This announcement is for writers who have registered for the 2018 Northwest Arkansas Writers Workshop at Ozarks Electric, 3641 N. Wedington Dr., Fayetteville. Because of limited space, registration had to be limited according to FCFS.
In addition to being a workshop for writers, this year’s event is also a commemoration of the life and work of Dusty Richards, co-founder, with Velda Brotherton, of the workshop.
Dusty and his wife Pat were involved in a severe automobile accident in December. Pat passed away on January 10 and Dusty followed her January 18. Because of the years he spent writing over 160 western novels and helping other writers with their careers, the 2018 free conference is dedicated to Dusty and his achievements.
In 1985, with the help of Velda Brotherton, Dusty founded Northwest Arkansas Writers Workshop. With the assistance of the writer’s group, he and Velda launched the free conference twelve years ago.
Registration closed on February 27.
Volunteers are asked to arrive by 8 a.m. to help with arranging tables and setting out breakfast items.
Here’s the schedule:
8:00 – 9:00 Sign In & Breakfast
9 a.m. opening & greetings
9:15 – 10:15 Linda Apple Writing With Intention Using the L.O.W.E. Principle
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Linda Apple Workshop Your Stories Matter writing non-fiction
11:30 – 1:30 lunch on your own & socializing. Please return on time to prevent interrupting the next speaker.
1:30 – 2:30 Velda Brotherton What Have You Done? Using lifetime experiences to write fiction
2:45 – 4 pm Dusty In Memoriam What Has He Done? Followed by Sharing Dusty Stories
If you have a story about Dusty you would like to share turn in your request when you register. Please keep your story down to no more than two or three minutes to give everyone a chance.