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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Faylib Book Sale March 9-10, 2019

Fayetteville Public Library

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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Book by Civil War Re-enactor

CIVIL WAR REFLECTIONS by Vernon Dutton.

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 […]

Book Signing with Wide Appeal 23 February 2019

Kay Anderson Gay will be at the Fayetteville Town Center on the Fayetteville Square to sign books on SATURDAY, February 23, 2019 from 4:30—6:30 p.m.

Ten years ago, Kay received shattering news: she had Parkinson’s Disease. How she learned to deal with the diagnosis and the changes it brought to her life is the subject […]

2019 Nimrod Awards

Submissions to the 41st annual Nimrod Literary Awards must be postmarked April 30, 2019.

The awards are the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction. First prizes are $2,000 and publication. Second and prizes are $1,000 and publication, together with a trip to Tulsa to receive the awards and […]

2018 Kauai Writers Conference

Arkansas writers with the leisure and the loot will be interested in the 2018 Kauai Writers Conference scheduled for November 9-11 at the Marriott Hotel in Kauai, Hawaii.

Names on the faculty include Jane Smiley, Garth Stein, and Scott Turow.

Numbering among the literary agents and editors scheduled to be present are Molly Friedrich, Alia […]

Mississippi Writers Retreat October 2018

Writer at the Homestead Center. Time to write is included in the Writers Retreat.

Writers looking for a few days free from the interruptions of day-to-day living may want to attend the four-day Writers’ Weekend Retreat in Mississippi October 18—October 21, 2018.

Location of the retreat is the Homestead Education Center, Starkville, Mississippi.

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