Jane Blunschi Speaks at Crystal Bridges on Character

Crystal Bridges features local author Jane Blunschi as she Explores Identity Through Character on November 11 at 5:30pm via Zoom.

The evening of November 11, join fellow Arkansas writers and readers for a Zoom evening of topical discussion and creative writing while engaging with works of art from the Crystal Bridges collection. Local author […]

Three Virtual Events for Writers and Readers

2020 Virtual Conference for Readers and Writers

Sponsor: Nimrod International Journal

Date: Currently underway. Closing date: November 18, 2020

Cost: All panel discussions, craft talks/workshops, readings, and Q&As are free and open to the public, but donations are requested. One-on-One Critique Sessions range in price from $15-$25.

Activities: virtual panel discussions, craft talks/writing workshops, Q&As, […]

August Writing Workshop at Fayetteville Public Library Spawns New Writers

 

The Fayetteville Public Library (AR) sponsored a virtual workshop “Writing for Fun and Publication.” Instructor Nancy Hartney focused on the short short fiction with twelve participants perusing articles, works of short fiction, and receiving personal critiques on their submitted work during the month of August. “Most of the attendees identified themselves as beginners […]

Writer Conference, Oklahoma City, Labor Day Weekend

Three days of authors, speakers, master classes, pitch sesions, books, and more—September 4-6, 2020. An annual conference, WriterConf, offers the best of all things writing in Oklahoma City at the historic Skirvin Hotel. Best part: YOU choose whether to attend IN-PERSON or VIRTUALLY. Details of your options at WriterCon 2020.

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Story Circle Network Offers Summer 2020 Online Classes

Since 1997, the Story Circle Network, a non-profit exclusively for women writers, has provided learning/writing opportunities in memoir, reminiscence, journaling, fiction, poetry, family stories, kitchen table stories, writing-as-healing, writing for personal growth and spiritual development, poetry, and other areas. Story Circle teaches general writing skills, organization, and critical editing, as well as technical skills […]

Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow Reopens

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs (AR) plans a reopening mid-May under Arkansas guidelines for this residential writers’ haven. See (https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/covid-19-guidance-for-self-home-quarantine). Workshops and gatherings are planned from June through the summer under Covid-19 safe guidelines. For registration information as well as last-minute adjustments/updates to the schedule refer to https://www.writerscolony.org/events.

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Writing about Religion at Dairy Hollow March 15, 2020

The topic of religion and its importance in and to current affairs have finally been recognized by the news media.

Writing about religion, however, can present certain landmines.

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is presenting a workshop instructed by Ruth Nasrullah that will explore how to do what scholar and writer Peter Manseau calls […]

Useful Writing Advice from Ann Bauer

By Gloria Williams Tran

“Make Your Story Matter” was the topic of the two-session workshop that author Ann Bauer presented at the Fayetteville Public Library on January 23 and 30. The participants ranged in age from twenty-somethings to retirees and included both genders. Bauer commented that it was unusual to have such a variety of […]

TRUE LIT FESTIVAL 2019

The Fayetteville Library’s seventh annual True Lit Festival 2019 got underway on Sunday, October 20 with Melanie Benjamin’s talk, “Shining a Light on the Past.”

The Festival will run through Sunday, October 27.

In addition to the events held at the library, school visits take workshops and talks to local students in grades 4 to […]

Planning the Cozy Mystery

A few of the hundreds of cozy mysteries that enjoy wide popularity.

If you’re a fan of the cozy mystery, it may be that you’ve thought of trying your own hand at writing one.

Your chance to shake out your ideas is a two-session OLLI course, Planning the Cozy Mystery, which meets from […]