Free Writing Workshop on Essay with Tom Healy

The Fayetteville Public Library will host an essay writing workshop with Tom Healy, writer, poet, and essayist Tuesday, September 1, from 9am to noon in the Walker Community Room. Healy will offer information on collecting facts, share best research practices, and describe using experiences for developing the personal essay. This workshop is free, but space is limited. Register online at or call (479)856-7250.

Tom Healy is a writer, poet, and chairman of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board overseeing the Fulbright Program worldwide. He is the author of two books, Animal Spirits (Monk Books, 2013), and What the Right Hand Knows, a finalist for the 2009 L.A. Times Book Prize and the Lambda Literary Award. His essays, poems, and criticism have appeared in many literary journals and anthologies. Healy served on President Clinton’s Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and in 2006, he was awarded the New York City Arts Award by Mayor Michael Bloomberg for leading rebuilding efforts for the downtown arts community after 9/11. Healy is a professor at New York University and a visiting professor at the New School. Healy studied at Harvard and Columbia. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, PEN International, and the O, Miami Poetry Festival.

This workshop is sponsored by the University of Arkansas J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences and the Fayetteville Public Library.

Nancy Hartney writes fiction, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction articles. Her full bio can be found at

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