The 2018 Arkansas Literary Festival will be held April 26-29, 2018. We hope you'll join us then for our annual celebration of books and the written word. If you would like to contribute your time, skills, or resources as we prepare for next year's events, please let us know below.
The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has received one of seventeen national grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for Fiction & Fact: A War Dialogue with Veterans. The project provides opportunities for veterans to participate in any of four distinct units and reflect on the war and homecoming experiences through facilitated discussions based on different humanities sources: books, art, film, museum exhibits, oral histories, and blogs.
In the fall of 2017, participating veterans will be discussing Dien Cai Dau, the work of poet Yusef Komunyakaa, and travelling to Washington, D.C., to view the new Vietnam exhibit at the National Archives and to view the Vietnam War Memorial (the NEH grant covers travel expenses for participants).
We couldn't present so many great authors every year, most of them appearing free to the public, without the sustained effort and support of people like you. All forms of support are welcome and truly appreciated.
Volunteers are necessary to help with pre-festival marketing and planning, as well as festival coordination and operations management. If you'd like to volunteer your time and skill, please contact Chris Beaumont, CALS Volunteer Coordinator, by email or by phone at 918-3085.
Contributions are always welcome in any form. If you would like to send a check with your donation, please mail it to:
Arkansas Literary Festival
100 Rock St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
You may also make a secure online donation here (be sure to designate your gift for the Arkansas Literary Festival). This form is hosted on the Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) primary website; the Arkansas Literary Festival is a project of CALS.
A group of dedicated volunteers assists Festival Coordinator Brad Mooy with planning the Festival. Committee chairs include Kevin Brockmeier, Talent Committee; Susan Santa Cruz & Dana Downes, Festival Guides; Amy Bradley-Hole, Moderators; Katherine Stewart, SWAG; Seth Eli Barlow, Author! Author!; and Jennifer White, WITS.
The Arkansas Literary Festival is a program of the Central Arkansas Library System
100 Rock St. Little Rock, AR 72201