Nancy Hartney will speak virtually at the Springdale Public Library on November 4 at 6:00p- 7:30 pm. The discussion will center around authorcraft and storytelling as a way to explore writing, culture, and history. Her debut novel, If You Walk Long Enough, is set during the Vietnam War and the tumultuous social issues of that… Continue reading If You Walk Long Enough Virtual Author Talk November 4
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
The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is offering a fellowship to a writer working on a short or long work of non-fiction focusing on how they (the writer or another) have managed, and continue to manage, their mental illness. This personal story should offer not just insight and awareness, but most importantly, hope. It should… Continue reading Real People, Real Struggles, Real Stories Writing about Mental Illness Fellowship
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
The first annual Ozarks Writing Festival takes front and center June 26 -27 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Two Friends Books, newly opened, presents the Festival, celebrating writers in the Ozarks through readings, signings and book sales. Indie-published, self-published, or traditionally published authors are invited. Best part, authors keep 100% of materials sold at the Festival. See… Continue reading Ozarks Writing Festival with Two Friends Books and Cafe
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.
Of all the things missed most during the stay-at-home shutdown, it’s been the library. Virtual services were available 24/7 but use of print materials and in-person programs were closed during February, March, and April. With the arrival of May, and the pandemic cresting in Arkansas, libraries have begun a slow, cautious re-opening from Syd McMath… Continue reading Libraries Around the State Enjoy a Partial Reopening
ArkansasWriters.com has been having some ups and downs for the past few weeks as I’ve gone through the process of changing web hosting services. With one exception, everything seems to be functioning again. (The graphics have gone haywire, but I’m working on it.) This is a good time to remind readers that ArkansasWriters is a… Continue reading All Better Now!
Nightbird Books on College Avenue in Fayetteville will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on Christmas Eve. The locally owned bookstore will be closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.
Lori Ericson, president of the Ozarks Writers League reminds area writers that it’s membership renewal time. OWL provides super-helpful conferences—free with the price of membership—throughout the year. Writers and artists in Arkansas and Missouri hone their craft and provide mutual support in the OWL community. Membership is $30. Renew or sign up online.