Alas! No Books in Bloom in 2020

Out of concern for the health and safety of authors, attendees, and staff, the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation has cancelled the 15th Annual Books in Bloom Literary Festival scheduled for May 17.

One of the most anticipated literary events of the Arkansas year, Books in Bloom will be sorely missed by writers and […]

OWL Cancels April Meeting

The Ozark Writers League semi-annual meeting scheduled for April 24-25 in Branson, Missouri has been cancelled, owing to the pandemic.

The September meeting remains on the calendar.

WCDH Offers a Virtual Poetluck for April 2020

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) has countered the coronavirus by scheduling the April Poetluck as a virtual event.

On Thursday, April 16, local writers and Writers’ Colony alumni will read from a variety of verse and prose works. The event will begin at 6:30 pm.

Order will be chosen by random drawing. To […]

Austin Film Festival’s 2020 Script Competition Early Deadline March 27

March 27 is the early deadline for the 2020 Austin Film Festival’s Script Competition. Eligible are features, television pilots and specs, fiction podcasts, stage plays, and digital series.

The Film Festival is scheduled for October 22-25.

Submit through the website.

OWFI Cancels 2020 Conference

The much-anticipated 2020 Oklahoma Writers Conference, “Bridging the Gap,” scheduled for May 1-2, has been cancelled in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Writing Contest, however, will proceed as scheduled.

Here is the information as given by Shelley Pagach, OWFI President.

Thank you for your patience as we took the necessary time to explore all […]

New Group at ArkansasWriters Stymied by the Virus

An Oklahoma writers’ group has recently joined the ArkansasWriters Directory, but their next scheduled meeting has been canceled.

Tahlequah Writers is a monthly critique and sharing of writing opportunities group with occasional guest speakers. New members are always welcome. Members are asked to bring a work-in-progress to share with the group

The March 21 meeting […]

Fayetteville Library Closes from March 16 Until March 29

The Fayetteville Public Library will temporarily close at 12pm on Monday, March 16 through March 29 to support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

Check the library website for further announcements. NOTE: The library is suspending overdue fees for the duration. Do not return books to the outside bins. […]

2020 Semi-annual OWL Meeting Set For April 24-25

The Ozark Writers League (OWL) has scheduled their 2020 semi-annual meeting for April 24-25 at the Camden Hotel and Conference Center in Branson, Missouri.

The conference begins on Friday, April 24 with a 7-9 p.m open-mike event.

Featured speakers on Saturday, April 25, will include Cheryl Harness, Nancy Hartney, Duke Pennell, and Veda Boyd Jones.


March “Poetluck” in Eureka Springs Hosted by Molly Scroges

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) is proud to showcase Eureka Springs’ literary talent at the March Poetluck on Thursday, March 19, at 6:30 pm, at 515 Spring Street. Two Eureka Springs authors, Dr. Kathy Martone and Cheryl King, will be the featured readers, and Poetluck will be emceed by guest host, Molly Scroges.


2020 Nimrod Literary Awards Open for Submissions

The 2020 Nimrod Literary Awards, The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, are now open, with a deadline of April 1. The Awards offer first prizes of $2,000 and publication and second prizes of $1,000 and publication, together with a trip to Tulsa to take part in the […]