Ozarks Writing Festival with Two Friends Books and Cafe

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

June Conference in Little Rock with American Pen Women

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.

Libraries Around the State Enjoy a Partial Reopening

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

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All Better Now!

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!

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Nightbird Books Holiday Hours

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.

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Time to Renew OWL Membership

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.

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FayLib November Closings

The Fayetteville Public Library will be closed Friday, November 10 for an in-service day. Additionally, the library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed all day Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.

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Recovering from Web Trauma

For the past week, the Arkansas Writers site has been undergoing web trauma. In an effort to update, I moved this site and two others to a new server. Two of the sites made the move intact, but wouldn’t you know, this one got corrupted. A few of the most recent posts have been lost… Continue reading Recovering from Web Trauma

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Welcome to Arkansas Writers

Arkansas Writers.comis your place to connect with other writers in Arkansas and neighboring states. SUBSCRIBE for a free listing in the Directory of Writers. CONTRIBUTE with news that you would like to share with other writers. Check the CALENDAR for upcoming conferences, workshops, and local writing-related events. Library news is especially welcome. If you’re looking… Continue reading Welcome to Arkansas Writers

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Washed in the Water Wins Double Award

Washed in theWater: Tales from the South by Nancy Hartney won the coveted Best Book of the Year Fiction and the President’s Award from Ozarks Writers League during their November 2014 conference. “I appreciate the judges and OWL officers for honoring me with these two awards,” said Hartney. Washed in the Water is a collection… Continue reading Washed in the Water Wins Double Award