WriterCon 2020 September Conference in Oklahoma City

WriterCon happens in Oklahoma City Sept. 4-6, 2020 at the historic Skirvin Hilton Hotel. WriterCon contest deadline is August 28. Enter as many categories as you wish for a single contest fee. Additionally, WriterCon has invited Ozark Writers Federation Inc members to attend this Sept conference at the early bird rate. Check out the […]

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.

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 […]

Get Ready for 2020 OWFI Writing Contest

Attention Writers! Now is the time to prepare your entries for the 2020 OWFI Writing Contest.

The 2020 OWFI (Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Inc.) Conference is set for Friday and Saturday, May 2 and May 2 at the Embassy Suites on South Meridian Avenue in Oklahoma City.

The contest entry window is […]

TRUE LIT FESTIVAL 2019

The Fayetteville Library’s seventh annual True Lit Festival 2019 got underway on Sunday, October 20 with Melanie Benjamin’s talk, “Shining a Light on the Past.”

The Festival will run through Sunday, October 27.

In addition to the events held at the library, school visits take workshops and talks to local students in grades 4 to […]

Still Time To Attend Nimrod Conference October 19, 2019

Nimrod International Journal will host its annual Conference for Readers and Writers, a day of one-on-one writing workshops, masterclasses, readings, and panel discussions at the University of Tulsa.

The Conference will feature workshops on poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction,young adult, mystery, and publishing contracts, as well as one-on-one editing workshops, agent-led novel query critique sessions, readings, […]

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 […]