Tuesday, September 22, 2020


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 is the author of two short story collections and has a novel set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War to be published 2021. She is retired from the Fayetteville Public Library, Research Services, and writes for regional magazines, poetry journals, and  equine publications and presents writerly workshops.

Arkansas Writer Ellen Withers Possesses Impressive Portfolio

One of the anthologies featuring work by Arkansas writer Ellen Withers.

This the first in what may prove to be a series of posts submitted by subscribers to ArkansasWriters. Guidelines.

Ellen Withers, of Conway, Arkansas, began her professional writing career in 2003 when she became a freelance contributor to the Arkansas Democrat […]

August Writing Workshop at Fayetteville Public Library Spawns New Writers


The Fayetteville Public Library (AR) sponsored a virtual workshop “Writing for Fun and Publication.” Instructor Nancy Hartney focused on the short short fiction with twelve participants perusing articles, works of short fiction, and receiving personal critiques on their submitted work during the month of August. “Most of the attendees identified themselves as beginners […]

Switzerland of the Ozarks Hosts Writers October 2020

The Ozark Creative Writers Conference, “Writing in the Ozarks,” is scheduled for Oct. 8-10, 2020 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This vacation spot is better known as the Switzerland of the Ozarks for its winding roads, quaint homes, and four-star restaurants. A picture-perfect place for writers to gather and share their creativity. The Best Western Inn […]

Fellowships Available at Writers’ Colony Dairy Hollow

The office at the Writers’ Colony, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Two two-week fellowships in one of the cozy suites at Dairy Hollow in picturesque Eureka Springs are available to writers working on the specific topics.

Illuminating Black Lives This fellowship invites writers to explore the African-American experience. The work may be in any literary […]

Writer Conference, Oklahoma City, Labor Day Weekend

Three days of authors, speakers, master classes, pitch sesions, books, and more—September 4-6, 2020. An annual conference, WriterConf, offers the best of all things writing in Oklahoma City at the historic Skirvin Hotel. Best part: YOU choose whether to attend IN-PERSON or VIRTUALLY. Details of your options at WriterCon 2020.


September Ozark Writers Live in Branson, Missouri

Ever think about dogsled racing? Or sailing the Caribbean solo? Hear military vet Chuck Sasser talk about these and other adventures in this time of crisis. Interested in publishing? Joan Banks and Marti Attoun will offer a duo publishing Q & A panel for those needing information on the publishing community. Additionally, a First Page […]

Story Circle Network Offers Summer 2020 Online Classes

Since 1997, the Story Circle Network, a non-profit exclusively for women writers, has provided learning/writing opportunities in memoir, reminiscence, journaling, fiction, poetry, family stories, kitchen table stories, writing-as-healing, writing for personal growth and spiritual development, poetry, and other areas. Story Circle teaches general writing skills, organization, and critical editing, as well as technical skills […]

Ozark Writers League Meets in September, Branson, Missouri

Ozark Writers League plans a fall conference September 11-12, 2020 in Branson, Missouri at the Camden Hotel and Conference Center. Follow their plans and schedule at their site.

OWL members are a group of like-minded individuals dedicated to promoting writing, literacy, photography, and art through workshops, conference presentations, and contests.


Barbara Youree Published in Writer’s Digest July/August 2020 Issue

Barbara Youree

The Writer’s Digest has tapped Northwest Arkansas author Barbara Youree for their annual July/August travel issue for 2020.

Her piece, “Everything Happens Somewhere,” offers tools for building backdrops and setting, useful information for writing fiction, non-fiction, memoir, or travel. She reminds writers that whether. . .

“. . . a novel, […]