Colson Whitehead Virtual Lecture November 12

Award Winning Author Colson Whitehead Appears Virtually in NW Arkansas

Crystal Bridges welcomes acclaimed author Colson Whitehead in this virtual lecture centered on his award winning novel, The Nickel Boys, an exploration of life under Jim Crow told from the perspective of two boys in one of the country’s most notorious juvenile correctional institutions. This meticulously researched and searing book was an instant New York Times bestseller and won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. It was also longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award and nominated for The National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival.  Whitehead’s presentation is free with registration  at Crystal Bridges  Distinguished Speaker Series.  Presentation November 12 at 7:00pm

Jane Blunschi Speaks at Crystal Bridges on Character

Crystal Bridges features local author Jane Blunschi as she Explores Identity Through Character on November 11 at 5:30pm via Zoom.

The evening of November 11, join fellow Arkansas writers and readers for a Zoom evening of topical discussion and creative writing while engaging with works of art from the Crystal Bridges collection. Local author […]

Virtual Nonfiction Writers’ Conference November 12-13, 2020

Conferencing from the comforts of home.

The Fall Nonfiction Writers Conference for November 2020 features eight speakers over two days and content-rich learning sessions. This event is completely virtual. All sessions are delivered via webinar, so participants can attend from anywhere—no travel is required.

Pricing starts at $99 for live access only. The […]

Go Ahead, Write That Novel!

With everything else going on, the opening of NaNoWriMo got lost in the shuffle. However, today is only November 3 so you can still get in there and start churning out that book you’ve been thinking about writing.

You can find all the information here.

Go for it! Focusing on your writing will provide the […]

One Writer’s Meditations on Kites, Life, and Two Presidential Elections


Arkansas writer Madlyn Springston lives in Rogers. She writes fiction and nonfiction in a variety of genres. Like many of us, as another Election Day approaches, she finds herself comparing 2016 to 2020. In her case, she has a journal entry from 2016 to refresh her memory.

Four Years

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Callls for Submissions November Deadlines 2020

Be sure to read the fine print on their websites. The author may have to pay to publish.

Sunspot Literary Journal

Requests submissions for the last quarterly edition of 2020. The journal is dedicated to amplifying diverse multinational voices. Editor’s prize of $50 for the annual edition. Cover artwork, $20. Digital editions available for free […]

Illuminating Black Lives Fellowship Extended into November

Good news for November– the submission due date for the Illuminating Black Lives fellowship has been extended to Monday, November 30. The winner will be announced by Friday, December 18.​

Writers are invited to explore the African-American experience via any literary genre: fiction or nonfiction, poetry or prose, or a combination. It may take […]

Three Virtual Events for Writers and Readers

2020 Virtual Conference for Readers and Writers

Sponsor: Nimrod International Journal

Date: Currently underway. Closing date: November 18, 2020

Cost: All panel discussions, craft talks/workshops, readings, and Q&As are free and open to the public, but donations are requested. One-on-One Critique Sessions range in price from $15-$25.

Activities: virtual panel discussions, craft talks/writing workshops, Q&As, […]

Marla Cantrell Publishes Arkansas Short Story Collection

Telephee Press is pleased to announce the release of Early Morning in the Land of Dreams, by award-winning writer Marla Cantrell. This collection of short stories, set over the course of a year in Arkansas, has been compared to the literary equivalent of your favorite county song, filled with heart, hard times, and hope. Cantrell […]

Mount Comfort Community History Published in Flashback

Nancy Hartney recently added to her non-fiction portfolio with a history of the Mount Comfort community near Fayetteville (AR). “Mount Comfort: Marked by Education, Religion, and War” appears in the Fall 2020 edition of Flashback, Journal of the Washington County Historical Society. Reprints are available through the Historical Society.

Hartney […]