Fifth Annual Ozark Writers Live September 10

Ozark Writers Live is the Fayetteville Public Library’s annual celebration of Ozark writing and culture. This year the daylong event is scheduled for Saturday, September 10.

Presented in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the event provides regional authors a chance to promote their work and to discuss their craft. Writing workshops offer new talent the chance to learn writing technique and to gain inspiration from our featured speakers.

This year, Arkansas poet Jo McDougall will be the keynote speaker.  She will discuss her new book, Daddy’s Money: a Memoir

Jo McDougall
Jo McDougall

of Farm and Family, which highlights five generations of life in the Arkansas Delta.  She will also discuss the challenges of memoir writing and the special obstacles she encountered by shifting her writing from poetry to a different genre.

Other featured authors at Ozark Writers Live will include Larry Foley, J.B. Hogan, Velda Brotherton, Duke Pennell, Pat Carr, Kenneth Smith, Denton Gay, and Rebecca Cox.

Students from Fayetteville High School’s nationally recognized literary journal Connotations will also participate.

The 45-minute sessions will begin at 9 a.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
For more about Ozark Writers Live call 479.856.7250 or visit

Maeve Maddox writes about English usage and public education at Her most recent publication is The Fabergé Flute, a cozy mystery novel set in 1980s London.

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