Thursday, January 22, 2015

John Waters, Rick Bragg and more announced for 2015 Arkansas Lit Fest

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At a press conference at the Ron Robinson Theater this afternoon, Arkansas Literary Festival chair Brad Mooy announced the lineup for the 2015 event, due to be held April 23-26. The list includes filmmaker and author John Waters, Pulitzer Winner Rick Bragg, Ya-Ya Sisterhood series author Rebecca Wells, novelists Megan Abbott, Benjamin Percy, Brock Clarke and Jamaica Kincaid and "Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl" creator Issa Rae.

Local writers such as Hope Coulter, Kevin Brockmeier, Jessica Jacobs, Frank H. Thurmond, Nickole Brown, Guy Lancaster and Sandy Longhorn will be presenting, as will Oxford American magazine contributors Amanda Petrusich, Thomas Pierce and Preston Lauterbach, Arkansas photographer Maxine Payne, James Beard Award nominee Morgan Murphy, General Wesley Clark, essayist Kent Russell and children's book illustrator Bryan Collier. Check the festival's website for more information and future announcements. 

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