Local Author News

If You Walk Long Enough Virtual Author Talk November 4

Nancy Hartney will speak virtually at the Springdale Public Library on November 4 at 6:00p- 7:30 pm. The discussion will center around authorcraft and storytelling as a way to explore writing, culture, and history.  Her debut novel, If You Walk Long Enough, is set during the Vietnam War and the tumultuous social issues of that

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Workshops

St. Louis Publishers Association Presents Jane Friedman Virtually

It’s all about marketing! St. Louis Publishers Association presents Jane Friedman virtually on July 17. She offers a workshop focused on two cornerstones for YOUR marketing endeavors with “Book Marketing Cornerstones: Your Author Website and Email Newsletter.” Although you’d rather be writing than hawking books, Jane Friedman tells how to reduce the stress and increase

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Meetings

Ozarks Writing Festival with Two Friends Books and Cafe

The first annual Ozarks Writing Festival takes front and center June 26 -27 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Two Friends Books, newly opened, presents the Festival, celebrating writers in the Ozarks through readings, signings and book sales. Indie-published, self-published, or traditionally published authors are invited. Best part, authors keep 100% of materials sold at the Festival. See

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Author Talks

Poetry and Pitchers (of Suds) Happy Hour

Poetry Happy Hour with Bill McCloud at Gotahold Brewing, April 8th, 5:30 p.m. Gotahold Brewing has chosen the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) as their #TipsforTransformation benefactor during the month of April, National Poetry Month. Poetry Happy Hours will be held at 5:30 pm CDT every Thursday in April in the beer garden at Gotahold. The

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Meetings

November Women Writers’ Conference Update, Conway

The Women Writers’ Conference, Conway, will be a virtual conference this year. Conference organizers are currently evaluating panel proposals and putting together an exciting online conference that maintains the collaborative environment of an in-person event. See the website for further details and sign-up for newsletter.

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Local Author News

“Built for a Lifetime” in the July Ocotillo Review

The Kallisto Gaia Press (Austin, Texas) publishes Nancy Hartney’s short story, “Built for a Lifetime,” a tale of unexpected of kindness between a Mexican saddle maker and a young soldier, in the July Ocotillo Review. Hartney has published two collections of short stories, Washed in the Water and If the Creek Don’t Rise available through

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General

Libraries Around the State Enjoy a Partial Reopening

Of all the things missed most during the stay-at-home shutdown, it’s been the library.  Virtual services were available 24/7 but use of print materials and in-person programs were closed during February, March, and April.  With the arrival of May, and the pandemic cresting in Arkansas, libraries have begun a slow, cautious re-opening from Syd McMath

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Meetings

  Eureka Springs Fayetteville Public Library West Fork Library Springdale Public Library Washington County Library System

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Meetings

Dickson Street Writers Guild New Location

With the lamented closing of Nightbird Books, the Dickson Street Writers has acquired a new meeting place. Dickson Street Writers Critique group now meets weekly on Mondays at 1:30 pm, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2925 N. Old Missouri Road, Fayetteville, AR. This open critique group offers verbal and written feedback on no more than

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