Sean Fitzgibbon speaks on his upcoming graphic novel about the Crescent Hotel’s strange incarnation as the Baker Hospital, “What Follows is True: Crescent Hotel.” His in-person presentation at 2:00pm on October 9, offered free at the Fayetteville Public Library, is a documentary-style graphic nonfiction exploration of this controversial Eureka Springs, Arkansas, legend. As an artist, … Continue reading Sean Fitzgibbon Book Talk at Fayetteville Public Library October 9
Although Fayetteville still rejoices in the Dickson Street Bookshop, which deals in used and out-of-print books, the college town lost its only independent book store, Nightbird Books, in 2020. Enter Pearl’s Books. Fayetteville residents Leah and Daniel Jordan are set to open a brand new locally-owned and independent bookshop at 28 E. Center Street, just… Continue reading Fayetteville to Get New New Bookstore
Established in 2010 as an online publication, Pure Slush has evolved into a print publisher. Submissions for Volume 22 of the Pure Slush collection of stories, essays, and poems will be open until October 31, 2021. Check out the website. Submit via Submittable.
For 42 years, Nimrod has hosted an in-person, all-day writing conference in conjunction with the publication of our fall issue. This year’s in-person events have been cancelled owing to the pandemic, but a virtual creative writing program will be offered. This year’s programming will feature several months of craft talks/writing workshops, Q&As, readings, and more. More offerings… Continue reading Nimrod Fall 2021 Virtual Creative Writing Programming
The 2021 Austin Film Festival is scheduled for October 21—28. Festival organizers are looking experienced script readers who can help them decide which scripts to advance through the competition and provide feedback to the submitting writers. Check out the website for details.
Phil Slattery is establishing a new online magazine called Rural Fiction Magazine. Submissions of short (less than 5,000 words) fiction and poetry are now being accepted. The goal of RFM is to explore the drama and beauty of rural life. Rural Fiction Magazine seeks primarily mainstream/literary stories and poetry set in the rural US. Although it… Continue reading New Magazine for the Drama and Beauty of Rural Life
The Ozark Writers League returns to Branson, Missouri, live and IN-person October 22-23 with their annual conference. Network with fellow writers, artists, and photographers, learn new tricks, and, best of all, ignite your passion for your craft. Fee for the conference is included in the membership. Contest entry is $15 for over two dozen categories… Continue reading IN-Person with Ozark Writers League October 2021
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference will be taking a hiatus for November 2021. The Conference plans to re-organize and re-envision the future of the conference. Watch for emails and future notification updates as they plan for 20222.
Gotta get outta town? No better place than the 77th Annual Arkansas Writers Conference in Little Rock June 5, 2021. This in-person, one day, local conference offers craft sessions, contest winners, and 20-minute pitch sessions for your upcoming novel. Take a look at our photo gallery.
Homebound writers may find this service of interest. The site Writeaways offers Zoom writing workshops set in foreign locales. The current one is in France. One coming up in July is in New Mexico. One in October will be in Italy. According to the sponsors, this Friday-Sunday format “combines plenty of writing time with just… Continue reading Weekend Writeaways at Home