The Color Purple is Highlighted During Banned Books Week

The Arkansas Literary Festival will celebrate Banned Books Week with an interview reenactment, a film, and a writing contest. A program based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award-winning novel, The Color Purple, will be presented on Wednesday, September 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave. After the presentation, the 1985 film will be shown. The event is free and open to the public. Entries for the Missing Letter Writing Contest will be accepted September 1-16.

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The Color Purple

Self-published authors at CALS

Self-Published Author and Small Press Book Fair

Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will present its first Self-Published Author and Small Press Book Fair on Sunday, November 8, at 2:30 p.m., in the Main Library‚Äôs Darragh Center, 100 Rock Street. For a registration fee of $25, authors may participate in small breakout sessions on writing and publishing and display their books for purchase at the book fair. Applications for writers will be available by Thursday, October 1. The book fair is free and open to the public. More info »


Thank You for Your Support in 2015

The 2015 Arkansas Literary Festival has come to a close. We'd like to thank the authors and presenters who offered their talent and expertise, the volunteers who gave their time and labor, and the supporters who provided financial support. Most importantly, we thank the people of Central Arkansas and visitors from around the country who attended this year – the Festival would not be possible without your continued support.