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2018 Festival Dates Announced

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.

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2017 Festival Review

The 2017 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 and in-kind resources. 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.

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2017 Festival Authors Announced

February 13, 2017

Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winners, filmmakers, comedians, and artists are among the diverse roster of presenters who will be providing sessions at the 14th annual Arkansas Literary Festival, April 27-30, 2017. The Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Main Library campus and many other Little Rock venues are the sites for a stimulating mix of sessions, panels, special events, performances, workshops, presentations, book sales, book signings, and opportunities to meet authors. Most events are free and open to the public.

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Contribute

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.

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Volunteers

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.

Mail Your Donation

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.

About Us

The Arkansas Literary Festival is a project of the Central Arkansas Library System. The Festival's mission is to encourage the development of a more literate populace.

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.



Festival Coordinator: Brad Mooy



Central Arkansas Library System

The Arkansas Literary Festival is a program of the Central Arkansas Library System
100 Rock St.   Little Rock, AR   72201