True Lit Season Six in Fayetteville (Arkansas) October 28-November 4

The 2018 True Lit Festival takes place at various venues in Fayetteville from October 28-November 4 featuring authors Kwame Alexander and Gordon Korman.

Gordon Korman speaks October 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fayetteville Public Library  and will also teach a writing workshop, “Crafting the Adventure Scene.” There is no fee for the workshop but registration  is required. Korman is the author of 85 middle-grade and teen novels.

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times bestselling author of 25 books.  He is a regular contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition and recipient of numerous awards. Kwame speaks at 7:00 p.m., October 30 at the Fayetteville Public Library.

The University of Arkansas Program in Creative Writing and Translation Distinguished Reader presents Marlon James on November 2  at 7:00 p.m.  James is a Man Booker Prize recipient. Other events and workshops are offered during the festival. Events and workshops are open to the public with further information available at the Fayetteville Public Library. See the full schedule

Here are the events that will take place at the Fayetteville Public Library October 28—November 4, 2018:

Sunday, October 28

2 p.m. Gordon Korman—Crafting the Adventure Scene

3 p.m. Gordon Korman—Book Signing

Monday, October 29

10 a.m. Marilyn Collins—Pitch Like a Pro to the Pros

4-5 p.m. Alex Cogbill—Children’s Art Class

Tuesday, October 30

7 p.m. An Evening with Kwame Alexander

Wednesday, October 31

6 p.m. Ashley Roach-Freiman and Emma Bolden Open Mouth Poetry

Thursday, November 1

4-5 p.m. Alex Cogbill—Teen Art Class

6 p.m. Arkansas International Readings and Issue Launch

Friday, November 2

7 p.m. Marlon James

Saturday, November 3


9 a.m. Pitch Session Registration in the Lobby

10 a.m. Publisher Panel Discussion

10:30 a.m. Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat


1-3 p.m. Publisher Pitch Sessions

1 p.m. Elizabeth DeMeo—Tell Your Story: Exploring the Personal Essay

2 p.m. Marina Lostetter—How to Query a Novel

3 p.m. Nabila Lovelace—Open Mouth Poetry Workshop

Sunday, November 4

1 p.m. Altrusa Writing Contest Award Ceremony


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

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