General

Missouri Writers Guild Announces Board Members

Newly announced Board members of the Missouri Writers Guild in 2022 are Vice President: Ricard Snelson Treasurer: John Cawlfield Secretary: Greg Stout Publicity Director: Ryan Freeman Webmaster: Nate Hoffelder President of the Board is Warren Martin. Listings and biographical information for all the Board members are available here.

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Local Author News

If You Walk Long Enough Virtual Author Talk November 4

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

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Author Talks

Sean Fitzgibbon Book Talk at Fayetteville Public Library October 9

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, 

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Conferences

IN-Person with Ozark Writers League October 2021

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

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Meetings

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

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General

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

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General

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

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General

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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