Toast the Festival authors at this fête featuring hors d'oeuvres and libations. Books
will be available for purchase during this party geared for adults. Tickets are $25 in advance
and $40 at the door.
Friday, 8:00 p.m.
Main Library, 5th Floor
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.
Main Library, Darragh Center
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, 8:00 p.m.
South on Main
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, 6:00 p.m.
Arkansas Arts Center
FREE Reservations: 501-372-4000
Art & Food II
Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Arkansas Arts Center
$20 Artists Buffet at Best Impressions: 501-907-5946
Jay Grelen, Sweet Tea Tales, and the winners of the writing contest read their winning stories for the internationally syndicated radio show. Tickets are $7.50 for admission, and must be purchased online at talesfromthesouth.com. Food and drinks must be purchased separately. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., dinner is served 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Live music by Kevin Kerby 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 p.m.
Starving Artist Café