Arkansas Literary Festival 2010 schedule 

click to enlarge PORTER PRIZE WINNER: Robert Ford, playwright and co-founder of Theatre Squared in Fayetteville.
  • PORTER PRIZE WINNER: Robert Ford, playwright and co-founder of Theatre Squared in Fayetteville.

THURSDAY, APRIL 8

11 a.m.: Gathering of the Groups. Book club event with moderators Amanda Ferguson, Maribeth Murray. Darragh Center, Main Library.
6:30 p.m.: Super Family Fun Night. With illustrator Rich Davis. Youth Services, Main Library.
7 p.m.: Spoken Word Live! Poetry competition. Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.


FRIDAY, APRIL 9

9:15 a.m. Kevin Luthardt on “Flying!” Author and illustrator, family session. Clinton Presidential Center.
Noon: Ken Gormley on “The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr.” Sturgis Hall, Clinton School of Public Service.
Noon: “Arkansas & Oklahoma: Parallels in Racial Histories” panel. With Hannibal Johnson and Grif Stockley. Moderator: Jajuan Johnson. Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.
2:15 p.m.: Pen Women Mini Fest I. With photographer Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret. Moderator: N. Taylor Collins. Oppenheimer Theater, Historic Arkansas Museum.
3:30 p.m.: Pen Women Mini Fest II. With “Taking on the Trust: How Ida Tarbell Brought Down John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil” author Steve Weinberg. Moderator: N. Taylor Collins. Oppenheimer Theater, Historic Arkansas Museum.
5:30 p.m.: “Forum on African-American Fiction” panel. With: Daniel Black, Alice Randall and RM Johnson. Moderator: Patricia McGraw. Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.
7 p.m.: “Author! Author!” cocktail reception. $15. Concordia Hall, Arkansas Studies Institute. Reserve at 918-3009.


SATURDAY, APRIL 10

10 a.m.: Alice Randall on “Rebel Yell.” Moderator: Lena Moore. Darragh Center, Main Library.
10 a.m.: Brooks Blevins on “Arkansas/Arkansaw: How Bear Hunters, Hillbillies & Good Ol' Boys Defined a State.” Moderator: Rod Lorenzen. Room 124, Arkansas Studies Institute.
10 a.m.: RM Johnson on “Why Men Fear Marriage.” Moderator: Jajuan Johnson. 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Cox Creative Center.
10 a.m.: Christopher Rice on “The Moonlit Earth.” Moderator: Amy Bradley-Hole. 3rd Floor Meeting Room, Cox Creative Center.
10 a.m.: Steve Rushin on “The Pint Man.” Moderator: Jay Jennings. Ozark Classroom, Arkansas Studies Institute.
10 a.m.: Marcus Sakey on “The Amateurs.” Moderator: Karen Martin. East Room, Main Library.
10 a.m.: Qaisra Shahraz on “The Holy Woman” and “Typhoon.” Moderator: Ann Nicholson. Delta Classroom, Arkansas Studies Institute.
11:30 a.m.: Lucha Corpi on “Death at Solstice” and “Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery.” Moderator: Paul Yoder. 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Arkansas Studies Institute.
11:30 a.m.: Anna Fields on “Confessions of a Rebel Debutante.” Moderator: Barbara Graves. Ozark Classroom, Arkansas Studies Institue.
11:30 a.m.: Pico Iyer on “The Open Road.” Moderator: Kane Webb. Darragh Center, Main Library.
11:30 a.m.: Jonathan Mahler on “The Challenge” and “Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning.” Moderator: Warwick Sabin. Room 124, Arkansas Studies Institute.
11:30 a.m.: Adam Schwartzman on “Eddie Signwriter.” Moderator: Amy Bradley-Hole. Delta Classroom, Arkansas Studies Institute.
11:30 a.m.: Steve Yarbrough on “Safe from the Neighbors.” Moderator: Carol Ann Fitzgerald. East Room, Main Library.
11:30 a.m.: “Four Times the Romance” panel. With Christine Lynxwiler, Gina Wilkins, Amanda Stevens and Laura Parker Castoro. 3rd Floor Meeting Room, Cox Creative Center.
1 p.m.: Staceyann Chin on “The Other Side of Paradise.” Poetry. Moderator: Chad Rogers. Cox Creative Center.
1 p.m.: Dr. David Lipschitz on “Dr. David's First Health Book of More (Not Less).” Moderator: Sally Browder. Room 124, Arkansas Studies Institute.
1 p.m.: Malcolm Jones on “Little Boy Blues.” Moderator: Mary Gay Shipley. East Room, Main Library.
1 p.m.: Christian Lander on “Stuff White People Like.” Darragh Center, Main Library. Moderator: Butler Yates.
1 p.m.: “Session Internationale” panel. With Adam Schwartzman, Qaisra Shahraz and Steve Yarbrough. Moderator: Dave Stricklin. Ozark Classroom, Arkansas Studies Institute.
1 p.m.: “Sop it Up” panel. With Martha Hall Foose and Katherine Whitworth. Moderator: Rex Nelson. Hands on History Room, Historic Arkansas Museum.
1 p.m.: “Secrets to Getting Published” workshop. With Marcus Sakey. Arkansas Studies Institute. Delta Classroom, Arkansas Studies Institute.
1 p.m.: “History as Impetus” workshop. With Angie Macri, Wade Derden, Steve Teske. 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Cox Creative Center.
2:30 p.m.: “Nolan, Razorbacks & Race.” With author Rus Bradburd, Pat Bradley and Darrell Brown. Moderator: Jim Harris. Darragh Center, Main Library.
2:30 p.m.: Jordan Christy on “How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World.” Moderator: Becki Moore. Room 124, Arkansas Studies Institute.
2:30 p.m.: Kate Harding on “Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body.” Moderator: Becca Krukowski. 3rd Floor Meeting Room, Cox Creative Center.
2:30 p.m.: Manny Howard on “My Empire of Dirt.” Moderator: Jody Hardin. Ozark Classroom, Arkansas Studies Institute.
2:30 p.m.: Tito Perdue on “Fields of Asphodel.” Moderator: Sharon Lee. 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Cox Creative Center.
2:30 p.m.: Oxford American Food Issue panel. With: Lolis Elie, Brett Anderson and Sam Eifling. Moderator: Sara Camp Arnold. Ottenheimer Theater, Historic Arkansas Museum.
2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.: “Teacher Training on Parental Involvement” workshop. With Dr. Peggy Sissel-Phelan. Moderator: Kay Bland. Hands-on-History Room, Historic Arkansas Museum.
2:30 p.m.: Personal Essay workshop. With Pat Hoy. Delta Classroom, Arkansas Studies Institute.
4 p.m.: Brock2: Brock Clarke on “An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England” and Kevin Brockmeier on “The View from the Seventh Layer.” Moderator: Hope Coulter. 3rd Floor Meeting Room, Cox Creative Center.
4 p.m.: Steve Goreham on “Climatism! Science Common Sense, and the 21st Century's Hottest Topic.” Moderator: Brett Cummins. Delta Classroom, Arkansas Studies Institute.
4 p.m.: Two Poets: Sy Hoahwah on “Velroy and the Madischie Mafia” and Patricia Neely-Dorsey on “Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia.” Moderator: David Koon. Ozark Classroom, Arkansas Studies Institute.
4 p.m.: Kathy L. Patrick on “The Pulpwood Queens' Tiara-Wearing, Book-Sharing Guide to Life.” Moderator: Marie Bruno. Room 124, Arkansas Studies Institute.
4 p.m.: Norb Vonnegut on “Top Producer.” Moderator: Faye Hanson. Cox 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Cox Creative Center.
4 p.m.: “Silhouette City/A Kingdom at Any Cost.” Film and discussion with Natalie Zimmerman and Michael Wilson. Moderator: Kristi McKim. Main Library. Darragh Center, Main Library.
7 p.m.: A Prized Evening: Presentation of the Porter and Worthen Literary Prizes. Honoring Robert Ford and Grif Stockley. Darragh Center, Main Library.
8 p.m.: “Pub or Perish” open mic. Featuring Lorri Davis reading work by Damien Echols. Moderator: David Koon. Prost.


Family sessions

10 a.m.: “Begin With Books: Literacy for Young Children” workshop. With Cindy Young. Moderator: Becca Green. Hands on History Room, Historic Arkansas Museum.
10 a.m.: Lucha Corpi on “The Triple Banana Split Boy.” Moderator: Philip Buck.
10 a.m.: Rob Reid. Storyteller. Family session. Youth Services, Main Library.
10 a.m.: Gwendolyn Hooks on “Freshwater Feeders.” Moderator: Dwain Gordon. Room 356, Main Library.
10 a.m. Peggy Sissal Phelan on “A Visit to the Farmer's Market” and Beth Mahoney on “Meet Robby the C-130.” Moderator: Sarah McClure. Youth services, Main Library.
11 a.m.: Origami workshop. With: Pamela Kirkpatrick. Youth Services, Main Library.
11 a.m.: Art to Go. Wildwood Park performance. Ottenheimer Theater, Historic Arkansas Museum.
11 a.m.: The Kinders. Concert. Youth Services, Main Library.
11 a.m.: Rich Davis on “Tiny on the Farm.” Illustrator. Room 356, Main Library.
11 a.m.: Janis Percefull on “Three Strangers Come to Call.” Moderator: Ray Bland. Historic Arkansas Museum Hands on History Room.
Noon: “Poets to Be” workshop With Angie Macri. Youth Services, Main Library.
Noon: Jason Edwards on “The Monster Chronicles.” Moderator: Freddy Hudson. Puppet Room 333, Main Library.
Noon: “Wolfe at the Door.” Puppet show. Room 356, Main Library.
Noon: Dori Butler on “The Buddy Files.” Moderator: Darcy Pattison.
1 p.m. Kevin Luthhardt on “Flying!” Youth services, Main Library.
1 p.m. Puppet making workshop. With Jan Wolfe. Puppet Room 333, Main Library.
1 p.m. Trent Stewart on “The Mysterious Benedict Society” and “The Prisoner's Dilemma.” Moderator: Don Ernst. Room 356, Main Library.
1 p.m. “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp.” Historic Arkansas Museum Hands-on-History Room.
2 p.m. “Wooed and Won.” Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. Youth services, Main Library.
2 p.m. Georgia Ann Butler on “Of the Wing.” Moderator: Haley Rugger.
2 p.m. Margaret McMullan on “Sources of Light.” Moderator: Latina Sheard.
2 p.m. Chess for Kids. Led by Faye Hanson. Youth Services, Main Library.
3 p.m. Youth Poetry Competition. Youth Services, Main Library.


SUNDAY, APRIL 11

1:30 p.m.: Bill Eakin on “Redgunk Tales.” Moderator: Dorothy Graves. East Room, Main Library.
1:30 p.m.: Marjorie Rosen on “Boom Town: How Wal-Mart Transformed an All-American Town into an International Community.” Moderator: Bobby Roberts. Darragh Center, Main Library.
1:30 p.m.: David Stricklin on “Louis Armstrong: The Soundtrack of the American Experience.” Moderator: Stephen Koch. 3rd Floor Meeting Room, Cox Creative Center.
1:30 p.m.: Mel White on “National Geographic Complete National Parks of the United States.” Moderator: Kimble Talley. 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Cox Creative Center.
1:30 p.m.: “Graphically Comic or Comically Graphic?” panel. With authors/illustrators Eric Shanower, Randy Duncan, Dusty Higgins and Ron Wolfe. Room 124, Arkansas Studies Institute.
1:30 p.m.: “Gathering the Bones: Art as Poetic Inspiration” workshop. Teen session with Caroline C. Lewis and Maribeth Anders. Ozark Classroom, Arkansas Studies Institute.
1:30 p.m.: “Oh, the Horror” workshop. Writing workshop with Deborah LeBlanc. Delta Classroom, Arkansas Studies Institute.
1:30 p.m.: “Blessed is the Match” screening. Film about poet and paratrooper Hannah Senesh. Youth Services, Main Library.
3 p.m.: Alda Ellis on “The Gentle Art of Hospitality.” Moderator: Hollyann Crum. Darragh Center, Main Library.
3 p.m.: Rick Niece on “The Side-Yard Superhero.” Moderator: Steve Straessle. Youth Services, Main Library.
3 p.m.: Dotty Oliver on “Mistress of the Misunderstood.” Moderator: David Stricklin. 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Cox Creative Center.
3 p.m.: “Your First Time” panel. With authors Ben Farmer and Matt Baker. Moderator: Philip Martin. East Room, Main Library.
3 p.m.: 826 Valencia/The Memory Project panel. With Lauren Hall. Moderator: Alex Vernon. Room 124, Arkansas Studies Institute.
3 p.m.: “The Undead Ladies” panel. With authors Stacey Jay, Melissa Francis and Deborah LeBlanc. Moderator: Amy Miller. 3rd Floor Meeting Room, Cox Creative Center.
3 p.m.: “Navigating the World of Electronic Books” workshop. With Robert Bailey. Ozark Classroom, Arkansas Studies Institute.

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