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True Lit Big Hit

A big Thanks and Congratulations to the Fayetteville Library staff and all the other people and organizations that worked to present the very first True Lit Literary Festival. The undertaking combined the Library’s traditional Ozark Writers Live with other book-related events into a fantastic four-day event that brought readers and writers together to celebrate their

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True Lit Off To Great Start

Jack Gantos started the True Lit Literary Festival at the Fayetteville Library off with a description of his writing life that had his audience in helpless laughter, Every writer could wish to be as entertaining in person. His take away message: writing is hard work requiring awareness, persistence, and revision, revision, revision. You still have

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Barbara Youree To Speak on Historical Fiction at Fayetteville Library

Barbara Youree, author of award-winning narrative nonfiction and ten historical romances, will speak on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Fayetteville Library Literary Festival. She will discuss the techniques for writing historical fiction and narrative nonfiction that bring stories to life. Her two latest novels Race to Glory and Heart at War, are inspired by

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Molly Giles Returns to Fayetteville Public Library

When you think sharp-edged short stories, think Molly Giles. Want to read a contemporary, tightly structured tale? Pick up Molly Giles. Need a story with heart and soul and commonplace people? Read Molly Giles. On Thursday, September 5 Giles will be at the Fayetteville Public Library for a full day craft workshop for beginning and

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Fayetteville Library Literary Festival September 5-8, 2013

Mark your calendars for September 5, 6, 7, and 8 for Fayetteville Library’s TRUE LIT literary festival. The four-day event promises something for everyone: author talks, writing workshops, storytelling classes, and music. Working with the Fayetteville Library to create the festival are the Fayetteville Public Schools, the Fayettetville Public Education Foundation, the University of Arkansas,

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WGA at OWFI 2013

The Writers Guild of Arkansas (WGA) was well represented at OWFI 2013. Despite the rain, members traveling to Norman, Oklahoma on May 2 enjoyed the scenery, stopping to take a closer look at the Indian Paintbrush along the highway. The member gathering flowers shall remain nameless. The view from the second floor balcony of the

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2013 Arkansas SCBWI Conference June 7-8

Online registration for the 2013 Arkansas SCBWI Conference is now open. The conference will be held June 7-8 at the William F. Laman Public Library, North Little Rock, Arkansas. Speakers will include Karl Jones of Grosset & Dunlap/Price Stern Sloan, Dawn Frederick of Red Sofa Literary, and author Darcy Pattison. Conference information is now online

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OWFI is Almost Here

Writers still have time to profit from the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation’s annual conference for 2013 May 2-4 in Norman, Oklahoma. Registration for all three days is $175, but if you can’t make the entire conference you can attend part of it. The keynote speaker is Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind and

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OWL February 15 Open-Mike Slots Limited to 12

The February 16 Ozark Writers’ League meeting will be preceded by a Friday night dinner on February 15 at Boxcar Willie’s in Branson. The dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Members who wish to participate in the Open-Mike readings need to submit a 50-word bio. The five-minute readings will be limited to 12 participants. Direct both

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