Bernhardt’s WriterCon August 30, 2019

For the most part, I try to keep the posts on ArkansasWriters third-person neutral, but for this one I’m making an exception. (It is my website, after all.)

Like most of my Arkansas writer colleagues, I’ve attended plenty of writers’ conferences, some of them excellent, some of them—not so much.

If you’re looking for […]

Sunday 19 May 2019 Books in Bloom

This is the week! Sunday, May 19, 2019 is the date of the 14th annual Books in Bloom Literary Festival in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Billed as a celebration for writers and readers promoting the value of books and reading, the festival is sponsored by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation and takes place […]

Sign Up Now for SCBWI Conference June 21-22

The Arkansas SCBWI Conference is June 21-22, 2019 in Central Arkansas at two different locations.

Dinner, genre meetings and pitch sessions will be held on June 21 at North Little Rock Community Center, North Little Rock.

Conference sessions, lunch and critiques will take place on June 22 at Vines Center, Little Rock.

The conference faculty […]

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 […]

Books in Bloom Eureka Springs Says Save the Date

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 […]

Ozarks Writers League Plans for 2019

 

At their annual membership meeting in November, the Ozarks Writers League (OWL) set tentative dates for two conferences in 2019: April 26-27 and September 20-21 in Branson, Missouri.

OWL officers announced for 2019 are Margarite Stever, president; Diana West, vice-president; Russell Gayer, treasurer, and Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, secretary.

A change in by-laws introduced flexibility […]

True Lit Season Six in Fayetteville (Arkansas) October 28-November 4

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 […]

2018 Red Sneakers Conference Contest Winners

Arkansas writers Nancy Hartney and Maeve Maddox ranked among the winners of the 2018 Red Sneakers Conference writing contest.

Maeve Maddox

Maeve Maddox took First Place in the Flash Fiction category with a Christmas story named “Priorities.”

Nancy Hartney’s submissions earned recognition in

Nancy Hartney

Fiction and Flash Fiction.

Held in Oklahoma City, […]

Louisiana Writers’ Conference October 13, 2018

The Bayou Writers Group is sponsoring a one-day conference called “A Bridge to Publication Writing” on Saturday, October 13, 2018 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Featured speakers are L. Diane Wolfe, John M. Floyd, Gina Ardito, Michael Bracken, and Jerica Guillory. They will speak on marketing, short story writing, editing, copywriting, and writing for children.

For […]

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 […]