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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. […]

Vallum Poetry Contest Extended to August 31, 2017

Poets who want to submit to the annual contest sponsored by Vallum have until August 31, 2017 to get in their entries.

Vallum is a contemporary poetry journal published biannually in Montreal. The magazine and contributors have won some of literature’s highest honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, Pushcart Prizes, the Griffin Poetry prize, the Governor […]

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 […]

Ozark Poets and Writers Meet July 25 with Gerry Sloan in Fayetteville

The Ozark Poets and Writers Collective presents poet Gerry Sloan reading from his newly released book, Crossing: A Memoir in Verse, on July 25, 2017 at 7:00pm, Nightbird Books, 205 Dickson Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas. This work includes over a hundred poetic, literary and photographic insights and reminiscences of life in rural mid-America.

The reading, free […]

New Flesh for Old Monsters: A Writing Workshop at FPL

Brad Carter

Got a taste for horror? Join Brad Carter with “New Flesh for Old Monsters” on July 22 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Henry Board Room at the Fayetteville Public Library. Workshop is free with registration required beginning May 1, 2017.

Horror as a genre carries a lot of cliché baggage. Vampires, witches, zombies, demons—they’ve all been done to death. However, there are still fresh approaches available to these genre tropes. From Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Max Brooks’ World War Z to Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts, horror writers have successfully experimented with narrative form to inject new life into tired monsters.

This free workshop will focus on stripping away cliché, undermining audience expectations, and avoiding redundancy when writing about horror archetypes. Registration is required.

Brad Carter likes to put words together in interesting combinations. He is a product of the public school system in Arkansas, and he hopes that if he writes well enough his permanent record will be expunged. His 2013 novel (dis)Comfort Food was hailed by Publisher’s Weekly as “an unsettling story…where familiar ingredients bring unexpected results.” In 2015, Library Journal recommended his novel Only Things as a strong addition to horror collections. His other novels include The Big Man of Barlow, Saturday Night of the Living Dead, and Barlow After Dark. His sixth novel and second child are both forthcoming in 2017. He lives in Northwest Arkansas.

Co-authors Tony Wappel and J.B. Hogan Book Signing at Nightbird Books, Fayetteville

Tony Wappel and J B Hogan will be at Nightbird Books to sign copies of their new book, The Square Book: An Illustrated History of the Fayetteville Square: 1828 – 2016, Saturday afternoon, June 24 between 1:00 – 3:00. The book features little known facts as well as photographs on the heart of Fayetteville known […]