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… Continue reading Linda Apple to speak at MWG April 8-10

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… Continue reading Books in Bloom Gets the Ax

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… Continue reading A Site for Writers

Tin Hollow, Murder, and a Small Arkansas Town with J.B.

J. B. Hogan: Past, Present and Future By Nancy Hartney On September 10, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. in the Walker Room of the Fayetteville Public Library, J.B  Hogan will roll out his latest novel, Tin Hollow, a tale of  life in  small Arkansas town. When a popular minor league baseball player is found murdered in an… Continue reading Tin Hollow, Murder, and a Small Arkansas Town with J.B.

Publisher Looking for Midwestern Novels

Switchgrass Books, the fiction imprint of Northern Illinois University, is seeking full-length literary novels set in or about the Midwest by authors with midwestern ties. Submission guidelines are available at

Tim McGinn Launches Sci-Fi Site

Tim McGinn, member of the NW Arkansas Writers’ Guild, has re-launched his blog dedicated to the discussion of science fiction. Called Timboscifi’s Blog, the site is billed as “a place to talk about Science Fiction.”  Current content features Spook Country by William Gibson and “The Pure Product” by John Kessel. Both a reader and writer of… Continue reading Tim McGinn Launches Sci-Fi Site

Google and Authors Reach Agreement

Google’s controversial plan to make copyrighted books searchable has been the target of legal challenges ever since the web giant announced it. Now, as reported by Publishers’ Weekly on November 11, “Both Google and authors and publishers stressed that the settlement will create a way for rights holders to receive payment for their works that… Continue reading Google and Authors Reach Agreement

NWA Writers’ Guild at Ozark Writers Live

The Northwest Arkansas Writers’ Guild will be well represented at the second annual Ozark Writers Live event at the Fayetteville Public Library on Saturday, September 13. Barbara Youree and Marilyn Collins will be talking about their just-published books and Lela Davidson and Mary Ann Powers will share the skinny on their web writing successes. Barbara… Continue reading NWA Writers’ Guild at Ozark Writers Live