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Festival Highlights

  • March: Book One, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
    March: Book One

    This first-hand illustrated account of Congressman John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights is a meditation "on the distance travelled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation." Join the trio of collaborators, Congressman Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, for this can’t miss panel. Sponsored by the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity and by the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.

    Sunday, April 27, 1:30p.m.
    Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

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  • catherine coulter
    Kill 'Em Clean

    Words are your weapon. Bestselling author Catherine Coulter shows how to write sharp, fast, and deadly through her Clean Writing advice for writers of all genres. Tickets for the workshop are $20.

    Friday, April 25, 12:00 p.m.
    Main Library, Darragh Center

    Eventbrite - Kill 'Em Clean

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  • kadir nelson
    Conversing with Kadir

    One of the best children’s authors/illustrators working today, Kadir Nelson will speak about his award-winning books, his renowned art, and his life. Perfect for the family. Sponsored by the William J. Clinton Foundation.

    Saturday, April 26, 1:00 p.m.
    Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center

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  • Modern Art Cookbook
    Art & Food

    Distinguished art historian Mary Ann Caws speaks about The Modern Art Cookbook, which is packed with "anecdotes, paintings, photographs, poems, and, of course, recipes." After her talk, taste dishes such as Cezanne's baked tomatoes and Robert Motherwell's whiskey cake. Then, wander the galleries to see art, possibly inspired by the dish just tasted. Truly a full sensory experience! Sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Center.

    Art & Food I
    Thursday, April 24, 6:00 p.m.
    Arkansas Arts Center
    FREE Reservations: 501-372-4000

    Art & Food II
    Thursday, April 24, 7:00 p.m.
    Arkansas Arts Center
    $20 Artists Buffet at Best Impressions: 501-907-5946

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  • Rhett Miller
    Rhett Miller at the OA

    Front man and main songwriter of the Old 97’s, Rhett Miller will sing a special solo set. Miller’s tunes have been featured in multiple films and television shows. He will also add a bit of the Man in Black’s music to author Robert Hilburn’s session about his book Johnny Cash: The Life. Tickets for the concert are $25 for reserved seats and $20 for general admission at metrotix.com. Sponsored by the Oxford American and Landers FIAT of Benton.

    Thursday, April 24, 8:00 p.m.
    South on Main

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