for 29 May 2018

 

Nancy Hartney

Nancy Hartney, freelancer, short story writer, and poet, will be the honored speaker at the May meeting of the Ozark Poets and Writers Collective (OPWC), Tuesday, May 29, beginning at 7 p.m. at Nightbird Books at 205 W. Dickson Street in Fayetteville. Admission is free, although donations are welcome.

On […]

How Not To Win A Poetry Contest

For you Arkansas Poets who would like to win a poetry contest, here is a blueprint of how NOT to do it. Kate Lacy, Poets Northwest, submitted it to inspire fellow Arkansas poets. The next meeting of Poets Northwest is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at the Springdale Public Library, 405 S […]

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 […]

Nancy Hartney Adds Poetry to Her Portfolio

Already known for her deft hand with the short story, Arkansas author Nancy Hartney has added published poet to her credentials. […]

M H Collins, Mentor and Blogger

Marilyn H. Collins

Arkansas writer Marilyn H. Collins is perhaps best known for her writing guides and hands-on writing workshops.

Collins has presented workshops and lectures on all the topics covered by her guides, which include Memoir Writing Guide, You Can Write a Book About Your Family, Market Yourself, Market Your Book, The Art […]