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Preview Lit Fest Authors on CALS's Primary Sources Podcast

In celebration of this year's Lit Fest, we've asked ten authors to share a brief conversation with us on the Central Arkansas Library System's Primary Sources podcast.

Lit Fest Review, Part I

Featured authors include Alex Beam, author of The Feud: Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship; Cora Daniels, author of Impolite Conversations; Odie Lindsey, author of We Come to Our Senses; Therese Oneill, author of Unmentionable: A Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage and Manners; and Owen Laukkanen, author of The Forgotten Girls.

Lit Fest Review, Part II

Featured authors include Hussein Hussein, author of Euphrates Dance; Kanishk Tharoor, author of Swimmer Among the Stars; Dominic Walliman, author of the Professor Astro Cat series; Ed Bethune, author of A Pearl for Kizzy; and Celia Anderson, author of 100 Things to Do in Little Rock Before You Die.

2017 arkansas literary festival

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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Fiction & Fact

The Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) has received one of seventeen national grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for Fiction & Fact: A War Dialogue with Veterans, a two-year project to be offered beginning in Fall 2016. 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.

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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 Lee Ann Hoskyn, CALS Volunteer Coordinator, by email or by phone at 918-3095.

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