NW Arkansas Writing Conference March 10 in Fayetteville

Velda Brotherton and Dusty Richards will be presenting their annual free workshop on Saturday, March 10 at Ozarks Electric Cooperative, 3641 West Wedington Drive, Fayetteville, Arkansas .

Featured speakers include Doug Kelley, Linda Apple, Ruth Weeks, Claire Croxton, Pamela Foster, Jan Morrill, and Marilyn H. Collins.

The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. with greetings from Western writer Dusty Richards. At 9:15 Marilyn Collins will tell writers how to get more for their money at writers’ conferences.

At 10:30 Doug Kelley will speak on “Adventures in Writing, and at 11:30 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pen will conduct a panel discussion.

During lunch (12:15-1:30), individual authors will be able to take the mike and read up to five pages of their current works in progress.

At 1:30 Velda Brotherton, author of numerous print and electronic books, will speak on how to build a platform before and after publication.

At 2:45 Dusty will close the conference with “Writing 101.”

The conference is free, but participants must bring their own lunch or buy a box lunch for $7.

Books by local authors will be available for purchase.

Some of the titles by Arkansas authors that will be available at the NWA Writers Conference.
Some of the titles by Arkansas authors that will be available at the NWA Writers' Conference.

By Maeve Maddox

Maeve Maddox writes about popular culture, English usage, and education. Her most recent books are WORD RAGE, a guide to peaceful coexistence as American English-speakers, and THE FABERGE FLUTE, a cozy mystery set in 1980s London.


  1. Rachel,
    Sounds like an interesting book. Sorry I can’t help you, but if you think the author is or was a prof at the UA Pine Bluff, you could inquire there. The library could probably help you.

    1200 University Drive Pine Bluff, AR 71601
    (870) 575-8000

  2. Some time between 1988 and 1998 I read a book about America before the White Man – I don’t recall the exact title or the authors’ name, however I feel like he was a professor at a university in Arkansas – perhaps Pine Bluff. Can you help me find information on this book. It was so interesting and I have looked for it over the years with no success.

    thank you much!

    Rachel Scott

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