Tangari Launches Music Site

  Joe Tangari, member of the NW Arkansas Writers Guild, and senior contributor to Pitchfork Media, has launched his own site devoted to music and musicians in the news: XENOPHILIA. Xenophilia’s first article is about Nigerian entertainer Femi Kuti’s conflict with Lagos authorities in connection with his club. Site content includes links to news items… Continue reading Tangari Launches Music Site

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Lifewriters Readings Set for May 30

“It’s In Our Nature – Stories Of Our Natural Heritage” readings by LifeWriters of Arkansas will take place Saturday, May 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 West Johnson Avenue in Springdale. In observance of the “Nature” theme of Arkansas Heritage Month, and to emphasize the value of preserving personal experiences, memoir writers will… Continue reading Lifewriters Readings Set for May 30

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Magnolia Author Hits the Big Time with Vampires

Charlaine Harris of Magnolia, Arkansas has published 26 novels in about 30 years, but it’s her most recent nine that have brought her big time success. Harris’s latest book in the “Dead and Gone” Sookie Stackhouse vampire mystery romance novels hit the Number One spot on the NY Times hardcover fiction best-seller list this week. … Continue reading Magnolia Author Hits the Big Time with Vampires

Literature and Sex in Arkansas

  Laura Parker Castoro was one of dozens of Arkansas writers and celebrities who participated in the 2009 Arkansas Literary Festival in Little Rock April 16-19. Here’s a memento of her contribution to the festivities, a workshop titled “A Little More Sex.”    ”Here are a few pictures from the workshop I gave at the… Continue reading Literature and Sex in Arkansas

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Arkansas Authors’ Showcase May 8-9

Arkansas authors will be on hand to sign and sell books at the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center in Bentonville, Arkansas on May 8 and 9.  Sponsored by the Back Yonder Company, Inc. of Bella Vista, the Arkansas Authors’ Showcase will feature authors from Crossett, Monticello, Paragould, Hot Springs, and other Arkansas towns. According to… Continue reading Arkansas Authors’ Showcase May 8-9

Arkansas SCBWI Conference May 15-16

The Arkansas Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators(SCBWI) Spring Conference is set for May 15-16, 2009 at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Ark.   On the slate to speak are Martha Mihalick, associate editor at Greenwillow Books; Jennifer Rofe, associate agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency; Anastasia Suen, author, consultant and writingteacher;  Darcy… Continue reading Arkansas SCBWI Conference May 15-16

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Sex Trafficking Topic of March 7 Whodunits Meeting

Genessa Newberry, state president of NotForSale-Arkansas, will be a featured speaker at the March 7 Whodunits noon meeting at AQ Chicken on College Avenue in Fayetteville. Newberry and others from her organization will speak about sex trafficking and slavery in Arkansas and around the world. 2009 membership dues of $10 will be accepted at this… Continue reading Sex Trafficking Topic of March 7 Whodunits Meeting

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Act Fast for CSI Class March 3

“Crime Scene Investigation: Reality or TV Fantasy?” is the name of the Osher Lifelong Learning class scheduled for Monday, March 3 at the UA Center for Continuing Education, Room 409. Taught by John Brooks, crime scene investigator for the Fayetteville Police Department, the class will examine real techniques used by Crime Scene Investigators vs the… Continue reading Act Fast for CSI Class March 3

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March 28 Hot Springs Village Writing Workshop

The Village Writers’ Club of Hot Springs Village will sponsor a six-hour writing workshop on Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Coronado Community Center in Hot Springs Village.  Laura Parker Castoro, author and mentor, is the featured speaker.    The theme of the workshop is:”How to Create and Sustain a Compelling Story.”  During the morning sessions, Laura will deal with the craft… Continue reading March 28 Hot Springs Village Writing Workshop