Arkansas Literary Festival 2009 

click to enlarge AUTHOR! AUTHOR! Kevin Brockmeier reads on Saturday.
  • AUTHOR! AUTHOR! Kevin Brockmeier reads on Saturday.


9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 6:30 p.m.: Noah McCullough. Clinton Presidential Center Grand Hall.

2:30 p.m.: UALR Children's International Workshop. Bale Elementary School.



9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m.: Noah McCullough. Clinton Presidential Center Grand Hall.

10:30 a.m.: City Year inspirational workshop with Mary Ann Radmacher. Clinton Museum Store.

11 a.m.: Literacy and Lunch on the Lawn, storytime for second graders. With First Lady Ginger Beebe, Darcy Pattison, Janis Kearney, Carla McClafferty and Craig O'Neill. Governor's Mansion.

Noon: Rick Bragg on “The Prince of Frogtown.” Moderator: Leslie Singer. Darragh Center.

1 p.m.: Poetry workshop for teens. Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School.

1:30 p.m.: The Exquisite Corpse Annual panel. Moderator: Mark Spitzer. Darragh Center, Main Library.

3 p.m.: Jeff Guinn on “Go Down Together: The True Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde.” Moderator: Kyle Brazzel. Darragh Center, Main Library.

5 p.m.: James Carse on “The Religious Case against Belief.” Moderator: Patrick Kennedy. Clinton School of Public Service, Choctaw Station.

6 p.m.: Author! Author! Party honoring Literary Festival authors. $50. Arkansas Studies Institute Gallery.

7 p.m.: Spoken Word Live! Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 9th and Broadway.



10 a.m.: Dorothy Allison on “Two or Three Things I Know for Sure.” Moderator: Kathy Webb. Darragh Center, Main Library.

10 a.m.: Poetry/publishing workshop. With: Bruce Guernsey, editor of Spoon River Poetry Review. ASI Ozark Classroom.

10 a.m.: Brian and Terri Kinder. Youth Services Program Room, Main Library.

10 a.m.: Camilla Wilson on “Rosa Parks.” Moderator: Rod Miller. East Room, Main Library.

10 a.m.: John Shelton Reed on “Holy Smoke: Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue.” Moderator: David Stricklin. ASI Room 124.

10 a.m.: Linda D. Williams on “Careers in Forensics.” Moderator: Dorothy Miles. ASI Delta Classroom.

10 a.m.: Melissa Scott on “Trouble and Her Friends.” Moderator: Sally Hawkes. ASI Room 110.

10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m.: Spider-Man's Reading Awareness Program. Ottenheimer Theatre, Historic Arkansas Museum.

10 a.m.: Children's book author Phil Bildner. Historic Arkansas Museum classroom.

10 a.m.: Poetry workshop with Bruce Guernsey. ASI Ozark Classroom.

10 a.m., 11:30, 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.: Antiquarian Book Sellers Association by Ray's Fabulous Firsts. ASI Room 132.

10 a.m.: The Little Rock Writing Project. Cox Center, third floor meeting room.

11 a.m.: Brian and Terri Kinder. Youth Services Program Room, Main Library.

11 a.m., 2 p.m.: Joanne Burgess. Historic Arkansas Museum classroom.

11 a.m.: Fire Truck Tours. Historic Arkansas Museum.

11:30 a.m.: Sam Tanenhaus on “The Death of Conservatism.” Moderator: Jay Jennings. Darragh Center, Main Library.

11:30 a.m.: Celia Anderson on “Love, Ocean.” Moderator: Melissa King. East Room, Main Library.

11:30 a.m.: Niall Stanage on “Redemption Song.” Moderator: Warwick Sabin. ASI Room 124.

11:30 a.m.: Dusty Richards on “The Sundown Chaser.” Moderator: Steve Whisnant. Cox Center, third floor.

11:30 a.m.: Cristina Henriquez on “The World in Half.” Moderator: Becca Gardner. ASI Room 110.

11:30 a.m.: Mitch Breitweiser on “Captain America: The Chosen.” Moderator: Matt Dykes. ASI Delta Classroom.

11:30 a.m.: Poetry Panel II. With: Marck L. Beggs, Geoff Brock and Suzann Steele Saltzman. ASI Ozark Classroom.

1 p.m.: Ellen Gilchrist on “Collected Stories.” Moderator: Ann Nicholson. Darragh Center, Main Library.

1 p.m.: Wolfe at the Door Puppet Show. Youth Services Program Room, Main Library.

1 p.m.: Melanie Bowles on “Hoof Prints.” Moderator: Linda Bly. East Room, Main Library.

1 p.m.: Kevin Brockmeier on “The View from the Seventh Layer.” Moderator: Bob Razer. ASI Room 124.

1 p.m.: Jesmyn Ward on “Where the Line Bleeds.” Moderator: Carol Ann Fitzgerald. ASI Room 110.

1 p.m.: Poetry Panel I. With: Andrea Hollander Budy, Ann Fisher-Wirth and Allison Joseph. ASI Ozark Classroom.

1 p.m.: Panel: Blog.Diary.Journal. Moderator: Lisa Donovan. ASI Delta Classroom. ASI, Room 110.

1 p.m.: Dayna Hilton and Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog. Historic Arkansas Museum classroom.

1 p.m.: Alex Vernon on “On Tarzan.” Moderator: Becki Moore. Cox Center, third floor.

2 p.m.: Shakespeare Theatre. Youth Services Department, Main Library.

2 p.m.: Radio Disney. Historic Arkansas Museum.

2:30 p.m.: Tom Epperson on “The Kind One.” Moderator: Rod Lorenzen. Darragh Center, Main Library.

2:30 p.m.: Stacey Jay on “You Are So Undead to Me.” Moderator: Amy Miller. East Room, Main Library.

2:30 p.m.: Janis F. Kearney on “Something to Write Home About.” Moderator: Gracie Carter. ASI Room 124.

2:30 p.m.: From Disorganized to Dynamic with Mary Anne Radmacher. ASI Delta Classroom.

2:30 p.m.: Padma Viswanathan on “The Toss of a Lemon.” Moderator: Amy Bradley-Hole, ASI Room 110.

2:30 p.m.: Panel: Writing about music. With Marc Smirnoff, Carol Ann Fitzgerald, Paul Reyes and Kevin Brockmeier. ASI, Ozark Classroom.

2:30 p.m.: Panel: A Tribute to David Foster Wallace, Frank Durham and Madeleine L'Engle. Readings by Jay Jennings, Melissa Scott and Darla R. Durham. Cox Center, third floor.

3 p.m.: Origami Family Fun. Youth Services Department, Main Library.

3 p.m.: Poetry Out Loud reception. Winners of Arkansas Arts Council contest. Youth Services Program Room, Main Library.

3 p.m.: Arkansas Festival Ballet: Coppelia Light. Ottenheimer Theatre, Historic Arkansas Museum.

4 p.m.: Clifton Taulbert on “Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored.” Moderator: Bob Razer. Darragh Center, Main Library.

4 p.m.: Scott Price on “Heart of the Game.” Moderator: Philip Martin. ASI Room 124.

4 p.m.: Carla McClafferty on “In Defiance of Hitler.” Moderator: Lisa Donovan. East Room, Main Library.

4 p.m.: Jonathan Rosenbaum on “Essential Cinema: On the Necessity of Film Canons.” Moderator: Marc Smirnoff. ASI Room 110.

4 p.m.: George Lankford on “Surprised by Death.” Moderator: Elaine Scott. ASI, Ozark Classroom.

4 p.m.: Trenton Lee Stewart on “The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey.” Moderator: Hope Coulter. ASI Delta Classroom.

4 p.m.: Fred Sanderlin on “E.E. Cummings: Onenonlecture.” Cox Center, third floor.

6:30 p.m.: Pub or Perish. Featuring Dorothy Allison. Sticky Fingerz, President Clinton Ave. SEE PAGE 25.



11 a.m.: Words Work with Mary Ann Radmacher and Connie Fails. Clinton Museum Store.

1:30 p.m.: Panel: Screen Writing. Moderator: Jack Lofton. Darragh Center, Main Library.

1:30 p.m.: Grif Stockley on “Ruled by Race.” Moderator: Sharon Lee. East Room, Main Library.

1:30 p.m.: Sondra Gordy on “Finding the Lost Year.” Moderator: Lena Moore. Fribourgh Room, 2nd floor, Main Library.

1:30 p.m.: Patsy Light on “Capturing Nature: The Cement Sculpture of Dionicio Rodriguez.” Moderator: Sandra Taylor Smith. West Room, Main Library.

1:30 p.m.: David Pryor on “A Pryor Commitment.” Moderator: Bobby Roberts. ASI Room 124.

1:30 p.m.: Keith Francis on “Charles Darwin and the Origin of the Species.” Moderator: David Stricklin. ASI Room 110.

1:30 p.m., 3 p.m.: Antiquarian Book Sellers Association by Ray's Fabulous Firsts. ASI Room 132.

1:30 p.m.: Writing Basics workshop with Dusty Richards. ASI Ozark Classroom.

1:30 p.m.: Tim Hursley on “Brothels of Nevada.” Moderator: Joe Lampo. ASI Delta Classroom.

1:30 p.m.: Bruce Jackson on “Pictures from a Drawer.” Moderator: Peter Miller. ASI Gallery.

1:30 p.m.: “Sundown Town.” Play by Kevin Cohea. Cox Center, third floor.

3 p.m.: Rick Perlstein on “Nixonland.” Moderator: Jay Barth. Darragh Center, Main Library.

3 p.m.: Wells Tower on “Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned.” Moderator: Kane Webb. East Room, Main Library.

3 p.m.: Collins Andrews on “Listen to Your Work.” Moderator: Roby Brock. Fribourgh Room, second floor, Main Library.

3 p.m.: Paul Lake on “Cry Wolf.” Moderator: Judith Faust. West Room, Main Library.

3 p.m.: Panel: Race Relations. Moderator: Michel Liedermann. ASI Room 124.

3 p.m.: Panel: Song Writing. Moderator: Lindsey Millar. ASI Room 110.

3 p.m.: A Little More Sex: A Romance Writer's Workshop. Moderator: Sharon Lee. ASI Ozark Classroom.

3 p.m.: Panel: Writers' Secret Resources. With Carol Coffey, Ellen Bard and Sarah Ziegenbein. ASI Delta Classroom.

3 p.m.: “Birth.” Reading of play by Karen Brody. Cox Center, third floor.

3 p.m.: Workshop: “Cooking with Martha Foose.” With Chef Lee Richardson. $15. Capital Hotel kitchen.

6:30 p.m.: A Prized Evening: Presentation of the Porter and Worthen Literary Prizes. Honoring Trenton Lee Stewart and Roy Reed. Darragh Center, Main Library.



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