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 to take part in… Continue reading 2019 Nimrod Awards

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… Continue reading 2018 Kauai Writers Conference

Mississippi Writers Retreat October 2018

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. Published authors will be on hand to give participants help throughout the weekend. Hour-long one-on-one sessions… Continue reading Mississippi Writers Retreat October 2018

26 June 2018 “We Wanna Boogie” at the Fayetteville Library at 6 p.m.

Marvin Schwartz, author of We Wanna Boogie: The Rockabilly Roots of Sonny Burgess and the Pacers will be in the Walker Community Room Please join us on June 26 at 6:00. The event is part of the Fayetteville Library Summer Author Series. Schwartz’s story offers a portrait of a rock ‘n roll pioneer and his home town of… Continue reading 26 June 2018 “We Wanna Boogie” at the Fayetteville Library at 6 p.m.

How Not To Win A Poetry Contest

For you Arkansas Poets who would like to win a poetry contest, here is a blueprint of how NOT to do it. Kate Lacy, Poets Northwest, submitted it to inspire fellow Arkansas poets. The next meeting of Poets Northwest is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at the Springdale Public Library, 405 S Pleasant… Continue reading How Not To Win A Poetry Contest

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Plan Now To Attend 2018 Native American Cultural Symposium June 14-17

The Museum of Native American History (MONAH) is hosting its second annual Native American Cultural Symposium, June 14-17 in Bentonville, Arkansas. A variety of performers, presenters, concerts, and workshops will be held at different venues in Bentonville. Two scheduled symposiums are of particular interest to writers. On Saturday, June 16 at 3:30 p.m., writer and… Continue reading Plan Now To Attend 2018 Native American Cultural Symposium June 14-17

Arkansas SCBWI June 22-23, 2018

The Arkansas Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) Conference is June 22-23 in Central Arkansas. Conference faculty includes Sarah Jane Abbott, assistant editor at Paula Wiseman Books and Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster); Jessica Anderson, assistant editor at Christy Ottaviano Books (Henry Holt & Company, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Group); and… Continue reading Arkansas SCBWI June 22-23, 2018