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Arkansas Updates 1937 Media Shield Law

New avenues of publication have led to the updating of the 1937 Arkansas shield law that protects the right of reporters and publishers to protect their sources. The 1937 law, Section 1 of Arkansas Code P 16-85-510 originally defined the media as: newspaper, periodical, or radio station. The new language acknowledges the internet: Before any

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Arkansas Writers Inspire Moms with Chicken Soup

Rogers, Arkansas – Arkansas authors Lela Davidson and Rhonda Franz deliver light- hearted and endearing stories of what happens when our best intentions meet with the reality of new motherhood in the latest Chicken Soup title. Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, March 2011) features stories that came

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Good Reviews for Denton Gay’s Political Satire

Denton Gay, NW Arkansas writer of fiction and non-fiction, has published a political satire in which dogs play the leading roles. It’s called Tailspin. An independent reviewer at Midwest Book Review has high praise for it: Millions of dogs face death every year, and it’s hard to imagine the dogs being okay with that. “Tailspin”

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Linda Apple to speak at MWG April 8-10

Author Linda Apple will be conducting a Creative Nonfiction workshop at the Missouri Writers Guild Conference April 8-10. A veteran contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series–13 articles at last count–Apple calls her presentation “My Recipe for Chicken Soup for the Soul.” Linda’s most recent publication is Connect! A Simple Guide to Public

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Books in Bloom Gets the Ax

Books in Bloom, the literary jewel set in Eureka Springs, the library-sponsored event that has gained national recognition for its contribution to literacy and the love of books in this region, will not take place in 2011. Why not? According to the Books in Bloom site, With great reluctance and sorrow, the Carroll and Madison

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A Site for Writers

If you don’t already know about it, you may wish to check out the site Daily Writing Tips. Founded by web entrepreneur Daniel Scocco, the site went live in May of 2007 and now boasts over half a million page views per month. Arkansas writer Maeve Maddox has been writing for the site since its

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