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… Continue reading St. Louis Publishers Association Presents Jane Friedman Virtually
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… Continue reading Ozarks Writing Festival with Two Friends Books and Cafe
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… Continue reading Poetry and Pitchers (of Suds) Happy Hour
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.
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… Continue reading “Built for a Lifetime” in the July Ocotillo Review
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… Continue reading Libraries Around the State Enjoy a Partial Reopening
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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… Continue reading Dickson Street Writers Guild New Location
Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 P.M. at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, for Books in Bloom. The Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation welcomes readers and writers for this annual festival come rain or shine. Free to the public. Stay tuned for featured authors and presentations.
The 2018 True Lit Festival takes place at various venues in Fayetteville from October 28-November 4 featuring authors Kwame Alexander and Gordon Korman. Gordon Korman speaks October 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fayetteville Public Library and will also teach a writing workshop, “Crafting the Adventure Scene.” There is no fee for the workshop but… Continue reading True Lit Season Six in Fayetteville (Arkansas) October 28-November 4