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2006 Arkansas Literary Festival Schedule 

FRIDAY, APRIL 21
4–5 p.m.
“Editors Tell All: How Magazines Operate, How Writers Get Noticed by Editors, and How to Make Your Writing Sparkle.”
With Adrienne Miller, Speer Morgan, and Tom Williams
Darragh Center, Main Library
5:30–6:30 p.m.
Literary Quiz Show
With festival authors
Darragh Center, Main Library

SATURDAY, APRIL 22
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Craft and Writing Activities for Kids
With volunteers from the Arkansas Reading Association
3rd Floor Main Library
10-10:45 a.m.
“Pageturners for High School Students”
With Dayne Sherman, Diane Les Becquets and Rene Saldana
West Room, 1st Floor Main Library
10-11 a.m.
“Why New Orleans Matters”
With Tom Piazza
Darragh Center, Main Library
Screenwriting/Memoir
With William Froug
Historic Arkansas Museum
“Poetry for the Masses”
Beth Anne Fennelly and
Katrina Vanderberg
Cox Creative Center
10:30-11 a.m.
Storytelling
With Faye Hanson
Youth Program Room, 3rd Floor Main Library
Children’s Fiction
With Stacey Durham and Ima Goodegg
Fribourgh Room, 2nd Floor Main Library
11 a.m.
Music: The Boondogs (Roots/Pop)
Corner of Clinton Avenue and Commerce Street
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Teen Writing Workshop: “First Thoughts: An Overview of Writing Poetry”
With Angie Macri-Hanson and Sandy Longhorn
East Room, 1st Floor Main Library
11:30 a.m.-noon
Children’s Fiction: “Mr. Tannen’s Ties”
With Barbara Jones
Fribourgh Room, 2nd Floor Main Library
Noon
Music: The Boondogs (Roots/Pop)
Corner of Clinton Avenue and Commerce Street
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Craft Activity: Book Tiles
With volunteers from City Year
Writer’s Garden, Main Library
11:30-12:30 p.m.
Politics, with Joe Klein
Moderated by Warwick Sabin, associate editor, Arkansas Times
Darragh Center, Main Library
“The Lives of Jane Austen
and Eudora Welty”
With Emily Auerbach and Suzanne Marrs
Historic Arkansas Museum
Arkansas History: Daisy Bates
With Grif Stockley
Cox Creative Center
Workshop: “Curriculum Connections with Historical Fiction”
With Alexandria LaFaye
Board Room, 3rd Floor Main Library
12:45-2 p.m.
Teen Writing Workshop: “Fun with Form”
With Antoinette Brim
East Room, 1st Floor Main Library
1-1:30 p.m.
Storytelling
Valerie Lewis
Fribourgh Room, 2nd Floor Main Library
Storytelling
Walter “the Giant Storyteller” Mayes
Youth Program Room, 3rd Floor Main Library
Music: Tim Anthony Trio (Reggae/Soul)
Corner of Clinton Avenue and Commerce
1-1:45 p.m.
“Science and Sci-Fi/Fantasy for Grades 4-8”
With Carla McClafferty and Darcy Pattison
West Room, 1st Floor Main Library
1:30-2:30 p.m.
“Junior Ranger Reading Rally”
With Park Rangers from Central High School National Historic Site
Writer’s Garden, Main Library
1–2 p.m.
“What Jesus Meant”
With Garry Wills
Darragh Center, Main Library
Historic Southern Fiction
With Tom Franklin and Robert Hicks
Historic Arkansas Museum
“Women and Sports”
With Melissa King
Cox Creative Center
Workshop: “Storytelling &
Pathways to Literacy”
With Lynn Rubright
Board Room, 3rd Floor Main Library
2-2:30 p.m.
Storytelling
With Janet Cathey, M.D.
Fribourgh Room, 2nd Floor Main Library
Music: Out of the Blue (Bluegrass)
Corner of Clinton Avenue and Commerce
2-2:45 p.m.
Children’s Fiction: “A Place for Butterflies”
Melissa Stewart and Higgins Bond
Youth Program Room, 3rd Floor Main Library
2:15-3:30 p.m.
Teen Writing Workshop: “Blank Pages, Blocked Minds: How to Find the Poems Lurking Beneath the Surface”
With Joey Cole
East Room, 1st Floor Main Library
2:30-3:15 p.m.
“History and Mystery for Grades 4-8”
Alexandria LaFaye and Kevin Brockmeier
West Room, 1st Floor Main Library
2:30-3:30 p.m.
American History
With John Hope Franklin
Darragh Center, Main Library
“Revealing the Secrets of Writing Novels”
With Speer Morgan and Lisa Tucker
Historic Arkansas Museum
Memoir: “Mothering”
With Beth Anne Fennelly
Cox Creative Center
Workshop: “Best Books for Children Birth to 14 years”
Valerie Lewis and Walter Mayes
Board Room, 3rd Floor Main Library
3-3:30 p.m.
Children’s Mystery: “Searching for Oliver K. Woodman”
Darcy Pattison
Youth Program Room, 3rd Floor Main Library
3-4 p.m.
Storytelling
With Lynn Rubright
Fribourgh Room, 2nd Floor Main Library
Children’s Fiction: Beatrice’s Goat
With readers from Heifer International’s Read to Feed Program
Writer’s Garden, Main Library
Music: Solid Rock (Southern Rock)
Corner of Clinton Avenue and Commerce Street
4-5 p.m.
“John Wilkes Booth”
Michael W. Kauffman
Darragh Center, Main Library
“Literature is Fun!”
With Adrienne Miller and George Singleton
Historic Arkansas Museum
Children’s Fiction: “I Like Being a Kid!”
With Brian Kinder
Youth Program Room, 3rd Floor Main Library
“Vaginas, an Owner’s Manual”
With Elizabeth Topp and Dr. Carol Livoti
Cox Creative Center
Music: Crisis (Classic Rock)
Corner of Clinton Avenue and Commerce Street
7-9:30 p.m.
“Pub or Perish 2006”
Bar reading, with Tom Franklin, Beth Anne Fennelly, Terry Wright, Philip Martin, Randi Romo and others
Mallard’s Bar in the Peabody Hotel

SUNDAY, APRIL 23
Noon
Music: Delya Chandler (Neo-Soul/Inspirational)
Corner of Clinton Avenue and Commerce
1 p.m.
Music: Rena Wren (Folk-Rock)
Corner of Clinton Avenue and Commerce
1:15–2:15 p.m.
“Is Transcendence in Pop Music Possible?”
With Bill Friskics-Warren
Darragh Center, Main Library
“Southern Fiction of Place”
With Daniel Black and River Jordan
Cox Creative Center
“Journey of Hope: The Back-to-Africa Movement”
Kenneth Barnes and Billy Higgins
Historic Arkansas Museum
2 p.m.
Music: The Rodney Block Project (Smooth Jazz)
Corner of Clinton Avenue and Commerce
2:30–3:30 p.m.
“Wal-Mart and Society”
With Charles Fishman
Darragh Center, Main Library
“What God Can Do”
With Deborah Mathis
Historic Arkansas Museum
Debut Fiction
Krista McGruder and Dayne Sherman
Cox Creative Center
“Journalism and Ethics: New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina”
Panel discussion, moderated by Warwick Sabin
Clark Room at the River Market
3 p.m.
Music: Bethany Devine (Inspirational/Gospel/Soul)
Corner of Clinton Avenue and Commerce
4-5 p.m.
“Graphic Novels and Cartooning”
With Nate Powell
Historic Arkansas Museum
Biography: “Black Maestro: The Epic Life of an American Legend”
With Joe Drape
Cox Creative Center
4-5:15 p.m.
Classic Arkansas Writing
With Kevin Brockmeier, Jack Butler and Donald Harington
Darragh Center, Main Library



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