Meetings

In Person At Last!

After a year and a half of Zoom meetings, the Arkansas Writers’ Guild enjoyed their first in-person meeting on June 19, 2021. Digital is useful, but nothing to compare with pen, paper, and real live colleagues.     Top Row: Maeve Maddox, Raymona Anderson, Gloria Tran Bottom Row: Belinda Ostrowski, Li Cai (still on Zoom),

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Conferences

Alas! Books in Bloom No More

We didn’t know it at the time, but the 14th Books in Bloom Literary Festival held in 2019 was the last. When the 15th Books in Bloom Literary Festival set for May 2020 was cancelled owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, its sponsors had a year to think about what should happen in 2021. The festival

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Local Author News

Arkansas Writer Ellen Withers Possesses Impressive Portfolio

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 Gazette.  Also in 2003, she entered her first writing contest. Since that time, she has

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Author Talks

Writers’ Colony A Podcast Presence for Locked-down Authors

Back in December of 2019, Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow board member and author Charles Templeton launched the first Dairy Hollow podcast, “Write Now at the Writers’ Colony.”  Since then, a total of seven thirty- to forty-minute podcasts on writing topics have been produced. On March 30, 2020, prompted by the new locked-down life of

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Conferences

Bernhardt’s WriterCon August 30, 2019

For the most part, I try to keep the posts on ArkansasWriters third-person neutral, but for this one I’m making an exception. (It is my website, after all.) Like most of my Arkansas writer colleagues, I’ve attended plenty of writers’ conferences, some of them excellent, some of them—not so much. If you’re looking for an

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Local Author News

Story by Arkansas author featured in literary magazine

A short story by Arkansas writer Maeve Maddox appears in the 2019 Spring edition of Conclave, a journal of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography, and drama edited by Lara Bernhardt. The 489-word story, “Priorities,”was the winning entry in the 2018 flash fiction Red Sneakers conference contest. As a result of winning the contest, Dr. Maddox was

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Meetings

Looking for a Book Club?

Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson Street in Fayetteville, hosts four book clubs and a combination writing workshop and book study. Here they are, together with the selections for May: Poetry Book Club, first Wednesday of the month, 5:30-7 pm Homer’s Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson Mystery Book Club, second Thursday, 6:30-7:30 pm The Cat Who

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General

All Better Now!

ArkansasWriters.com has been having some ups and downs for the past few weeks as I’ve gone through the process of changing web hosting services. With one exception, everything seems to be functioning again. (The graphics have gone haywire, but I’m working on it.) This is a good time to remind readers that ArkansasWriters is a

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Local Author News

Faylib Book Sale March 9-10, 2019

The Friends of Fayetteville Public Library will host a book sale Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m and Sunday, March 10 from 1–5 p.m. in the library’s lobby. Book prices will be fifty cents for children’s and paperback books and A/V items, and one dollar for hardback books.

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Local Author News

Book by Civil War Re-enactor

A mysterious time machine takes Sheldon Owen Wood on a sinister ride from the twenty-first century back to the Civil War, where something is enormously wrong. Everything is out of kilter. People who are supposed to be dead are alive. Armies that are supposed to be fighting don’t exist. Relatives who shouldn’t be in this

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