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 […]

Up-Coming OLLI Workshops for Writers

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, better known as OLLI, has several workshops for writers coming up in April, May, and June. Check out their catalog here.

 

Writing family history – OLLI 2019

“Bring Family History to Life” Learn to use family journals, letters, anecdotes, photographs, and all those boxes of memorabilia to bring your family history to life. Weave the humor, wisdom, life-long passions, and dreams to keep relevant the interconnecting people of each generation. Include the quirky sayings, jokes, and amazing stories so they don’t fade […]

OLLI Offers Classes for Writers 2019

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arkansas has published the 2019 catalog of courses, available online here.

Among the variety of courses on numerous topics are five designed especially for writers:

Bring Family History to Life—April 15, 2019 By Hand: Making Your Own Greeting Cards and Envelopes—June 5, 2019 Memoir with a […]

Thursday, November 29, 2018 OWFI Online Workshop

Darcy S. Pattison

Darcy S. Pattison, author of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s literature, will present the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Inc. November virtual workshop tomorrow beginning at 7 p.m. Central Standard Time

The topic is Building Strong Characters. Starting with a character’s backstory and emotional arc, participants will learn to build a stronger character by […]

Poet Ebony Stewart at Fayetteville Library April 7, 2018

April is National Poetry Month and the Fayetteville Public Library is celebrating by welcoming performance artist and acclaimed slam poet Ebony Stewart on Saturday, April 7 at 1 pm. She is the only female three-time Slam Champion and is the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion.

At 2:30 pm, Stewart will teach a […]

Turning Life Experiences into Fiction April 13

Velda Brotherton

Registration is now open for the April 13 workshop offered by local novelist Velda Brotherton at the Fayetteville Public Library in the Ann Henry Board Room from 2 to 4 p.m.

Called “Turning Life Experiences into Exciting Fiction,” the workshop draws from Brotherton’s 20-year career in the four-county Boston Mountain area interviewing […]

Limited registration for free 2018 workshop in honor of Dusty Richards

Thirty-three years ago, in 1985, writers Dusty Richards and Velda Brotherton founded Northwest Arkansas Writers Workshop.

Dusty Richards In Memoriam 1937—2018

The Workshop’s free writers’ conference got started about twelve years ago and will take place this year on March 10. Sadly, Dusty won’t be there in person, but he will be in spirit.

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Linda Apple Workshop January 20, 2018

Linda Apple

 

Linda Apple will present a workshop called “Writing from your Soul” on Saturday, January 20, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Village Writing School, Rogers.

During the morning session, “From Any Worldview”, participants will learn what inspirational writing is, what it isn’t, how to find their story, and […]